ASUS' approach with their entry-level Eee-brand devices has always been to throw as much as possible at the market and see what sticks, and ironically the Eee Stick is one of those devices that has proved less than compelling. According to a DigiTimes report - denied by ASUS, incidentally - industry insiders are saying the company is preparing to axe its Eee Stick team, as well as the projects responsible for its LCD TV and monitor ranges.
Samsung has unveiled a new monitor in Korea that is packed with features and can be used as a HDTV as well. the monitor is the Samsung P2370HD and it has 27-inches of screen space. Being that the thing is called a monitor, we can assume it is aimed at computer users who also want to be able to watch TV in one device.
Acer has become the latest manufacturer to announce a multitouch-capable LCD monitor suitable for use with Windows 7. The Acer T230H is, at 23-inches, slightly larger than its Dell and HP counterparts, but offers the same Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. It recognizes one- and two-finger gestures, such as pinch-zoom and chiral-rotate, and has VGA, HDMI and DVI inputs.
If you thought HP and Dell's Windows 7 compatible multitouch monitors were desk-dominating at 21.5-inches, go away and fetch a cold-compress. Albatron have been working on their latest optical touch display, and it's a full 42-inch whopper promising 1080p resolution, multitouch and gesture support. mobile+notebook grabbed some hands-on (literally) time with the behemoth.
Video demo after the cut
Looks like Dell's SX2200T won't have the whole multitouch monitor playground to itself. HP have announced a new, Windows 7 compatible touchscreen display, the HP Compaq L2105tm, a Full HD 1920 x 1080 LCD with an optical touchscreen supporting one- and two-finger control. There's also, for those old-school moments, a plastic stylus hidden in a nook round back.
We've a soft-spot for USB-connecting mini LCD displays - they're a nifty way to get Photoshop toolbars, IM windows, Twitter apps and other windows off your main display but keep them readily visible - so we're glad to see more options hitting the market. DoubleSight have three sub-displays to choose from, starting from the 7-inch DS-70U and then breaking into the hitherto unusual 9-inch segment with the DS-90U and DS-90UC.
ASUS' endearingly slim Designo MS series LCD displays are headed to the UK, the company have confirmed, with prices for the 16.5mm thick monitors around the £244 mark ($400). According to Electricpig, that will probably get you the 23.6-inch model, the MS246, which offers 1080p HD resolution.
Truth be told, 19" monitors seem to be an ancient past-time, only talked about in hushed whispers, amongst technophiles joking about their parent's sloppy PC setup. Sure, there's a niche for the smaller screen sizes, and it looks like NEC wants to slide right into that spot. They've got a new LCD monitor set to hit shelves some times this month, and it's got some pretty interesting aspects to it that might grab the attention of any working professional out there.