Touch screen monitors have become very popular over a decade for various reasons. Considering the type of system that recognizes touch, the prices of these monitors, however, are comparatively on a higher side. But still, people have started opting mobile phones, tablets, computers and laptops that have touch screen options. Like every other man-made object, these monitors also have pros and cons and here, we will be discussing about them.


  • One of the major advantages that make a touch screen monitor worth buying is that it doesn't require a keyboard or mouse. You can perform all the actions including typing and selecting with your finger itself by moving it directly on the screen.
  • If you are tired of the noise produced from typing on a keyboard or the clicking sound from mouse, this one is ideal for you, as it does not involve such noises.
  • It is easier and faster to use than using typical mouse or track pad. It just takes only a couple of touches to get what you want.
  • It only requires a soft tap to type.
  • These monitors have high quality and the images are clearer and distinct when compared to the usual monitors.
  • The monitor can be used from anywhere as long as it doesn't get in touch with water.
  • Notes for presentations can be written out easily as they have handwriting recognition software that transforms it to digital form. So, with these monitors by your side, you don't have to carry around notebooks or notepads to write down information you never want to miss out.
  • With finger movements, images can be dragged, resized and zoomed in and out easily.
  • Touch screen monitors can serve as an educational tool and also are ideal for children as they make interactive games more enjoyable.


As mentioned earlier, the touch screen monitors also have cons that make a user think twice before buying.

  • These are not generally waterproof. So one should be very careful using them.
  • Most of the touch screens are scratch proof, but once scratches start appearing on the screen, you would be left with no option than replace it, which will cost you quite a bit.
  • As fingers are used to touch, the oil and dirt from the finger gets accumulated on the screen often, and it should hence be cleaned every now and then.
  • The sensitivity of these monitors vary from one another. While one particular touch screen requires hardly any pressure to select an item, certain others require more pressure to be applied to get an action done.

Though touch screen monitors have a few cons as mentioned above, these are not really huge problems that cannot be tackled and when we look at the pros, these monitors are definitely worth a buy!


Source by Koushik C