By Vamien McKalin email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Jan 05, 2013 08:27 AM EST
Before Windows 8 came along, touch monitors were a small thing that never really caught on with the general public. However, Samsung is on the verge of changing this trend with the announcement of the Series 7 Touchscreen monitor.
"Samsung Electronics debuted two new additions to its lineup of premium monitors, putting professional-grade picture quality within reach for professional and consumer audiences alike. The innovative Series 7 SC770 Touch Monitor comes optimized for Windows 8, while the Series 7 SC750 features a slim, ergonomic design and premium picture quality,"noted the press release.
Just as one would expect from Samsung, the monitor's design is pretty slick and pleasing to the eyes with its gray and black finish. The Series 7 SC770 comes loaded with a 24-inch touch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and viewing angle of 178 degrees. Samsung designed this monitor with Windows 8 in mind, so the display is multitouch and has 10 touch points at a time. The monitor also has an adjustable stand that enables users to tilt teh display up to 60 degrees.
While it is always good to have an option, it is not certain how useful a touchscreen monitor would be when in general use. Sitting at your desktop while touching a huge 24-inch monitor may not be intuitive, and before long, the mouse and keyboard will come back into play, leaving the touch features to gather dust.
Touchscreen is more useful on a Windows 8 laptop, tablet, or hybrid since these devices are small and more personal.
Many gadget lovers who are seeking a touch monitor may not find this Samsung model to their liking. However, for the normal Joe who only wants a monitor for doing trivial things like watching movies, surfing on the Internet, checking Facebook or Twitter, the Series 7 SC770 is perfect for these tasks.
"We are committed to serving an expanding market of aspiring young professionals with the professional-grade monitors that match their needs," said Junghhwan Kim, Senior Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. "As the industry leader for seven consecutive years, Samsung is exploring new technology that provides discerning users with affordable, cutting-edge monitors that deliver a differentiated user experience."
Samsung hasn't released a price for the Series 7 SC770; however, the monitor will be displayed at CES 2013 next week.