Samsung unveils 24-inch touch monitor optimized for Windows 8

By on January 4, 2013, 7:30 AM

Samsung has announced a new series of monitors just days ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show. The 24-inch Series 7 SC770 utilizes a 10-point multi-touch panel that is optimized specifically for use with Windows 8 – the first display designed for Microsoft’s new operating system. This will allow users to take full advantage of Windows 8 touch features like pinching, dragging and rotating objects.

The SC770 features a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080, 5ms response time and a contrast ratio of 5,000:1 with viewing angles of 178 degrees both horizontally and vertically. It ships with an adjustable stand that can tilt up to 60 degrees, we’re told. The display will also ship with an integrated USB hub and a pair of 3W stereo speakers.

Samsung also ousted the 27-inch Series 7 SC750 that sidelines the touch function, speakers and USB hub in favor of overall design and performance. This display has a brightness rating of 300 cd/m2 which is a bit higher than the 250 cd/m2 found on the SC770. The SC750 also features 178 degree / 178 degree viewing angles, meaning you can use the display in standard landscape mode or rotate it into portrait view without sacrificing image quality due to poor viewing angles.

Both monitors will be on display at Samsung’s booth during CES next week and should be available worldwide sometime in Q1 2013. Pricing hasn’t been released just yet but we’ll likely have that information for you early next week during the show.




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Zoltan Head said:

Very pretty(y) (but I'm still not sold on touchscreen desktops).

VitalyT VitalyT said:

So, a 24" touch screen, or a 27" the old mcHammer version (can't-touch-this)

Why can't we have both? I want a proper 27" 2560x1440 touch screen, and looking this nice.

MrAnderson said:

This is a great start. If all the other manufacturers will follow suite so we can bring the price down and make it standard. Hope the specs are at least up-to-par for what will be needed for Windows 8 and beyond... eg 5-10 simultaneously touch spots etc.

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