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    adding touchscreen-ness to a 23" monitor

    would it be possible to add a touchscreen panel to my new 23" monitor?
    how difficult would it be?
    how useful would it be?
    how much would it cost?
    where could i get a panel from?

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    Re: adding touchscreen-ness to a 23" monitor

    Difficulty: Easy
    Usefullness: Depends on the purpose of fitting one, for general use on a desktop, not really useful.
    Cost: For a 23" screen, a fair bit I'd imagine as the price of the panels seemed to go up exponentially with size when i was looking at them for a computer based DMX controller
    Where? GOOGLE!! =P or fleabay
    I used http://www.protouch.co.uk when i bought some panels for the DMX controller
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    Re: adding touchscreen-ness to a 23" monitor

    Didn't TAKTAKTAKTAKTAK add touchscreenness to his EEEEEEEPC?

    Maybe that route is an option?
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    Re: adding touchscreen-ness to a 23" monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    would it be possible to add a touchscreen panel to my new 23" monitor?
    Yes
    how difficult would it be?
    Not very
    how useful would it be?
    only you could decide...
    how much would it cost?
    A lovely exponential increase means that it is ~£400+
    where could i get a panel from?
    Tinternets

    What could be quite fun is getting a 10" or 7" one, (hooks up via USB) and you could just use it as a touchpad sort of thing... Or get a small monitor to use with it so you have the display as the background and embed it into your desk...
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    Re: adding touchscreen-ness to a 23" monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    Yes

    Not very

    only you could decide...

    A lovely exponential increase means that it is ~£400+

    Tinternets

    What could be quite fun is getting a 10" or 7" one, (hooks up via USB) and you could just use it as a touchpad sort of thing... Or get a small monitor to use with it so you have the display as the background and embed it into your desk...
    You seem to know a fair bit about the subject? A project were working on may need touch screen monitors but I think £450ish for a 12" monitor is going to bump up a unit price too high for our customer, how much cheaper do you think it could be done by getting normal monitors and adding touch screen ourselves?
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    Re: adding touchscreen-ness to a 23" monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by icanhazburger View Post
    You seem to know a fair bit about the subject?
    Not at all, only from what i picked up while preparing my eee
    A project were working on may need touch screen monitors but I think £450ish for a 12" monitor is going to bump up a unit price too high for our customer, how much cheaper do you think it could be done by getting normal monitors and adding touch screen ourselves?
    The main problem, is that the bigger the screen, the more points of reference it uses, therefore the more complex the control board needs to be, therefore the (dramatic) price increase.

    Also the type of touchscreen can also be a factor dependant on application (resistive/capacitive) causing more influence on price...
    http://www.trident-uk.co.uk/jkcm/Products/Touchscreens

    As to whether it would be cheaper to DIY, at the lower screen sizes (using resistive) yes ,but for higher (using SAW[?] or other) then probably not...

    You can pick up some decent deals on complete units every so often though, the main problem is finding somewhere that sells them...
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    Re: adding touchscreen-ness to a 23" monitor

    how usefull would it be?

    Well, how useful is it at the moment to have fingerprints ALL OVER your screen?

    Cos I HATE IT! The sunlight shows up everything, so the one time you need a clean screen (spring time, first sun for months), you cant see anything except marks and dirty bits... and that's with NO touch screen....

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    Re: adding touchscreen-ness to a 23" monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    how usefull would it be?

    Well, how useful is it at the moment to have fingerprints ALL OVER your screen?

    Cos I HATE IT! The sunlight shows up everything, so the one time you need a clean screen (spring time, first sun for months), you cant see anything except marks and dirty bits... and that's with NO touch screen....
    do you have a glossy screen?
    or is it matte?

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    Re: adding touchscreen-ness to a 23" monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    how usefull would it be?

    Well, how useful is it at the moment to have fingerprints ALL OVER your screen?

    Cos I HATE IT! The sunlight shows up everything, so the one time you need a clean screen (spring time, first sun for months), you cant see anything except marks and dirty bits... and that's with NO touch screen....
    Use a stylus?
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