As the name suggests, laptops which use touch screens as input mechanism are called touch screen laptops. These laptops do not require the use of a mouse or touchpad. You can use your fingers or a stylus to open files, paste and copy, drag and drop and move or resize windows.
A laptop with touch screen has a comparatively reduced and compact size and so, is very easy to carry. However, it does not compromise on the key size. Since a touch screen laptop does not require a mouse pad, it allows the laptop manufacturers to increase the touch key sizes and ensure that the keyboard doesn’t appear jammed. A touch screen laptop allows you to sketch using a stylus or take notes in your own handwriting. Most touch screen laptop computers also have efficient handwriting software, using which you can translate both cursive as well as printed writing into digitized form. Besides, the handwriting software eliminates the requirement for typing skills, as it simplifies the process of writing in cursive or printing on screen to execute commands. Thus, it provides a speedier and more productive user experience.
A touch screen laptop has a better speed and reliability in comparison to conventional laptops. Although regular laptops do have a mouse pad and a USB port to let you connect to an external mouse for easier navigation, they do take a considerable of amount of time to carry out simple navigation’s. On the contrary, touch screen laptop computers are not only faster but also more reliable. With touch screen laptops, as you tend to use your fingers when selecting the options, there’s no need to worry about clicking the wrong option.
Since touch screen laptops have many advanced and efficient features, everyone expected them to carry a heavy price. However, as surprising as it may sound, touch screen laptops are extremely cost-effective and affordable to a common man. However, if you wish to have a more up to date and stylish touch screen laptop, you may have to shell out a little additional money than required for the general laptops. With touch screen laptops expected to become more common, their prices will surely come down.
One of the best touch screen laptops in the market is HP Touch Smart TX2. It packs the punch of a regular laptop as well a multimedia machine. The touch screen technology used in this laptop enables the use of two fingers to navigate the multimedia applications. It operates on Windows 7 and has an AMD Turion processor.
The future of touch screen laptops appears bright, as more software applications are expected to be compatible with touch-screen technology. Currently, these laptops are available only with Windows operating system; however, there are rumors stating that an Apple Macintosh touch screen laptop model is in the works and will be introduced shortly. Apple has recently introduced the iPad, however it is more useful for reading books, viewing movies etc rather than as a fully functional laptop computer.
If you are a tech-savvy business person or student with a busy lifestyle, a touch screen laptop will prove to be your ideal companion.
Guest Writer : Manas Pandey is a Blogger who writes on Netbooks, PDAs, Tablet PCs, Smartphones etc at minilaptoponline.com