Gadget of the Week: LG Pentouch Plasma TVs (video)
LG’s Pentouch Plasma TVs allow users to interact with the onscreen content using, what else, a stylus. The TVs, available in a 50-inch and 60-inch variant, will ship with 2 pens that can be plugged into the sets rear USB ports for recharging. A suit of software allows users, as well as kids – the screen is scratch resistant – to draw on the display as well as surf the web. Attach a PC to one of these rigs and you can take full advantage of its touch capabilities, though Macs aren’t be compatible. A printer port allows drawings and other creations to be printed and posted for the family to see.
The 60-inch 60PZ850 is 3D capable and will sell for $2,199, while the 60-inch 60PV490 and 50-inch 50PV490 will retail for a suggested price of $1,699 and $1,099.
In terms of PC compaitbility, LG recommends Dual-core 2GHz or better CPU; 1GB or more of memory, graphics card with 1920×1080 (for PZ850 series) or 1024×768 (for PV490 series) connected via an RGB or HDMI output port. The Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit) operating system is recommended due to its support of multi-touch applications. Other supported operating systems: 32 bit Windows XP and 23 and 64 bit Windows Vista. The Windows 7 Starter Edition is not supported.
*This is a sponsored post. Nonetheless, we still think it’s a cool gadget and hence why we posted it.