Items tagged with Multi-touch

The all-in-one PC form factor is a brilliant, if not obvious, evolution of the desktop computer. AIO systems offer the maximum amount of screen real estate while drastically minimizing the total footprint of the computer by packing all the components inside the monitor (or in the case of this particular AIO, the base of the stand). Even better, now that ten-finger touch input is de rigeur, these machines offer new methods of computer interaction that are alternately ideal for wide-eyed youngsters, old luddites, and seasoned power users. (Give a toddler a touchscreen and she’ll figure out... Read more...
Anyone who has tried pre-release versions of Window 8 can tell you that navigating the OS with your mouse is completely doable – but you’re going to find yourself wanting to touch those Live Tiles. To that end, Dell took the veil off a new multi-touch monitor aimed squarely at users who are upgrading their desktops to Windows 8 and want the touch experience.   The Dell S2340T is a 23-inch IPS display at full HD 1920X1080 resolution. It has an LED backlight and offers viewing angles of 178 degrees. The monitor has a high contrast ratio of 1000:1, as well as a mega-dynamic... Read more...
When it rains, it pours, and these days it’s pouring aluminum. The big names are using consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin to unveil the devices that will usher in Windows 8. Count HP among them with three sleek entries, including an ultrabook with a detachable screen. All three new devices have multitouch displays, emphasizing the importance of touch capabilities for notebooks running Windows 8. HP ENVY x2 Of the pack, the model that’s going to get the most attention is probably the HP ENVY x2, which HP is referring to as a hybrid PC. That’s the model with the detachable... Read more...
If the challenge is to go big or go home, don't wait up for Ideum to pull into its driveway. Ideum specializes in designing and creating interactive computer-based exhibits, multi-touch installations, rich Internet applications, and social networking sites for museum and Web visitors, and their latest creations is the MT65 Presenter, a 65-inch interactive display with multi-touch capabilities. It also supports 3D, is made with ultra-clear tempered glass, houses an integrated computer, boasts built-in audio, and yes, there's also a webcam included in the hardened aluminum case. "The Presenter is... Read more...
HDTVs are getting all sorts of big these days. An 82" HDTV still sounds massive, but not nearly as massive as it did a few years ago.  What if multi-touch is mixed in with that massive size, though? That's what Perceptive Pixel has done, and the company has just introduced the world's largest projected capacitive display at the SIGGRAPH 2011 conference. The 82" pro-cap display joins the company's existing 27" pro-cap monitor, both of which are aimed (for now) at businesses and enterprise applications. The new 82" wall display is ideal for use in creative, collaborative environments such as... Read more...
Qualcomm: a name that most average consumers probably weren't even familiar with just five or ten years ago, but these days, is impossible to ignore. The Snapdragon processor platform has taken over the tablet and smartphone space, and a huge percentage of today's hottest devices run with Qualcomm silicon inside. It's still tough being a chip maker when it comes to perception, though; for the most part, average consumers don't stop to consider what kind of CPU is within their favorite handheld. It's more about the experience, and less about the specifications. So now, Qualcomm is getting itself... Read more...
Are you looking for a new dining room table? What about a new dining room tablet? What about a combination of both? Ideum has just revealed what may be the most incredible table your home could ever imagine, but it's likely overkill for most. Packed within the MT-55 (also known as "The Platform) is a full-blown PC, with a Core i5/i7 CPU, RAM, storage, and Windows 7 Pro. That computer is necessary to run the 55" touch panel on top, which touts over 30 touch points and basically turns whatever room you place it in into a multi-touch extravaganza. The top part of the table measures just 3" thick,... Read more...
Acer revealed the new M and X Series desktops as well as the T231H 23-inch multi-touch display. The M Series targets users who are looking for a powerful desktop with expansion options. The all-black Acer M Series desktops offer Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon II x4 Quad Core processors, up to 6GB DDR3 memory, and 1TB SATA hard drives. Models with discrete graphics are available. The Acer M Series desktops start at $499.99. The X Series is sleek and compact. In fact, Acer says this series is about one-third the size of a traditional PC. The X Series comes with an Intel Pentium Dual Core or AMD Athlon... Read more...
Where would be without Multi-Touch? It's hard to imagine, given that the vast majority of today's smartphones utilize some form of multi-touch, and many new all-in-one PCs, monitors and tablets do as well. Multi-touch has effectively revolutionized how we interact with displays, and Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has just created a major step forward in the multi-touch world. They're introducing the industry's first single-layer multi-touch capacitive touch screen controller, which doesn't require cross-over isolation points that other solutions require. The catch is that even though it's a... Read more...
Apple may have taken the time to officially reveal a new iMac, Mac Pro and 27" Cinema Display this morning, but two accessories that slipped under the radar are equally as interesting, if not more so. Scattered about the press releases for the new iMac and Mac Pro were mentions of a new Multi-Touch "Magic Trackpad," which is an all new input peripheral from Apple that's designed to bring some of the company's expertise in Multi-Touch to the desktop. Up until now, Multi-Touch has been reserved largely for touch panels and notebooks, but the new trackpad enables those same gestures to be translated... Read more...
iBUYPOWER is best known for their line of custom PCs, and they're one of the go-to companies when it comes to high-end gaming notebooks. In fact, the company is known solely for hardware. But their latest introduction isn't hardware based at all; rather, it's a new piece of software. It takes a special piece of software to really grab our attention, but this one really shows promise. It's a piece that we expected to first come from a place like NVIDIA or Intel, but instead, it'll be iBUYPOWER customers enjoying the early spoils. The new, customizable MAGIC software works with touchscreen machines,... Read more...
You know what the world needs? More multi-touch. Don't think we're being sarcastic, because we most certainly are not. Multi-touch has changed the way we interact with our computers and gadgets, and it's clear that touch is the input method of the future, at least with portable electronics. Companies are becoming better and better at really nailing the execution for multi-touch devices, and GestureTek is one of those hoping to make some moves in the market as the bandwagon grows. The company is following AUO by showcasing a number of new display devices at a forthcoming trade show, but rather than... Read more...
Lenovo's IdeaPad line is somewhat unpredictable. In our estimation, it's the company's "fun" line of products; in other words, it's the range of notebooks that they can tinker with, while the ThinkPad caters to business-class users. The IdeaPad S10 line of netbooks has been going for a few years now, obviously with a good deal of success. But as netbooks become more and more popular, the risk of creating another "also-ran" increases. Lenovo is hoping to set its newest netbook apart from the crowd by doing a couple of things: dressing it up, and providing a multi-touch, swivel screen that... Read more...
Lenovo's IdeaPad line is somewhat unpredictable. In our estimation, it's the company's "fun" line of products; in other words, it's the range of notebooks that they can tinker with, while the ThinkPad caters to business-class users. The IdeaPad S10 line of netbooks has been going for a few years now, obviously with a good deal of success. But as netbooks become more and more popular, the risk of creating another "also-ran" increases. Lenovo is hoping to set its newest netbook apart from the crowd by doing a couple of things: dressing it up, and providing a multi-touch, swivel screen that... Read more...
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