Do you ever work from home and find it hard to enjoy the laid-back nature of working in your sweats because your setup isn’t quite what it is at the office? Touchscreen monitors are something you don’t realize your home office needs until you try one. They make your home office more convenient, and you more productive while working.
Fortunately, you don’t need a huge home office to fit a touchscreen monitor. Computer monitors come in different sizes, styles, and some are even as portable as laptops for those of you who’s office is anywhere with Wi-Fi. And how you plan on using your touchscreen monitor will help determine what you need. You’ll want a high resolution monitor if you are gaming, but if you are using it as a second monitor to view spreadsheets, you might not need to spend the extra cash that comes with all those additional pixels.
Regardless of how you plan to use your touchscreen monitor, look for one with as many ports as possible. These should include USB, HDMI, DVI-D, and VGA – for the old-schoolers out there. A monitor with multiple ports provides connectivity options, and nothing is more frustrating than getting a touchscreen monitor that doesn’t connect to your work computer.
Below is our list of the best touchscreen monitors we found that function for work and play.
1. Acer T272HL 27-Inch Touchscreen Monitor
For those of you looking for a sleek touchscreen with HD resolution, this Acer monitor checks those boxes. It features a 10-point touchscreen display, which means you can use up to 10-fingers at the same time when using the display. We don’t know why you would use any more than two fingers, but hey, you do you. The Acer T272HL stretches 27 inches from edge to edge, making it one of the largest touchscreen monitors on our list. The large screen provides the space you need to put multiple windows or spreadsheets on the display at once, or it can provide the display space you want for a better gaming experience. And whether you are working or playing games on the T272HL, it is going to look sharp. The full 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution makes the content on the display look crisp, while the USB 3.0, VGA, DVI, and HDMI ports ensure you’ll be able to connect to just about any setup.
2. Viewsonic TD2430 24-Inch Touchscreen Monitor
If you want one of the best touchscreen monitors that’s 1080p, supports 10-point multitouch and comes in a slightly smaller form factor, the Viewsonic TD2430 is a great alternative. This display has an edge-to-edge glass surface that’s scratch resistant, a fully adjustable stand and 178 degree viewing angles. Plus its the only monitor on this list that has a DisplayPort connection. So whether you’d want to use this at home, an office or a retail setting, this monitor is built to handle it all.
3. Asus VT229H 21.5-Inch Touchscreen Monitor
Touchscreen monitors are not cheap, but the Asus VT229H provides an affordable option for a 21.5-inch computer monitor with touchscreen capabilities. Asus has the same 10-point touchscreen technology as the Acer T272HL, to provide precise touchscreen responsiveness. Asus even goes an extra step, though, and provides flicker-free backlighting, and a blue light filter on the display to relieve eye fatigue that comes with starting at a computer screen all day. It’s a nice feature for a touchscreen monitor as inexpensive as this one. You are probably wondering what the tradeoffs are — and there are some. It’s even 1080p, so it will look as good as the Acer.
While the matte-black finish is fairly plain looking, as far as monitors go, you’re still getting quality here with an IPS panel that has 178-degree viewing angles. The back of this touchscreen monitor also houses HDMI, USB and VGA ports. It even has a pair of speakers which means you don’t need to buy a separate set if audio is also a necessity.
4. Dell P2418HT 24-Inch Touchscreen Monitor
At first glance, the Dell P2418HT looks a lot like the Asus VT168H, yet twice as expensive. But once you take notice of the high resolution touch display coupled with the way the screen slides and tilts on its stand, it makes you realize the versatility of this touchscreen monitor. The articulating stand can adjust in height, tilt, and can swivel. You can have it upright in a normal position or slide it down to the ground and essentially use it like a Surface Pro. The display is equally as versatile. It features a non-glare, anti-fingerprint screen, while being responsive and accurate with its 10-point touch capabilities. And like the Asus VT168H, the display gives your eyes a rest with its flicker-free Comfortview display. Even though it is soft on the eyes, the display still boasts full HD 1080p quality.
Great for heavy multimedia work and gaming, the 24-inch screen provides you the extra display real estate for in-depth multimedia projects. It wouldn’t be our versatility pick without a handful of connectivity options, as well. The Dell P2418HT features a USB hub, HDMI, VGA, and a DisplayPort, leaving you with plenty of connectivity options. This Dell touchscreen monitor is a great option, albeit a bit more expensive than others.
5. Asus ZenScreen Touch 15.6-Inch Portable Monitor
BEST PORTABLE TOUCHSCREEN MONITOR
If you’re looking for one of the best touchscreen monitors that you can use while on the go, the Asus ZenScreen Touch is right up your alley. This 1080p display has a spacious 15.6-inch display and supports up to 20 touch points at once. And it also has a built-in battery, so that it doesn’t steal all the power from the computer its connected to. And at 2 pounds and 0.3-inches thick, the ZenScreen Touch is a great option to throw in your bag and take on the go for those times when you need to get hands on with your digital content.
6. Viewsonic TD1655 Portable Touchscreen Monitor
Like the Asus ZenScreen Touch, the Viewsonic TD1655 is a 15.6-inch portable monitor that gives you 1080p resolution and the ability to use all 10 fingers on the screen. But one feature that really makes this model stand out is the fact that you can easily flip the screen orientation vertically for those times when you’re dealing with program code or scrolling through Twitch chat.
7. ViewSonic TD2220 22-Inch Touchscreen Monitor
BEST 2-POINT DISPLAY
The ViewSonic TD2220 isn’t as advanced as the other best touchscreen monitors on this list. It only recognizes two fingers at a time and uses an optical ring around the screen to detect your finger inputs instead of a capacitive display. This means it will be less precise and responsive, but in exchange, it is also the most affordable touchscreen monitor on this list. Surprisingly, it does boast a set of speakers on board — according to Amazon customers they don’t sound great — but most displays don’t even attempt to add speakers, so it’s nice that the option for sound is there if so desired. Also on the back of the display are HDMI, USB, VGA, and DVI-D inputs. Now, this display only works with Windows products, so sorry for those of you out there who are on Mac. You’ll have to look somewhere else.