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Where are the touchscreen monitors?

  1. #11


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    honestly, I don't think IPS is that useful for a desktop as you don't need to be constantly changing viewing angles in a desktop scenario.

    IPS is more for laptops and tablets where there is not constant viewing angle.

    so that's where a price savings can come from. tradition TN displays are fine for the desktop.

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  2. #12


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    Samsung just announced a new touchscreen monitor that looks amazing:

    Samsung Unveils Premium Touch-Screen Monitor for Professionals and Consumers Alike | SAMSUNG TOMORROW Global

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    The 24-inch LCD supports up to 10 points of simultaneous touch on its 1080 x 1920 display and rotates 90 degrees to a vertical portrait setup so you can take full advantage of Microsoft's flexible new OS.

    The Series 7 SC770 Touch Monitor is Samsung’s first multi-touch display optimized for Windows 8. Supporting up to 10 points of simultaneous multi-touch, users can drag, rotate or select objects on the monitor using their fingers.

    The flexible, ergonomic stand of the SC770 conveniently adjusts to user preferences, offering a 60-degree tilt for comfortable use of the touch display. Additionally, the ultra-thin bezel along with wide viewing angles provides a truly immersive viewing experience.

    The Series 7 SC750 monitor sports a slim, ergonomic design that is capable of a 90-degree pivot for enhanced convenience to users. It is optimized for surfing the web and viewing documents in both landscape and portrait modes.

    The monitor’s sleek stand precisely positions the screen at a comfortable eye-level without the need for a support fixture and its cylinder-shaped metal stand accentuates the beauty of the slim monitor. Displaying ultra-sharp images, the SC750 monitor touts a 5,000:1 contrast ratio, which is five times that of a standard monitor.

    The Series 9 monitor also utilizes a PLS (Plane Line Switching) panel and Wide-Quad high-definition resolution (WQHD), delivering four times more detail than traditional HD. Inspired by modern skyscrapers, the product’s elegant, minimalistic design has netted the SB970 monitor some of the industry’s top design honors, including the 2012 IDEA Bronze Award and Japan Good Design Award.

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  3. #13


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    Why the hell would you want finger marks all over a monitor? The monitor is for viewing the keyboard, mouse or touchpad are for data entry/interaction.

    Do you use your spoon for writing, your TV as a hammer or your refrigerator to cook your dinner?

    Touch is fine on a small phone or tablet but on a real computer it's a joke.
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    Why the hell would you want finger marks all over a monitor? The monitor is for viewing the keyboard, mouse or touchpad are for data entry/interaction.

    Do you use your spoon for writing, your TV as a hammer or your refrigerator to cook your dinner?

    Touch is fine on a small phone or tablet but on a real computer it's a joke.
    You OBVIOUSLY have not used a touch screen monitor with Windows 8....
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  5. #15


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    No because with my 3 monitors (1x26 inch and 2x19 inch) at a sensible viewing distance I couldn't reach them anyway! Plus there's a keyboard and piles of paper documents, books and stuff on the desk between me and them. Not exactly ergonomic to go reaching out to start daubing finger prints over a monitor I am trying to work on. That's why I believe Win8 touch interface is pointless on a real work PC, only for toys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    No because with my 3 monitors (1x26 inch and 2x19 inch) at a sensible viewing distance I couldn't reach them anyway! Plus there's a keyboard and piles of paper documents, books and stuff on the desk between me and them. Not exactly ergonomic to go reaching out to start daubing finger prints over a monitor I am trying to work on. That's why I believe Win8 touch interface is pointless on a real work PC, only for toys.
    So you're advocating against something that you have very little to no idea about how to use?
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  7. #17


    Consider Leap Motion instead of a touchscreen monitor. I was considering getting a 27" touchscreen monitor until I saw this. It has several big advantages and among them are: less expensive, more options, not fingerprinting screen, great potential. It will be shipping on new Asus laptops and will be available freestanding very soon. It looks to be quite awesome and only $70.
    https://leapmotion.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rishicash View Post
    Consider Leap Motion instead of a touchscreen monitor. I was considering getting a 27" touchscreen monitor until I saw this. It has several big advantages and among them are: less expensive, more options, not fingerprinting screen, great potential. It will be shipping on new Asus laptops and will be available freestanding very soon. It looks to be quite awesome and only $70.
    https://leapmotion.com/
    This sounds pretty cool, and would be another option to use touch gesturing motions on non-touch PCs. I have to wonder though what the distance it can be used from. I'd love to be able to use a decent touch screen for Photoshop and AutoCAD, speech commands when I want to, and using gesturing commands from a distance.

    Problem is though, the makers of it are REAL slammed and are still trying to get them shipped. If you are a developer and want to use it to make apps with it, you're getting it first. Everyone else has to wait.

    Very interesting technology though, I thought it was too good to be true or vaporware, but it's an actual thing with impressive results.
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  9. #19


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    Nothing wrong with a touch screen for an ATM or POS terminal, but as I said it is not an ergonomic solution an a proper work related PC.

    As the optimal viewing distance for a 26" monitor is 50-100cm and with the screen centred at sitting eye level it hardly seems a sensible way to interact by leaning forward and reaching to touch the screen when I'm sat at my desk in my office working on three monitors at arms length.

    So no I haven't tried it an no I won't be trying it.
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  10. #20


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    steveb, you mix up some bad examples. you state using multiple tools for multiple tasks. in fact, that's what a touchscreen allows for. why use us hammer for everything? sometimes I need a screwdriver. sometimes, I need a drill. what you're advocating is using the hammer for everything.

    I have a 3 monitor display. one of them is a vertical monitor which is perfect for reading, especially since I need to read a lot as a medical student. one of them is a touchscreen monitor. there are lots of advantages for a touchscreen. no one is advocating going to a touch only scenario. sometimes KBM is the best option. but sometimes touch is better.

    yeah, you could've spoken in your opinion in one post. but no, you just keep pushing your opinion across multiple ones. if you have no interest in a touchscreen, why join a touchscreen thread? just ignore what doesn't apply to you.
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