DISPLAY MANUFACTURER AOC has announced its captivatingly named Touch Monitor e2239fwt for notebook users that has a multi-touch screen.
The Touch Monitor is a 21.5in WLED touchscreen display that supports full HD 1920x1080 resolution. It is available now in the UK for around £190.
Robert Velez, marketing manager at AOC said, "The multi-touch feature of the new Touch Monitor is ideal for software applications that benefit from control via simple hand gestures, like gaming, education, entertainment and photo management."
What is a bit different about the AOC Touch Monitor is its two leg design instead of the orthodox single centre stand. The two legs mean that a laptop can be slid between the legs so the smaller laptop screen is hidden behind the monitor.
The monitor comes with a 10,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (which doesn't mean much), and a 5ms response time. Connectors include two side-mounted HDMI ports, a D-Sub connector, two USB ports and audio in.
AOC claims that multiple Touch Monitors can be daisy chained together and said, "No additional hardware or new VGA card is required to add the multiple displays, and even a notebook can add up to six additional screens."
Because of the legs the display can't be adjusted height-wise, unless you stack some books or bricks under it. The angle can be adjusted between three and 12 degrees from vertical.
The monitor offers low power consumption at less than 0.1W when in standby and less than 25W in normal use. It also provides a timer so the user can schedule when the display will turn off. µ
Uses 20 percent less power than traditional systems
It's becoming more prevalent in car research and development
Sign up for INQbot – a weekly roundup of the best from the INQ