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NewsPoster Mar 26, 2013 03:52 PM
Infocus releases 55-inch BigTouch all-in-one PC
Digital display manufacturer <a href="" rel='nofollow'>InFocus</a> today announced the launch of the BigTouch all-in-one 55-inch touch screen PC. The Windows 8 computer ships with Windows 8 Pro, and includes a wireless keyboard and mouse. All Windows 8 touch screen gestures are recognized by the five-touch display, including slide, tap, swipe, pinch and rotate.<br />
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The device is driven by the Intel i5 processor, and includes two gigabit Ethernet ports, 802.11n Wi-Fi, two HDMI ports, and six USB ports of unknown speed. Storage is provided by a 120GB solid state drive.<br />
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An upgrade path to the company's <a href="" rel='nofollow'>"Mondopad"</a> will be available that adds collaboration features such as video conferencing, digital annotation, interactive white boarding capabilities, customizable interface elements and Microsoft Office 2010 Professional.<br />
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The BigTouch will be available for $5,000. Pricing is not available for the update to the Mondopad specification.
WiseWeasel Mar 26, 2013 04:05 PM
And it doubles as an upper-body gym. I feel this wouldn't be complete without an over-sized floor keyboard pad that you can you can hop around on to type with, just so you get a balanced workout.
Flying Meat Mar 26, 2013 04:19 PM
The best part is
you can't see the whole display well, when close enough to touch it, so you'll need to learn the box step.
Makosuke Mar 26, 2013 05:15 PM
In fairness
The gorilla arm issue would make using the touchscreen on this for regular productivity impossible, of course. But in fairness, reading the product info (and looking at the $5000 price tag), it's actually not so bad--it's being sold as a digital whiteboard/projector replacement for high-tech conference rooms, so people at the meeting can interact with the display directly. I could actually see it being usable (and useful) in that situation. Sort of what the original Microsoft Surface (not the new tablet) was intended to be.
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