Viewsonic reveals new touchscreen monitors for Windows 8

Viewsonic is making use of its CES 2013 appearance to reveal a number of new products, which includes new PC monitors with touchscreen hardware made especially for Windows 8. All of the monitors support up to 1920x1080 resolution and have lots of ports for HDMI, USB, DisplayPort and, yes, VGA devices.

Perhaps the most interesting model from Viewsonic is the TD2340, a 23 inch monitor with an adjustable chassis that can be pivoted to work in portrait mode or moved down on its hinge to work in portrait mode. The monitor goes on sale later in January for $599; not a bad price considering the hardware.

The company also announced the 24 inch TD2420 monitor (no price or release date yet) and the 27 inch TD2740, which will include an integrated 1.3 megapixel web cam for video conferencing. It also has the ability to lay flat via a picture frame stand. It will be out in February for $799.

If you want to go all out for a really big touchscreen PC monitor, Viewsonic will also release the 32 inch TD324 monitor in April. It will even support an optional stand if you want to create a quick interactive display for a store or other retail location. Look for this device in April for a mere $2,499.

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Viewsonic is the only brand of monitor that I've owned and also the only piece of hardware I've ever owned, that has failed, as in up in smoke.

Yeah,
I could see finger prints and what not all over the screen not to mention the bad posture. How is adjusting your work space going to help technology evolve, as Joshie says?

Augmenting your UX... there's always a use. But the cost for that use may be the question. At home, I'm going to have a multitouch screen in the kitchen. At work, I won't have a real need for a while.

I do think, though, as touch screens become the norm in a couple of years (as far as new screens purchased) you'll see touch friendly UX enhancements showing up in cool places.

Buttus said,
i think these are really cool, but i still can't think of a use for one at home, or even at work...

Have you heard of this thing called "Windows 8" where all of the apps are built for touch?

yea, i used the dev version until it was released, but my arms aren't long enough to touch my monitor from my chair/keyboard/mouse....

21,5" Dell ST2220T with IPS panel costs about 360$ right now and does have hdmi, dvi, vga and extra usb ports along with speakers. only downside is that it supports 2 points of touch.

One of my buddies at work has a new touchscreen Monitor, and I'm actually surprised there's little to no finger prints. Also it makes working with Windows 8 awesome with a touch/mouse/keyboard combo .

LaP said,
Can't wait to have finger prints all over my screen.
I'm curious. I always picture people who have this belief of touch screens as someone sitting in front of their computers eating cheetos, french fries and fried chicken never wiping their hands.

So my question is: Does your keyboard and mouse look like the back of a fry cooker at a McDonald's or something?

Prints come to mind, but for me its bad posture and a sore back. Plus on my desk my monitor is elevated higher than where my arms rest so it wouldn't feel very natural.

The Laughing Man said,
Prints come to mind, but for me its bad posture and a sore back. Plus on my desk my monitor is elevated higher than where my arms rest so it wouldn't feel very natural.

The idea is that touch monitors wouldn't be positioned the same way non-touch monitors are.

Technology is never going to evolve for you if you're unwilling to experiment with your work space.

LaP said,
Can't wait to have finger prints all over my screen.

As dirty as your hands must be, I bet you get sick an awful lot.