Apart from screen different, also capacitive screen model has built in GPS, G-sensor, Full USB host.
everything will be the same.
I should point out that mine is the resistive model but, as it is one of the latest models, has GPS, G-Sensor and Full USB as well...so, I think you wouldn't be able to differentiate by simply looking at the unit. The only way to know is by testing the screen once you've booted up. The capacitive should respond well to your fingertip and should allow for 2 point (or is it 1.5) pinch and zoom.
As for being stuck on the android boot screen...leave the unit unplugged and remove the battery for a few minutes. Pop it back in and try again. I had mine hang on the splash screen once also and I simply let it be (5 minutes or so) and it eventually made it to the desktop.
Worse case, I would try reinstalling the firmware - there is a guide here in the Midnite Firmare forum. Good luck!