CES 2013: ViewSonic's TD 40 Windows 8 Touch Displays

The TD 40 Series come in Full HD resolution and have high energy efficiency ratings

By on January 8th, 2013 13:43 GMT

Whether or not it feels strange and tiresome to reach forward and touch a monitor all the time, ViewSonic has immersed itself fully in the idea of touch-enabled displays. Windows 8 demands no less.

In its press release, made in Las Vegas, Nevada during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2013), it spoke of three 10-point multitouch monitors.

Called TD2340, TD2740 and TD3240, they measure 23, 27 and 32 inches respectively, and together form the TD 40 Series.

The TD2340 is the basic model, the TD2740 is the consumer model and the TD3240 is made for commercial use.

As one might expect, the TD2740 is the most feature-packed. It actually has two advantages over the other two: a unique picture frame stand (lets it lay flat on a table easily) and an integrated webcam.

The TD3240 has a perk of its own, an optional stand that is, plus a touch screen surface.

"10 Point Touch will revolutionize the way we connect with our digital world," said Erik Willey, LCD monitor and PC product marketing director at ViewSonic.

"This Windows 8 certified 40 Series is designed to deliver an optimized Windows 8 touch experience with the projected capacitive touch technology, outstanding ergonomics and versatile connectivity that ViewSonic is known for."

The three new monitors have IPS LCDs with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a DCR (Dynamic Contrast Ratio) of 20,000,000:1 (ensures clear colors and outlines even in dark scenes).

HDMI, VGA and DisplayPorts decorate the trio, and there is even compliance with USB HID (human interface devices) like gesture and face recognition peripherals.

Finally, the monitors are compatible with VESA mounts (can be placed on the wall) and have Energy Star and EPEAT Silver certifications.

TD3240 will sell from this month onwards for $599 / 456-599 Euro, the TD2740 from April ($799 / 609-799 Euro) and the TD3240 from February ($2,499 / 1,905-2,499 Euro).

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