Having not seen every single all-in-one PC that's ever been released, we'll stop short of saying the InFocus BigTouch is the largest AiO ever to grace the Earth. That said, it's pretty damn enormous. What we have here is a 55-inch Windows 8 machine -- far larger than you probably have room for on your desk -- and it's intended specifically for classrooms, conference spaces and office lobbies. Basically, any scenario where lots of people will need to see or use the computer at once. Given that, its connectivity options are perhaps more extensive than what you'll find on a regular consumer desktop: six USB ports, two HDMI sockets and two Ethernet jacks (highly unusual, that last bit).
Other than that, this isn't a machine for spec hunters: it will initially ship with a Core i5 Sandy Bridge processor (that's what was available when the product was being developed) and the screen resolution tops out at 1080p, which is fairly low considering those pixels will be distributed over a 55-inch panel. The 120GB SSD, at least, should do just fine for the above uses cases -- we don't imagine folks will need to store more than that. Additionally, the BigTouch is designed to be easily serviceable, and the processor is part of Intel's vPro family, so the system might meet IT requirements anyway. With a price of $4,999, though, we hope your company doesn't have too many conference rooms to furnish.
InFocus BigTouch all-in-one PC
InFocus Launches 55-inch Windows 8 All-In-One
BigTouch™ designed for Business and Education Users
Portland, Ore. – March 26, 2013 – InFocus Corp., a global leader in digital display
devices, today announced the launch of its "BigTouch" all-in-one touch screen PC. The
versatile 55-inch BigTouch amplifies the beautiful, fast and fun Microsoft® Windows 8
touch experience for virtually any use customers can dream up.
BigTouch features a brilliant 55-inch 1080p display and five-point touch for multi-
person collaboration, and ships with the Windows 8 Professional operating system
combining the fun of a touch screen tablet with the productivity of a PC. It also includes
a wireless keyboard and mouse, providing convenience and flexibility in a wide variety of
environments and uses.
"Imagine interacting with virtually any content you want on a beautiful 55-inch high
definition touch display," said Robert Detwiler, product manager at InFocus. "The
BigTouch is the ideal product for many customers including educators who are using
education software, software companies that want to demonstrate their applications on
a large scale, or even digital signage companies looking for a display with an integrated
PC. Ultimately, the BigTouch is for anyone who wants the Windows 8 touch experience
on a large PC display."
The device supports Windows 8 touch screen gestures including slide, tap, swipe, pinch
and rotate. Convenient features of the BigTouch include two gigabit Ethernet ports, WiFi,
two HDMI ports and six USB ports, as well as a 120GB solid state hard drive. It also
includes an Intel® i5 processor with Intel vPro™ Technology for embedded security and
In addition to offering top-of-the-line projectors, InFocus manufactures the Mondopad,
a 55-inch multi-touch collaboration PC/tablet hybrid that is revolutionizing how people
communicate and work together. It ships with Mondopad software that offers several
collaboration features including video conferencing, digital annotation over documents,
interactive white boarding capabilities, a customizable interface and Microsoft Office
2010 Professional software. BigTouch customers will be able to upgrade to a Mondopad
with the Mondopad Upgrade Kit, available through InFocus.
Pricing and availability
The BigTouch will be available from authorized InFocus resellers for $4,999.