Samsung Unveils Touchscreen Monitor for Windows 8

Paul Lilly

Two of the three monitors Samsung is bringing to CES will feature touchscreen panels.

Samsung will be attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas later this month, and we've been given a heads up to at least three products the company plans to bring with it. Two of them are new additions to its lineup of premium monitors, including the Series 7 SC770 Touch Monitor and Series 7 SC750 with 90 degrees of pivoting posture. The third monitor that will be on display is the Series 9 S27B970 for professionals.

"We are committed to serving an expanding market of aspiring young professionals with the professional-grade monitors that match their needs," said Junghhwan 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."

A differentiated user experience is a pretty accurate description. Windows 8 users might find themselves most interested in the SC770 Touch Monitor. The 24-inch panel supports up to 10 points of simultaneous multi-touch input and features a 1920x1080 display resolution. Other specs include 250 cd/m2 brightness, 5,000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms response time (GTG), built-in USB hub, and integrated speakers.

For power surfers and professionals alike, the non-touch SC750 pivots 90 degrees so you can view documents and websites in both landscape and portrait modes. It's a 27-inch panel that also boasts a Full HD 1080p resolution, though it lacks built-in speakers or a USB hub.

The most fleshed out monitor of the bunch is the Series 9 S27B970. It's a high-end 27-inch monitor with a Plane Line Switching (PLS) panel and 2560x1440 resolution. It has a USB hub; a pair of 7W speakers; HDMI, dual-link DVI, and DisplayPort connectivity; 1,000:1 contrast ratio; 285 cd/m2 brightness; 5ms response time; and a built-in color calibration engine so you can adjust the uniformity, gamma, and white balance of the display.

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