Summary: Excellent touchscreen for Windows 8.1. Integrates well with my Surface Pro-3 for use as a desktop workstation screen. Has best video ports set including HD Display Port interface which many competitive models lack. Volume is mediocre but that's not why I bought this.
Summary: This is a quick review of the Planar Helium PCT2785 27" Widescreen Multi-Touch Monitor. I work in a cubicle in an office environment. This review takes place within the first 2 hours of use. I give this monitor a 9 out of 10.
Pros: I have one of these running on Ubuntu GNU/Linux. It doesn't support the full 10 point touch but it does single touch out of the box. Really doesn't do much unless you get the Easystroke Gestures app but when you do you can do a lot of cool stuff!
Cons: No multi-gesture support out of the box on Ubuntu GNU/Linux.
Summary: HD resolution on a 27 inch screen was not a good idea. (Big pixels.) To be expected. The touchscreen is not pressure sensitive! It is no better than having a mouse for art programs like GIMP. Unexpected. It was around $150 for the only shipping option. Cannot do anything about that, I suppose.
Good quality picture and touch, additional downloads needed to install with Windows 8.1
28 July 2014
Summary: So far I am very pleased with this monitor. It has a great large display HD picture and the touchscreen has worked well for me thus far (although I am not using this to do extremely detailed work, I'm using it primarily for basic navigation of Windows and the web). Multi-touch seems to work well.
Summary: I purchased this monitor because the reviews said it was a 4 out of 5 star, Either the people reviewing it are blind or the reviews are suspect. The monitor has terrible contrast and almost no definition of the colors.