This 21.5-inch LED-backlight monitor delivers 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness and a 5ms response time. Other features include a pair of 2W SRS speakers, 2 USB ports, D-Sub and HDMI outputs. The AOC e2239Fwt is $289.99.
Available in the European market since August 2010, Acer’s multi-touch monitor ‘T231H’ has finally been shipped in the US. To refresh your memory, the 23-inch monitor delivers 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 2ms response time and has both DVI and HDMI connectors.
The monitor also uses Adaptive Contrast Management (ACM) technology, which can dynamically adjust the contrast of the screen to enhance the sharpness of the images. The Acer T231H will cost you $329.99. interested?
ViewSonic’s latest multi-touch LCD monitor is called the VX2258wm. Not a very exciting name, but this Windows 7 Touch certified 21.5-inch monitor delivers 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, a 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 200 cd/m2 brightness and a 5ms response time.
It also features two built-in 2W speakers and has D-Sub, DVI, USB and 3.5mm audio in/out connectors. The ViewSonic VX2258wm is available for purchase right now at Amazon for $319.99.
MSI has introduced the first high performance 3D all-in-one machine ever. The Wind Top AE2420 comes with a full HD 3D multi-touch display, and a 120Hz high scanning frequency LED panel. When used with the bundled MSI3D Infinity shutter glasses, you should have a great 3D viewing experience, without any blurred 3D images or other problems.
Some other specs include Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, an ATI Mobility Radeon HD5730 discrete graphics chip with DirectX 11 support, USB 3.0 and MSI Premium Sound Technology.
Europeans looking for a little multi-touch action should look Acer’s way. Acer has announced the availability of their new T231H multi-touch monitor in Europe. This was first seen back at Computex 2010, which seems like a lifetime ago.
The 23-inch monitor offers 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 80,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 2ms response time and sports both DVI and HDMI connectors. The monitor also uses Adaptive Contrast Management (ACM) technology, which can dynamically adjust the contrast of the screen to enhance the sharpness of the images.
The coffee table isn’t what it used to be. Take Digital Touch’s T3-B table, a coffee table sized unit with a built-in 26-inch LCD and Wi-Fi. It will let you browse and interact with all kinds of things your old coffee table couldn’t.
The table also features an orientation switch to view your content from any side of the table. If that isn’t enough, the table can also be hooked up with an optional receipt printer, credit card reader and TV tuner. Perfect for a hotel environment or restaurant.
We haven’t heard much interesting news from Toshiba lately, but today Toshiba UK has announced the new Satellite U500-1EX, a portable laptop with a 13.3” multi-touch screen. The Satellite U500-1EX feature multi-touch capabilities and uses Microsoft’s Touch Pack for Windows 7 which allows users to flick through files and folders just by touching the screen.
It also features some other touch controls, like tap and double-tap, drag, press and hold, and flick and rotate. If you like getting all touchy feely with your laptop, why not give it a go for $889?
The T230H is Acer’s latest addition to its monitor lineup. The T230H features multi-touch capabilities and is a 23-inch widescreen monitor that offers Full HD resolution at 1920 x 1080 pixels, an 80,000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 2ms response time and a 160/160 degree viewing angle.
This monitor also packs in two 1.5W speakers, along with D-Sub, DVI and HDMI connectors. The Acer T230H should arrive in Europe soon for 349 Euro (or $516).
Fujitsu has unveiled the headline F series, which will be powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 processor and has 4GB of RAM. The machines come in 23 or 20 inch versions, with resolutions of 1920 x 1080 and 1600 x 900.
They are also offering the MT series of 12.1-inch convertible tablets, which have WACOM functionality and up to an SU9400 Intel CPU. The NF/ER laptops and F/ER desktops combine multitouch with specially designed keyboard and mouse inputs, and even a support hotline, so that older folks can use them.
As usual the Japanese have scored something before us. In this case they have an exclusive on this new multi-touch Studio One 19 PC from Dell, which looks kinda sexy. The All-in-One “entertainment PC” comes in a bunch of colors to match your life with specs that include a Core 2 Quad processor, 4GB of memory, 750GB hard disk, 6x USB, integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam, and NVIDIA GeForce 9400 graphics, and a Blu-ray player.
The 18.5 inch display has a 1,366 x 768 aspect ratio with touch or non-touch glass panels. Prices start at about $699 and it will launch in other countries later this spring.
Dell’s 12.1-inch Latitude XT2 just got official and has also just been released in Korea. It’s been announced for the US with prices starting at $2,399. It features all the cool features you want in a multi-touch like the ability to pinch to zoom and two-finger swiping. (Which sounds a bit dirty somehow)
How does 11-hours of battery life sound? It also features DDR3 memory. Some other specs include: up to 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo ULV SU9400 processor with Montevina chipset, Intel integrated GMA 4500MHD graphics, Windows Vista Ultimate on down, 12.1-inch LED backlit capacitive touch-screen with EM Digitizer pen, up to 5GB of DDR3 1066MHz (1x1GB, 1x4GB DIMM), up to 120GB 5400RPM SATA disk or 128GB SSD, 802.11a/g/n WiFi and gigabit Ethernet, SATA ODD, 3.78-pounds (1.72-kg) with 6-cell battery, eSATA, 2x USB 2.0, firewire, and ExpressCard 54 slot. Check out a video below.
Patents are a huge source of income for many companies, whatever the companies plan to do with the patents. Sometimes patents end up being used exclusively by one company and other times the company will license the patents to other firms for a fee.
Apple has been granted a major patent recently that covers multi-touch and gesture controls on computers and computer-like devices. With the massive popularity of touch-capable devices, this patent could prove to be the most lucrative patent Apple owns.
Albatron doesn’t waste any time. After Microsoft announced Windows 7 would natively support multi-touch displays, Albatron was one of the first to quickly create a prototype panel to take advantage of that functionality. Here we are, seven months later and the company is ready to let you buy one.
Of course, they are also using this opportunity to talk up their optical touch tech. It features sensors embedded in the bezel instead of the surface. Apparently this results in a brighter image with greater durability. Albatron is planning to release its 21.5-inch LCD in March. Details are scarce but we can tell you that the display will support 120Hz, with DVI and VGA inputs, and that it relays touch information to the PC via USB.
It’s far from the first time that Apple has filed patents for some kind of tablet computer. It’s been described in the past as a large iPhone, or as a full tablet, but these latest images look like a large mobile internet device that would be pretty neat. Most of the 52-page filing is in regards to the touchpad.
The device would be large enough to read easily and use, but also thin and light. One of the images has an interesting virtual keyboard. Some of the illustrations show a tablet Mac with a full windowing interface, where interface windows can be enlarged, shrunk, moved, and cycled, rather than being locked in place like the iPhone. Click the link for an interesting read on more details.