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The best touchscreen monitors in 2021

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The best touchscreen monitors will change the way you use computers forever. Now, as well as your keyboard and mouse, you'll be able to interact with websites, apps and more via your screen. The ability to tap, swipe, pinch and zoom, just like on your phone or tablet, will make every task easier, faster and more fun. 

There are a vast array of touchscreen monitors to choose from, and new models are coming out every day. So it can be a bit of a challenge to find the right one for you. To help you out, we've brought together the very best touchscreen monitors available today in one simple article.

Read on and you'll find the best touchscreen monitor for different use cases, at a range of sizes, resolutions and more. Want to get one of the best 4K monitors out there? We've also got you covered.

The best touchscreen monitors available now

Best touchscreen monitors: Dell P2418HT monitorCB

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01. Dell P2418HT

The best touchscreen monitor overall

Specifications
Screen size: 23.8 inches
Weight: 6.89kg
Dimensions: 53.77 x 23.47 x 41.96cm
Resolution: 1080p
Refresh rate: 60Hz
USB ports: 5
HDMI ports: 1
Reasons to buy
+High image quality+Flexible stand+5 USB ports
Reasons to avoid
-Not 4K

With many options on the market, our choice of the best touchscreen monitors comes down to details, and detail is definitely something that Dell's P2418HT monitor gets right. This Full HD monitor with a 23.8-inch, LCD screen doesn’t just supply excellent resolution, contrast and colour. It also comes with a first-class articulating stand, which allows you to extend it, swivel it and orient it up to 60 degrees downwards. Meanwhile a protective cushion guards everything against bumps when the stand is fully compressed. 

The anti-glare surface works well in distracting light conditions, and the ultrathin bezel gives it a stylish look overall. Overall, this may be slightly more expensive than some of the touchscreen monitors on this list, but you are getting excellent value for your money.

Best touchscreen monitors: ViewSonic TD2230 monitorCB endorsed

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02. ViewSonic TD2230

The best portable touchscreen monitor

Specifications
Screen size: 22 inches
Weight: 3.58 kg
Dimensions: 4.83 x 49.02 x 29.97 cm
Resolution: 1080p
Refresh rate: 50-76hz
USB ports: 1
HDMI ports: 1
Reasons to buy
+Light and portable+Easy access to ports+Low power consumption
Reasons to avoid
-Colours a little dull

The ViewSonic TD2230 is small, light and portable, making it perfect for anyone with limited desk space and/or who needs a travel-friendly monitor. The 22-inch, Full HD, IPS display offers beautifully sharp image quality and high visual accuracy. The screen is also scratch-poof, and the bookstand design allows it to be tilted and adjusted from 20 to 70 degrees, or rested flat.

All the connection ports are located on the side of the monitor, making for easy access. You get HDMI, DisplayPort and VGA and USB connectivity. And the low power consumption is great for both your pocket and the planet. On the downside, the colours are a little dull, but overall this is an excellent buy for anyone looking for a portable touchscreen monitor.

Best touchscreen monitors: LG UltraWide 49WL95C monitor

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03. LG UltraWide 49WL95C

The biggest touchscreen monitor we can recommend

Specifications
Screen size: 49 inches
Weight: 15.2 kg
Dimensions: 1.22 metres x 11.42 cm x 36.57cm
Resolution: 1440p
Refresh rate: 60hz
USB ports: 1
HDMI ports: 2
Reasons to buy
+Huge display area+View multiple screens at once+QHD resolution
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive

Want to see as much screen as you possibly can? You won't find wider than this 49-inch display, which offers a panoramic view of your work, and allows you to see multiple windows at once. The best ultrawide touchscreen monitor gives new meaning to the term ‘ultrawide’, essentially combining two 27-inch 16:9 displays in one long screen. You also get two stereo speakers and a super-high Dual QHD resolution of 5120 x 1440 pixels. 

The stand supports height, tilt, and swivel adjustment, and there’s an ambient light sensor that makes the screen brighter in bright areas and darker in the dark. Naturally, this setup doesn’t come cheap, but for what you’re getting, it’s still an excellent price. 

best touchscreen monitors: Dell P2219H monitor

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04. Dell P2219H monitor

The best cheap touchscreen monitor

Specifications
Screen size: 21.5 inch
Weight: 4.4kg
Dimensions: 487.3 x 166 x 472cm
Resolution: 1080p
Refresh rate: 60hz
USB ports: 2
HDMI ports: 1
Reasons to buy
+Very cheap+Impressive brightness+178-degree viewing angles
Reasons to avoid
-Colours aren't the best

Looking for something a whole lot cheaper? This 21.5inch Dell P2219H IPS monitor is available for a bargain price, but it still does an impressive job, making it one of the best touchscreen monitors available at a very affordable price. 

