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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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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.
The eN- Touch 1000's durable capacitive screen technology provides optimal finger touch sensitivity for customer PIN entry and proven electrostatic pen technology for signature based transactions.
The capacitive screen recognizes light touches instantly and accurately.
[USPRwire, Sun Jan 10 2016] Capacitive screen displays rely on the electrical properties of the human body to detect touches.
The HTC Desire 516 comes with a 5-inch capacitive screen, which translates into a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels.
The smartphone runs on Android 4.2 and includes multi-touch, capacitive screen, Dual-mode LED, 2 GB RAM, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, G Sensor and O-Touch with a 5.9 inch display.
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.
It runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and sports a 7-inch multi-touch capacitive screen.
It has a full-HD 22” and 10 point multi-touch capacitive screen with a high-resolution two-megapixel web camera.
The Eee Pad MeMO features a seven-inch capacitive screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile processor, and the Android 3.0 Honeycomb that supports HD playback, mobile gaming, and Web.
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