Dell’s 70-inch 1080p Touchscreen Monitor Is A Budget Boardroom Alternative To 84-Inch Surface Hub

When it comes to giving presentations in the modern era, whiteboards are out and large touchscreen displays are in. That's the basis for Dell's new 70-inch Interactive Conference Room Monitor (C7017T), the company's first interactive touchscreen panel in the 70-inch category with a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080 at 60Hz) resolution.

An interactive panel this size isn't necessarily for one person. Dell says it's a great option for collaborative projects, offering 10-point hand touch and packaged with two styluses. It also features an anti-glare and anti-smudge coating on the cover glass for easy viewing, along with special "monitor components" to enhance text and images for better viewing and readability in medium-sized conference rooms.

Dell C7017T 70-Inch Monitor

The C7017T uses an 8-bit + FRC (Frame Rate Control) panel with a 4,000:1 contrast ratio (typical), 350 cd/m2 brightness, 6ms gray-to-gray response time with Overdrive, and broad viewing angles (176 degrees vertical and horizontal).

Dell also touts quick and easy connectivity with multiple ports to play with. Among them you'll find a VGA port, three HDMI ports (2 x HDMI 1.4 with no MHL and 1 x HDMI with MHL), a single DisplayPort 1.2 connector, and audio in/out jacks. There's also a built-in USB hub with four USB 3.0 downstream ports, one of which is a fast charging port, and a single USB 2.0 port that's required for touch. For remote management, there's an RS232 and RJ45 interface, along with optional wireless connectivity (WR517 + product link).

Other odds and ends include built-in speakers, VESA mounts, remote control, a wire saddle, and holders for a stylus and remote. All this comes in a package measuring 62.73 (H) x 36.71 (W) x 3.74 (D) inches an weighing 173.28 pounds.

While not strictly and apples-to-apples comparison, Dell's C7017T is a less expensive alternative to Microsoft's 55-inch and 84-inch Surface Hubs. Those are more full-featured solutions with built-in CPU and GPU hardware, but they're also pricey—$7,000 for the 55-inch model and a whopping $20,000 for the 84-inch version.

Dell's 70-inch C7017T is available now direct from Dell for $5,000.
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