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.