Looking for an affordable touch screen this holiday season? Acer's new FT200HQL (opens in new tab) 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.