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The best touchscreen monitors in 2022

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Only a select few models rank as the best touchscreen monitors, partially because there aren’t displays sporting touch capabilities. But, whether it’s for creative use, in the office, or just to have a screen that’s a bit more interactive, these displays are worth a look.

Having a touch screen at your fingertips can help you streamline your workflow as well as make it easier and more intuitive to navigate your day-to-day work. It can save you time and make your setup more versatile. After all, you won’t get that same immediate feedback from even the best mice or keyboards.

That’s not to say all touch displays are worth the investment. Much like how we test monitors, we consider various factors when deciding which ones are worth recommending. We look at how accurate and responsive the touch capabilities are, what the picture quality is, and what kind of features are included, not to mention how well they’re executed.

Essentially, we’ve put in the work to help you find the right one for your needs. We’ve scoured the market to find the best touchscreen monitors and collected them here, from regular-sized displays ideal for a desktop PC to portable ones for those needing another screen on the road. Some of them we've tested or used ourselves, and others we've included based on our expertise. And, since availability varies between the US and UK, we’ve even separated the best touchscreen monitors in the UK from the best in the US.

If you prefer a more traditional monitor, possibly with a higher resolution, check out our best 4K monitors guide. If accurate colours are important to you, whether you’re a photographer or video editor, you might want to invest in one of the best monitor calibrator tools.

The best touchscreen monitors available now: US

Product shot of Dell P2418HT, one of the best touchscreen monitors in the USCB

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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

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High image quality
+
Flexible stand
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5 USB ports

Reasons to avoid

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Not 4K

With so many options on the market, our choice of the best touchscreen monitors comes down to the details. And detail is something that Dell's P2418HT monitor does brilliantly. This 1080p monitor on a 23.8-inch panel boasts an LCD screen to deliver excellent resolution, contrast, and colour. Moreover, it boasts an anti-glare surface that works beautifully in distracting light conditions as well as ultra-thin bezels that give it a stylish flair and you more screen real estate.

However, it's its ingenious articulating stand that well, stands out here. Dell is no stranger to brilliant stands – its Dell C1422H has one of the best stands we've ever seen on a portable monitor, for example – and we're seeing that again here. This one allows you to extend, swivel, and orient the display up to 60 degrees downwards, giving you versatility and excellent workplace ergonomics. You can go from using it as a regular monitor to sketching on it in mere seconds. This may be slightly more expensive than some of the other touchscreen monitors on this list, but it offers excellent value for money.

Product shot of ViewSonic TD2230, one of the best touchscreen monitors in the USCB endorsed

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02. ViewSonic TD2230

The best portable touchscreen monitor

Specifications

Screen size: 22 inches
Weight: 3.58kg
Dimensions: 4.83 x 49.02 x 29.97cm
Resolution: 1080p
Refresh rate: 50-76hz
USB ports: 1
HDMI ports: 1

Reasons to buy

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Light and portable
+
Easy access to ports
+
Low power consumption

Reasons to avoid

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Colours a little dull

The ViewSonic TD2230 is small, light and portable touchscreen monitor, making it perfect for anyone with limited desk space and/or who needs to travel with their screen. The 22in, 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.

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

Product shot of Dell P2219H, one of the best touchscreen monitors in the US

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03. Dell P2219H

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

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Very cheap
+
Impressive brightness
+
178-degree viewing angles

Reasons to avoid

-
Colours aren't the best

Looking for a cheap touchscreen monitor from a reputable brand? The 21.5in Dell P2219H IPS monitor is available at a brilliant price, and it still does an impressive job, making it one of the best touchscreen monitors available for those on a tighter budget. 

The 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 a great performer, although the colours aren’t quite accurate enough for professional photo editing or design work. It uses tech that reduces harmful blue light emissions, making it easier on your eyes during long work sessions.

