ViewSonic introduced on Tuesday its new TD40 Display series consisting of the TD2740 for the consumer and commercial markets, and the TD3240 designed specifically for the commercial market. Both provide 10-point touch input, making them ideal for Windows 8 based machines, kiosks in public areas, and within the classroom. Both will be made available in August here in the States with a starting price of $799.
According to the company, the ViewSonic TD2740 is a 27-inch LED-lit display protected by 7H surface hardness scratch-resistant glass. It features a 20M:1 dynamic contrast ratio, VGA input, an MHL port for charging devices while displaying their video/audio output, DisplayPort, a pair of integrated 2W speakers, and an integrated HD webcam and microphone. Bookstand support provides advanced ergonomics and allows the TD2740 to be laid flat on a table top for more comfortable use. The display can also be mounted on a wall.
ViewSonic said the TD2740 has Windows 8 Touch Certification, delivering the best in class experience. The specs show that it has a 1920 x 1080 resolution, a typical 3,000:1 contrast ratio, a typical response time of 12 ms, and 178 degree viewing angles (horizontal and vertical). There are also two USB 2.0 ports and audio jacks for audio in and earphones out.
The 10-point multi-touch TD2740 will be available throughout the Americas in early August for $799 USD (the product page currently reads $899 USD).
The ViewSonic TD3240 features a 31.5-inch screen with a 3,000:1 contrast ratio. This model is specifically designed for multi-touch commercial applications like hospitality and digital signage. It's the ideal touch display for information kiosks, retail stores, and other public environments, the company said, and includes VGA, DVI and DisplayPort (via DVI to DP adapter) jacks, and 10W integrated SRS premium sound speakers. It can be mounted on a wall, or users can opt for display stands.
The specs show that the TD3240 is Windows 8 Certified, sports an IPS panel with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, and has the same 7H surface hardness scratch-resistant glass used in the other model. Other features include a 6.5 ms response time, 178 degree viewing angles, LED-based backlighting, a brightness of 315 cd/m2, audio jacks, and USB ports for the touch module. Customers can also option for a wired remote.
The 10-point multi-touch TD3240 will be released in the United States this August for a meaty price of $2,999 USD (the product page currently reads $3,179 USD).
ViewSonic also briefly mentioned a 23-inch TD2340 model that is also shipping next month for $599 USD. It offers 10-point touch input and features an LED-lit IPS panel with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. The specs include a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio (20M:1 Dynamic), a typical response time of 7 ms, a typical brightness of 250 cd/m2, and 178 degree viewing angles. There are also two USB 2.0 ports, VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, and more.
"ViewSonic's 10-point multi-touch displays offer excellent interactivity, along with superior front-of-screen performance, pulling from our 25 years of display heritage and expertise," said Erik Willey, LCD monitor and PC product marketing director at ViewSonic.
So, no thank you.
I have a hard time understanding how desktop LCD manufacturers seem oblivious to fundamental ergonomic flaws of touch on desktop screens. The closest thing to a PC I might use touch on is portable AiOs.
Whatever...I will break your fingers for TOUCHING my monitor's screen :)