We hardly expect you to know Dell's monitor lineup inside-out, so here's a quick primer: Dell already sells this thing called the S2240T, a 21.5-inch display with full HD resolution and support for 10-point multi-touch. Well, today Dell's expanding the family by adding a 23-inch version (the P2314T) and a 27-inch one (the P2714T). Like that current monitor we told you about, they both have 1,920 x 1,080 touchscreens and a stand that allows the panel to lie at a near-flat 60-degree angle. The only hitch is that a bigger screen also equates to a bigger price: whereas the existing 21-inch model costs $350, the 23- and 27-inch versions are going for $450 and $700, respectively. If all of the above are too pricey, Dell also introduced a lower-end 20-inch monitor called the E2014T. That also has a touchscreen, but it only tilts 5 degrees forward and backward , and the resolution tops out at 1,600 x 900. You can find that now for $250 in North and Latin America, with Europe and Asia to follow on September 26th. Interested? You'll find some hands-on shots below, along with a few extra technical details in the press release after the break.
Dell Touch Monitor hands-on
New Dell Monitors Bring Touch Experience Within Reach
• Dell Touch Monitors offer an engaging touch experience at a great value
• The new Dell 20 Touch Monitor, Dell 23 Touch Monitor and Dell 27 Touch Monitor offer natural and intuitive multi-touch capabilities coupled with HD resolution for an amazing screen experience
• These Touch monitors offer extensive connectivity with MHL, DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA, and USB ports
Round Rock, TX, August 28, 2013 – Dell today introduced a boldly reimagined monitor experience with the launch of its Dell 20 Touch Monitor (E2014T), Dell 23 Touch Monitor (P2314T) and Dell 27 Touch Monitor (P2714T). Offering a wide range of features and great price points, Dell's new monitors bring the touch experience to a broad selection of users. The Dell 20 Touch Monitor, Dell 23 Touch Monitor, and Dell 27 Touch Monitor enable intuitive interaction with content onscreen by tapping, sliding, swiping, turning, pinching and stretching with their fingers - it is that simple and natural with Windows 8.
MHL connectivity allows users to easily display content from smartphones and tablets directly onscreen. From the engaging touch experience to seamless connectivity, these new Dell touch monitors provide exceptional reliability with excellent screen performance.
Bringing touch within reach: Dell 20 Touch Monitor (E2014T)
With this Dell 20 Touch Monitor users can enjoy a fresh new touch monitor experience at a great new price of $249.99. Sharp, fluid visuals with 1600 x 900 HD resolution on its 19.5" screen, a fast 2ms response time, and a high dynamic contrast ratio of 8 million:1 mean families can appreciate a great screen experience that is affordable, reliable and just right for watching videos and movies.
Featuring extensive connectivity, the E2014T touch monitor comes with a wide range of connector ports such as MHL, DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA, and USB. This allows direct display of content from your smartphone or tablet on the larger touch screen via MHL, and also facilitates connectivity to a variety of peripherals, including a wide range of smartphones and tablets, for a versatile, integrated home or work environment.
Boldly reimagined: Dell 23 Touch Monitor (P2314T) and Dell 27 Touch Monitor (P2714T)
The Dell P2314T and P2714T 23" and 27" Touch monitors give users an intuitive 10-point touch experience when using Windows 8. Users will enjoy vividly clear images on either a 23" (P2314T) or 27" (P2714T) screen with Full HD resolution and 8 million:1 dynamic contrast ratio. An ultra-wide 178°/ 178° viewing angle allows the same superb visual experience from virtually any angle. Users can enjoy the ultimate touch experience with the touch monitors' fine craftsmanship and sleek, flush edge-to-edge glass.
A unique adjustable stand design promotes comfort and convenience. Users can naturally slide the monitor closer and tilt it up to 60° to touch and type, or adapt to the requirements of their work space by choosing to wall mount the monitors or affix to the Dell Single Monitor Arm for greater panel adjustability. And just like the E2014T, these 23" and 27" touch monitors feature extensive connectivity.
Availability and Pricing
The E2014T is now available in the US, Canada and Latin American region starting at $249.99. It will be available in the European and Asia-Pacific regions on September 26. The P2714T and P2314T touch monitors are now available in the US, Canada and Latin American region starting at $699.99 and $449.99 respectively. They will be available in the European and Asia-Pacific regions on September 18.