Product shot of Asus ProArt Display PA148CTV, one of the best touchscreen monitors in the US

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05. Asus ProArt Display PA148CTV

The best portable touch monitor for creatives

Specifications

Screen size: 14 inches
Weight: 0.74kg
Dimensions: 32.61 x 20.44 x 1.20cm
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Refresh rate: 60hz
USB ports: 2x USB-C
HDMI ports: 1x Mini HDMI

Reasons to buy

+
Great colour coverage, especially for a portable monitor
+
Excellent colour accuracy
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Several creative-specific features

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive portable monitor

While creative professionals usually go for larger screens, there’s definitely a place for portable monitors in content creation. Nomadic users in particular can benefit from a portable monitor that’s designed specifically with video editors, designers, and music producers in mind. The ProArt Display PA148CTV is something of a rarity in the sea of portable monitors with its robust set of features targeted towards creatives. They include the Asus Dial, a physical dial that you can use to make effortless adjustments to your project whether you’re in Lightroom, Premiere Pro, or Photoshop. There’s also the Virtual Control Panel function, which allows you to use the display itself as your touchscreen control panel, simplifying your workflow.

This being a touchscreen monitor for creatives, you get impeccable colour coverage (100% sRGB and 100% Rec.709), excellent colour accuracy of ΔE < 2 out of the box, and Calman Verification. There are a lot more features too, all packed into an incredibly compact 14in form. If you’re looking to expand your screen real estate when travelling or out in the field, this is the best choice there is. 

Product shot of Viewsonic TD1655, one of the best touchscreen monitors in the US

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06. Viewsonic TD1655

An affordable portable touchscreen

Specifications

Screen size: 15.6 inches
Weight: 0.99kg
Dimensions: 1.52 x 35.56 x 22.35cm
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 another small, portable option from Viewsonic, and one that comes with a budget price. The 15.6-inch monitor offers 1080p resolution, which is more than enough for a panel this size. It is a little light on special features, but it delivers where it counts.

The picture quality is great, even though its 250-nit brightness might not be enough for some people. And its 10-point projective capacitive touchscreen works smoothly, especially with the stylus pen, which comes included, adding value. Plus, you can easily flip the screen orientation vertically, which is handy if you're working with code or scrolling through documents or online chats. And, thanks to its USB-C port, which delivers up to 60W of power both ways, you can have a minimalist setup.

Product shot of the Asus ZenScreen Touch MB16AMT, one of the best touchscreen monitors

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07. Asus ZenScreen Touch MB16AMT

An affordable portable touchscreen

Specifications

Screen size: 15.6 inches
Weight: 0.9kg
Dimensions: 35.9 x 22.7 x 0.9 cm
Resolution: 1080p
Refresh rate: 60Hz
USB ports: 1x USB-C
HDMI ports: 0

Reasons to buy

+
Built-in battery makes it more portable
+
USB-C connectivity
+
Automatic screen orientation

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive for a portable display
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Limited macOS/iOS support

The Asus ZenScreen Touch MB16AMT is an impressive piece of portable display that boasts a plethora of features in its small, 9mm frame. That includes four-hour battery life, included stylus that works beautifully, built-in speakers, and automatic screen orientation. It isn't a wonder, therefore, that it's a bit pricier than other 1080p portable monitors out there.

It's that almost-$400 price tag, alongside the very minimal macOS support, that keeps it from being at the top of this list. Still, Windows and Android fans will love it as their travel companion if they're willing to pay the price. And, its USB-C and micro-HDMI ports mean that you can basically connect a bunch of non-Apple devices. Whether you're using it for productivity, editing, or gaming, you'll get a lot of use out of it, which we guess kind of makes its price a non-factor when it's time to hit that buy button.

Product shot of Planar Helium PCT2785, one of the best touchscreen monitors in the US

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08. Planar Helium PCT2785

The most affordable larger touch monitor

Specifications

Screen size: 27 inches
Weight: 7kg
Dimensions: 49 x 29 x 5cm
Resolution: 1080p
Refresh rate: 60hz
USB ports: 2
HDMI ports: 1

Reasons to buy

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Built-in webcam and mic
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Versatile, highly-adjustable stand
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Relatively large 27in screen size

Reasons to avoid

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Full HD res is low for a 27" screen
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Relatively pricey

Want a larger touchscreen monitor? Most touchscreen monitors tend to be on the smaller side, but this 27in offering from Planar offers a relatively large IPS LED-backlit display. While Full HD is a little thin for a 27in display, the screen offers dependable color accuracy and contrast that won't shift depending on where you're looking. It's a versatile monitor too, with a built-in HD webcam and microphone, making it great for home office working and video conferencing. It boasts 10-point capacitive multi-touch and an ergonomic stand that can take the display from completely flat to a 70-degree tilt.

