Help your friendly blogger: Touchscreen monitors

I have not written much for this blog recently.  The primary reason for this is that I have been suffering from RSI on my wrists.  This has made using the computer difficult and painful; I’ve tried to minimize my use of the computer.  Using voice control software for my has helped.  However, I am also looking into getting touch screen monitors to replace the four normal monitors on my computer.  That way I will not have to use the mouse (the source of my wrist problems) at all.

I’m looking at monitors from Planar Systems and Elo Touch Systems.  If you have any recommendations for a brand of touchscreen monitor or for a type of touch screen monitor (resistive, capacitive, SAW, etc.), I would be much obliged.

0 thoughts on “Help your friendly blogger: Touchscreen monitors”

  1. Really what you should look at is the warranty that is supplied between these two companies. I would have to side with Planar due to the fact that you get a 3yr 2 day advanced exchange warranty. I have been ordering both Elo and Planar for different customers and Planar by far has had the best support and when it comes down to the product there are little differences. One thing I will point out is if you are looking at Planar just make sure that your OS is supported by the model. Most will work with almost all OS, however their Economical line will only work with Vista, XP, and 2000. All of their new models will run on vertually all OS.

  2. I’ve worked with Planars as well and the warranty is great! The only thing I would add is info on which technology is right for you. Do you plan to use a stylus of some sort or just a finger? If you want to use a finger, pen, or stylus resistive would work just fine. It’s also the least expensive of the three types of monitors.

  3. Hi Michael – I don’t have any advice for you… Just wanted to send good thoughts and healing vibes your way.

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