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CLIENT: STANTUM

Nov. 27, 2009 : Netbooked

STANTUM SLATE PC WITH MULTI-TOUCH PANEL HANDS ON

Masaki from Stantum Japan gave me a tour of their multi-touch screen technology showcased on their Slate PC proof of concept device, which if you remember, is a modded Dell Mini 10.

Watch the video.

I came away quite impressed with the technology - it seemed very responsive and sensitive to the touch, more than some of the touch screens that were showcased at FPD 2009. But what do I know, my experience with touch screens is pretty limited to Kohjinsha netbooks. There’s support for 10 points on the screen, with any sort of device - fingers, fingernails, stylus, glove or.. paintbrush as you will see in the video. Not that you’ll even need 10 points for a tablet PC usage scenario but it’s quite important for other industries where Stantum is involved in.

I asked why resistive instead of capacitive and was pointed out some key differences between the two, or basically resistive vs iPhone / iPod Touch, heh.

More slides showing key features of Stantumís resistive touch panels:

Stantum is looking to break into all sorts of markets with touch panels sized from 2.5” - 30” including mobile and netbook markets so hopefully we’ll see a tablet netbook with one of their screens in the near future.

Tag(s): dell mini 9, dell mini, tablet netbooks, slate netbooks

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