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The Return of the 1280x1024 Monitors... But With Touch!

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iiyama has announced its 'new' 19" touch-enabled 1280 x 1024 monitor.

iiyama has announced a new monitor, and while it may look like a simple 19" monitor that was built many cycles ago, it actually isn't.

The monitor, which is to be known as the ProLite T1931SR-2, features a resolution of 1280 x 1024, and is LED backlit. It has a 5 ms response time, a contrast ratio of 900:1, stereo 1W speakers, and touch-sensitive input. The touchscreen uses resistive touch technology, meaning that unlike capacitive screens, you must give it a little push. Fortunately, that means that it does work with fingers, styluses, and bricks, though we wouldn't recommend using the last one.

iiyama has also certified the unit with IP54 dust and water protection. Clearly, this monitor is intended for industrial applications.

The unit comes with a three year manufacturer warranty, and costs a disturbing 109,800 yen, translating to about $1131 USD -- sounds about right for a museum piece. You'll even be able to buy one in the old-school white color.

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    nevilence , October 29, 2013 9:12 PM
    Well at that price, I dont expect much of a "return" for these screens.
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    Shankovich , October 29, 2013 9:14 PM
    Awesome! Now I can use my ass to control the screen when my hands are full :D 
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    ragenalien , October 29, 2013 9:18 PM
    I...Wait...What?
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    lp231 , October 29, 2013 9:32 PM
    Return of 1280x1024 touch monitors?!
    There are plenty of 19"1280x1024 touch monitors and most of them cost less than $1100.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007721%20600012660%20600012169&IsNodeId=1&name=19%22%20-%2024%22
    These are mostly use for POS and they're not multi-touch.
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    lp231 , October 29, 2013 9:40 PM
    double post
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    rohitbaran , October 29, 2013 11:43 PM
    Hmm, 19" monitor with a 1280x1024 resolution only? I will pass. Also, touch input is something that feels awkward to use on a desktop.
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    smeezekitty , October 30, 2013 12:48 AM
    I actually like 1280x1024 (although I am on 1440x900 now)
    But that price is just absurd, I don't expect many will sell/
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    Avus , October 30, 2013 1:15 AM
    with this price, you can buy a touch screen AIO PC as POS (or anything you want to be)...
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    Vorador2 , October 30, 2013 1:32 AM
    Sense. This makes none.
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    digiex , October 30, 2013 1:34 AM
    The Return of the 1280x1024 Monitors... But With ouch! title corrected

    the price...
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    getochkn , October 30, 2013 4:43 AM
    No one can read apparently.

    "iiyama has also certified the unit with IP54 dust and water protection. Clearly, this monitor is intended for industrial applications."

    The newegg POS ones don't do this, the suggestion for an AIO doesn't do this. These are not a desktop monitor, so why everyone is comparing them to a desktop PC seems to show the lack of attention span of most people on articles. Read a sentence, jump to comments.
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    AJSB , October 30, 2013 4:58 AM
    WTF...my 1st comment was erased ?!?

    Anyway...

    1280x1024 screens NEVER stopped be made even with the 16:9 frenzy.

    A++S , A++r and a bunch of companies make them...many of them are 17" or 19" , 5ms, LED , DVI-D + VGA , build-in speakers (not that i want to use any kind of build-in speakers)...and they cost 100-150 bucks.

    Granted, no touch screen but since when i want to fill my screen with fingerprints ? :p 

    As you might noticed , i have a thing about these screens....yeah, it's the ONLY type of PC monitors i use and i will NEVER use 16:9....5:4 is much better for reading/writing long columns of text , they are also better when you are closer to screen, and screens occupy less space in the desktop.

    This is why they are the favorite size used in offices or majority professional applications....but even for games, i prefer them because less pixels = more FPS....
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    teh_chem , October 30, 2013 6:22 AM
    I am still using my 19" 1280x1024 monitor on my desktop, never once wanted to upgrade to a higher resolution. It's a great for my desk, how close I sit to my monitor, and most importantly, doesn't require a high-end GPU to max games at a relatively low resolution.
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    waterwiz , October 30, 2013 7:37 AM
    Having worked in industrial environments that are hostile to anything electronic, the reviewed monitor is truely a good thing. I currently work with water and wastewater, but spent 22 years in machine shops previously. Reliability is crucial in the workplace. As a failure could cause catastrophic damage to man and machine.
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    Spac3nerd , October 30, 2013 8:01 AM
    As some have already mentioned, this display is meant to industrial use. It's not something your local shop would use on a POS machine, or something that the average user would buy. The price point is not unreasonable for its intended customers.
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    catswold , October 30, 2013 11:01 AM
    This is designed for the industrial market, not the home market. Perfect for control systems in refineries, manufacturing, etc.
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    tburns1 , October 30, 2013 11:10 AM
    Enough with the different aspect ratios already! Draw a rectangle on a control group's faces that encompass both of each persons eyes. Take the average aspect ratio of all the rectangles. Done.
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    tburns1 , October 30, 2013 11:11 AM
    Enough with the different aspect ratios already! Draw a rectangle on a control group's faces that encompass both of each persons eyes. Take the average aspect ratio of all the rectangles. Done.
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    littleleo , October 30, 2013 4:04 PM
    Let me file that with all the 3D monitor lit I keep getting, he drops back... shoots and its in!! Another in the round file!
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    soldier44 , October 30, 2013 4:17 PM
    2004 called, they want their displays back...
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