The best touchscreen monitors available now: UK

Product shot of Philips 242B9T, one of the best touchscreen monitors in the UK

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01. Philips 242B9T

A well-featured 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

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Gorgeous blacks
+
Wide tilt angle
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Affordable price

Reasons to avoid

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Plain looks

Number one in our list above isn't in stock in the UK at the time of writing, but the Philips 242B9T is a good alternative. It might not be the most stylish looking touch monitor but it 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.

Product shot of ViewSonic TD2230, one of the best touchscreen monitors in the UKCB endorsed

(Image credit: ViewSonic)

02. ViewSonic TD2230

The best portable touchscreen monitor

Specifications

Screen size: 22 inches
Weight: 3.58kg
Dimensions: 4.83 x 49.02 x 29.97cm
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

As we mentioned in our list for the US above, the 22in ViewSonic TD2230 is a small, light and portable touchscreen monitor, perfect for those with limited desk space or who need a travel-friendly monitor. The scratchproof Full HD, IPS display offers sharp, accurate image quality, and the bookstand design offers versatile adjustment so you can rest it flat or tilt from 20 to 70 degrees. Accessible connection ports on the side of the monitor offer HDMI, DisplayPort and VGA and USB connectivity. Colours aren't the brightest, but this is a great buy.

Product shot of Dell P2219H, one of the best touchscreen monitors in the UK

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03. Dell P2219H

A fantastic 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

The 21.5in Dell P2219H IPS monitor is something of a bargain and one of the best touchscreen monitors at an affordable price. It offers up to 250 nits of brightness, 178-degree viewing angles, and Full HD resolution. There's a nicely adjustable stand, ultrathin bezels provide for a sleek look. Colours aren't the most accurate, so it isn't the best option for photo editors.

Product shot of Asus VT229H, one of the best touchscreen monitors in the UK

(Image credit: Asus)

04. Asus VT229H

Best touchscreen monitor for a seamless workflow

Specifications

Screen size: 21.5 inches
Weight: 3.7 Kg
Dimensions: ‎49.1 x 36.7 x 20.4 cm
Resolution: 1080p
Refresh rate: 60Hz
USB ports: 1 x USB 2.0
HDMI ports: 1 x HDMI 1.4

Reasons to buy

+
Relatively lightweight
+
Comes with Asus’ useful proprietary features

Reasons to avoid

-
Not the cheapest

The Asus VT229H comes with many features you’ll find on most touchscreen monitors, including 10-point multi-touch capacity, 178/178 viewing angles, flicker-free backlighting, and blue light filter to make it easy on the eyes. However, it also boasts a few extras you won’t find on rival displays, and these help make your workflow more seamless. It lets you toggle between 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratios, for one, via the Asus Aspect ratio control so you can use the aspect ratio that feels most comfortable for your current tasks. It has the Asus QuickFit Virtual Scale, which lets you display an alignment grid that comes in handy for making presentations and editing photos. Finally, it boasts the Asus Splendid Video Intelligence Technology, which gives you eight color preset modes to choose from and toggle on the fly via a designated hotkey.

Product shot of Viewsonic TD1655, one of the best touchscreen monitors in the UK

(Image credit: Viewsonic)

05. Viewsonic TD1655

The best budget portable touchscreen

Specifications

Screen size: 15.6 inches
Weight: 0.99kg
Dimensions: 1.52 x 35.56 x 22.35cm
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 are a little dull

At the other end of the spectrum, the Viewsonic TD1655 is a small, portable budget 15.6in monitor. It offers 1080p resolution, you can use all 10 fingers on the screen, and you can easily flip the screen to vertical, which can be very useful for those working with code, or if you simply need to scroll through reams of text.

