Do I Need Touch Screen Laptop?

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Another question that we get asked is ‘Do I need touch screen laptop’? Well…it depends.

The first question you may be asking is whether or not your laptop needs a touch screen. This will depend on how often and where you plan to use it.

For those who wish to browse the internet, check email, and run basic applications such as Microsoft Office, a touch screen may be more of a luxury than a necessity since these tasks can easily be completed with a standard non-touch display. Touch screens do come in handy however if you find yourself browsing the web for long periods of time. A touch screen makes scrolling through pages much easier by simply gliding your finger across the surface rather than using a mouse which is also dependent on precision and aim skills. It would also pay off if you are an avid gamer since the touch screen capabilities allow you to play games that require multiple touch points.

A touchscreen makes it easier to execute two-finger gestures like scroll, zoom, rotate photos and pinch for zooming. This is especially true if you find yourself constantly flipping through pages or finding ways to view things on a larger scale by stretching them out. It would also help with tasks such as using Microsoft Word which has become increasingly difficult without a touch screen due to the increase of cursor jitters caused by the mouse pad. If you are getting ready to graduate college and work towards landing your dream career, having a laptop equipped with a touch screen may give your potential employer an added reason to hire you based solely on what all can be accomplished with a touchscreen.

Advantages of touch screen laptops

Touch screens are becoming very popular in the world of computers and laptop manufacturers are now seeing touch screen displays as a must-have feature to include on any new models that they release. There are several reasons why this is true; firstly, not only do touch screen displays increase functionality but they also make laptops much easier to use.

Despite what many people believe, touch screens may not be appropriate for every laptop model/manufacturer out there, but when they are included it really does benefit the user experience. After using one myself, I cannot imagine using another type of laptop ever again–and since their popularity continues to grow you might want to consider buying a laptop with a touch screen in the future.

So what are some of the main benefits to using a touch screen laptop? The following list describes several reasons why everyone needs to take a look at this new technology, even if they have been skeptical about it before.

The following is an article highlighting 3 key reasons that you should consider getting a touch screen laptop today:

1) Touch screens make Windows 8 much easier to use

2) Touch screens transform your laptop into more than just a computer–they turn it into a tablet!

3) Touch screens can help prevent hand/wrist strain and promote better posture when typing on your keyboard

The number one reason to adopt touch screens is that Windows 8 has been designed with touch in mind. The new Metro interface of windows 8 is designed to be used easily with the swipe of your fingers on a screen, rather than your mouse.

The second most important reason to get a touch screen laptop is that they transform laptops into tablets. Once you have all the features of a tablet computer with no need for an additional device, it will make no sense to buy both devices separately.

Finally, touch screens provide benefits that cannot be measured by numbers alone. Using the touchscreen requires fewer movements and less strain on your hands and wrists when typing or using Windows 8’s gestures interface. This helps prevent problems like carpal tunnel syndrome which many long-time computer users and ‘cubicle warriors’ deal with on a daily basis. Touch screen laptops also provide a more intuitive way of interacting with the computer.

These benefits all contribute to making touch screens very popular among laptop buyers, especially those who want to maximize their productivity as well as saving money in the process of purchasing a new laptop for work.

In conclusion, there are many advantages to having a touchscreen laptop that can’t be measured with simple statistics or specifications alone.

However, there is some resistance from those who believe ClickPads have been improved over the past few years. It’s becoming harder to justify buying a non-touchscreen model when manufacturers are designing them with fewer buttons and larger touchpads. Hopefully this article has helped you understand the difference between ClickPads and trackpoints, as well as providing some insight into whether or not you should invest in a touchscreen laptop.

Disadvantages of touch screen laptops

There are numerous advantages to touch screen laptops. Users can zoom into websites or photos with a swipe of their finger, and they can also pan around on the screen without having to use a mouse or trackpad. However there are also some disadvantages as well.

1) Fingerprints on the Screen

The first disadvantage is that it becomes difficult for users to focus on articles or books because of fingerprints appearing on the screen from their fingers touching it frequently over time. Another disadvantage is that if a laptop has a glossy display, there may be visible smudges which make it more difficult for users to view what they want because these fingerprints will cover up parts of what is shown clearly on the electronics device surface.

2) Inability to use with gloves

Some of the touch screen laptops are difficult to use if the user wants to work on it while wearing winter clothing, such as gloves. This is because they need to be able to swipe across the display using their fingers using fine motor skills. If a user has bulky or thick gloves on then it can become very hard for them to swipe across displays that do not have physical keys which can be used instead of their fingers.

3) Lack of full keyboard and trackpad

Although some touchscreen laptops offer screens that turn 360 degrees so users can read documents without having to hold up heavy books or papers, there are still limitations with these types of electronics devices due to the lack of features that come with keyboards and trackpads.

4) Screen damage

Some LCD screens which are used in touch screen laptops can become very fragile and even crack when it is accidentally knocked, which results in costly repairs or the need to replace the entire laptop altogether. This is not a problem that comes with regular laptops where users use hard keyboards and trackpads.

To conclude, touchscreen laptops have some major disadvantages compared to regular laptops which do not come with touchscreen technology such as bulkier gloves, the lack of keyboard and trackpad features and screen damage.

Author:
I am a computer engineer holding a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, complemented by a Master's in Business Administration from University of Strathclyde, Scotland. I currently work as a Senior IT Consultant in Melbourne, Australia. With over 15 years of...