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Acer Selling 10-point Capacitive Touch Display for $199

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Looking for an affordable touch screen this holiday season? Acer's new FT200HQL could be the ticket, a 19.5-inch model offering 10-point touch input, and wide viewing angles of 170 degrees horizontally and up to 160 degrees vertically. This model can be yours for a meager price of $199 USD.

The company boasts that this monitor is large enough for the comfortable viewing of most applications, yet compact enough for multi-monitor setups and space-constrained areas. The LED-backlit monitor has a native resolution of 1600 x 900, a response time of 5ms, and a 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio for "excellent gradation of bright whites and dark blacks for crisp, luminous visuals."

"The 10-point capacitive touch technology is intuitive and simple to use," reads the company's announcement. "Opening documents just requires a tap on the screen, while two fingers are all that's needed to scroll through web pages, documents, play lists and photo albums. Users can also rotate, expand or reduce images to the size desired."

The monitor has an "array" of connectivity options including VGA input and two HDMI ports (one of which is compatible with an MHL wireless adapter). MHL is the tech that allows an MHL-compliant device to recharge its battery while it sends audio and video through the same connection; think three lanes instead of the previous two. The monitor also has two built-in speakers.

Acer reports that the display is VESA wall-mountable, but can also be tilted back from 10 to 90 degrees when perched on a level surface. This tilt feature is ideal for touch-based tasks like playing games, viewing photo albums and cookbooks, navigating through Windows 8, Web surfing and more.

The Acer FT200HQL 19.5-inch class display is available now at leading online retailers in the U.S. with a starting price of $199.

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    shadowed , December 21, 2013 10:38 AM
    I want a smaller, wireless version of this to use as an lcd touchpad to control a htpc :o )
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    thecouchguy , December 21, 2013 11:58 AM
    Should be good for the mil sim crowd.
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    bustapr , December 21, 2013 1:10 PM
    seems very good for what it is, but I wouldnt buy it. the resolution is a bit too low for my liking.
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    Estix , December 21, 2013 1:36 PM
    "100,000,000:1 contrast ratio"

    I know that everyone does it nowadays, but the blatant lying about contrast ratios is getting truly ridiculous...
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    warezme , December 21, 2013 3:46 PM
    1600x900, uh, no thanks. It's 2013 not 1993, don't care if it's touch.
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    Grandmastersexsay , December 21, 2013 4:59 PM
    I don't even like taking my hand off my mouse to use the keyboard that is a few inches away, let alone reach across my entire desk to use a touch screen monitor.

    So while useless junk like this is being produced, touch monitors for automotive use are completely ignored.
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    rad666 , December 21, 2013 5:37 PM
    Too small, too low res, and too expensive for it's size.

    And anyway, who want's to get fingerprint smudges all over their desktop display anyway?
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    razzb3d , December 21, 2013 6:54 PM
    Call us (the consumers) when they come up with a 27" 1080p or 1440p version of this.
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    knowom , December 21, 2013 8:53 PM
    Yeah I'm sure people are dieing to do a triple monitor setup at 1600x900 resolution with touch screens that are like double the price of 10890p monitors.
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    Amdlova , December 22, 2013 8:46 AM
    low resolution for the price...
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    amk-aka-Phantom , December 22, 2013 8:49 AM
    I refuse to support any manufacturer that dares to offer anything lower than FHD. Apple sells Retina MBPs with 13'', Samsung crammed QHD+ (3200x1800) into the same 13'', Dell has a workstation laptop with 17'' QHD+... take your 1600x900 and 1366x768 somewhere else. Like people above said, it's [almost] 2014.
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    madfinn , December 22, 2013 12:07 PM
    Touch screens suk
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    bigpinkdragon286 , December 22, 2013 4:24 PM
    That is your name. "Almost."
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    Harry_Wild , December 22, 2013 11:41 PM
    Nice price on tablets; people are willing to pay more for screen resolution quality and just do not buy the bottom price items anymore; especially people who have come accustom to high resolution screens of their smartphones. These people don't want to go back to looking at low resolution anything screens every again!

    Acer and may manufacturers seem to think that if you have a rock bottom price; it sell itself - only with the right features inside will it do that - screen resolution and processor are the two biggies.
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    shriganesh , December 23, 2013 1:01 AM
    So this is how they plan to sell off their stock of crappy TN panels!
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    rolandzhang3 , December 23, 2013 2:47 AM
    I'm sticking with Windows 7 and a regular monitor thanks :) 
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    bigpinkdragon286 , December 24, 2013 4:22 PM
    Really though, I think a lot of folks commenting forget that there is a need for touch screens for things like Point of Sale systems, which obviously don't need to have the highest resolution or color representation. The resolution and price is a great improvement over previous offerings in this area.
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