The supplied stand is nicely adjustable, and the ultrathin bezels provide for a sleek look. With up to 250 nits of brightness, 178-degree viewing angles, and Full HD resolution, the screen is great performer, although the colours aren’t quite accurate enough for professional photo editing or design work. It also uses tech that reduces harmful blue light emissions, making it easier on your eyes over a long working day.

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05. Viewsonic TD1655

An affordable portable touchscreen

Specifications
Screen size: 15.6 inches
Weight: 0.99 kg
Dimensions: 1.52 x 35.56 x 22.35 cm
Resolution: 1080p
Refresh rate: 60hz
USB ports: 3
HDMI ports: 1
Reasons to buy
+Light and portable+Easily switches to vertical+Low power consumption
Reasons to avoid
-Colours a little dull

The Viewsonic TD1655 is a smaller, portable budget option. It's a 15.6-inch portable monitor with 1080p resolution. You can use all 10 fingers on the screen, and you easily flip the screen orientation vertically, which is handy if you're working with code or scrolling through documents or chats.

best touchscreen monitors: Philips 242B9T monitor

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06. Philips 242B9T monitor

Another great touchscreen monitor

Specifications
Screen size: 24 inches
Weight: 8.15kg
Dimensions: 55.4 x 5 x 33.8cm
Resolution: 1080p
Refresh rate: 60hz
USB ports: 2
HDMI ports: 1
Reasons to buy
+Gorgeous blacks+Wide tilt angle+Affordable price
Reasons to avoid
-Plain looks

Another Full HD monitor with a 24-inch screen, the Philips 242B9T might not be as stylish looking as our number one pick, but it still has an awful lot to offer. For a start, it comes with built-in 2W speakers. Also, you can connect it to a wide range of devices via HDMI, DVI, VGA and DisplayPort. 

The Z-type stand allows you to tilt the screen between -5 and 90 degrees. And the IPS panel provides a great picture. Philips’ own SmartContrast technology makes for rich, crisp blacks, and its FlickerFree feature controls brightness and flicker to reduce eye strain.

Best touchscreen monitors: Espresso Displays 13.3” Full HD monitor

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07. Espresso Displays

The best touchscreen monitor for Mac.

Specifications
Screen size: 13 inches
Weight: 0.72 kg
Dimensions: 30.8 x 22.8 x 0.55 cm
Resolution: 1080p
Refresh rate: 60hz
USB ports: 2
HDMI ports: 1
Reasons to buy
+Compatible with Mac+Ultra slim and stylish+Portable and light
Reasons to avoid
-Requires driver for Mac use

Despite what manufacturers say, connecting more monitors to a Mac is usually a technical nightmare. This portable monitor from Espresso is the notable exception: you just need to download a driver, and that's why it's in our list of the best touchscreen monitors. It also plays nicely with Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox and many smartphones via USB-C.

Supporting 16 million colours, this portable touchscreen monitor offers USB Type-A to Type-C, USB Type-C to Type-C, and HDMI to mini-HDMI connectivity, making it a great choice for both work and play.

Made from durable aviation-grade aluminium, this ultra-slim, Full HD monitor looks fantastic too, which is something Apple fans will appreciate. Indeed it claims to be the thinnest portable touch screen monitor in the world, at 5 mm (0.2") thin, and we’ve seen no evidence to the contrary. 

Best touchscreen monitors: Uperfect 4K Portable Monitor Touchscreen monitor

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08. Uperfect 4K Portable Touchscreen Monitor

The best portable 4K touchscreen monitor.

Specifications
Screen size: 15.6 inches
Weight: 2.05 lbs
Dimensions: 13.9 x 8.7 x 0.5 inches
Resolution: 4k
Refresh rate: 60hz
USB ports: 2
HDMI ports: 1 (mini)
Reasons to buy
+4K resolution +Light and portable+User-friendly menu
Reasons to avoid
-Not the cheapest

Want one of the best touchscreen monitors with a 4K display you can easily take on your travels? Then take a look at this lovely device from Uperfect. Its IPS panel delivers 3,840 x 2,160 of beautiful detail, with sharp images and an impressive brightness. And its light weight and small size, along with the integrated bracket and included bag, make it nicely portable. 

You also get built-in dual 2W speakers and a selection of cables. The screen can auto-rotate when you turn it. And it comes with a very user-friendly touchscreen menu for easy operation.

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Tom May

Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specialising in design, photography and tech. He is author of Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books. He has previously been editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine.