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Planar Helium Display Lights Up the Windows 8 Touch Experience

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Today, Planar Systems, Inc., a global leader in digital display technology, announced of the introduction of the Planar Helium family of multi-touch desktop monitors designed to bring the touch experience alive when paired with a Microsoft Windows 8 device such as an Ultrabook, tablet or desktop PC.

The Planar Helium family debuts with a 27-inch model (model PCT2785), capturing the Microsoft Windows 8 touch experience without costing thousands of dollars for an all-in-one solution. To use touch-enabled features, customers simply plug the monitor directly into their Ultrabook, tablet or desktop PC. The monitor includes a sleek, easily-adjustable, and ergonomically-friendly Helium Stand for a comfortable and controlled user experience. It also comes with a built-in webcam for video communication such as Skype, Microsoft Lync, and other webcam-based collaboration or video conferencing tools.

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Would be interesting to see if this can be hooked up to the Raspberry Pi and use XBMC on it!
 
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~$899 for a 1920x1080 27” touch display,……

I don’t think so,…..

If it were 120Hz or greater, IPS, 3D and 2560x1440 with a better stand then maybe,…. ;)
 
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Affordable price: With a manufacturer suggested retail price of $899, the low-price 27-inch Planar Helium monitor...
I don't know what universe they're living in, but in mine $899 is not even close to "affordable" or "low-price". :confused:

And why is it that I need a touch screen anyway? :rolleyes:

Oh yeah, Microsoft is trying force a new OS on everyone. :mad:
 
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I don't know what universe they're living in, but in mine $899 is not even close to "affordable" or "low-price". :confused:

And why is it that I need a touch screen anyway? :rolleyes:

Oh yeah, Microsoft is trying force a new OS on everyone. :mad:
They are living in the Rich universe. They probably where space suits just to interact with us.
 

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~$899 for a 1920x1080 27” touch display,……

I don’t think so,…..

If it were 120Hz or greater, IPS, 3D and 2560x1440 with a better stand then maybe,…. ;)
Ok, lets try to find one that fills these requirements.here's one. Count on it being more than $10 000.

I don't know what universe they're living in, but in mine $899 is not even close to "affordable" or "low-price". :confused:
The closest one here is an Acer for about €700. So yeah I think it's a pretty fair price.

In short, you people don't know what you're on about.

I'd like something like this (with a simliar resoultion), but 10" instead. That would be sweeeeeeeeet.
 
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The closest one here is an Acer for about €700. So yeah I think it's a pretty fair price.

In short, you people don't know what you're on about.
No.. $900 is not cheap.. ever..
 

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No.. $900 is not cheap.. ever..
Sure it is, it depends entirely on what it is. If I got a Ferrari for $900 I'd consider it cheap.

And that is what you have to do, put prices in perspective. "Cheap" and "expensive" are not fixed values, they depend on context.
 
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Ok, lets try to find one that fills these requirements.here's one. Count on it being more than $10 000.



The closest one here is an Acer for about €700. So yeah I think it's a pretty fair price.

In short, you people don't know what you're on about.

I'd like something like this (with a simliar resoultion), but 10" instead. That would be sweeeeeeeeet.
I know what I'm on about.

It's you that thinks $900 for something people don't need is cheap.

It's not cheap for anything, or I'd have 3 2560x1600 displays.
 

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I know what I'm on about.

It's you that thinks $900 for something people don't need is cheap.

It's not cheap for anything, or I'd have 3 2560x1600 displays.
Because you don't need it doesn't mean no one needs it. And again, they are not fixed values, they depend on what you're getting. See the car example above.

BTW, $900 for 3 2560x1600 displays would be cheap. ;)
 
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Ok, lets try to find one that fills these requirements.here's one. Count on it being more than $10 000.
Actually I was kidding. Sorry you seemed to have missed that.

I think I have a fairly firm grasp on what the market has to offer and at what price. I’m still not interested in this monitor though. I have four 27” monitors (one 2560x1440 and three 1920x1080) and while I do have some touch capable devises (new iPad, HP Touchpad, Asus Eee Slate EP121 Core i5 Windows 7 tablet PC and so on) I don’t see the need for touch on the desktop.

I also have an older HP Touchsmart All-In-One PC and its early proprietary touch system made me think it would be easier to integrate touch into the market with a cheap add-on rather then integrated on higher priced components (monitor or AIO PC). For example something like this:

http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/17/zorro-macsk-review/
 
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Because you don't need it doesn't mean no one needs it. And again, they are not fixed values, they depend on what you're getting. See the car example above.

BTW, $900 for 3 2560x1600 displays would be cheap. ;)
Your self description is accurate.
 

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Your self description is accurate.
That I can agree on, but any particular reason you think this is so?

@octaveon: Indeed i did not get it was a joke. And yeah touch on a traditional desktop isn't a very good idea (i'd like to have some Kinect technology there, or voice control), but in certain settings it isn't a bad idea imo.
 
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Has the Microsoft Reality Distortion Field gone contagious?
 
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