InFocus launches a 70-inch touchscreen Windows 8 PC; will set you back $8,999

In April, a company called InFocus announced it had started selling a 55-inch Windows 8 touchscreen PC called the BigTouch for the price of $4,999. This week, the company revealed it was expanding the BigTouch line to include a larger 70-inch version.

Like the 55-inch version, the 70-inch screen on the BigTouch supports up to five fingers at once with a resolution of 1920x1080. It has an Intel Core i5-2520m processor inside, 4GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD and seven USB ports. If you want one of these for your living room or office, be prepared to pay; InFocus is asking for $8,999 for the 70-inch BigTouch.

Neowin contacted InFocus for more information on the new product. In an email, the company's Corporate Marketing Manager Heidi Kayser told us that InFocus is "very pleased with our customer's adoption of the BigTouch and resulting sales" but did not offer specific sales numbers. So why launch a 70-inch version of the BigTouch? Kayser told us:

Our customers have told us they needed something bigger that translates well for large scale meetings, conferences, meeting spaces and big classrooms. Companies and even universities are looking for ways to keep face-to-face communication yet save time and cut back on travel costs. The 70-inch BigTouch and Mondopad are a natural choice for these needs. They offer a powerful, elegant and intuitive experience for users, whether that's digital whiteboarding or videoconferencing with colleagues around the world. For example, higher education and primary schools are benefiting from the BigTouch as an effective way to present lessons plans, capture students' attention, and invite their participation in the classroom.

InFocus also announced it has launched a 70-inch version of its Mondopad product, a touchscreen device mainly for business use that runs Microsoft Office 2010 along with full video conferencing hardware and software. The price of the 70-inch Mondopad is $11,000.

Source: InFocus | Image via InFocus

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This would be great for presentations with dynamic content that the presenter can modify in front of an audience. Even more important, is the awesomeness of playing a PC game on this monster of a screen size. It can also be awesome for having a Skype call with multiple people simultaneously... the list goes on.

{ Begins plotting how to justify this as an corporate expense and take it home... mwahahahaha! }

What I'm waiting to see is a TV with the XBox interface built in that will run the apps from the XBox Store. So basically it will do everything that the XBox does but run the games. I think that would not only be attractive to cable subscribers, but if you do get an XBox One and plug it in, it enables the Gaming side as well. It could be interesting.

Drewidian said,
What I'm waiting to see is a TV with the XBox interface built in that will run the apps from the XBox Store. So basically it will do everything that the XBox does but run the games. I think that would not only be attractive to cable subscribers, but if you do get an XBox One and plug it in, it enables the Gaming side as well. It could be interesting.
Along those lines, I'm curious to see if MS brings support for the large touchscreen Perceptive Pixel displays to the Xbox One.

Would be interesting to at least be able to experiment with.

And here I thought only Apple charged ridiculous prices.........1920x1080............4GB RAM.....

At that price I'm hoping its a quality screen.

JHBrown said,
And here I thought only Apple charged ridiculous prices.........1920x1080............4GB RAM.....

At that price I'm hoping its a quality screen.


I think this thing is not for home use.

RommelS said,
JHB, it is priced for enterprise consumption. In addition, majority of that size monitor are running full HD.
Hey Rommel,
I'm checking their website and for what they offer it still doesn't warrant that enterprise price tag. Hmm, let me check out their support.......

Edit: Interesting features and useful. It's just that $11,000 price tag. :-(

I've just checked their site as well, and this monitor is definitely for enterprise and even school consumption. It is best used for presentations and video conferencing.

We also have monitors these sized in some of our conference rooms at work. It is not touch based, but the price is pretty much the same.

RommelS said,
I've just checked their site as well, and this monitor is definitely for enterprise and even school consumption. It is best used for presentations and video conferencing.

We also have monitors these sized in some of our conference rooms at work. It is not touched base, but the price is pretty much the same.

Holy Scht! You guys have monitors in your conference room, non touch, at the same price level? Guess I've been working for the government to long and use to our low budget. :-)

JHBrown said,

Edit: Interesting features and useful. It's just that $11,000 price tag. :-(

Yeah, consumer items are priced differently from enterprise. Don't forgot added support cost that the company will try and offer.

JHBrown said,
Holy Scht! You guys have monitors in your conference room, non touch, at the same price level? Guess I've been working for the government to long and use to our low budget. :-)

Well, that's when they first came out - price were close to what this one is being offered

Paul Austin said,

never say never...a man can dream cant he?

Paul,
If you are married, I don't even have to say anymore...... :-)

JHBrown said,
Holy Scht! You guys have monitors in your conference room, non touch, at the same price level? Guess I've been working for the government to long and use to our low budget. :-)

I find the opposite, I find the Air Force has to be the only organisation that is both ridiculously cheap, yet simultaneously paying 10x the value for anything.

McKay said,

I find the opposite, I find the Air Force has to be the only organisation that is both ridiculously cheap, yet simultaneously paying 10x the value for anything.

Awe, I see you are well versed in this matter. You are absolutely correct.