How much does a Multi-touch table cost?
Prices for a professional multi-touch table suitable for use in trade fair or business contexts usually are between 17,000 € and 25,000 € (before taxes). Hardware like this is built for 24/7 operation, so no unpleasant surprises are to be expected. Multi-touch tables beyond this price are typically highly individualized special orders, and cheaper models are viable options only for semi-professional use with low user‑frequency.
By the way: the price range mentioned above does not yet include the multi-touch software! Looking for suppliers who offer all-in-one packages including hardware and software may therefore be worthwhile in order to optimize the overall price-performance ratio. For you to be able to better assess the different multi-touch software providers, we have summed up the crucial criteria in this checklist .
Beware of “bargain” multi-touch table offers
If you look on the Chinese platform Alibaba.com, you will find multi-touch tables for €1,000 and in a supposedly “high quality”. However, these products only use the cheapest of all Full HD screens, which supposedly achieve a “4-carat resolution” through interpolation.
Sounds too good to be true. But it is: the touchscreens use outdated infrared (IR) technology, and the hardware looks and feels like it belongs to another era. If you want your company to look innovative, you would be well advised not to accept this offer.
Conclusion: You’re about to make a big investment. Treat it like one.
Before you embark on a challenging and probably overwhelming search, define your requirements and specifications as precisely as possible. Be aware that the decision to purchase a multi-touch table is an important investment in the future. The result should reflect your corporate identity and be an innovative and unique representative of your company. To achieve this goal, take the extra effort to seek professional advice beforehand and allow yourself enough time to make a decision.
If you find this article helpful, you will be surprised how much more useful you will find our personal and individual (and free) advice. We speak from experience and are happy to share it with you.
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