1. Raghunath Waltz's Avatar
    Hi guys!
    Nothing special, nothing unique. Just need to know the best touch screen monitor for my custom PC. It should have windows ink support. Thanks!
    07-16-2018 01:16 PM
  2. Cale Hunt's Avatar
    The Dell Canvas came to mind, but it's upwards of $2,000.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=NrLw6O6Z

    I think Ugee makes some stuff too that might fit the description.
    07-26-2018 09:20 AM
  3. Michael Nelson7's Avatar
    It doesn't support inking, but the ACER UT241Y is excellent. 10 point touch and tilts back a full 90 deg for table top gaming or presentations. It also has a USB-C port which makes it work like a continuum dock for my Elite x3 phone.
    07-27-2018 11:17 AM
  4. Kram Devil's Avatar
    I have the Dell S2340T. Worked well for years. It can tilt or lay flat and has 10 point touch. It does not have support for VESA brackets. When the surface studio came out I copied the wallpaper and imagined myself having a surface studio, boy what an imagination. It came close though.
    It doesn't have active pen support but capacitive pens with those rubber ends do work with it. It doesn't have palm rejection when used this way. If I need to draw with pen-pressure support and my older surface pro isn't near, I'd have to use a digitizer pad with the s2340t.
    It's currently serving as a dock and 2nd monitor for my dell gaming 7577 when the laptop isn't being used for VR. Works well, the 7577 gets touch support that it doesn't have on its own and the ink workspace becomes an option when it's the s2340t is attached to it.
    07-27-2018 12:03 PM
  5. jeffgeno's Avatar
    I'd really like a high resolution touch external monitor that's no bigger than 22" or 23" to use as an external display for a Surface. I wouldn't have mismatched scaling settings on each display and the size would be in the same ballpark. The only ones I've ever seen start at 27" and are extremely expensive.
    07-27-2018 01:53 PM
  6. nicksz's Avatar
    I'd really like a high resolution touch external monitor that's no bigger than 22" or 23" to use as an external display for a Surface. I wouldn't have mismatched scaling settings on each display and the size would be in the same ballpark. The only ones I've ever seen start at 27" and are extremely expensive.
    IF (and its a big if) your use case is okay with the slight lag from a networked screen then I would suggest your best value option is a refurbished last generation surface.
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    Resolution is dead on the same, and you have a spare device should you need to split up your workflow.
    07-27-2018 04:15 PM
  7. TabletWriter's Avatar
    I don't think I've ever seen an external monitor that supports Windows Ink. If there was one, I'd buy it in a minute! (Or more likely, save up and buy it in an hour).
    GraniteStateColin likes this.
    07-27-2018 04:56 PM
  8. bobofgold's Avatar
    I recently bought a second hand Viewsonic TD2220 for £60. I see them go for around this price quite often and, while it has some limitations, it's perfect for my use case!

    It's only two point touch and it's not the brightest screen and there's no pen support. Other than that it's great.

    I have my Surface docked and then 2 monitors, one of which is touch. the 2 screens are in arm mounts so I can move and tilt them. If I want to go from sitting at my keyboard to standing and using the big touch screen, I can just tilt the screen back.

    Would I prefer a better screen? Yes? Is it worth£600 more? Absolutely not. I never have to use more than two touch points either really.
    08-09-2018 02:18 PM
  9. GraniteStateColin's Avatar
    I'm amazed that there doesn't seem to be anything other than the Dell Canvas (currently at $1,700) that supports both multi-touch and active pen for Windows Ink. There are loads of drawing tablet/monitors in the $350-$500 range (see models from XP-Pen and Huion), many with excellent reviews, but in spite of all the questions asking "Does it support touch?" no one seems to make one that does.

    Similarly, there are plenty of touchscreen monitors (like the Dell P2418HT), none of which support active pens for Windows Ink.

    You can buy a Surface Go with all that plus a whole computer attached for under $400. There are several 15" + laptops with these screens included (e.g., Dell Spectre x360 15", which I own). Plus, Microsoft has shown how useful this would be attached to a desktop computer with the Surface Studio. How is it possible that no one sells an external monitor (other than the super high-end Canvas)?

    Is there really no such device in existence for under $700? Is it possible to buy a Surface Go or even the low-end Surface Pro and just use it as touch+Ink-supporting second monitor for a desktop PC? (Maybe I'll post that last question as a separate topic...)
    08-30-2018 10:09 AM
  10. GraniteStateColin's Avatar
    Since posting my earlier message, I found this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...pUvbUpU3757928. 11.6" with a tiltable stand. Looks like 10-point multi-touch with full Pen support (1024 pressure levels, like an older Surface Pro). Not sure what model pen and there's not one included with the monitor. Still, if this exists, maybe there are more out there too.
    08-30-2018 11:23 AM
  11. GraniteStateColin's Avatar
    I bought that 11.6" screen for $159 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...pUvbUpU3758501). It required an HDMI and USB connection, but then Windows immediately recognized the screen. I did need to run the Control Panel applet to tell Windows which monitor supported pen and touch, but that was it. Needing 2 cables is not ideal, but they are included in the box (but short, I think I'll order longer ones) and plug-in right next to each other, so with the included cable ties, they sort of function as one big cable.

    I now have a touch and pen supporting small monitor connected to my desktop computer. I use this is the 3rd monitor. I can drag windows over to it when I want to draw, sign a document, or just use touch for control. I even tried playing Minecraft on that screen -- worked perfectly and automatically in Minecraft's touchscreen mode (no setting needed, Minecraft just supports touchscreen and mouse/keyboard and controller control all in parallel).

    For pen support, it worked with the active stylus that came with my HP Spectre x360 and also the one from daughter's Asus and even other old Windows 7/8 era active pens I tested. I think they're all Wacom-based.

    Sadly, I think this may be a limited run as the seller has a stock of panels originally intended for a Sony Vaio, but with that line shut down, they are probably selling off the parts as they can (hence the low price). Maybe once they're out, that's it. I'd also like to be able to get a larger screen, maybe 15" - 17" and would prefer a single USB-C connection, but given the only other option is the $1,800 Dell Canvas, I think this is a great solution.
    09-05-2018 08:57 AM

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