Windows 8 multi-touch display by Viewsonic teased

We will likely be hearing a lot about Windows 8 in early June, thanks to a number of product announcements that will be made during the Computex trade show in Taipei. Today, Engadget reveals that it has received an invite from monitor maker Viewsonic and the company is teasing the media with what it is calling its "Touch and Connect" product line up.

That will apparently include a multi-touch display designed to run Windows 8. It will be interesting to see if this display is meant for desktop PCs that are running Microsoft's next OS. If so, we will also be interested to see if desktop PC users will ditch the mouse for touching their monitor.

Viewsonic will also be showing off what it is calling a 22-inch "smart business tablet monitor" that, at least according to the invite picture, is running on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).  We don't think a 22 inch anything can properly be called a "tablet" but if Viewsonic has created a large monitor with Android 4.0 installed inside it could be a replacement for all those "all-in-one" PCs.

Viewsonic will also be showing off some non-PC and mobile OS products at Computex, including some interactive billboards. All in all, it sounds like an very interesting line-up.

Source: Engadget | Image via Engadget

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Look at the Computex logo. Doesn't that white square (or rectangle, whatever it is) look sort of like the new Windows logo? Or maybe the Windows logo is "inspired" by that one?

Sszecret said,
Look at the Computex logo. Doesn't that white square (or rectangle, whatever it is) look sort of like the new Windows logo? Or maybe the Windows logo is "inspired" by that one?

Hmmm...

Sszecret said,
Look at the Computex logo. Doesn't that white square (or rectangle, whatever it is) look sort of like the new Windows logo? Or maybe the Windows logo is "inspired" by that one?

that one came first that's why MS picked it the way they did.

"If so, we will also be interested to see if desktop PC users will ditch the mouse for touching their monitor."
MS has been pretty clear that touch will supplement the mouse on desktops, not replace it.

Dashel said,
"If so, we will also be interested to see if desktop PC users will ditch the mouse for touching their monitor."
MS has been pretty clear that touch will supplement the mouse on desktops, not replace it.

I have touch enabled monitor (only 2 points multitouch though) for years now and no, it doesn't make me ditch mouse or especially keyboard. But it is useful from time to time.

drazgoosh said,
Yet they could not have released a picture without an Android interface?

That's nothing (new). On YouTube there's pre-roll political video ad that uses a tablet (I can't remember if the hardware is HTC, Samsung, or Apple) running Android, which launches a video in QuickTime for Windows!