Touch screens on a tablet computer is what makes it different from a laptop, oh and the lack of keyboard, but this article isn’t about the keyboard! Touch screens have revolutionised the way we use apps, I mean, can you imagine playing Angry Birds with a keyboard? It just wouldn’t work!
So, you get a tablet computer and it has a touch screen, happy days. Or is it? Did you know there was more than one type of touch screen? Do you think it even matters what type you get? I mean, there’s enough to think about trying to decide how much storage you need, what processor you should get let alone what operating system, for goodness sake, now I need to worry about the type of touch screen?!
Calm down dear, we’ll explain the differences. If you’re not really that interested in reading about them, I’ll tell you briefly here. If you are, I’ve done a few documents to let you know the differences, or, in fact, to help you sleep easier.
For the lazy amongst you; there’s mainly 2 types capacitive touch screen and resistive touch screen. Capacitive is what tablets like the iPad use, good for use with fingers, allows you to pitch-to-zoom etc. resistive, found or some budget tablets and is well suited for use with a stylus, can also be used with fingers though.
There is also an IPS Panel, which is starting to appear on some tablet computers, but you’ll have to read the article on it if you want to know
Some devices with touch screens: