I-O Data Releases 22-inch Touch Screen Monitor

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
    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.
  • 3ogdy
    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.
  • Spooderman
    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.