Buyer Beware- Touch ONLY works with Windows7,8. No other OS
29 July 2013
Summary: Touch capability ONLY works with Windows7 and 8. It has no native driver capabilities of its own and relies on the Operating System to provide them. Was trying to set this up with a Linux powered DVR and the touch position was more than an inch off and could not recognize taps. Wasted several hours trying to debug. Viewsonic says they are working to fix this but doesn't help me now and ofcourse the description on Amazon won't say this.
Summary: I got this so I'd have a touch screen to test our software with Windows 8. The problem with this monitor is that you can't really use the edges of the screen, which you have to do for some Windows 8 gestures. That aside, it worked for what I needed, and the price (used) was right, so overall, I like it.
Summary: I have this connected to a Dell 8300. It has very good response. Watch that you don't use the Tablet Calibrations as it will create problems. I am still learning and need to stop touching it with additional fingers. I would like have two more for my other desktop and my laptop. Perhaps the price will come down. Getting this close to Win 8 didn't help the price.
Summary: It's a good monitor and the touch feature is nice for use in games and such. But this monitor is NOT Win 8 compatible. I bought it from Dell about 2 months ago in anticipation of Windows 8 along a new XPS 8500 screamin' computer. They had it on sale refurbed for $179.00. So I bit on it. Reviews were like they are here, everyone pretty much liked it and bought it for the same reason I did.
Summary: This touch screen monitor works as advertised with multi-touch functionality, however the raised bevel/framing ruins the touchscreen experience. The bevel makes it very difficult to access anything along the edges of the screen, including the Start and window size/close buttons. This is especially true if you want to use Windows 8. Windows 8 has menus and functions that are accessed by clicking or hovering in the corners and on the edges of your screen.
Summary: Well, I like the device. It has a wonderful color. The resolution is great. Forget the sound. Buy another speaker. I had a creative lab set. So I was good to go. It also has good touch response. The touch functions are customizable. Best for long hour reading. I tried to draw on Photoshop but the precision is horrible. But I don't do that a lot. So I don't mind. At least it works. What else can i say. Just have one of this before they start shooting the market.
Summary: Unfortunately picking near the edges of the screen with your fingers is not good. So picking anything off the task bar is a non-starter. It simply does not place the pick near enough the edge. The touch screen is a supplement to your mouse, not a substitute for it like you have on an ipad. Of course your other choice is to increase the size of your icons and lose screen area for other things.
Summary: I got this monitor last week and it's working without issues, I had issues getting it to work as a second screen on a mac running bootcamp with windows 7, the monitor wanted to work only as the main screen but after reading a bit online i managed to get it working, I'm using for DCS World running helios so I can have a touch screen cockpit.
Affordable touch screen that is big enough to be useful
R. Levy, Amazon
23 September 2012
Summary: If you move to Windows 8 with an older machine (an old Dell notebook in my case) - this Monitor really is a great addition. It provides access to all the touch-goodies of Windows 8 both in the new "don't call me Metro" and the old Desktop modes. It is clear, fast enough and has a surface that is big enough to get some work done but not too big to be easy to use with touch.