Should You Use Touchscreen Monitors for Gaming?


Touchscreens have been getting very popular during the 20th century starting with phones, moving to laptops, and just about any electronic screen, you can use has a touchscreen alternative.

So, it should be a no-brainer buying a touchscreen monitor for your gaming setup right? That brings us back to the question. Should you use a touchscreen monitor for gaming?

Touchscreen monitors should not be bought for the single use of just gaming because a low-end touchscreen monitor costs as much as a regular high-end monitor. Touchscreen monitors sacrifice performance for the ability to be touchscreen.

Under certain circumstances, you still might want to buy a touchscreen monitor even if you are just gaming with it. Keep reading to find out ways you can implement touchscreen monitors into your gaming setup and how they can be used.

Why You Should NOT Use a Touchscreen Monitor for Gaming

The use of a touchscreen monitor can be very valuable to some, but when gaming, it can put you at a disadvantage.

If you’re out looking to buy a monitor right now and reading this article. Then you’re probably thinking about whether you should buy a touchscreen monitor or a regular monitor.

The short answer is you should just buy a normal gaming monitor because it is optimized for gaming.

Person operating touchscreen monitor.

Most touchscreen monitors are very expensive compared to normal gaming monitors, which should already be a turn-off for most people.

However, if you’re still thinking about getting one you’re putting yourself at a disadvantage because a touchscreen monitor doesn’t have the features that a gaming monitor has to increase performance.

It is recommended that your monitor is running on at least 144Hz 1080p. With a touchscreen monitor, you won’t even be able to hit that minimum recommendation without paying a hefty price.

The truth is touchscreen monitors aren’t optimized to have the fastest refresh rate or highest resolution, they were optimized to have a highly responsive touchscreen.

With that being said, if you are looking to use your computer for more than just gaming, you should still consider buying a normal monitor, not a touchscreen one.

Instead, you should buy a graphics tablet and a high-end gaming monitor. This is exactly what I did.

I needed a good monitor for gaming, but I also needed the features of a touchscreen monitor, so I bought a high-end gaming monitor and a good graphics tablet for the same price I would’ve spent on a low-performing touchscreen monitor.

Is it Possible to Use a Touchscreen Monitor to Play Games?

It is possible for you to play certain games on a touchscreen monitor. In fact, some games are optimized to be played on a touchscreen monitor.

However, there are only a few games out there that have touchscreen support, and even then you would have a better experience playing those games with a graphics tablet instead.

Even, applications like photoshop that are hard to use with a mouse, would be better off being used with a graphics tablet.


A touchscreen monitor is a middle ground for everything, that is just way too expensive to be worth it. If you want to have high performance when gaming, you should just buy a gaming monitor, if you want the features, and flexibility of a touchscreen, you should just buy a graphics tablet.

If you use your computer for gaming, work, and hobbies like drawing, you should just buy both a graphics tablet and gaming monitor instead of a touchscreen monitor.

A touchscreen monitor is not bad for everyday use and gaming, but it’s not good either.

Lucas Coulson

I first got into building my own computer when I was around 12 or 13. The first computer I had ever built didn't work. So I kept researching to figure what I did wrong. I really enjoyed researching, learning, and building computers, so I decided to turn it into an online business, and here I am.

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