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ViewSonic Intros Dual-Point Optical Touch LED Display

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This two-point touch display from ViewSonic will arrive just in time for Microsoft's launch of Windows 8.

On Wednesday ViewSonic introduced its latest touch-enabled LED-lit display, the 22-inch TD2220. Shipping later this month, it will be equipped with advanced dual-point optical touch technology, allowing for precise 2-point touch navigation whether it's a finger, stylus or gloved hand. It will also have a hardened 8H level scratch resistant, dust-proof surface, perfect for commercial, high traffic and consumer environments.

According to the specs, the TD2220 will feature a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution, a typical contrast ratio of 1000:1, a dynamic contrast ratio of 20,000,000:1, a typical brightness of 200 cd/m2, and viewing angles of 170º horizontal and 160º vertical. It will also have a response time of 5ms, and will be illuminated by a white-light LED. Video connectors will include a 15-pin mini D-sub port (VGA) and a DVI-D port (with HDCP).

ViewSonic's new LED panel will also consist of two premium 2-watt speakers with SRS Premium Sound mounted on the back. It's USB HID compliant design will consist of two Type-A USB ports and one Type-B USB port for connecting a mouse, keyboard and other peripherals. Ideal for commercial environments, this touch-activated display will even include a VESA mountable design and a Kensington lock slot for security deterrence

"This Energy Star and EPEAT Silver certified display also supports different Eco modes for energy savings of up to 40-percent over same-sized monitors," the company said. "Ideal for commercial environments, this touch-activated display also features a VESA mountable design and comes standard with a Kensington lock slot for security deterrence."

VierwSonic's new TD2220 should be ideal for desktop consumers looking for a touch-based display for Windows 8. It's already compatible with Windows 7's own touch-based features right out of the box thanks to built-in Touch drivers. ViewSonic said the TD2220 will be available in North and Latin America the third week of October for an ESP of $329 – just in time for Windows 8.

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    husker , October 11, 2012 1:45 AM
    What makes this news?
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    Anonymous , October 11, 2012 1:49 AM
    So which is it? Is viewsonic sliding the cash under the table to toms or are they putting it in a cake box?
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    Anonymous , October 11, 2012 1:56 AM
    Now desktop users finally get to have endless amounts of finger prints on their desktop displays.
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    joytech22 , October 11, 2012 2:32 AM
    I already have a dual-touch monitor from Dell.
    I got it months ago in anticipation for Windows 8 testing.

    Played with it for a day then went back to keyboard and mouse lol.
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    freggo , October 11, 2012 2:33 AM
    1080p.... no thank you.

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    Anonymous , October 11, 2012 3:06 AM
    They better put a chicken greese proof screen on that there touch screen, and a tray to catch bits of fried chicken skin. done got me one of them washable keyboards and a plastic raincoat for my mouse. I ain't never gunna start ah gaming on my rig with out a case of cold beer and a big bucket of colonel Sanders best!
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    ushyperion , October 11, 2012 6:43 AM
    1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p, when do we finally get AT LEAST 4k AT LEAST. I rather see 441ppi
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    Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer , October 11, 2012 1:38 PM
    Two points of touch, no mention of an oleophobic screen coating, and ViewSonic...meh.

    Maybe I'm just old, but I seem to remember ViewSonic once being a company with a good reputation...nowadays they don't seem to be held in particularly high regard.
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    Anonymous , October 11, 2012 4:01 PM
    I want to pair this with my Raspberry pi running xbmc for a kitchen mediacenter...
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    digiex , October 11, 2012 4:10 PM
    This touch thing will make a good deal of changes even in display technology. I want multi-touch display not just 2 points.
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    f-14 , October 11, 2012 6:48 PM
    first digital, then voice command, then the 1950's joke called 3D, now touch.

    as for finger print whiners. ever gone to the gym, what about the sweat from other people on the equipment? how about eating from dishes and silverware and cups that were used by some one else previously what about glass doors? what about your iCrap mobile phone? what about the handlebars on your bicycle? how about the snot on your screen right now from the last time you talked, laughed or sneezed?

    seriously, i bet you are one of these people who whine about having to wait in line in the heat for free money and food like the welfare recipients down south or in the major cities in america.

    " oh my laptop is heavier than a brick! whaa whaa poor me. "
    apparently so are the testicles hanging from that thing you pretend to use for procreation.
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    f-14 , October 11, 2012 6:50 PM
    btw here's a baby wipe to dry your tears with, afterwards you can use it to wipe off your touch screen or start wearing gloves!