CrunchGear: IMO Monster Touch


The screen has a good amount of brightness but lacks a bit of contrast, especially when compared to the screen of the MacBook. You have a switch for low and high brightness settings, again, under the hatch. Installing the USB driver is simple and – for those who only need an additional screen – it’s enough. If you want the touch functionality you need to install more stuff. Then you need to calibrate the touchscreen by pressing points for certain amount of time.

An old implementation of resistive technology. The 10.1-inch LCD sports a 1024×600 pixel format, 350 cd/m2 of brightness and a 400:1 contrast ratio. Unfortunately, the Monster Touch does not recognize gestures. For US$260 it might seem affordable but you should think to yourself whether or not you really need touch. If you do, consider an iPad with AirDisplay instead.