With the release of Windows 8 came native touch control on our desktops, of course this isn't possible unless you have a touch compatible device or monitor. This is where LG Electronics steps in, with the announcement of their new "Touch 10" monitor, which is optimized for Windows 8. With support for up to ten touch-points to give you great flexibility and control over your desktop.
J.J. Lee, VP and Head of IT Business at LG - "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,”
The monitor is 23" and features a 1920 x 1080 resolution panel and an IPS panel, although full specifications have not yet been released. They only went on to say the device should operate on a plug-and-play basis within Windows 8 and that touch functionality doesn't require extra software to be installed on your system.
LG - Touch 10
While most touchscreens on the market allow for two finger input and touch control, the Touch 10 offers the use of all fingers, allowing you greater control and manipulation of on-screen applications, images or even games. It would also be useful for things like an on screen keyboard, or for use of a capacitive stylus should you require the use of pen style input.
“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,”
While for a lot of users this technology is quite simply not required it does have plenty of good uses, you could wall mount the screen and have it as a remote device in another room, use it to control multimedia applications such as movie playback, music creation software and photo editing software.
A lot of consumers aren't buying into the technology though and I fear this product isn't going to succeed, but I do respect that companies are trying to innovate and try something new, but only time will tell if this is enough in the case of the Touch 10.
Price hasn't been revealed yet, although I wouldn't expect it to be cheap. The Touch 10 will be available next month in South Korea and then Europe and globally a few months after that.