Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Windows 8 – Touchscreen Improves Experience

Thursday, January 16th, 2014 by | Filed Under: Uncategorized, Windows 8

Dennis from Texas writes:

This is not a question.  It is a statement.  I have worked on a number of Windows 8 and 8.1 machines.  After experience with both, I believe if you are buying a new PC, be sure to get the touch screen.  Windows 8 and 8.1 were designed for use with a touchscreen and whether you buy a laptop, a hybrid, a smartphone or a tablet with Windows, you will find a touchscreen on all but the laptop (touchscreen is an option).  If you buy a laptop get a touchscreen. 

A desktop because of the distance from your keyboard and hands, is a little unwieldy with a touchscreen, but if you start using the touch you will find it easier to maneuver within Windows 8 and 8.1.

As stated many times, Windows 8 and 8.1 are a good system.  You just have to take a little time to get familiar with it.  From the introduction of Windows through Windows 7, the changes have been small and progressive.  The change to Windows 8 and 8.1 is a leap, but one that is worth it.

Dennis, I agree with you all of your points. The Windows 8 and 8.1 experience is much-improved with a touchscreen device. To anyone purchasing a new laptop, I’d suggest a touchscreen or to consider a tablet with an attachable keyboard. Many Windows 8 and 8.1 apps have been nicely optimized for touchscreen. I am especially fond of the Bing News and Bing Food Apps. The Metro version of Internet Explorer is really my favorite browser to use on a touchscreen.

I also agree about desktop monitors. I’ve found I don’t use the one with my desktop very often, though I move interchangeably between touchscreen and keyboard with my laptop. But most of my work involves writing on a keyboard, so it could be a different experience with other programs.

I will reiterate that a touchscreen is not required for Windows 8.1. I will also once again tell people that a touchscreen is nothing to fear. I’ve noticed that a lot of users are very wary about touchscreen devices. You get used to them very quickly and will soon be pressing screens that aren’t touchscreen-enabled looking for a response.

I am old enough to remember when the mouse first came into wide-spread use. A lot of computer users didn’t like that interface very much either. I will say the same thing for both Windows 8 and touchscreens: Give them a fighting chance.

And if you have any questions about either, ask them here.

~ Cynthia


Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.

Enter Email Address:


Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup

Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive