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i3board: Sharp Shows 70-Inch Electronic, Touch-Sensitive Whiteboard

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Sharp Japan announced [JP] the i3board PN-L702B for the Japanese market yesterday, a 70-inch electronic whiteboard targeted at businesses and schools. The device is essentially a 70-inch touchscreen (LCD) that comes with a Stylus pen and special software, enabling users to make notes or draw on the screen, scroll or change the size of objects by using gestures.

The whiteboard can be used to display any type of content (including video) transferred to it from a Windows XP/Vista/7 PC (via USB) or directly from the web via the LAN port. It features full HD resolution, LED backlight, 3,000:1 contrast ratio, 300cd/m2 brightness, and an HDMI port.

Sharp plans to start selling the i3board PN-L702B in Japan on September 20 for US$9,700. A smaller (60 inches) version will retail for US$7,100.