LCD Touch Screen Monitor

We’ve all seen a LCD touch screen monitor at least once in our life, our works use them, grocery stores even have the ability to now read your card and allow it to be done throughout a touch screen transaction. Then all you have to do is use a pen to sign your signature and complete your purchase. Versions can be a little more sophisticated and can be found in photo centers that allow their customers to print their own pictures or create Christmas cards from memory cards or disks. Also found in your local Target stores the LCD touch screen is starting to make its appearance in a lot of other places.

Company consumers think when the words “touch screen” are mentioned is Apple. Usually they are familiar with the items such as the apple iPod touch, and the Apple iPhone that additionally uses a touch screen to navigate without the use of buttons or trackballs. This is also not the limit of their uses, as the home computer market now is seeing a number of computers available with the LCD touch screen ability.

An LCD touch screen works by you moving your finger up to the screen and touching the items where your mouse would usually go. However, problems always arise like the fact it can become very dirty, especially if your finger prints are oily, you wouldn’t want to be eating a bag of potato chips and pressing into your monitor. Touch screen monitors look the same as regular LCD monitors but are equipped with additional features. Basically a touch screen monitor is just another piece of hardware, a thin film of touch sensitive laminator, which is clear and is placed over the computer monitor. This is then wired into the PC. The pressure from your finger touching it is then transformed into an electric signal which is then sent to the CPU.

There are two different types of touch screen monitors currently on the market today, add on systems and built in systems. Built in systems arrive ready in a box, all you have to do is plug them in and start pressing away, though you will most likely need to install the software for the drivers first, if your system was not designed to suit a current touch screen feature. Add on systems are installed by the consumer over their existing computer monitor and then plugged into an accessory outlet on the hard drive. Once again, the device drivers will be needed to tell the computer how to recognize the signals so it doesn’t freak out.

Touch screen monitors like the iPod touch and iPhone will be affordable for most of the customers, while the point of sale touch screen monitors will be geared more towards richer people, including but not limited to businesses, home offices, gaming. How can we forget to mention the amazing touch screen displays as seen on CNN and ESPN, yes those are the very large touch screen monitors.

Touch screen monitors will be becoming cheaper now, because of the 3D network that has recently been brought out and the invention of the iPad. Eventually they will be like the old PC monitors.

Touch screen monitors are going to be commonplace in the near future, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see more “all-in-one” units using them. They are not just a passing fad or a piece of technology that will in time become forgotten, as they are here to stay.

You can find them on the internet relatively easily, and if you take your time, you should be able to find them for a reasonable price.

This LCD Touch Screen Monitor Review is Written/Updated on May 30th, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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