Touch screens are the latest addition in the world of technology. It has become a new trend to work using a touching device. These light emitting diode (LED) screens considered an ideal tool for the business and for personal use. Monitors with touch screens are valuable for various reasons. However, there are few shortcomings as well that a touch screen possesses. There is a dire need to be aware of pros and cons of a monitor with a touch screen before making any investment over it.

Pros & Cons

Let us have a look at the pros and cons of touch screens.


The user needs to be very close to a monitor’s screen because he has to touch the screen for work. It would be difficult for a user to work with such monitor placed on a large desk. On the other hand, a monitor without a touch screen will allow the user to work from a distance that is bearable for the keyboard and a mouse.


The user cannot work with accuracy on a monitor with a touch screen by using his finger. There is always the need of Stylus pen for a perfect effect. It is difficult to touch the small objects with a finger but the use of a mouse and a keyboard can make it easy.


The user can promptly click anything with the use of his finger and a stylus pen instead of using a mouse and a keyboard. Speed is the most important element for a user whether he is playing a game or placing an order in a business. The use of a mouse and a keyboard do affect the speed of the work.


There will be enough space on the desk of the user because a monitor with a touch screen does not want any keyboard or a mouse with it. The user can easily place his food, popcorns, tea or drink on a desk without any fear of spilling anything on a keyboard or on a mouse. There is no need to replace a keyboard or a mouse because of the sloppy customers and employees.


The screen of monitors gets dirty due to the continuous touching with the greasy and moist fingers. Luckily, touch screens consist of a glass or a similar material that is the reason it is very easy to clean the monitor having a touch screen as compared to a traditional monitor.


The users can easily work with a monitor that possesses a touch screen. There is no need for any prior training. Even a beginner can use it without any hurdle. It is user-friendly. There is a need for less concentration while using a touch screen as compared to a keyboard and a mouse. On the contrary, the user of a regular monitor has to go for prior training for a better understanding of the system.

Assistive Tool

Touch screens are handy for the users having some physical impairment while it is difficult for them to work with a mouse and a keyboard. For instance, a person with arthritis can face difficulty in operating a mouse and typing with a keyboard.