KOREAN ELECTRONICS MAKER Samsung has unveiled its first touchscreen monitor, the Series 7 SC770.
Featuring "a slim, ergonomic design and premium picture quality", the SC770 is optimised for the Windows 8 operating system and has been announced ahead of CES alongside a non-touch equivalent, the Series 7 SC750.
The SC770 Touch Monitor supports up to 10 points multi-touch so that users can drag, rotate or select objects on the monitor using every one of their fingers and thumbs.
The screen is supported by a flexible stand that adjusts by offering a 60-degree tilt so users can rearrange the monitor depending on their preferences for either viewing or touching. There's also an ultra-thin bezel along with wide viewing angles of 178 degrees.
The non-touch edition, the SC750 sports the same slim design of its touch-enabled counterpart but with a 90-degree pivot so that it can be viewed in both landscape and portrait modes. For displaying ultra-sharp images, the SC750 monitor also touts a 5000:1 contrast ratio, five times that of a standard monitor.
Sasmung's SVP of the Visual Display Business Jung-Hwan Kim said the monitors' release further supports the firm's aim to deliver to an "expanding market of aspiring young professionals with the professional-grade monitors that match their needs".
Both the SC770 and the SC750 will be on display at Samsung's booth at the CES trade show in Las Vegas next week. There's no word on pricing yet, but Samsung said they will be available worldwide in the first quarter of 2013. µ