Microsoft Perceptive Pixel 55” LCD Multi-Touch Display Hands-On

I had the chance to try the Microsoft Perceptive Pixel 55” LCD Multi-Touch Display first hand at the Institute for Computer Science of the University of Zurich.

This is by far the best touch screen I have ever seen. Its slightly matte display with over 100 simultaneous touch points that are measured at 120 frames/sec makes touch manipulation extremely precise.

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These two displays have been mounted on custom built legs and are running the Windows 8 start screen at the display’s native 1920 * 1080 HD resolution.

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Touch-Manipulation visualization.

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Automatic detection of palm and fingers including orientation allows for filtering out palm input in apps, allowing the user to lean on the table without accidentally generating unwanted touch input.

 

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The display features 2 HDMI inputs and an Ethernet connector. It is connected to a PC via USB cable and special drivers provided by Perceptive Pixel.

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The unit tested was connected to a custom-built shuttle PC sporting a graphics card that can generate the supported 120 frames/sec.

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Interesting fact: The table registers touch points even on the bezel, beyond the visible screen. This could be used for “hidden” functions/menus in apps. The feature is called “Overscan Area”.

Here are the technical specs for the unit tested:

  • Optically bonded LCD touch display
  • Projected capacitive technology
  • Unlimited touch points
  • Bezel-less, full glass front
  • Sub-millimeter touch precision
  • 1920 x 1080 HD resolution
  • Built-in color correction
  • Near-zero parallax
  • Ultra-low latency touch response
  • Active stylus support
  • 120 Hz frame rate for display and touch sensor
  • Overscan area
  • Integrates with conference room control systems

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3 responses to “Microsoft Perceptive Pixel 55” LCD Multi-Touch Display Hands-On”

  1. Ed Artis says :

    How can I buy this?

  2. Wendy says :

    Hello, Does it require a USB 2.0 (true) or USB embedded connection to the PC? Wendy – California

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