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April 23rd 2012 5:10 pm

Touchscreen Monitors

I have been running Windows 8 beta releases for some time and really want to to more in depth development and testing on the desktop. When will anyone release a 27" touchscreen monitor with 2560 x 1440 resolution? I hope we won't have to wait until after the release of Windows 8 in October.

It seems that the only touchscreen monitors around now are 4:3 aspect ratio and very low resolution, made for Point of Sale application. Why hasn't anyone made a high resolution touchscreen for designers and developers who want to be ready for Windows 8?

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High resolution generally makes on-screen elements smaller and harder to touch. This also adds an extra layer of complexity for developers to have to worry about screen sizes.

In a low res screen your "touch" covers less pixels and in theory is a bit more accurate than a high res screen where you touch more pixels. Its a terrible way to describe it, but I am not sure how else to right now :P
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Well I can certainly agree with that as far as making elements smaller on the screen. But there aren't even any 1920 x 1080 monitors at any size, such as 23". I would be happy with that for the moment. It's just a shame there isn't a single option.
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Agreed. I am quite excited for the launch of Windows 8, and have seen the power of it on a tablet and the cool things HTML5 can do.

Realistically I will keep my desktop as-is for its purposes and invest in a tablet for media consumption this fall.

If you look here, Microsoft has already approved some specified screen sizes with touch topping out at 27" 2560 x 1440 which is fantastic

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