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

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.

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • nevilence
    Well at that price, I dont expect much of a "return" for these screens.
  • Shankovich
    Awesome! Now I can use my ass to control the screen when my hands are full :D
  • ragenalien
  • lp231
    Return of 1280x1024 touch monitors?!
    There are plenty of 19"1280x1024 touch monitors and most of them cost less than $1100.
    These are mostly use for POS and they're not multi-touch.
  • lp231
    double post
  • rohitbaran
    Hmm, 19" monitor with a 1280x1024 resolution only? I will pass. Also, touch input is something that feels awkward to use on a desktop.
  • smeezekitty
    I actually like 1280x1024 (although I am on 1440x900 now)
    But that price is just absurd, I don't expect many will sell/
  • Avus
    with this price, you can buy a touch screen AIO PC as POS (or anything you want to be)...
  • Vorador2
    Sense. This makes none.
  • digiex
    The Return of the 1280x1024 Monitors... But With ouch! title corrected

    the price...