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17in LCD Touch Screen Monitor (4:3)
Why use a mouse to point at something on the screen? Isn't it more intuitive to just point at the screen with your finger? Get this LCD touch screen from Monoprice and let your cat play with the mouse!
This display utilizes Resistive Touch Screen technology, which allows it to respond to any type of touch, without the need for special gloves or a special stylus. This makes it more intuitive to use by children or in any public environment.
This 17" 4:3 screen uses a standard analog VGA interface, which means it can be used with almost any computer or operating system. It has a maximum display resolutin of 1280x1024 and a touch resolution of 2048 x 2048. The transparency is 80% ± 3% and it is designed to work for more than 35 million touches.
- Supports DPMS
- Adjustable backlighting
- Plug and Play (VESA DDC/CI)
- Multilanguage OSD
- Wall/desk mount compatible
- User's Manual (Dec 8, 2010)
- Drivers for Windows® 7 (Nov 20, 2011)
- Drivers for Windows 2000/XP/Vista® (Nov 20, 2011)
- Drivers for Mac® OS X® (Nov 20, 2011)
- Distribution disc (Nov 20, 2011)
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|Display Type||17" LCD|
|Resolution||1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz|
|Display Area (HxV)||13.3" x 10.6" (337 x 270 mm)|
|Light Source||CCFL; 50,000 hrs (typical)|
|Pixel Pitch (mm)||0.264 x 0.264|
|Response Time||5 msec (typical)|
|Input Signal||Analog RGB (0.7/1.0V p-p, 75 ohms)|
|Horizontal Viewing Angle||80°|
|Vertical Viewing Angle||80°|
|Touch Screen Technology||Resistive|
|Touch Sensitivity Resolution||2048 x 2048|
|Useful Life||> 35 million touches|
|Monitor Input Power||12 VDC|
|AC Adapter Input Power||100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, auto-sensing|
|Operating Power Consumption||20 watts|
|Standby Power Consumption||< 2 watts|
|Connectors||1x 15-pin VGA, 1x DC, 1x USB (touch)|
|Operating Temperature||+32 ~ +122°F (0 ~ +50°C)|
|Storage Temperature||-4 ~ +140°F (-20 ~ +60°C)|
|Operating Humidity||10 ~ 90% (no condensation)|
|Storage Humidity||10 ~ 90% (no condensation)|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||15.4" x 13.0" x 2.4" (390 x 330 x 60 mm) (without stand)|
|Stand Height||4.1" (105 mm)|
|Weight||15.4 lbs. (7.0 kg)|
|VESA Mounting Size||75 x 75|
|Regulatory Certification||CE, FCC, RoHS|
|Operating System Compatibility||Windows 9x/2000/ME/CE/XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X, Linux|
This monitor comes in a nice box and is well packed. The stand is great! It is a dual-pivot stand with one pivot point at the back of the stand and the other pivot point on the monitor with about a 7 inch bracket between. This allows for a nearly flat operation of the monitor or a "normal use" screen position, and nearly every position in-between.
The drivers come on a mini-CD, so if you have a recent computer with a slot-load drive beware and DO NOT PUT IT IN. Do yourself a favor and go download the latest driver. The one we got had drivers from 2008 (uhh?) and online they had a newer driver from 2009. I don't know if I am allowed to post external links, but just google for "eeti egalax touch homepage" and you will find it. We are a Mac shop so I can only test it on a Mac but it works fantastically on the Mac. I would say the software is "top notch" not so much because it is perfect but because they spent time to make it compatible with everything. They have drivers for: Mac OS 9, Mac OS X (ppc), Mac OS X (Intel), Linux, QNX, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 9X, Windows ME, Windows NT4, Windows 2000/XP, Windows CE 6, Windows Embedded, and DOS. Yes, DOS. How in the world you use a touchscreen in DOS I don't know, but the fact they bothered to says a lot.
