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Windows 8 is around the corner. I would love to build one, but would need a touch screen monitor. I'm trying to make this a budget build computer, but most monitors are about $400 +. Are there monitors that are cheaper, but still great quality for Windows 8?

Do you think the price will go down for touch screen monitors in the future?

asked Oct 19 '12 at 14:44

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before getting a touch screen monitor, Please make sure you go to a store and test out a display unit for at least 10 minutes (just navigate around the OS) Unlike a touchscreen on a tablet or smartphone, a touch screen desktop monitor is much more annoying to use as in order to utilize the full surface area, you will have to use your upper arm and pectoral muscles. This causes a lot of discomfort after a few minutes.

It also means smudges on the screen which are very noticeable due to how content is viewed on a desktop system vs a smartphone.

Touch displays will get cheaper as more people get them but there is a chance that they may just be phased out for another form of control due to the amount of physical work and reduced accuracy that comes from a touch display is not an improvement over a mouse and keyboard.

(Oct 20 '12 at 03:03) Razor512 Razor512's gravatar image

Thanks. That's a good thing to think about. I'll go around town to try out some of the monitors to see what I think of them.

(Oct 20 '12 at 13:37) Curtis Coburn Curtis%20Coburn's gravatar image

Here's one for under $275. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824176356

Bro, you should've thought of this before 8 was right around the corner. Most retailers are marking up their touchscreen monitors. I would think the price will go down but most people using 8 will use it via traditional mouse and keyboard or trackpad because that's what they're comfortable with.

answered Oct 19 '12 at 15:02

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Yar. Thanks. There's always the choice to jest get a All in One touch screen computer.

(Oct 19 '12 at 15:07) Curtis Coburn Curtis%20Coburn's gravatar image

I'd see if you can get one even with Vista pre-installed if you're trying to go cheap. Vista or 7 computers are more than capable of running 8.

(Oct 19 '12 at 15:09) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

If you need a touch all in one system on the cheap, then see if you can find a older used HP touch smart (be sure to take it apart and clean the heatsinks, they get clogged fast which contributes to their high failure rate, but regular cleaning will allow it to last a long time.

(Oct 20 '12 at 03:05) Razor512 Razor512's gravatar image
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