LG Electronics has introduced its Touch 10 monitor, the ET83. As per an official statement by the company, this monitor is optimised for use with the Windows 8 operating system. LG claims that the 23-inch Touch 10 monitor allows all ten fingers to be used simultaneously as opposed to conventional touchscreens that enable two-finger dragging, scrolling and pinching. The model can be ideal for those who want to experience a full touch computing experience without the need to upgrade to a new PC.
“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,” said J J Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of the IT Business Unit at the LG Home Entertainment Company. “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.”
Most tablet and smartphone touchscreens utilise a two-finger recognition system, which allows for basic manoeuvring of onscreen elements. LG’s Touch 10 monitor affords users the ability to use all their fingers at the same time. They can perform a number of new actions, such as dragging and rotating multiple items at the same time. The highly responsive touch screen also enables the user to take advantage of Windows 8 features, including the on-screen keyboard. The Touch 10 monitor also supports a capacitive stylus, which needs to be purchased separately, should the user prefer a pen-like interface.
"It’s great to see LG bringing touch to computing in innovative new ways,” said John Case, Vice President WW OEM Marketing, Microsoft Corporation. “Pairing LG’s Touch 10 monitor with a desktop or non-touch laptop will help create amazing Windows 8 touch experiences for customers.”
Can be used with 10 fingers
The brand claims that the 23-inch monitor is great for musical applications featuring virtual pianos, synthesizers and string instruments. It adds that a bigger display also makes watching movies, playing games, and children’s educational programs better. A range of touch-friendly apps are available from the Windows Store. The brand states that from a consumer standpoint, the monitor’s setup is hassle-free where full touch functionality is available as soon as the monitor is connected and no extra software is required.
For better picture quality, the monitor utilises an advanced In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel. IPS displays have many advantages over conventional Twisted Nematic (TN) displays in terms of both colour and clarity. The range of colours displayed is both vibrant and naturalistic, with good contrast and overall consistency. IPS technology also provides a more comfortable viewing experience for the user, reducing eye strain and thereby allowing extended periods of use.
The Touch 10 monitor will be available in Korea next month followed by markets in Europe and elsewhere. As of now, no prices are available.