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Touchscreen Laptop Frequently Asked Questions

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We often get a lot of questions about touchscreen laptops so we decided to put together a list of the most popular and frequently asked questions.

1. What is the difference between a touchscreen and a laptop with a regular screen?

Touchscreens have been around for years, first in portable gaming devices like the Nintendo DS and the Sony PSP, then in smartphones, and in more recent years in tablets.

But touchscreen laptops are a much newer development. Touchscreen laptops are marketed as a more intuitive way to interact with your laptop, allowing you to interact with them using your fingertips instead of a mouse or trackpad. They can make browsing the web, typing documents, and even playing games a lot more fun.

2. Which OS is better for touchscreens?

The debate over which operating system (OS) is better — Windows or Android — has raged on for years. It’s true that Windows has a lot of apps, but if you’re trying to decide between the two for your next touchscreen laptop, you need to take into account several other factors. For example, Windows has traditional desktop apps, including Microsoft Office, while Android is built for touchscreen devices, and has a wide variety of apps, including productivity software.

The best way to decide is to research each OS and compare them to see which is more suited to your needs.

3. How to remove fingerprints from the screen?

Fingertip prints on touchscreen laptops are common, and there are many causes. The most likely cause is using your finger for the touchscreen, but other causes include particulates on your screen, or the oils from your fingers reacting with the actual screen. Unfortunately, you can’t do much to remove the prints themselves. What you can do is try to remove the oils that caused the prints. You can remove these by using a microfiber cloth to wipe down the screen.

4. How do you turn back on your touchscreen?

There are times when your laptop’s touchscreen won’t turn on, even when you firmly press your finger on the screen. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. There are many reasons why this problem might occur, from your finger being dirty to the touchscreen not being set to the right sensitivity.

Lastly, make sure that your laptop is powered on. Your touchscreen is turned off when your laptop is off. This might seem a little counterintuitive, but it’s a form of power-saving feature.

5. How to connect a touchscreen to my TV?

To connect your laptop to your TV, it needs to have an HDMI port, which most laptops do these days. All you need to do is connect an HDMI cable between the laptop and your TV, and you can use the touchscreen on either the laptop or the TV. You can also connect a wireless keyboard to the laptop, which is useful if you want to use it as a tablet.

6. How to connect a touchscreen to my mobile?

You can connect your phone or tablet to your laptop wirelessly by using a wireless display adapter. These small devices let you mirror your mobile device’s display on your laptop screen, allowing you to view files or websites, check your email, or update social media. While there are many kinds of wireless adapters available, there are two main models: Miracast and Chromecast.

7. How do I install software or programs on my touchscreen?

While installing software programs is not difficult. You can go to your laptop manufacturer site and download your software from there. If you buy your software online, you can also get it sent to you on a disc or it will come via email with a link to download.

8. Are there any laptops that can be used as a tablet?

Although there are no laptops with touch screens on the market that can be used as a tablet, there are some that have touch-sensitive display panels that allow you to scroll, zoom, and make selections using your fingers, instead of a touchpad or trackball.

Laptop touchpads use sensors to detect your fingers making contact with the screen and are not as accurate as a regular touchpad. However, they’re still a lot better than touchscreen tablets, which don’t even come close to the accuracy and precision of a mouse.

9. If my touchscreen is running slow, what should I do?

If you have a touchscreen, you may notice that it can run a little slower than a traditional laptop when there are a lot of applications open at the same time. (Or the touchscreen may be less responsive than expected.)

There are a couple of simple things you can do to make it run more smoothly, including closing out unneeded apps and signing out of websites that you don’t use often. Alternatively, reboot your machine. Your screen may be slow because of programs that are running in the background.

10. Are touchscreens hard to use? 

Touchscreens are actually much easier to use than you might think. Many people expect it to be difficult to use Windows or other programs on a touchscreen, but this isn’t the case at all. Most touchscreens have a similar feel to a regular laptop.


We hope these questions and answers helped learn more about how to use touch screens in laptops. If you have any more pressing questions please do contact us and we’ll be glad to assist!