“News anchor Shepard Smith proudly demonstrated a remodeled “Fox News Deck” featuring massive, expensive new 55 inch touchscreens sold by Microsoft. However, the giant new screens have much lower resolution than even a 9.7″ iPad,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider. “Smith beamed in showing off how Fox had, at considerable expense, revamped its news anchor sound stage to include actors manipulating at least ten of the massive new displays, each of which sells for around $7,100.”
“The displays are sold by Microsoft, which last year acquired Perceptive Pixel, the manufacturer of the giant touchscreens,” Dilger reports. “The screens are powered by Windows 8 and can also be navigated using an “Active Stylus,” which works like a wireless remote control.”
Dilger reports, “The Microsoft PPI screens have a 1920×1080 (2 megapixel) resolution, the same as a standard HDTV. That’s a fraction the resolution of Apple’s 15 inch Retina Display MacBook Pro (2880×1800, or over 5 megapixel), which sells from $2200. It’s also significantly less than a $499 Retina Display iPad (2048×1536 or 3.1 megapixel), the very device ‘users at home’ can review Twitter with themselves, without Fox News reviewing the same information on flashy, oversized desktops running a very limited resolution.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We’ll enjoy watching the development of the Gorilla Arms – and the donning of reading glasses.
A smart lawyer has likely already contacted “Fox News Deck” employees about joining the forthcoming class action lawsuit over debilitating ergonomics.
Here’s an exclusive sample of what the screen looks like in actual use:
New ‘Fox News Deck’ debuts what look like Brobdingnagian iPads (with video) – October 7, 2013