Microsoft has never hidden the fact that Windows 8 works best when you're able to touch, tap, swipe, and get hands-on with your display. The problem there is that most existing monitors lack touch support, so if you want that functionality on your desktop, you're looking at investing in a new panel. Acer's new 20-inch FT200HQL is one such option, and though the 19.5-inch screen is on the small side, it supports 10-point capacitive touch input.
It's also VESA wall-mountable. If you prefer to plop it on your desk, the stand tilts from 10-90 degrees, which Acer claims is especially beneficial for touch-friendly activities like playing games, viewing photo albums, flipping through cookbooks, and surfing the web.
Acer's FT200HQL sports a native resolution of 1600x900 with a 5ms response time, viewing angles of up to 170 degrees horizontally and up to 160 degrees vertically, and a 100,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. It also has built-in dual speakers, a VGA port, and two HDMI ports.
You can find the Acer FT200HQL selling now for $199 with a three-year warranty.