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Dell Intros New Line of Touchscreen Monitors

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Dell has launched three touch-capable monitors starting at $250 USD.

Dell during the week introduced three new touch-focused LED-lit monitors that should be ideal for Windows 8 customers who don't mind reaching out across the desk to navigate. They arrive in 19.5 inch, 23 inch and 27 inch solutions, and include MHL connectivity, meaning MHL-capable smartphones and tablets can display their media and games while receiving a battery charge in the process via a single wired connection.

The Dell 27 Touch Monitor (P2714T) and the Dell 23 Touch Monitor (P2314T) are available now in the U.S., Canada and Latin America for $699.99 and $449.99, respectively. Both models support 10-point touch input, and feature a 1920 x 1080 resolution, a dynamic contrast ratio of 8 million:1, a typical brightness level of 300 cd/m2, an 8 ms response time and ultra-wide 178 degree viewing angles. Connectivity options include the previously mentioned MHL/HDMI port, DisplayPort 1.2, VGA, audio line-out, a USB 2.0/3.0 downstream port for peripherals, and a USB 2.0 port for touch communication to the OS.

The two touch-focused displays also sport sleek, flush edge-to-edge glass, and a very unique adjustable stand that allows users to tilt the screen to a near-flat position, great for on-screen typing. "Users can naturally slide the monitor closer and tilt it up to 60 degrees to touch and type, or adapt to the requirements of their work space by choosing to wall mount the monitors or affix to the Dell Single Monitor Arm for greater panel adjustability," the company said.

The smaller Dell 20 Touch Monitor (E2014T) is now available for $249.99, but only serves up 5-point touch input. The monitor's specs include a 1600 x 900 resolution, a 2 ms response time, a dynamic contrast ratio of 8 million:1 and a typical brightness of up to 225 cd/m2. This unit also provides the same ports as the larger two in the touch-based series, but excludes the USB 2.0/3.0 downstream port. It also only has a 160 degree vertical viewing angle and a 170 degree horizontal viewing angle, and a limited tilt.

"The adjustable stand allows 5 degree forward or 30 degree backward tilt to maximize your viewing comfort," the company said. "And you can explore optional VESA-compatible mounting choices, including the Dell Single Monitor Arm (MSA14) or a wall-mounting kit (both options sold separately), for enhanced viewing flexibility."

The Dell 20 Touch Monitor will be made available in European and Asia-Pacific regions starting September 26. The two larger models will be made available in the same regions on September 18. All three models come with a three-year limited hardware warranty.

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    RascallyWeasel , September 1, 2013 5:45 AM
    I don't really understand why anyone would want to use a fullsized monitor as a touchscreen. Assuming such a monitor would be stood up like a regular monitor using its touchscreen functionallity would cause a considerable ammount of fatiuge in a persons arms. If someone could explain the advantages a touchscreen over a regular monitor enough to justify the price I would greatly appreciate it.
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    John Bauer , September 1, 2013 5:47 AM
    How about this:

    Instead of making everything touchscreen, focus on better resolutions? Anyone?
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    digiex , September 1, 2013 6:53 AM
    "I don't really understand why anyone would want to use a fullsized monitor as a touchscreen. Assuming such a monitor would be stood up like a regular monitor using its touchscreen functionallity would cause a considerable ammount of fatiuge in a persons arms. If someone could explain the advantages a touchscreen over a regular monitor enough to justify the price I would greatly appreciate it. "

    Vanity...
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    icemunk , September 1, 2013 7:10 AM
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    Dell has launched three touch-capable monitors starting at $250 USD.

    Dell Intros New Line of Touchscreen Monitors : Read more


    Quote:
    I don't really understand why anyone would want to use a fullsized monitor as a touchscreen. Assuming such a monitor would be stood up like a regular monitor using its touchscreen functionallity would cause a considerable ammount of fatiuge in a persons arms. If someone could explain the advantages a touchscreen over a regular monitor enough to justify the price I would greatly appreciate it.


    Maybe more for business use, and either laying flat, or tilted back. Another use I can think of is multi player games developed for touchscreen (which are kinda rare). Board games would work on such a screen, but once again.. not really available.
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    JPNpower , September 1, 2013 8:11 AM
    It's cool especially with win8...

    ANYWAY, where are the high res touch screens? grr.

    Oh and RASCALLYWEASEL and JOHN BAUER, this is Dell. They already have too many non touch awesome priced awesome res monitors.
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    notsleep , September 1, 2013 9:50 AM
    add wacom digitizer with 2k levels of pressure to these puppies and maybe i'll consider it over the wacom companion/hybrid line. :p 
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    mx_mp210 , September 1, 2013 10:41 AM
    Quote:
    I don't really understand why anyone would want to use a fullsized monitor as a touchscreen. Assuming such a monitor would be stood up like a regular monitor using its touchscreen functionallity would cause a considerable ammount of fatiuge in a persons arms. If someone could explain the advantages a touchscreen over a regular monitor enough to justify the price I would greatly appreciate it.

