PLANAR HELIUM MULTI-TOUCH-Â Today, Planar announced a new line of multi-touch desktop monitors optimized for the all-new touch interface of Microsoft Windows 8.
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.Â To use touch-enabled features, customers simply plug the monitor directly into their Ultrabook, tablet or desktop PC.Â The monitor includes a sleek, easily-adjustable, and ergonomically-friendly Helium Stand for a comfortable and controlled user experience.Â It also comes with a built-in webcam for video communication such as Skype, Microsoft LyncÂ®, and other webcam-based collaboration or video conferencing tools.
The Planar 27-inch Helium multi-touch monitor offers the following advantages:
- Affordable price: With a manufacturer suggested retail price of $899, the low-price 27-inch Planar Helium monitor lets users capture the Windows 8 touch experience without the expense of all-in-one solution. Customers can plug the monitor into practically any work environment including workstations, Ultrabooks and tablets to light up the benefits of the touch enabled Windows 8 operating system.
- Controlled and comfortable use: The ergonomically-friendly and easy-to-adjust Helium Stand helps users avoid touch-screen fatigue. With very light pressure from the user, the unique, easy-to-use stand is easily adjustable from 15Â° to 70Â° and can also be laid flat or mounted on a wall.
- Improved productivity: The Planar Helium monitor provides a 27-inch bright display designed to increase productivity. It offers a built-in full HD webcam and microphone for video communication and a built-in USB hub that allows users to connect other peripherals directly to the monitor. The display can also be paired with other non-touch monitors.
- The ultimate touch-screen experience: Using the same projected capacitive touch technology found in smart phones, the Planar Helium monitor delivers 20 simultaneous touch points that recognize touch input from finger, thin gloved hand or conductive stylus.
- A stylish, personalized look: The monitor provides a super sleek, modern design. And with Planar Selectâ„¢, customers can select from several different patterns and colors to achieve a unique and personalized look.
|Display Type||Edge-Lit LED LCD|
|Display Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Tilt Range||+15Â° to +70Â° and flat|
|Palette||16.7 million colors|
|Viewing Angle||178Â° H,V|
|Response Time||12 ms|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||26.48″ x 16.47″ x 1.95″ (672.69 mm x 418.50 mm x 49.65 mm)|
|Dimensions without Stand||26.48″ x 16.47″ x 1.95″ (672.69 mm x 418.50 mm x 49.65 mm)|
|Display Weight||19.5 lbs (8.8 kg) net; 22.7 lbs (10.3 kg) shipping|
|Display Weight (w/o stand)||Not applicable. Integrated stand folds into the monitor.|
|Panel Depth||1.95″ (49.65 mm)|
|Video Inputs||Analog, HDMI, DisplayPort|
|Audio Output||3W speakers, earphone|
|Compatibility||WindowsÂ® 7, 8 – HID Compliant – no drivers needed for basic touchscreen operation|