Dell launches inexpensive touch screens

While touch-screen LCDs boast slim looks and slick function, they've also carried a high price tag that kept most retail SMBs from being able to take advantage of the technology. Today, all that changes with Dell's announcement of a new, inexpensive touch screen that sells for a surprisingly low $499.

According to Brian Slaughter, a senior marketing manager at Dell, the 15" Dell E153FPT pricing will make it possible for SMB retailers to incorporate touch-screen technology into Dell's standards-based point-of-service (POS) solutions (cash drawer, PC, monitor and various Dell-partnered third-party hardware for printing receipts and scanning credit cards).

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