Dell Launches 86- And 55-inch 4K Interactive Touch Monitors For Education And Business

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Microsoft has a sleeper hit on its hands with its Surface Hub family. While many didn’t know what to make of Microsoft’s 55- and 84-inch Windows 10-powered multi-touch displays when they were first announced, both have gone on to become a billion-dollar business for the company. Dell has obviously seen Microsoft’s success and it wants in on a piece of the action.

Following the introduction of the 70-inch Interactive Conference Room Monitor during the summer of 2016, Dell today announced its new 55-inch and 86-inch Interactive Touch Monitors. Whereas the 70-inch model was “saddled” with a 1080p display resolution, both the Dell 55 and Dell 86 rock a 4K (3840x2160) display resolution.

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Both monitors are big on collaboration features and support 20 touch points, allowing multiple people to use the device at once. Also included is Dell’s InGlass technology which “allows for a natural writing experience” with the two included passive styluses. You’ll find anti-glare and anti-smudge coating on the glass to help improve visibility and reduce the appearance of greasy “French Fry” fingerprints after your lunch break.

Both monitors feature multiple HDMI, VGA and USB 3.0 ports along with a single DisplayPort. Businesses and schools can also opt for the Dell Wireless Module, priced at $199.99, which allows you to wirelessly connect to the displays without an internet connection.

The Dell 55 and Dell 86 will go on sale March 30th, priced below $5,000 and $11,000 respectively. The 55-inch and 84-inch Surface Hubs are priced at $6,999 and $21,999 respectively, but they both are full-fledged PCs, whereas the Dell alternatives are glorified monitors.