10% of All Monitors Will Have Touchscreens by the End of 2013

This will happen primarily due to Windows 8 and its ARM variant, Windows RT

By on January 30th, 2013 16:40 GMT

We've already seen laptops and monitors integrating touch panels more often than in previous years, and now we can make an idea of the so-called penetration rate.

Many of the LCD displays revealed in the news over the past few months have been touchscreens.

This might have painted a false picture of the market, where most new panels have touch. This is not the case.

While the market share of touch-enabled monitors will definitely rise this year, there won't be a colossal change.

The end of 2012 left the percentage at 3-5%. 2013 is expected to increase that number to 8-10%. This is what at least one report projects at any rate.

Microsoft's Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems will be the main driving forces of this phenomenon, due to their user interface's reliance on touch.

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