Touchscreen Monitor Benefits: Advantages of Touch Screen Tech

edited August 2023 in PC Tech

From smartphones to refrigerators, touchscreens are ubiquitous. Once confined to our pockets, touchscreens appear on our desktop monitors. This shift promises to revolutionize how we interact with our devices, allowing a more natural and intuitive user experience. In this article, we'll explore the productivity benefits of touchscreen monitors and why they are rapidly becoming necessary for anyone looking to work more efficiently.

What is a touchscreen monitor? 

A touchscreen monitor doubles as a display and input device that lets you interact with your computer through hand and fingertip gestures. Touchscreens are pressure-sensitive, and you can easily navigate apps using simple hand gestures to navigate, rotate images, pinch, and draw.

Touchscreen Monitor Benefits 

There are several benefits of using a touchscreen on a computer, including:

1) Intuitive interface

Touchscreens are a more efficient and user-friendly way to interact with your computer. Traditional computer displays use a mouse and keyboard as input devices, but touchscreen monitors offer a more intuitive user experience. You can pinch, swipe, or zoom in and out with ease to:

  • Open or closing apps 
  • Scroll documents 
  • Zoom in and out  
  • Navigate Pages 

Work smarter and interact faster and more efficiently. With touch gestures like tapping and swiping directly on the screen, you can select text and move objects with precision and speed. Gamers can quickly navigate menus or execute in-game actions with a simple tap or swipe. This streamlined and user-friendly approach replaces the need for multiple clicks or keyboard shortcuts. 

A touchscreen offers a more direct way to interact with your device than a mouse. Touchscreens are especially helpful for tasks that involve a lot of scrolling, such as reading long documents or browsing websites. Rather than using a mouse or arrow keys, you can simply swipe up or down on the screen to scroll through content.

Plus, with a stylus, touchscreen monitors provide even greater precision and control, making them a valuable tool for graphic design and data analysis professionals.

2) Faster navigation 

With a touchscreen, you can quickly and easily navigate through menus, files, and applications by simply tapping or swiping your fingers on the screen – it saves time and makes a more direct approach to navigation.

For instance, if you want to open a file, you can simply tap the icon on the screen without navigating through multiple menus using a mouse or keyboard. And if you need to switch between different windows or applications, swipe your finger across the screen to move between them, rather than using separate buttons or keyboard shortcuts.

Using a touchscreen saves time and reduces your risk of repetitive strain injuries (RSI) associated with using a mouse for extended periods.

3) Increased productivity 

Touchscreens can increase productivity by allowing tasks to be performed more quickly and efficiently. This is particularly useful in industries where speed and accuracy are critical:

  • Healthcare 
  • Retail 
  • Hospitality 

Benefits of using touch screens in healthcare: 

  1. Quick access to patient information: Touchscreens provide rapid access to patient data critical to making informed decisions around personal care. 
  2. Time-saving: With touchscreens, healthcare professionals can quickly retrieve patient data without navigating complex menus or interfaces. This can save valuable time and enable faster response times to patient needs. 
  3. Reduce the risk of errors: By providing direct access to accurate information, healthcare professionals can make more informed decisions and minimize mistakes. 
  4. Improve patient outcomes: Touchscreens enable healthcare professionals to work more efficiently and effectively. Touchscreens can help ensure patients receive the best care by streamlining information access and reducing errors.

Benefits of using touch screens in retail & hospitality: 

  1. Use touchscreens for quick sales: Touchscreens are great for processing sales transactions and orders. Employees can scan items, process payments, and print receipts on a single device without needing a separate computer or cash register. 
  2. Direct interaction with customers: Touchscreens allow customers to place orders, register their preferences, and pay bills directly. This eliminates the need for an intermediary and dramatically reduces customer wait times. 
  3. Boost efficiency: With quick and direct interactions, touchscreens allow employees to serve more customers in less time, leading to higher productivity and better customer experiences.

4) Accessibility 

 For people with specific disabilities, touchscreens can be a more accessible way to interact with computers than a mouse and keyboard:

  • Easier to use: Touch is more accessible than a mouse and keyboard for people with mobility disabilities, as it requires less fine motor control. 
  • Tactile or audio feedback: Touchscreens give tactile or audio feedback when a person taps or swipes the screen, making it easier for those with visual impairments to navigate menus and select options. 
  • Integration with assistive technologies: Touchscreens can be combined with assistive technologies like screen readers or voice recognition software to provide a more integrated and accessible computing experience for users with disabilities. 
  • Promote greater independence: By making digital devices more accessible to those with disabilities, touchscreens can help promote greater independence and improve quality of life.

