Touch-enabled monitors still aren't easy to find, despite the proliferation of touchscreens on the mobile side of the market. HP has expanded its monitor line with the new Compaq L2206tm, a 21.5-inch LCD panel with multi-touch capabilities. The company claims that its triple sensor technology eliminates no-touch zones while staying compatible with Windows 7's touch input requirements.
The 16:9 monitor has an impressive 1920x1080 resolution for a screen of this size, with a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and viewing angles of 170 degrees horizontally and 160 degrees vertically - very important for touchscreen use. To that end, the display stand pivots for a full range of 35 degrees, and can rotate the monitor to a portrait mode easily. HP claims a solid 250 nits of brightness.
the touch-screen technology is optical (not capacitive) but comes with an included stylus, and the display has two USB ports mounted on the case. Included connections are VGA, DVI and DisplayPort, with an optional USB graphics adapter. The HP Compaq L2206tm will be available on June 4th for $279.