updated 12:15 pm EDT, Mon March 26, 2007
24-inch touchscreen LCDs
CyberTouch has announced a new line of touchscreen LCD monitors, the Orion 24s. Named after their size, each is in a widescreen 16:9 ratio, and is actually based on an existing monitor from NEC or Samsung. Resolutions up to 1080p (1920x1200) are supported, and CyberTouch has further enhanced the screens with a polycarbonate layer that resists chemicals and abrasions. The professional audience of the Orions is reflected in their mounting options, since they can either be placed on a desktop or attached to a wall using a VESA mount. Serial and USB versions are available, and they are compatible with any current Mac, Windows or Linux system, except for those running Windows Vista. Prices start at $2,880 for the Samsung monitors and $3,450 for the NECs -- wallmounts, however, cost $125 or $185 depending on the particular monitor.