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Size does matter – InFocus launches a 70 inch Windows 8 PC to prove it

 

How are you enjoying your adorable little 10 inch Windows 8 tablet? Or maybe you decided to pick up an even smaller 8 inch device. Well, the folks at InFocus, have their eyes on a bigger playing field with their latest 70 inch "BigTouch" touchscreen PC running Windows 8.

The company’s ginormous multi-touch PC supports up to five fingers at once and sports a resolution of 1920x1080. Powering the backend of the device is an Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and a 128 GB SSD. The specs do seem a bit underwhelming when looking at the massive size of the unit, but this bad boy wasn’t destined to play Crysis.

InFocus’ 70 inch tablet PC has been designed for "large scale meetings, conferences, meeting spaces and big classrooms." The large display is simply to help get those ever important PowerPoints across to your fellow co-workers, and for that, a Core i5 CPU and 4 GB RAM is plenty.

So, run out now and grab one! Did we forget to mention they cost $8,999 each – Whoops.

Source: InFocus, via: Neowin

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aitt says:

Lol. But I would get it on principles alone.

sunnybyday says:

With a few custom apps, I can see this being very popular in Education and business presentations/meetings.

Don't think so. There is no point in touching the tiles or anything else if it is just about PowerPoint. The screen looks bad up close, and you have to get close to use any touch features.
This is nice as something novel but that's it. It is perhaps way more expensive than a projector, and doesn't really add any real use to any experience.

absolutshame says:

Bluetooth keyboard, Dinovo Mini would be perfect.

ThePKReddy says:

WRONG. This is great for whiteboarding, editing, etc..while presenting

link68759 says:

Yeah the touch abilities would be awesome for teaching / presenting.
My school had a projector based touch board and your shadow covered whatever you tried to draw/touch. Was dumb. Also insanely inaccurate.

Nataku4ca says:

can't tell if u like the idea or not, so ill just say, no shadow issue here anymore ;)

Whodaboss says:

Yeah, right.  I'll take your word for it.  When I already know this would be an awesome addition to our work space. 

kriz225 says:

I think you're missing the point...
It's a huge friggin' white board... that's run by an i5. If money isn't an issue then what's not to love?

ErR0rPr0n3 says:

Needs 4k resolution then it'd be worth it

kriz225 says:

What for?? People are too obsessed with resolutions. 1080p is plenty for a device that's essentially intended as a high-tech whiteboard. No one's going to be playing Halo 9001 on it.

fluidh2o says:

Live Tiles as far as the eye can see!

q21701 says:

Live Tiles. Live Tiles EVERYWHERE!

marantaz says:

I want that. Just to look at.

jlynnm350z says:

Ha ha, I want it but what the hell would I do with it

RyanAMG says:

At 70" I would hope it has video in so Xbox DirecTV :D

ryanv12 says:

Tomorrow Samsung will announce that their next Galaxy Tab will be 71 inches (and 64-bit).

makarand14 says:

And you get a 12feet stick as a stylus ;)

Xellsama says:

70 inch shouldn't be called a tablet pc, it's a TABLE pc. lol
And why 5 fingers only...10 finger touch screen would be more appropriate if it's for meetings and conferences..

ikissfutebol says:

I'm with you that 5 is too few. It's large enough you could easily have 3 people using one hand each or even two people using both hands at the same time. Now, if you go the table route, this is plenty large enough for probably six or more adults to be using both hands. Then we are talking about 60 fingers! I'm not quite sure what the application(s) would be, but in terms of dimensions, I am totally on board that 5 is totally depressing.

jsnod25 says:

If its a tablet, how much battery life does it have?

funkyGeneral says:

FreshPaint would be awesome on that...