Calibration out of the box was pretty darn close. There are two modes for calibration, a 4 point mode and a 25 point mode. Don't bother with the 4-point. We accidentally wiped the calibration out (don't click the CLEAR button on the calibration screen unless you have a mouse handy) and tried to calibrate with the 4-point. It works but has a lot of play. The 25-point left us bang-on everywhere we touched.
I really like the fact that the buttons are on the side and pretty much flush. This means you won't accidentally press a button while feeling around for the power button. The only thing we really didn't like is the fact that the cables are hard-wired. You get a VGA cable and a USB cable, both of which are hard-wired into the screen. While usually this isn't a problem, it does mean that if you need to go farther than about 5 feet you will need to buy extensions, you can't just swap out the cables.
Bottom line: Would I buy another? Heck yes. Am I looking forward to buying the 22" version just because I can? Oh yeah. Is it as good quality as a top name-brand touch-screen from a company whose name rhymes with Shmelo? No. Is the extra 3% in quality worth spending 3 times as much? Not in my checkbook!
PROS: Easy to setup, great price, decent software control, Mac compatible
CONS: Hardwired cables, requires drivers
PROS: Good quality at a Fantastic price
Mac OSX Lion support
CONS: Low contrast ratio
2 years of being on from 6AM until 8PM has killed the display. The backlight dies on a regular basis requiring a cooldown time before it dimmly comes back on.
PROS: Pretty Cheap
CONS: Dead at 2 years
Not the sharpest display
Touch is never perfectly accurate
PROS: Compact in size, very sturdy
CONS: Unit came programmed in Chinese - could not figure out how to change it. Not compatible with the Zero88 lighting consoles.
I know that I will no longer buy anything electronic from monoprice again. Nor will I recommend anyone to buy anything more than cheap cables.
I wonder how this would have went down if I was still within the 1 year warranty. Would they just tell me to find a power supply myself? How can they not at least have access to replacement parts for products they still currently sell? This is unbelievable to me
PROS: The monitor works great, too bad monoprice support is terrible
CONS: Support is worthless
I ordered a few for some of my budget oriented customers, thinking an inexpensive new product would be better than used or refurbished machinery. I can't believe how wrong I was, now that I have had serious trouble with 5 out of 9 of these monitors that I have handled.
I have had to resort to repairing them myself (broken USB connectors), replacing the crappy stands out of my own pocket, and even replacing them with other products due to perpetual alignment and calibration users also out my own pocket.
Monoprice support refuses to bend a warranty by even enough time to adjust for difference between the purchase date and the date the device was actually unboxed and put into service. I am about to take this up with my credit card company, as these monitors are clearly a violation of basic warrant of merchantability, which is a federal law which cannot be disclaimed.
PROS: Inexpensive, stylish, non bulky, functional for the length of warranty (just), very good picture, makes good desk monitor when the touch invariably breaks.
CONS: Lasts between 9 and 18 months, constant alignment issues, unstable, bouncy stand, fragile USB connector, failing power supplies.
A week ago the back light just stopped working. Power cycling it brings the screen back on. We figured we would just buy a new one. Every day for the past week we open Monoprice and we see the same thing. Out of stock, expected today. Every day for a week!
I contacted support, they said I should sign up to be notified when it arrives, but otherwise said the ETA is today, which is obviously incorrect. So now we have a dying screen and no idea when we will be able to replace it.
Listing consistency as a con because we've had the occasional unit that displays colors differently in default mode, no big deal, we just adjust it to match the others, and if it was being used alone we'd hardly notice.
PROS: Price, aesthetics, functionality, durability
CONS: Reliability, consistency
PROS: Compact, Bright, Works Well! This works as well as any I have seen. I have a 10 year old Elo Touch Master, and the MONOPRICE LCD Touch Screen is vastly superior. I can not believe what a great value this is.
CONS: Windows 7 didn't recognize the monitor. Thanks to another post, I was able to download the driver. The mini CD didn't fit my computer as it would have fallen through.