Dell is pushing boundaries with its latest innovation – the 24 Touch USB-C Hub Monitor. This monitor offers an array of productivity features while introducing a unique Surface Studio-style design that boasts a 10-point touchscreen.
In an era where touchscreens dominate the laptop landscape, Dell’s P series steps into the limelight by combining the convenience of a USB-C hub with the versatility of a touchscreen. Unlike traditional standalone monitors, the 24 Touch USB-C Hub Monitor introduces a game-changing twist. Its stand folds down, transforming the display into a tablet-like interface that takes center stage.
At first glance, the P2424HT appears in line with Dell’s other displays, featuring sleek bezels, a silver-ish base, and a 1080p resolution with a 60Hz refresh rate on its IPS panel.
But a simple push downward triggers an articulation that flattens the bottom edge onto the desk, providing a comfortable 30-degree angle for the 10-point touchscreen. This design element echoes the fold-down functionality of the much larger Surface Studio, showcasing a design finesse reminiscent of Dell’s prowess.
Notable for its abundance of ports, the P2424HT surprises users with its connectivity options. Alongside the customary HDMI and DisplayPort ports, the monitor boasts USB-C video and power capabilities (up to 90 watts), dual USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports on the bottom, and an additional 3.2 port and USB-C port (15 watts) on the side.
The latter two ports even come with a clever pop-up cover to keep them protected when not in use. The monitor doesn’t skimp on audio either, incorporating a headphone jack and a first-of-its-kind RJ45 Ethernet port for a 24-inch touchscreen monitor.
Furthermore, the USB ports support KVM multi-machine capabilities, enhancing its versatility. Completing the package, 3-watt speakers are integrated into the top, a thoughtful addition given the monitor’s adaptable nature.
Price and Availability
Dell has priced this innovation remarkably at $519.99 upon its launch, a surprisingly competitive figure for a touchscreen panel, even if it’s on the smaller end of the spectrum.
While currently available in the 24-inch format, it’s possible that Dell may expand this foldable, high-resolution touchscreen concept to larger sizes in the near future, providing users with even more options for enhanced productivity and immersive interaction.