The coming of the touchscreen laptops was inevitable. It had to come sooner or later and it is a reality now. If you’re looking for a new laptop to purchase, why should you consider it and why not?
Touch controls were introduced through Windows 7 but with the recently rolled out Windows 8, there are more reasons to use them plus the multi-touch gestures. All these new things being introduced are pretty exciting but there is still time to consider if you will be one of those who will choose to buy a touchscreen laptop. While the touchscreen is an obvious choice for tablets, it is still anyone’s choice to choose it for desktops or laptops.
The Touchscreen technology on laptops present its advantages through easy navigation around applications. It is far easier than using the track pads provided in laptops. This is especially for laptops having track pads that cannot support other tasks. Convenience of use is evident.
The Touchscreen option has a tendency to use more power than the traditional way of using a laptop. Although relatively small, the continuous power draw will shorten battery life. That is of course a concern with laptops which is more commonly used in its portable state. This means no need to connect to a regular outlet.
Laptops with Touchscreen are more expensive than non-Touchscreen laptops. The difference is price can be substantial ranging from $100 to about$200. It is possible to find a touchscreen laptop at a lower price but this will come with a sacrifice in relation to the other features such as CPU performance, storage, and the like.
Using a touchscreen laptop will present some challenges in keeping the screen clean. This is the result of course of touching the screen which what is the feature is all about anyway. Users just need to be more conscientious on clearing the display panel of smudges and accumulated grime.
Would You Choose a Touchscreen Laptop?
It really is a matter of preference. The beauty of having choices is that we get what we like depending on our personal circumstances. If you choose a Touchscreen laptop, make sure that it can perform according to what you need and you’ll be happy with it.
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