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I-O Data Releases 22-inch Touch Screen Monitor

By - Source: Hermitage Akihabara | B 9 comments

I-O Data has released a 22" touchscreen monitor intended to be used with Windows 8

I-O Data has announced the arrival of the LCD-MF223FBR-T 21.5" touchscreen monitor. The unit features a TN-panel that provides a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at a 5 ms response time. In addition, it provides viewing angles of 170 degrees and 160 degrees for horizontal and vertical viewing, respectively. It also has a 1000:1 static contrast ratio as well as a 220 cd/m2 brightness. Included display inputs include single DVI, HDMI and VGA ports. It also features 2 W built-in stereo speakers. Typical power consumption is said to be around 18 W.

The touchscreen itself is driven through a USB 2.0 interface, and the glass on it features 5-point multi-touch. The surface is even made of 8H glass, which is renown for its strength and durability. The monitor itself has been tested, and survived a 227 gram iron ball drop straight onto it from up to 145 cm high.

I-O Data's LCD-MF223FBR-T is scheduled to be released by the end of this month, with no word on pricing.

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    MichaelSP , April 7, 2013 3:54 AM
    I wonder if touch capabilities will become more standard now that Windows has moved to touch interface. If Mac and Linux go that way too, it could be likely. Still, not very useful for games or even typing. And for me personally, I have my monitor over arms reach away normally (very deep desk) so it'd just never be used.
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    3ogdy , April 7, 2013 5:05 AM
    Very interesting. I hope companies will release more Touch Screen monitors - maybe Acer will keep the T230H display around (maybe you could improve specs, Acer).
    The more choices we have, the better...and pricing will keep getting better too so I guess I'm really looking forward to getting some TS hardware...that would be a reason to downgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8.
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    Spooderman , April 7, 2013 5:56 AM
    This sounds like something I would like to have if I had Windows 8. Monitors like this could really bring out the best of Windows 8, since it seems much more touch friendly than regular desktop friendly.
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    TidalWaveOne , April 7, 2013 7:52 AM
    I want one!
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    Anonymous , April 7, 2013 8:33 AM
    22 inches way too small. After using a 30 inch 2560 x 1600 display for a couple years now, nothing else compares.
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    chicofehr , April 7, 2013 10:55 AM
    Wacom makes the Cintiq 24HD which is way better and you can lay it down flat or angle and use to draw or with CAD programs. I can see a use for that but for general computer use, nope!!!!!! I barely use the tablet I have now, why would I want to turn my computer into that.
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    soundping , April 7, 2013 11:07 AM
    We need a holographic screen, not a finger smudger.. chop, chop!
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    MikeInParadise , April 7, 2013 5:47 PM
    It looks like it has a raised bezel which could be a problem for windows 8. I have an acer which has this problem.
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    groundhogdaze , April 7, 2013 11:12 PM
    MikeInParadiseIt looks like it has a raised bezel which could be a problem for windows 8. I have an acer which has this problem.

    Yea, it looks like it but kinda to tell from the picture. I had a Dell 2320 AIO touchscreen PC. I loaded windows 8 on it but found out soon after that a raised bezel is a definite no-no for w8. It makes it almost impossible to bring up the charms menu and side bars using the touch interface, so NEVER buy a monitor with a raised bezel for W8.