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    Touch-Screen Monitors

    Anyone got any experience with touch-screen monitors?

    We're looking for something a little more "hands-on" for our youngest pupils than an Interactive Whiteboard (the youngest pupils struggle to "get" a 72-inch display when they're right up close and personal with it). We ruled out iPads almost immediately, as we're not convinced they're up to surviving unsupervised play by a bunch of 3-year-olds; also, the teacher would prefer something wall mounted, which excludes Smart Tables/MS Surface/etc. All that brings us to touch-screen monitors. Any product recommendations, good or bad?

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    Clever Screen from Sahara

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesreedersmith View Post
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    Those are £1399 for a 32" screen, compared to around £200 for a 23" Acer touch monitor on Amazon. What am I missing?

    I do like the look of the Fusion though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    Those are £1399 for a 32" screen, compared to around £200 for a 23" Acer touch monitor on Amazon. What am I missing?
    Answering my own question, there would appear to be a huge price jump as you get up to the larger sizes.

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    We have a couple of 22" hp touch screens that work well. They aren't really used that much for their touch ability though which I point out when someone pipes up with the 'touch interface will change everything' junk from various courses. The standard responce is 'why don't you use the tour screens in the library though' which actually makes them think about it. They were like an extra $100 NZD so around an extra 50 pounds from standard moniters. We like them as they are tough glass but also include the touch for a tiny bit more than just getting a tough one.

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    Having looked at the options and prices, we're going to stay down at the 22" end of things, not the much more expensive larger ones. Given that these will be used by 3-year-olds, we need something highly durable, poke-proof, vomit-proof, etc. Are there hard-glass options, or is that not possible given that they have to be touch-sensitive?

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    We bought some iiyama 22" touch screens for £190 each-- work well, pretty sturdy too.

    W7 only tho.

    Special needs school so they do get bashed around a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meadowgirl View Post
    We bought some iiyama 22" touch screens for £190 each-- work well, pretty sturdy too.
    Thanks. I like the VGA and DVI input too, making them a bit more versatile. Where did you buy them for £190, by the way?

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    How About Dell SX2210Tb's?

    They are very robust, Multitouch, 21" and about £250

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    Thanks. I like the VGA and DVI input too, making them a bit more versatile. Where did you buy them for £190, by the way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    Having looked at the options and prices, we're going to stay down at the 22" end of things, not the much more expensive larger ones. Given that these will be used by 3-year-olds, we need something highly durable, poke-proof, vomit-proof, etc. Are there hard-glass options, or is that not possible given that they have to be touch-sensitive?
    Depends on the tech, the hp ones use an infra red border that tracks fingers when the oclude the light at various points. The glass is reasonably tough but not hit it with a hammer tough.

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    Dell ST2220T is all you need to know really. Outstanding screen best of the bunch.

    http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna...hs1&sku=482824
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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Depends on the tech, the hp ones use an infra red border that tracks fingers when the oclude the light at various points.
    Do you see much interference from other things near the screen, e.g. the rest of the child's hand or their other hand?

    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    The glass is reasonably tough but not hit it with a hammer tough.
    That's fine, we're not looking for indestructible, just able to withstand a room full of excited 3-year-olds. With that, how easy are they to clean? Ideally, the monitors should be able to be sprayed with anti-bac and then wiped with a wet cloth (and, if we're being honest, able to handle being vomited on!)

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    One other point - can any of those be wall/arm-mounted? It doesn't look like the Dell would.

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    Going by the finger prints, all our monitors are touch screen.



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