Dell goes big with new 55- and 86-inch touch monitors

Dell has gone big with its latest pair of monitors for the education and business markets. In a lot of ways, the 55-inch and 86-inch 4K Interactive Touch Monitors (C5518QT and C8618QT) are much like Microsoft's own meeting room slate, the Surface Hub — only without the computer internals. Both interactive monitors come in addition to a 70-inch 1080p version that Dell already offers.

As the names sort of give away, both monitors pack 4K (3840x2160) resolutions. Each display can also support 20 simultaneous touch points and includes an anti-glare and anti-smudge coating. There's also support for two included passive styluses, which Dell says offer a "natural writing experience." Lastly, there are a number of ports on each monitor to take advantage of, compatibility with Dell's Wireless Module, and a back panel slot that can integrate Dell's OptiPlex Micro desktop.

Dell 55, 86 Rear

As far as availability is concerned, both monitors are set to go on sale on March 30. The 55-inch (C5518QT) model will be priced "below $5,000," while the 86-inch (C8618QT) will run "below $11,000."

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