Tuesday, November 20, 2012

AOC Debuts Nearly Borderless Computer Monitor

AOC recently announced a brand new computer monitor that comes with a 23" panel that has been described as "virtually borderless". That description seems pretty accurate if the pictures of this monitor are anywhere near accurate. You can tell from the image above that the borders can barely be discerned around the screen, which is quite a feat if you ask me.

The new AOC monitor is known as the i2367fh, with AOC saying that it will work for normal computing needs as well as gaming. In addition to that, the company stated that the high-performance panel also uses In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology and has a dynamic contrast ratio of 50,000,000:1 along with an integrated HDMI port and built-in speakers.

The integrated HDMI port means that this monitor can also be used as a television, allowing you to connect any type of game console or Blu-ray player, making it a multifarious device. The bezel around the screen is also only 2mm thick. The stand is metallic and hook-shaped, allowing you to choose between two different modes of viewing.

These two viewing modes include a photo frame style without the base with the hook shaped stand functioning as a normal computer stand. The screen is also full 1,9209 x 1,080 HD and has a 5 ms response time. Moreover, the screen also supports 16.7 million colors and has a VGA input. The display is currently available for $199.

This is quite a revolution in computer monitor technology. Companies are trying harder and harder to make seemingly borderless computer monitors and AOC seems to have succeeded. I think it would be cool to watch a movie or play a game on a computer monitor with almost no border. I feel like the picture would seem to be floating, giving it a cool, futuristic vibe that would sit well with gamers and movie enthusiasts.

Source: Slash Gear - AOC unveils new 23-inch i2367fh IPS monitor with thin border

Monday, November 19, 2012

Dell Unveils 23 inch, Windows 8 Compatible Touchscreen Monitor

With the slew of new Windows 8 devices and accessories flooding the consumer marketplace, Dell has decided to not be left out of the game. Dell has released a new 23-inch, touchscreen monitor that is sure to make an impact and be an intriguing offer for consumers.

The new monitor, called the S2340T, is a 23-inch touch display that features 1080P resolution, adjustable positioning, and 10 points-of-contact. The beautiful display features edge-to-edge glass that is sure to be a great experience for users interacting with the touch interface.

This new touchscreen monitor also includes a few peripheral ports that help with compatibility. Included ports are DisplayPort, HDMI, Ethernet, and USB 3.0. Dell is also including a set of stereo speakers in the monitor. 

Dell now joins the ranks of LG and other manufactures as makers of new touch-enabled monitors. Because Windows 8 is such a radical change in design and relies heavily on touch interaction, manufacturers are lining up to produce displays that will meet consumer demand. New features such as the "Start Screen", the "Charms Bar", and others are designed for and work best on touch enabled devices.

While Windows 8 is certainly geared toward a new generation of computing products such as tablets, slates, and hybrid laptops; traditional desktops are not completely left out of the game. This new monitor from Dell is one of the prime examples of a combination of the old (traditional desktop) with the new (touch screen monitor). This is a great resource for those users who want to keep the power of their traditional desktop, yet take advantage of the great "touch focused" features of Windows 8. 

Because this is a relatively new product, it remains to be seen how sales of this monitor will be. While many people who embrace Windows 8 will do so by buying a new computer, many will simply upgrade their existing one. For those that have a desktop, or laptop for that matter, and want to upgrade to Windows 8 and take advantage of the "touch features", look no further than the new S2340T from Dell. 

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

LG Unveils New Windows 8 Optimized Touchscreen Monitor

With Windows 8 officially released to the public it is time for computer manufacturers, along with manufacturers of computer peripherals, to start embracing the way of touchscreen technology. One such manufacturer that has done this is LG. LG has just announced its Touch 10 ET83 monitor that has been designed with Windows 8 touch capabilities in mind.

This new monitor from LG provides access to a whole host of cool touch features without forcing you to go the route of an all-in-one computer, like most touchscreens these days tend to do. In addition to that, this new offering from the company means that you have the option of upgrading to Windows 8 and utilizing the touchscreen mechanics without having to upgrade your entire PC to an all-in-one, all you have to do is upgrade your monitor.

One of the most common touchscreen motions is the two-finger drag technique, which most people will be familiar with if they have a touchscreen smartphone or tablet. However, the LG 10 goes far beyond that. This touchscreen allows you to utilize all 10 fingers when performing motions, allowing you to perform things like dragging and rotating multiple things at the same time.

The monitor itself is fairly small in thickness, though it is also very nice to look at thanks to an IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel and a 1,920 x 1,080 full HD resolution. Other features include an on-screen keyboard, support for a capacitive stylus and options for a ton of touch-friendly apps that can be downloaded from the Windows Store.

According to Executive Vice President and Head of LG's IT Business Unit J.J. Lee, "This is a compelling new product that re-imagines the touch experience and shows that LG is an industry leader in developing the next generation of touch monitor products. Smartphones and tablets have already proven that consumers are ready to fully embrace touch features. Our 10-point touchscreen takes it one step further by exponentially expanding the range of interactive possibilities. We believe this technology will excite and inspire software developers and users alike."

The one thing LG hasn't revealed about the 23" monitor is when it will appear on store shelves in the United States or how much it will cost when it gets here. The one thing the company did say is that it plans on making this device available to Korean customers first, beginning next month, with European markets and others to follow soon.

Source: ChannelproNetwork - LG Shows Off 23-inch Touch Monitor for Windows 8
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Monday, November 5, 2012

Windows 8 Brings a New Wave of Touch Screen Monitors

With the release of Windows 8 to the world less than two weeks ago, Microsoft also signaled a new wave in the world of computer hardware, touch screen monitors. Because Windows 8 is a very "touch friendly" operating system, many hardware manufacturers are lining up to produce monitors that take advantage of the new OS. Electronics giant LG, for example, is releasing a new 23 in. touch monitor optimized for Windows 8. The new monitor also allows for 10 points of contact over the traditional two points allowed on tablets and smartphones.

With so many new touch enabled features in the update to the world's largest computer operating system, customers should see many new options in the computer monitor market. Computer monitors have traditionally not been touch enabled. While there have been a few exceptions, touch screen monitors have either not been very good or not been needed. With new features in Windows 8, including the new start screen with touch enabled "live tiles" and gestures to control applications, touch screen monitors are suddenly becoming a necessity. While Windows 8 can and does work fine with a traditional mouse and keyboard on a traditional computer monitor, it is certainly geared toward a touch screen. Having a monitor that is touch enabled will allow for an easier interaction with the content on screen, and will make getting around Windows 8 much easier.

While it remains to be seen how many new touch screen monitors are introduced as standalone products, there are already more "all-in-one" computers out than ever before. For people upgrading from a traditional desktop, a computer with a separate monitor and tower, the future should be bright. Hardware manufacturers are aware that many people do not have all-in-one PCs, and that many people will want the touch screen interaction without buying a whole new computer. So if you are one of the many wanting to upgrade to Windows 8 and take full advantage of the touch enabled features without buying a whole new computer, don't worry, touch enabled monitors are on the way. To find out about all the new releases of touch enabled monitors, keep checking out A Monitor Blog.