5) 10-point, multi-touch support 

Enlarging a map on your phone by pinching or stretching two fingers has undoubtedly helped all of us at some time. Some touchscreen displays work similarly, allowing you to use more than one finger to operate the program. This can be particularly useful for tasks that involve manipulating images or other visual content, such as zooming, rotating, or resizing.

When working with an image editing application on a touchscreen computer, multi-touch support allows you to use two fingers to pinch or expand the image to zoom in or out or rotate the image by twisting your fingers. This is a more natural and precise way of interacting with the idea than using a mouse or keyboard.

Where can I get a touchscreen monitor? 

Some companies make touchscreens that are specific to industries. However, the Acer touchscreens listed below are suitable for use in the office or home environments: 

Acer UT2 

Acer UT2 is an impressive touchscreen monitor offering full HD IPS 1080p resolution in 16:9 with 6-axis color adjustment, bringing crisp and lifelike colors to the screen, making everything from presentations to text more visible. The monitor's wide viewing angle of 178° allows for easy viewing from multiple positions without compromising image quality.

This beautiful monitor uses 10-point multi-touch technology. You can use more than one finger to navigate, allowing you to zoom in and out in a flash without taking your hand away from the screen. Like all the other Acer touchscreen monitors, speakers are included.

Overall, the Acer UT2 is a high-quality touchscreen monitor with excellent performance and usability. Its multi-touch capability and clear and vibrant display make it a perfect choice for anyone needing a monitor for various tasks, from content creation to entertainment. 

Acer UT2 Specs: 

  • Screen Size: 21.5" 
  • Resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080) 60 Hz 
  • Panel Technology: IPS (178° x 178°) 
  • Inputs: DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA 
  • Response time: 4 ms 
  • Brightness: 250 Nit 

Acer VT0 

If you want a large touchscreen monitor, the Acer VT0 is an excellent choice. With Full HD IPS 1080p resolution in 16:9, the 27" display brings vivid and realistic colors to the screen, making it perfect for everything from presentations to gaming. 

One of the standout features of this monitor is Acer Acer VisionCare technology, which helps to reduce eye strain during prolonged use. Additionally, the 178° wide viewing angle makes content easily visible from different perspectives without losing clarity. 

Gamers and video enthusiasts will appreciate the Adaptive-Sync2 technology, which effectively eliminates screen tearing, providing a seamless, tear-free experience during gameplay and video playback.

The Acer VT0 also includes 10-point multi-touch technology and a display widget that lets you change settings without fiddling with any buttons. Overall, the Acer VT0 is a great option for those looking for a high-quality touchscreen monitor with excellent visual quality and innovative features.

Acer VT0 Specs: 

  • Screen Size: 27" 
  • Resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080) 75 Hz 
  • Panel Technology: IPS (178°x178°) 
  • Inputs: DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA 
  • Response time: 4 ms GTG 
  • Brightness: 300 Nit

Acer T272HL 

This stunning Acer T272HL touchscreen monitor provides the same benefits as the other two, only better. With a whopping 27" screen with outstanding color accuracy, the Acer T272HL is ideal for graphic design or video editing.

The rapid response time easily handles fast-action videos. And with its wide viewing angles, this touchscreen monitor provides comfortable viewing for extended periods.

Overall, the Acer T272HL touchscreen monitor is a high-quality, versatile monitor that offers a range of features to meet the needs of various users. Whether you're working with graphics or video or simply need a large, responsive touchscreen for everyday tasks, the Acer T272HL is an excellent option.

Acer T272HL Specs: 

  • Screen Size: 27" 
  • Resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080) 60 Hz 
  • Panel Technology: VA (178° x 178°) 
  • Inputs: DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA, DVI, USB 3.0, USB Hub 3.0x3 
  • Response time: 5 ms 
  • Brightness: 300 Nit

The rise of touchscreen monitors has revolutionized the way we interact with technology. From faster and more intuitive navigation to improved accessibility for those with disabilities, touch screens offer a multitude of benefits for both personal and professional use.

With advancements in multi-touch technology and adaptive sync, touchscreen displays are becoming an increasingly attractive option for gamers, graphic designers, and anyone looking to increase productivity and efficiency.  

Robert is a Taiwan-based writer and digital marketer at iamrobert design. He has a passion for helping people simplify their lives through tech.


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