The first multi-touch display optimized for the Windows 8 OS
Samsung may have launched a bunch of touch-enabled monitors and laptops over the past year, especially during the second half, but it is only now that the first Windows-8 optimized multi-touch monitor is making its debut.Those, at least, are the words that Samsung used to describe the Series 7 SC770 Touch, a slim, ergonomic liquid crystal display monitor.
Overall, it is a fairly normal display, with a diagonal of 24 inches, Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels), 5000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms response time and viewing angles of 178 degrees.
The 10-point multi-touch support is the unusual feature. Obviously, it is present because the modern user interface of Windows 8 relies on such technology.
What is strange, however is that a second monitor, the SC750, is, contrary to what the name would suggest, superior to the SC770.
Not only is it larger (diagonal of 27 inches), but it also has a higher brightness.
“We are committed to serving an expanding market of aspiring young professionals with the professional-grade monitors that match their needs,” said Jung-Hwan 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.”
The SC770 and SC750 have tilt (60-degree) and height adjustment, HDMI inputs and a very thin bezel that may satisfy people interested in multi-monitor setups.
Sadly, neither monitor is up for sale yet. Shipments should begin this quarter (Q1 2013), but Samsung will wait for CES 2013 (January 8-11) to put it on show in Las Vegas, Nevada, before accepting orders.
More information on the newcomers, as well as a third monitor called S27B970 (27-inch, 285 cd/m2 brightness, dual-link DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI) can be found here.