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# 39995 22-Aug-2009 20:06
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Im looking for a touch screen monitor but cant seem to find alot.
Is there many places in NZ to buy one?

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  # 249747 23-Aug-2009 01:50
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i think a lot of the home automation companies have them in their inventory.

i can't vouch for these guys, i just remember seeing them at the ingram roadshow: http://www.ili.co.nz/Products/iliOneTouchKitchen/tabid/56/Default.aspx




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  # 249793 23-Aug-2009 12:21
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Noticed some kids playing with a touch screen LCD in DSE last week although I cant find it on the web site.

Can you give some more info on what you are wanting it for? ie home automation or Desktop computer etc.







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  # 249855 23-Aug-2009 17:13
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just really want it for a Desktop computer

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# 249871 23-Aug-2009 18:11
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Not too sure if this would be exactly what you're looking for but the wacom cintiq is an lcd monitor and a tablet, a few stores in new zealand sell it, it's about 4k though ...




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  # 249942 23-Aug-2009 22:28
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There are touchscren overlays - quite a few on ebay for the common sizes. Means opening up a monitor and possibly filing down parts of it to allow the cables thru, but thats a hell of a lot cheaper than any pre done one I have seen.




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  # 249954 23-Aug-2009 22:47
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samwooff: Not too sure if this would be exactly what you're looking for but the wacom cintiq is an lcd monitor and a tablet, a few stores in new zealand sell it, it's about 4k though ...


you can get a brand new HP touchsmart computer for less than that:
http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4a911e0b01401e782740c0a87f3b0674/Product/View/XC4343




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  # 250061 24-Aug-2009 12:37
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Yeah but it means you're stuck with the hp internals... not that they're terrible computers.




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  # 250135 24-Aug-2009 16:32
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lol... but you can almost have two of them for $4K...




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  # 250341 25-Aug-2009 12:53
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TradeMe has a few touch screen monitors, though most of them are the smaller 14-15" size, designed for the Point Of Sale Market. And tend to be somewhat overpriced.
And those overlays on Ebay - you would spend nearly 100 bucks just in shipping, ex UK or USA. which is crazy because most are made in China. I went thru this process a year or so ago, and gave up. Though I did pick up some POS terminals that had an embedded LCD touch screen - made great touchscreen TV / Music player for the kitchen !!! Easy to wipe off any grubby fingerprints and food splats !
Waiting for an LCD overlay importer to show up in either the NZ or Oz markets who imports direct from China ....




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  # 250346 25-Aug-2009 13:26
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i was quite intrigued with the idea and found this Aussie site http://qqq.com.au/ which has overlays for LCD's. I then grabbed the 17inch lcd monitor i wanted to use and immediately scrapped the idea. Far too heavy and having two external cables (power, DVI(USB built in)) wasn't ideal for using on lap. Might be good for in built display though (poor mans MS Surface)

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  # 250373 25-Aug-2009 14:49
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my ebay one was from a chinese/hong kong trader - admitidly it was only a 7" but it was under $45 us landed here




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  # 251760 30-Aug-2009 16:30
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Most touch screens are for point of sale or home automation use. Both generally come with in-built PC and generally small size screen. Generally not fast enough for playing PC games. Check this link http://www.dove.co.nz/list/1-0000/1150/1410

ili product is good - competing next to HP Touchsmart. www.ili.co.nz/. Suitable for general usage.

 

If you are looking at developing applications, what you will probably be interested is Milti-Touch rather than just touch.

 

There are numerous kits to convert your existing monitor to touch / multi-touch - Really depends on your application. You can turn your large format projection screen into a touch screen.

 

I have access to most products but would need to understand your specific requirement.

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  # 252043 31-Aug-2009 20:04
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thanks for all the help ppl

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  # 253509 6-Sep-2009 10:34
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LG do a 15" touch screen L1510BF. Around $720. Jaycar used to have the 7" Lilliput. Not sure if they still do.

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