Jf.Vigor says:

Sure would. Wow

Adretheon says:

As amazing as this is, it would be a lot cheaper just to by a mini-case Pc(or build one yourself) for your current TV. Granted I'd also much rather have a coffetable touch pc than a tv :D

Your current TV probably does not have a touch screen, though....

makarand14 says:

Do they want the entire app store loaded and displayed on the Start Screen?
But seriously, that screen will be huge, and how many of you think 1080 is gonna cut it? 4k man!

I find it interesting how on small devices (tablets, phones, etc.) people are crying for higher than 1080 resolutions, but most people are happy with 720p or 1080p on their larger devices (Television, etc.).

ThePKReddy says:

Agree. Need 4k displays already....

SwimSwim says:

Agree 100%, with it being designed to be used up close and personal, 1080p will be a pixel farm!

Microsis says:

Only five point multi-touch? Seems like the bigger the display, the more fingers you would want to let touch it - and boy did that sound dirty.

One in each classroom please. Please provide 10 keyboard / mice so kids can go over their presentations and directions via immediate feedback from other students. Also, Let's no forget the Kinect 2 for conference calling either. I'd love to see friendly competitions between classrooms all over the world. Thanks,

sholokov says:

Why not connect your MS Surface to a TV instead so you are not standing in front of the screen during the meeting?

tgr42 says:

I've spent many hours using the predecessor to this product, the 55" MondoPad.  The MondoPad works poorly as a touchscreen.  It uses an edge-based light detection system rather than a capacitive or resisitve touchscreen, so it tends to have a difficult time with even single point touch.  Gestures are so-so.  You have to touch the screen just right, with nothing else close to the surface (but not touching it).  It's not at all like a phone or tablet touchscreen.  The specs for this new thing say "quad camera" touchscreen - I kind of doubt it's much better, but it would be interesting to find out.

lubbalots says:

$8000, enough to pay down foe my Suburban next year.

mdram says:

I'd get the 55 inch version of this.

neonspark says:

take that you low spec android tablets.

You can actually use swords playing Ninja Fruit Slice.

sip1995 says:

It's like a BIG tv

I hope they get no sales dumbass expensive price tag

pierrerv says:

Would be great for CNN to use during election time.

SwimSwim says:

Only 1080p screen? That's fine if this were a TV, but with it being designed to be used up close and personal, won't it be a pixelated mess?
 
I understand this is targeting the bussines and education market, but nonethless, when they;re already asking so much for it, would it honestly be too much to just throw in a 4k screen? Sure it'd cost a few hundred buck more, but when prices get this high, a few hundred dollars is mere child's play.

RayWP7 says:

You have to be able to see the text and images... That is the only problem with super high resolutions and TVs, for presentations, anyway.

SwimSwim says:

True. That's the annoying thing about these new ultra high def screens, they make everything too small to see. Couldn't Microsoft bake in the same option that Mac OSX 10.x has, where you can use all of your screen's resolution (on Retina displays), yet have it display as half as big?

That way, on a device like this, you'd get the text and image clarity of 4k, yet it would still display like a 1080p device.

RayWP7 says:

Great idea, pretty expensive still. I see large screen TV + PC combination in countless boardrooms and class rooms. A simple single all in one could make things a lot easier especially for the less technically inclined or understaffed.

that price? not UHD?

raycpl says:

Does it come with a 410MP camera ?? LOL

EmolaT says:

One word.... Miracast. (in Win 8.1)
It will keep your shoulder milage down. And with one note, all could be on the "same page".. :)

Graven Pshya says:

70 inches and only supports five fingers? Lol. No, thanks.

hung0820 says:

This thing make very much sense to do presentation in the conference room. Think about it, a professional people do conference usually hold a long stick or a laser tracker to demonstrate. So this big screen help if u hold the touch long stick to demonstrate. Also being able to mirror with RT or PRO to present your project, etc.

Jamie Frew says:

Live tiles the size of kitchen tiles

The Screen Resolution should be 4K and above for big screen device.

DavidinCT says:

Now if Microsoft did not kill off windows media center and enhanced it, this would be pretty epic....id even think about buying one, if the price was right