LED 24-inch 10-Point Touch Mon­i­tor

touch me Is Sam­sung’s in­ter­ac­tive mon­i­tor a gamechanger?

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Touch­screens are only just find­ing their way onto desk­tops and for good rea­son: a mon­i­tor gen­er­ally sits at arm’s length, mak­ing con­stant touches and ges­tures a sure­fire way to get RSI.

Nev­er­the­less, Sam­sung has in­cor­po­rated 10-point touch into its 24-inch mon­i­tor. De­spite our doubts, a re­ally well-tuned touch mon­i­tor could be a boon for artists able to ditch the Wa­com and draw di­rectly on the screen.

Sam­sung’s mon­i­tor tilts back 60 de­grees, though there’s no height ad­just­ment. The panel it­self is good. The view­ing an­gles are great, colours are spot-on and it looks sharp and ap­peal­ing.

As a screen it’s fan­tas­tic. But as a touch de­vice it’s clear that it’s not go­ing to shake up the art world just yet. It works well enough in Win­dows 8, but it doesn’t al­low the level of de­tail artists re­quire, de­tect­ing chubby fin­ger­tips rather than tiny, pres­sure-sen­si­tive sty­luses. It would be at home in a kid’s play area, but not on an artist’s draw­ing ta­ble.

Sam­sung’s panel is bright and sharp, but as a touch­screen de­vice for artists it’s un­con­vinc­ing.

Just two HDMI ports, so you’ll need adapters for Dis­playPort or DVI-equipped com­put­ers.

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