Sharp’s continuing to push out new displays despite its well-documented financial troubles, and today it’s got the LL-S201A “BIG PAD” to show us. The 20-inch LED screen supports 10-point multi-touch input, and comes with a stylus which measures 2mm at the tip — offering greater precision than finger-mimicking nibs of 6mm or more that Sharp says are normally used with capacitive panels. You can stick it on your desk in the standard monitor orientation, but design pros will want to lay it down, although they’ll have to be working on a Windows machine (XP and up) as it’s not compatible with Cupertino’s OS. The 1,920 x 1,080 panel has a 3000:1 contrast ratio and 5ms gray-to-gray response time, and is fed from HDMI- and DisplayPort-ins. It’s due to launch in Japan on January 30th 2013 and, if it comes at a good price, could offer some strong competition to its stylus-friendly peers.
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Sharp reveals the LL-S201A ‘BIG PAD’: a 20-inch multi-touch and stylus-friendly display