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I'm looking to upgrade to Win8 soon as it comes out and am wondering what HD touch-screen monitor to purchase? I haven't had much luck finding reliable answers anywhere else. I'd like to keep it under $600 if possible and 1920 x 1080 or more is a must. My primary use aside from everyday computing is pc gaming. Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

asked Oct 12 '12 at 20:19

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edited Oct 12 '12 at 20:23

Keep in mind that a larger touchscreen is not very convenient. sure it looks cool (especially on movies where you see a giant touch surface, but in real like (especially with my experience with the HP crap touchscreen all in one systems, it is annoying to have to move your arms so much and the seating position becomes uncomfortable and leads to bad posture.

I go a lot of computer repair and i have received a few HP touchsmart systems for repair and for every single one, I had to use about 6 paper towels and a lot of alcohol to clean them because all of the smudges that have never been cleaned (with a smartphone smudges are less of an issue because you are not trying to watch a movie or type up a report, but on a desktop, it is annoying and more difficult to clean. (PS the HP touchsmarts have a bit of a heat problem when the heatsinks quickly become clogged with dust)

after about 10 inches, touch surfaces really become a chore to use. If possible I recommend heading to an electronic store then look for any HP touchsmarts on display and use them a bit, just navigate around the OS a few times to make use of the full touch area, you will see what I am talking about.

If anything you are better off investing the extra money that would go into having a digitizer in front of a cheap LCD, and instead put that money towards a decent higher resolution IPS panel (which really is almost a night and day difference in terms of color uniformity and contrast, especially when watching video.

answered Oct 13 '12 at 12:54

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This may not be the answer you want, but when Windows 8 comes out it's quite likely that companies will start producing touchscreen monitors as demand is likely to increase. You'd be better waiting a little while to see what kind of new hardware is manufactured to work with Windows 8. If you want a monitor to consider, the Acer T231H has good reviews and supports multi-touch

answered Oct 13 '12 at 12:07

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