Product shot of Asus ProArt Display PA148CTV, one of the best touchscreen monitors in the UK

(Image credit: Asus )

06. Asus ProArt Display PA148CTV

A great portable touchscreen monitor for creatives

Specifications

Screen size: 14 inches
Weight: 0.74kg
Dimensions: 32.61 x 20.44 x 1.20cm
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Refresh rate: 60hz
USB ports: 2x USB-C
HDMI ports: 1x Mini HDMI

Reasons to buy

+
Great colour coverage, especially for a portable monitor
+
Excellent colour accuracy
+
Several features aimed at creatives

Reasons to avoid

-
Expensive

Nomadic creatives will appreciate this portable monitor. There aren't many such devices aimed specifically at video editors, designers, and music producers, but the ProArt Display PA148CTV offers several features specifically aimed at creatives. The Asus Dial is a physical dial that allows quick adjustments to projects whether you’re in Lightroom, Premiere Pro, or Photoshop. The Virtual Control Panel function allows you to use the display as your touchscreen control panel, simplifying your workflow immensely.

You get impeccable colour coverage (100% sRGB and 100% Rec.709), excellent colour accuracy of ΔE < 2 out of the box, and Calman Verification. All this and more is packed into an incredibly compact package, so if you're looking for an additional screen for travel or use in the field, this is a gem.

Is a touchscreen monitor worth it?

If you’ve ever used a touchscreen laptop and wished you could do the same at your desk, then the slightly higher price of a touchscreen monitor over its non-touch counterpart is well worth it. After all, there’s no other way to get that kind of nuanced control when navigating various windows and apps. For example, if you want to translate handwriting to text or draw directly on the screen using your finger, one of these panels is the way to do it. And, instead of having to use keyboard shortcuts to carry out a command, you can perform the actual action directly on the screen. 

But, you won’t be holding a touchscreen display the way you would a tablet or smartphone. So, consider whether you’re comfortable using your fingers to navigate a screen that’s sitting at eye level for long periods.

What are the disadvantages of a touchscreen monitor?

There are some drawbacks to using a touchscreen monitor. For example, holding your arm up to interact with a touchscreen throughout a day’s worth of work will get tiring no matter how strong you are. And, you’ll have to clean that screen regularly. Otherwise, that buildup of smudges and fingerprints can get in the way of seeing it properly. 

You’re also limited in how big a screen you can get since you’ll need it to be within arm’s length to use that touch capability. 

Most importantly, however, touchscreen displays are more likely to experience some kind of damage. This is because there’s much more going on under the hood than with non-touch monitors. And, when something goes wrong, it will cost more to fix due to the more complicated design of these panels.

What is a 10 point touchscreen?

A 10 point touchscreen can register 10 distinct points of contact all at once. Not all touchscreen devices and displays utilise this technology. But, having it makes a huge difference in the accuracy of your taps, swipes, and various gestures. With one or two-point touchscreens, any accidental contact like the edge of your palm grazing the screen could confuse the interface and register a tap where it shouldn’t be. Utilising a 10 point touchscreen largely eliminates that kind of accidental interaction. And, it also allows for more complex interactions like typing directly on the screen.

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MSI MPG ARTYMIS 273CQRX-QD one of the best monitors of PS5 on a wooden desk

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The best budget curved monitor for PS5

Specifications

Screen size: 27in
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Resolution: 2560x1440
Brightness: 550 cd/m2
Refresh rate: 240Hz refresh rate
Response time: 1ms
HDMI 2.1: None
HDR: VESA DisplayHDR 400

Reasons to buy

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Excellent colour accuracy
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240Hz refresh & 1ms response

Reasons to avoid

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VA panel causes colour shift
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Not 4K

Much like the BenQ EX3410R, the MSI MPG Artymis 273CQRX-QD is banking on the fact that Sony shall be offering support for 1440p output resolution on the PS5 soon. But, unlike BenQ's 1440p gaming display, this one comes with a list of advantages that makes it a better PS5 monitor proposition.

First, it comes with MSI's 'Console Mode,' which allows it to accept a 4K signal from the next-generation console even if its maximum display resolution is 1440p. Second, it's also one of MSI's gaming monitors that work with your PS5 to take advantage of that butter-smooth 120Hz gaming (this monitor boasts a refresh rate of up to 240Hz). So, even if it isn't the 4K, 120Hz, HDMI 2.1-touting ideal match for the PS5, it's still very much a terrific monitor for it.

We've also found, which you can read more about in our MSI MPG Artymis 273CQRX-QD review, that it delivers great colour accuracy and a wide colour gamut on top of its seriously impressive gaming credentials.

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Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity (opens in new tab), published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects. 

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