We audited a couple touchscreen screens in 2014 and thought at the time that they may get on as another class. With the multiplication of telephones, tablets, phablets, and pseudo-desktops like the Surface, it appeared to be intelligent that clients might need to add that usefulness to their customary workstations.
We reviewed a few touchscreen monitors in 2014 and thought at the time that they might catch on as a new category. With the proliferation of phones, tablets, phablets, and pseudo-desktops like the Surface, it seemed logical that users might want to add that functionality to their traditional workstations.
Obviously that revolution didn’t happen, but the genre isn’t dead either. One of the monitors we looked at back then was Dell’s P2714T. That display is no longer available, but today we have a new product in the lab from the same company. The P2418HT is an IPS panel with 10-point touch and FHD resolution in a 24” size. Let’s take a look.
Clearly, users are not clamoring for touchscreen monitor reviews on the desktop. But if Dell sees a market for a brand new monitor, we can’t ignore it. And commercial applications are still a major driving force behind the adoption of large touchscreens.
The P2418HT is a fairly typical IPS panel with a 23.8” viewable area, a super thin bezel, and projected capacitive touch with 4096×4096 resolution. That should make it very attractive to artists and designers who need that fine control when drawing directly on the screen. 10-point touch means it supports gestures like swiping, pinch-to-zoom, and multi-finger/two-handed operation. As far as we can tell, it is not pressure-sensitive like the latest round of iOS products. Windows users can expect plug-and-play operation with versions 7, 8.1, and 10.
We’ll be running the P2418HT through our usual battery of color and luminance tests along with some hands-on use connected to a Windows 8.1-equipped PC.
Packaging, Physical Layout & Accessories
Dell has now dedicated to froth free bundling for all its most current screens. Our example touched base in a hefty box that opens clamshell-style. The embellishment plate contains an IEC control rope alongside amazing DisplayPort, USB 3.0, and VGA links. You additionally get a fast begin manage and a CD with supporting programming. We didn’t need to introduce any drivers to empower the touch work with our PC.
The stand and base must be amassed by shooting them together and tapping the outcome onto the board. Link administration is expert with a snap-on input board cover and a texture sleeve that continues everything flawless and clean. You’ll find in the photographs beneath how all around composed the stand is. It empowers positions more suited to a show this way.