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3M Unveils 20x and 40x Multi-Touch Screens

3M recently demonstrated 24-inch and 27-inch multi-touch displays that support multi-user capability. The smaller version can detect up to 20 touches, while the larger display can sense up to 40 touches to enable multi-user input and on-screen collaboration.

According to 3M, the displays run at 1920x1080 pixel resolution, sport a 10 ms response time for "advanced multi-touch applications" and a 99 percent accuracy rating for touch positions.

The 27-inch model M2767PW retails for $2,000. Pricing for the 24-inch M2467PW has not been released.

  • EDVINASM
    Good for shops, airports etc. Useless for home unless you have a bunch of kids. I wouldn't like to see smudges and fingerprints all over my monitor every time I use PC. Plus most people like to sit away from PC and relax. I would welcome some tech at reasonable price that would make coffee table a touchscreen or even touch input. But then again, that would be more used by families.
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  • Bloob
    Finally a use for my toes...
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  • icemunk
    10ms isn't bad, much better than the 100ms on most touch-screen phones.. I can't wait to see them hitting the 1ms response times soon.
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  • back_by_demand
    BloobFinally a use for my toes...Good call, 20 touch points when people only have 10 fingers, what's the point?
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  • WyomingKnott
    Seems perfect for group finger-painting. Otherwise, ???
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  • brizzelsprout
    On screens that small the usefulness is lost. Put that tech in a 60+ inch table top display and you have a whole new work environment. No more iPads and laptops in the conference room, you just use the table.
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  • danjimaru
    I own a 21 inch 1080p albatron optical multitouch screen that has 5 touch points and costs around 300 dollars how does 3m justify a price difference of 1700.- for +15 touch points and more importantly who uses 20 fingers anyway?
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  • Camikazi
    danjimaruI own a 21 inch 1080p albatron optical multitouch screen that has 5 touch points and costs around 300 dollars how does 3m justify a price difference of 1700.- for +15 touch points and more importantly who uses 20 fingers anyway?Collaboration as in multiple people working on the large screens at once that is what this is for.
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  • Branden
    i just can't imagine a scenario that'd require 4 people to palce all 40 of their fingers simultaneously on a 27" screen...
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  • blackened144
    back_by_demandGood call, 20 touch points when people only have 10 fingers, what's the point?Take off your shoes, drop your fly, and improvise..
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