Buying a touch screen panel kit for the first time is very exciting – you get to pick from long lists of fun features, admire different frames and finishes, explore new technologies, and narrow down the options to the one that suits your family’s preferences.
Touch screen models are still very diverse, giving consumers the opportunity to choose between plenty of features and functions for an economical, sensible hands-on computing solution.
Find the ideal touch screen panel kit by answering the simple questions below:
1. What size, type, and model of monitor do you have?
Computer monitors are not standard: you will need to find a touch screen panel kit designed specifically for the size of monitor you have (usually measured in inches from corner to corner). But that’s not all – your touch screen kit must also be compatible with the type of computer monitor that you are using (usually LCD, plasma, or CRT).
Some touch screen technologies are flexible enough to work with more than one type of monitor, such as those that use optical sensing – an optical LCD touch screen kit is likely to work on most plasma models, and vice versa.
2. How do you plan to use your new touch screen kit?
Once you have the size and type requirements picked out, you’ll want to start narrowing down your options according to the features that you or your family will use the most often.
Certain touch screen panel kit technologies have certain limitations that may render them unsuitable – for example, capacitive overlays require a stylus and cannot be used with anything else (including fingers) which could limit many creative and gaming pursuits.
Infrared, on the other hand, not only detect multiple fingers, but can also detect artistic implements like brushes and styluses of any material.
You will definitely want to consider the very big choice between single touch and multi-touch. Also look for features like click and drag, press to hold, pinch to zoom, palm rejection, and pressureless sensing.
3. Do you have preferences regarding the ease of installation/removal?
Do you care how the touch screen overlay kit is installed, or will you have a technician take care of the details?
Ease-of-installation is of critical importance to the tech newbie.
Some overlays simply hook over the top of your computer monitor, others may be adhered with strong double-sided tape, and some need to be attached with simple straps. Be aware that “integrated” overlays are to be installed inside of your monitor casing, a process that can void your warranty.
Finding the right product the first time will save the frustration of a lengthy return process – your family will be able to start using the new touch screen within hours, sometimes even minutes!
You can be proud of making a smart investment that will contribute to years of enjoyment for you, your guests, and your loved ones. A touch screen panel kit is an affordable way to upgrade your computer to stay in step today’s hottest technology, but you definitely don’t have to settle for the first overlay that comes along.