LED 24-inch 10-Point Touch Monitor
touch me Is Samsung’s interactive monitor a gamechanger?
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.