Acer Selling 10-point Capacitive Touch Display for $199

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.

  • shadowed
    I want a smaller, wireless version of this to use as an lcd touchpad to control a htpc :o)
  • thecouchguy
    Should be good for the mil sim crowd.
  • bustapr
    seems very good for what it is, but I wouldnt buy it. the resolution is a bit too low for my liking.
  • Estix
    "100,000,000:1 contrast ratio"

    I know that everyone does it nowadays, but the blatant lying about contrast ratios is getting truly ridiculous...
  • warezme
    1600x900, uh, no thanks. It's 2013 not 1993, don't care if it's touch.
  • Grandmastersexsay
    I don't even like taking my hand off my mouse to use the keyboard that is a few inches away, let alone reach across my entire desk to use a touch screen monitor.

    So while useless junk like this is being produced, touch monitors for automotive use are completely ignored.
  • rad666
    Too small, too low res, and too expensive for it's size.

    And anyway, who want's to get fingerprint smudges all over their desktop display anyway?
  • razzb3d
    Call us (the consumers) when they come up with a 27" 1080p or 1440p version of this.
  • knowom
    Yeah I'm sure people are dieing to do a triple monitor setup at 1600x900 resolution with touch screens that are like double the price of 10890p monitors.
  • Amdlova
    low resolution for the price...