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Posted Jul 27, 2010 10:14:04 AM by DecisionPoint Team & filed under

Woman Using Personal Digital AssistantTouchscreens provide an easy and intuitive way to access information via PC’s, mobile computers and mobile phones. Today we’re going to take a closer look at the two most popular types of touchscreen technology and provide more information about their capabilities.

  • Resistive Touchscreens-are durable and resistant to water and dust, but can get scratched easily, so you want to make sure you’re not using a sharp object to input data. They are “passive”, meaning that the screen senses contact with nearly any object. A Resistive touchscreen responds to pressure on its surface, so they can be used with a finger, stylus, pen or any pointed object that won’t damage the screen.
  • Capacitive Touchscreens-are more durable than resistive touchscreens because they are not only water and dust resistant, but also less likely to get scratched. Capacitive touchscreens must be touched with an object that emits a constant electric flow, like a finger. These screens have a very long life, but you’ll have to put away the stylus for this one.


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