HP Rolls Out First Windows 7 Certified Touchscreen Monitor

A good deal of the brouhaha about Windows 7 is centered on support for touch technology, as if computer displays with fingerprints and smudges of goop that (at best) could have been lunch are somehow going to become a technology that redefines computing for a whole new generation. Hewlett-Packard is gamely giving the technology a go, however, and hopes businesses will be as eager to adopt it as consumers: the company has just taken the wraps off its new HP Compaq L2105tm Widescreen LCD Touchscreen Display, featuring optical touch technology to enable one-finger panning and scrolling, and two-finger actions to simulate mouse input with common gestures.

HP Compaq L2105tm display

The L2105tm measures 21.5-inches (diagonally, of course) and features a native 1,920 by 1,080-pixel resolution, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 250cd/m² of brightness, a 5 ms response time, a 170° horizontal viewing angle, and a 72 percent color gamut. The display features an antiglare and anti-static display surface, and the stand can swivel up to 30 degrees and tilt from 5 to 20 degrees. The unit is Energy Star qualified, and weighs just over 14 pounds. For folks who prefer not to get their displays all smudged up, the L2105tm also comes with a hard stylus that tucks away into the side of the monitor—at least, until someone loses it and everyone goes back to using their lunch-smeared fingers.

The HP Compaq L2105tm display is on sale now at prices for $299.