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BenQ Interactive Flat Panel T420 Aims to Replace the Classroom Chalkboard

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BenQ is pushing its new 42” flat panel monitor for its potential applications in the classroom, but if you’re just craving a huge screen that will give you a solid touch experience with your PC, you might as well key in, too.

The BenQ T420 hooks up to most PCs using a USB cable, and can be wall-mounted using most VESA wall mounts. After making that USB connection and setting it up, you’ll be able to use your PC as a giant, 42” touch screen device. The 1920 x 1080 resolution flat panel also features multi-touch – sort of. Optical dual touch lets you use the monitor as a split-screen device in Windows 7.

The picture quality figures to be pretty good, and using a USB connection will be convenient, if nothing else. It comes with a reasonable price tag too- $2,155, as it’s selling on Newegg. We have also been told that the BenQ T420 will work with Windows 8 just fine, leaving it the potential to be an awesomely giant Windows 8 display with touch support.