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It looks like Sharp is planning full support for OS X in its upcoming 32-inch 4K IGZO touchscreen LCD LED monitor (PN-K322B) expected to launch in the US this fall. Sharp previously announced the 36 mm thin 4K panel with pen support in July, but Macotakara.jp snapped the photo above of Sharp demoing the display running OS X from a connected MacBook at the Ceatec Japan 2013 show over the weekend.

From the translated report, it sounds like Sharp plans compatible OS X drivers as a download in 1-2 months.

Apart from touch support, the monitor is much the same as the 32-inch 4K IGZO display that we were quite impressed with when Sharp first showed them off at CES in January.

You can get a better look at the display from earlier this year in the video below:

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10 Responses to “Will the Mac go touch? Unlikely, but here’s what a 32″ 4K IGZO Touch Mac looks like”

  1. So it doesn’t take a MacPro to run at 4k?

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  2. Nope. My Early 2011 13″ MacBook Pro supports up to 4000×4000.

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  3. Touch Surfaces should be horizontal.

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    • The problem with that is reflections and access. Vertical is not very functional at desk height but completely horizontal isn’t a home run either. I design systems for large installations, often including touch walls as well as individual systems. It always depends on the applications which will work best, so blanket statements such as “should be horizontal” aren’t especially accurate.

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  4. Alan Goldman says:

    New 2013-14 mac pro and one of these . . wow . .

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  5. When I demoed this display on my 17″ earlier this year, I downloaded 3M drivers based off of what showed up in “About My Mac” and touch worked ok. So, should you “just happen” to have one, no need to wait a few months. I guess.

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  6. PMZanetti says:

    Worthless for work without somewhere to rest your arms.

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  7. silas681 says:

    Are we actually moving backwards? Can you imagine the millions of dollars of work place compensation if we asked people to bend their necks to look at that, whilst lifting their arms all day. Perfect combo for lower back and neck problems.

    Thank god that design like this still goes on, it provides GREAT examples for lectures on design ergonomics…………….

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  8. Love the idea, HATE that carpet! ;)

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