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touch screen

[′təch ‚skrēn]
(computer science)
An electronic display that allows a user to send signals to a computer by touching an area on the display with a finger, pencil, or other object.

touch screen

(hardware)
An input device that allows user to interact with computer by touching the display screen.

Often this uses beams of infrared light that are projected across the screen surface. Interrupting the beams generates an electronic signal identifying the location of the screen. Software interprets the signal and performs the required operation.
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The highly sensitive 8-inch capacitive screen allows users to enjoy movies and TV shows while also having access to recipes, exercise guides and a range of applications designed to enhance specific user group experiences.
One of the issues with capacitive screens is their performance under cold weather conditions, not only from the point of view that if you are wearing a pair of gloves, the electrical conductivity of your digits is insulated, but that the performance of the screen isn't as effective.
We wanted to replicate that experience with a large-format projected capacitive screen.
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The TIGERTAB is beautifully crafted sleek body fit smartphone with a Super View smooth capacitive screen which is power efficient using lesser pixels and yet designed to play HD 1080p Videos flawlessly.
The 1024 x 768 IPS capacitive screen is comfortable enough to watch video, listen to music, surf the Internet or read an eBook.
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