Are you tired of using a keyboard and mouse to control your business’s computers? In the past, this was the only way to control a computer. Over the past decade, however, there’s been a growing demand for touchscreen monitors. These monitors live up to their namesake by supporting touch commands, allowing users to control the connected computer or device by tapping icons on the monitor. But if you’re thinking about buying one or more touchscreen monitors for your business, there are a few things you’ll need to consider.
First, consider the size when choosing a touchscreen monitors. You’ll probably discover that touchscreen monitors are available in a wide variety of sizes, ranging from just a few inches to 52 inches (and larger). If you’re going to install it in a conference room, for example, perhaps a larger touchscreen monitor would work best. But if you’re going to use it in individual workstations, a smaller monitor will likely suffice.
#2) Touch Technology
All touchscreen monitors support touch commands. However, they way in which they identify these commands varies depending on the touch technology powering it. Most touchscreen monitors use either resistive or capacitive touch technology. Resistive touchscreen monitors contain multiple layers separated by an inert “spacer” layer of air or gas. When touched, the upper and bottom layers make contact, thereby allowing the monitor to identify the point of touch. Capacitive touchscreen monitors identify touch by measuring changes in capacitance.
#3) Aspect Ratio
In addition to size and touch technology, you should also consider the aspect ratio when choosing a touchscreen monitor. Aspect ratio refers to the ratio of the monitor’s width to its height. 4:3 was once the dominant aspect ratio for monitors, but most modern monitors — including touchscreen ones — now use an aspect ratio of 16:9.
Check to see what type of ports the touchscreen monitor has and where those ports are located. If you want to connect peripherals to it, you’ll need the appropriate ports, such as an HDMI port. If the touchscreen monitor doesn’t have the necessary port, you won’t be able to use your desired peripheral with it. So, always check to see what type of ports it has and where they are located.
Of course, price is something else to consider when choosing a touchscreen monitor. Some touchscreen monitors cost just $150 to $200, while others cost several thousand dollars. Before buying a touchscreen monitor, determine exactly how much you are willing to spend and stick with this budget.