    Well there are some graphics design programs that make use of touch for ease.....
    and there can be more application which uses touch for more flexibility for inputs than mouse/keyboard methods.
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    Grandmastersexsay , September 1, 2013 3:10 PM
    Quote:
    How about this:

    Instead of making everything touchscreen, focus on better resolutions? Anyone?


    Because the vast majority of people can't see any pixels at 1080p. Higher resolutions make for easy marketing, not better displays .
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    John Bauer , September 1, 2013 4:17 PM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    How about this:

    Instead of making everything touchscreen, focus on better resolutions? Anyone?


    Because the vast majority of people can't see any pixels at 1080p. Higher resolutions make for easy marketing, not better displays .


    So you're ok with the current market stagnating?
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    JPNpower , September 1, 2013 4:27 PM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    Quote:
    How about this:

    Instead of making everything touchscreen, focus on better resolutions? Anyone?


    Because the vast majority of people can't see any pixels at 1080p. Higher resolutions make for easy marketing, not better displays .


    So you're ok with the current market stagnating?


    Dude, this is Dell... The company with the ultrasharp line of high res monitors
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    mcgee101 , September 2, 2013 12:48 AM
    "I don't really understand why anyone would want to use a fullsized monitor as a touchscreen. Assuming such a monitor would be stood up like a regular monitor using its touchscreen functionallity would cause a considerable ammount of fatiuge in a persons arms. If someone could explain the advantages a touchscreen over a regular monitor enough to justify the price I would greatly appreciate it."
    Ok Well I have a great example for you.. I have a client that I am looking at replacing a cctv server for with the possibility of getting a touch screen for access to it in a seperate room.(the client is handicapped and cant keep getting into the rascal running between rooms.) The wiring is already setup for USB and VGA display and connectivity in another room so this would be perfect. She wants to just use her ipad for control over her CCTV system but that isnt going to happen that is until you get a ipad with 16 security camera connections and dont think that a$hle is going to be making that any time soon.. So this would just work out fine. she is able to lie in bed bring the monitor over to her face and tap a camera to see who might be at her front door.
    Understand? .
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    John Bauer , September 2, 2013 7:54 PM
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    It's cool especially with win8...

    ANYWAY, where are the high res touch screens? grr.

    Oh and RASCALLYWEASEL and JOHN BAUER, this is Dell. They already have too many non touch awesome priced awesome res monitors.


    You mean those $1,000 monitors? Awesome priced eh?

    For now X-star and those other Korean types will have to be enough I guess.
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    p05esto , September 2, 2013 11:03 PM
    No point to touchscreen at all. In fact if someone touches my monitor i slap their greasy fingers. Only suckers buy into this hype, in the real world this flops bad. We already have higher resolutions than anyone can use or see, manufacturers are struggling to find reasons that people should upgrade, like computers..... We've hit a ceiling of sorts.
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    JPNpower , September 3, 2013 6:44 PM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    It's cool especially with win8...

    ANYWAY, where are the high res touch screens? grr.

    Oh and RASCALLYWEASEL and JOHN BAUER, this is Dell. They already have too many non touch awesome priced awesome res monitors.


    You mean those $1,000 monitors? Awesome priced eh?

    For now X-star and those other Korean types will have to be enough I guess.


    You get what you pay for. the cheap Korean stuff is utter crap. You want quality, you gotta pay for it. And the amount of actual quality Dell puts into their monitors is incredible for the price. Touch is gimmick? Use it with Win 8! Might as well get touch right? Doesn't hurt so you can't complain.
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    John Bauer , September 3, 2013 10:31 PM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    Quote:
    It's cool especially with win8...

    ANYWAY, where are the high res touch screens? grr.

    Oh and RASCALLYWEASEL and JOHN BAUER, this is Dell. They already have too many non touch awesome priced awesome res monitors.


    You mean those $1,000 monitors? Awesome priced eh?

    For now X-star and those other Korean types will have to be enough I guess.


    You get what you pay for. the cheap Korean stuff is utter crap. You want quality, you gotta pay for it. And the amount of actual quality Dell puts into their monitors is incredible for the price. Touch is gimmick? Use it with Win 8! Might as well get touch right? Doesn't hurt so you can't complain.


    You just have to lucky sometimes with the Korean stuff.

    I don't believe touch is a gimmick, but more of a "It's there" kind of thing, and makes things more expensive. Those new Toshiba (I'm pretty sure it's toshiba) laptops have some pretty mediocre hardware inside, but has a touchscreen so they can charge $800, $900 for these crappy laptops.

    It's something I'd rather not have in a monitor or laptop, it's just out of place, really.