Yet another multi-touch monitor has made its appearance, one whose name clearly spells out what the product has that others do no. The release of Microsoft's Windows 8 prompted its creation. LG's
press release is long and verbose, but the company doesn't actually specify exactly what the technical details of the Touch 10 monitor are.
It only says that 10-finger multitouch input is supported, and that a 23-inch IPS panel (in-plane switching) is present, for wide viewing angles and better color contrast.
Fortunately, based on the other 10-finger multitouch monitors and all-in-one PCs
launched over the past couple of weeks, we can guess what the other details are very well.
The native resolution is the easiest: Full HD, or 1920 x 1080 pixels. There is no way LG would settle for anything less at this point.
Thanks to the mention of the IPS panel, we can also surmise that the viewing angles are of 178 degrees both horizontally and vertically.
"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."
The "innovative new ways" that the monitor can be used are enabled by apps available on the Windows app store. Provided owners don't mind holding their arms out for it, they can use on-screen keyboards and the Modern UI as Microsoft intended.
People shouldn't panic because of the press image though. This monitor is, after all, a 23-inch product, which means that hand render is seriously oversized.
LG will sell the Touch 10 ET83 monitor in South Korea this month (November 2012), with Europe and the rest of the world to follow at a later date. No price was specified.