5 or 10 point capacitive screen ?

  bumpkin 02 Jan 13
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Hi, I understand the basics of a capacitive screen as opposed to a resistive one. What I don't understand is the meaning of 5 or 10 points when describing a capacitive screen. Can someone clarify this for me please.

  SillBill 02 Jan 13

Multi point touch screens sense multiple points of contact on the tablet PC allowing for better accuracy and the zooming option. The more points the better the response from the LCD screen. Most tablets come in a range of multi touch depending on the price. The most basic is a 2 point touch. Other common multi touch screens are 5 point touch and 10 point touch(used in the iPad 2 for example). These give the user far better accuracy and response.

  SillBill 02 Jan 13

Basically, you get what you pay for - more points = more accuracy!

  bumpkin 02 Jan 13
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Thanks sillbill that was quick and all I needed to know.

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