Dell has announced a range of new products at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2016 Conference and Expo. The products are targeted at interactive learning, conference rooms and classrooms. Perhaps the most interesting individual product on show from Dell is the C7017T interactive-touch, 70-inch Full HD monitor.
The Dell C7017T 70-inch Interactive Conference Room Monitor is expected to be bought to replace whiteboards in either conference or classrooms. It offers 10-point multi-touch and two styli are thrown in. As such it sounds like a product that is targeted at similar people and companies that might be interested in Microsoft's Surface Hub range.
While Dell's product is just the monitor and Microsoft's are all-in-one PCs, the price difference makes Dell's solution worth a look. The latest price for Microsoft's 55- and 84-inch Surface Hub devices are $8,999 and $21,999, respectively (please note that the larger Surface Hub offers a 4K screen). Dell has launched its 70-inch C7017T monitor at $4,999 but you might have to add the price of a PC if you don't alreqady have one to use with it.
Enough with the comparisons, what does the Dell C7017T 70-inch Interactive Conference Room Monitor offer in terms of hardware and features? Dell provides the following bullet pointed product highlights:
- Supreme interaction: Whether you’re using your hand or the two included styluses, the 10-point touch capabilities will ensure accuracy no matter your preference.
- Always in reach: Keep your accessories organized by magnetically attaching the styluses and the remote to the side of the screen.
- Focused brilliance: Present in Full HD, on a 70-inch screen that conveniently connects to 1920x1080 resolution. Plus, the special coating on the LCD panel reduces reflections and the fingerprints that come with a touch screen setup.
- Clear text, graphics and images: Designed for business and educational applications, monitor components will enhance your presentation visuals for incredible readability in both small and medium-sized conference rooms.
- Bold colours: Colours remain consistent across the wide viewing angle, so every seat is the best seat in the house.
The monitor includes connection ports such as VGA, DP and 3x HDMI. Furthermore it can be remotely managed via the RS232 and RJ45 interface. Dell offers an optional Wireless Module WR517 for wireless display connections with your laptop, for example. There's also USB and audio I/O on the back recess panel. A VESA 400mm x 400mm wall mount is thoughtfully included for this 55.5Kg display. Buyers receive a 3 years Advanced Exchange Service and 3 years Limited Hardware Warranty.