Planar Helium: MultiTouch Windows 8 Monitor

Planar Helium MultiTouch Monitor

Planar Helium 27″ MultiTouch Monitor for Windows 8

PLANAR HELIUM MULTI-TOUCH-  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.  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.


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 15° to 70° 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 Select, customers can select from several different patterns and colors to achieve a unique and personalized look.


Technical Specs:

Display Type Edge-Lit LED LCD
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Tilt Range +15° to +70° and flat
Palette 16.7 million colors
Viewing Angle 178° 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 Windows® 7, 8 – HID Compliant – no drivers needed for basic touchscreen operation
More Information:
The Planar Helium 27-inch monitor will be available in early October 2012 through Planar’s network of authorized resellers.   Manufacturer’s website:
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