Dell's S2240T arrives: 21.5-inch, 1080p multi-touch display for $399

By Rick ยท 11 replies
May 29, 2013
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  1. "Exceptional usability" is one phrase Dell is using to describe its S2240T, the company's latest 21.5-inch LED display touting multi-touch input. The S2240T is Dell's newest attempt to cash-in on modern touchscreen cachet, a feature now more accessible than ever...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    $399? No thanks.
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,664   +1,949

    HDMI + DVI-D + VGA + USB 2.0 doesn't really outclass DisplayPort + USB 3.0, more like the other way round.

    No details about CPU/Memory/SSD, not here, not from DELL, suggests those are likely to suck...
  4. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    I can see this being useful (although a bit expensive) for a business. The place where I get my haircut has a computer where you walk up to check in and they had to put a big sign on it that says 'Use the mouse.' because so many people were poking the screen.

    But for home use? I don't see many people wanting to reach out and touch their screen. Like touch screen ultra books, they seem like a solution to a problem Windows 8 created.
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  5. pretzelwagon

    pretzelwagon TS Member Posts: 22

    Do most monitors come with CPU/Memory/SSD?
    drjekel_mrhyde likes this.
  6. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,664   +1,949

    Ha-ha :) I was just looking at DELL's all-in-one PC, and for some reasons thought of this one as such PC also... :)

    In this case it is way too expensive...
  7. pretzelwagon

    pretzelwagon TS Member Posts: 22

    Haha yeah. If this had the Surface Pro Wacom pen included for this price it would be a much different matter. But as is, far too expensive. Just a fun toy.
  8. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,285   +242

    hehehe... I remember the movie star trek (original version) in which the crew time travelled to the past and one of them hold the mouse near his mouth and said "computer on".
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  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    What the hell is wrong with the good old mouse & keyboard for desktops? If it ain't broke...
    p51d007 likes this.
  10. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    Strictly nothing, but generally it depends on the activity. There may be cases where you want a standing, large display for users to interact with. Adding touch capabilities isn't "fixing" anything, it's just adding to it.
  11. Well, I am looking forward to holding up my hand to the monitor the entire day, so much easier than moving my mouse.
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  12. twopugsmom

    twopugsmom TS Rookie

    Well, it has been 3 months, but I just got one on Dell for $250.00 Free shipping. Now if I weren't such a ***** I would figure out how to use it....;)

    I am commenting to myself. But I can say the reason I got it is I have had 1 badly botched neck surgery and two more to follow that we not particularly successful, so once I figure this out...I am hope to alleviate all of the looking down and such that irritates the hell out of my neck. I am in CONSTANT unbearable pain. I am a digital photographer and use Photoshop, neither of which I can do now because, whenon the computer too long, I am in such pain that I literally sob. (And I am 56 and on enough pain meds to probably kill a horse...) I will try anything to get back even one thing that brought joy into my life!!!

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