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Get a Lenovo 23-inch touchscreen monitor for $149.99

That's half off the regular price of this spacious, feature-rich desktop display.

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Every now and again I dig up a big monitor for a small price, but rarely does that monitor let you get touchy-feely with it.

Exception! For a limited time, and while supplies last, you can get the Lenovo LI2341t Wide 23-inch touchscreen IPS monitor for $149.99 shipped. That's after applying coupon code USP9181020 at checkout.

This monitor lists for $299.99 and sells for at least $240 most other places. More importantly, it's quite popular.

The LI2341t Wide delivers a 23-inch viewable image at 1,920x1,080 pixels. It's an LED-backlit IPS display (read: great at all viewing angles), and if you plug it into a USB port, it doubles as a USB hub. (Alas, it's only USB 2.0.) That connection also enables five-point multi-touch, meaning you can now interface with Windows 8 the way it was meant to be, er, interfaced with.

Thankfully, it can also work with older machines, as it sports not only an HDMI interface, but also DVI and VGA. It has built-in speakers as well, meaning you could potentially pair it with a games console or even a media streamer. (Don't expect the touch features to work with those devices, though.)

CNET hasn't reviewed the LI2341t Wide, but over at Best Buy (where it sells for $279.99), customers collectively rated it 4.6 stars out of 5. It scored slightly lower at Amazon, but at least some of the poor reviews are because customers neglected to establish a USB connection, which is required for the touchscreen to work.

I'd say if you're in the market for a big monitor that pairs nicely with Windows 8, this is definitely worth a look. Thoughts?

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