The new Acer FT200HQL 20" touchscreen monitor is an appealing choice for consumers that want an affordable monitor to utilize a customized computing experience from touch technology.
It's a relatively small monitor considering the current market of choices, but should be great for casual use. The high-definition LED monitor has a 1600x900 native resolution, along with dual speakers, VGA port, and two HDMI ports. Although it can be mounted to the wall, the FT200HQL provides 1090 degrees tilt, so it can be used as a true touch surface.
"The Acer FT200HQL is a great choice for consumers or small businesses wanting an affordable and compact touch display for making the most of Windows 8 touch capability," noted Frank Chang, Acer America Director of Product Management, in a statement. Acer's FT200HQL is available now with a $199 MSRP.
It is expected that touchscreen monitors will become more popular in 2014, as a growing consumer base becomes familiar with using touch technology. Microsoft Windows 8 and 8.1 aren't as popular when compared to Windows XP or Windows 7, but touch features truly can be a fun and useful play thing.