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Dell ST2220 21.5-inch Multi-touch IPS LCD up for sale

updated 06:10 am EST, Mon January 3, 2011

Offers multiple screen positions

Dell has made its new ST2220 21.5-inch Multi-touch LCD monitor available for sale at its online store. The monitor offers users a wide range of positions for varied styles of user interaction. It is also coated with an oleophobic protective layer that minimizes smudging so that users do not need to constantly wipe or clean the display after each use. As an IPS display, it also offers wide viewing angles of up to 178/178 degrees horizontally and vertically.

It is 1080p capable at 60Hz with a resolution of 1920x1080 and has a dynamic contrast ratio of 50,000:1. Brightness is 250 nits and its response time is 8ms. There a several different connectivity options including VGA, DVI-D, HDMI and USB.

Its touch capabilities include mouse functionality such as click, drag, double-click and right-click as well as supporting Windows 7 multi-touch gestures.

The Dell ST2220 is retailing for $310.








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  1. Foe Hammer

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    Yes, But ...

    Is this new 21.5" tablet really all that portable?

    (it's a de facto table due to the ergonomic issues of using vertically-positioned touchscreens.)

  1. kerryb

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    hideous

    Dell is trying so hard and missing the mark every time, I cannot imagine the customer they have in mind for this thing???

  1. gor3don

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    hate the ergonomics of a vertical touch screen

    it is awkward

  1. testudo

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    Re: Yes, But ...

    Is this new 21.5" tablet really all that portable?

    It isn't a tablet. As such, it doesn't have to be portable (unless you think that 22" monitor on your desk is 'portable').

    (it's a de facto table due to the ergonomic issues of using vertically-positioned touchscreens.)

    No, it isn't. A tablet is, and one shouldn't have to argue this, an actual usable device. This is a MONITOR. You need to hook it up to some device to actually use it.

    On your definition, any touch screen device is a 'tablet'.

  1. testudo

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    Re: hideous

    Dell is trying so hard and missing the mark every time, I cannot imagine the customer they have in mind for this thing???


    What is so 'hideous' about this thing? Besides that it comes from Dell, so therefore it is hideous by default.

    As for customers, how about for those looking to set up kiosks (who tend to be the biggest market for touch screen displays)?

    For home use, many people might find it helpful (you wouldn't be drooling over an iMac with a touchscreen that would allow you to flick through a CoverFlow display in the finder or iTunes?). It isn't meant to be "always touch screen", but, then again, why point out the obvious when it just ruins a good argument.

  1. Ralph Tomaccio

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    Dell Model Number Conflict

    Why in the world would they give this monitor the same model number as another in their lineup?

    Check this out:
    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-9332



  1. Foe Hammer

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    Ah Testy, You Miss The Point Again

    Don't how in an article that calls it a "monitor" twice and only talks about monitor specs that you got the idea that it's actually a monitor.

    You should also look up "de facto" in the dictionary sometime.

    Then combine the blatant obviousness of the first point with your new-found knowledge from the second point, think real hard, think real hard some more, and you might - just might - laugh a little bit at both the notion of it being a tablet as well as at the silliness of introducing yet another touchscreen monitor particularly when touting it in a vertical orientation. Of course, you'll probably have to look up "touting" before you can do that too now.

  1. Foe Hammer

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    But I Do Have To Agree With Testy ...

    ... when he says "you wouldn't be drooling over an iMac with a touchscreen that would allow you to flick through a CoverFlow display in the finder or iTunes?"

    He's right. I wouldn't be drooling over it. Not a single drop of drool would even begin to form. An iMac has a vertical screen. It'd be a return to the horrid ergonomics that dooms all such devices to overall failure.

    Now if there was a device with a smaller touchscreen housed in a thin, lightweight package that I could hold in my hand and access iTunes on, surf the internet on, and acquire other very useful apps for at ridiculously low prices, and use all of it say while lounging on the couch or laying in bed - that kind of thing would probably sell at least a few hundred units. If only someone or some company would bring that kind of thing to market. Something like that would be downright magical.

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