Gartner Research

It Is Time to Buy Touchscreens on Notebooks

Published: 29 April 2016

ID: G00302561

Analyst(s): Stephen Kleynhans


As PC planners and buyers plan for PC purchases for the remainder of 2016, many are struggling to decide whether touch displays should be selected. Enterprises should consider touch displays in specific situations today, but plan to expand purchasing as Windows 10 rollouts hit production.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Specify Touch for New Notebook Purchases Based on Plans for Windows 10 and Two-in-One Devices
  • Limit Touch for Desktop Systems to Niche Applications Requiring Touch
  • Investigate the Use of an Active Stylus With Two-in-One Devices and Tablets for Most Use Cases

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