Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Spent past two days setting up Acer touchscreen AIO's

  1. #1

    Spent past two days setting up Acer touchscreen AIO's


    Ended up getting 4 Acer All in One 23" touchscreens at work this past week. Getting them set up for a tradeshow.
    They are the Acer Aspire 5600U's. They were $999 from NewEgg for Core i3-3110m, 8gb ram, 1TB hard drive, Intel HD400 graphics, DVD burner, 23" 1080p 10 point touchscreen, Windows 8, USB 3, card reader, with wireless keyboard and mouse.


    Complaints:
    #1 fingerprints on the glass screen are horrible.
    #2 No onscreen keyboard for classic desktop apps...so you have to switch between screen and keyboard.
    #3 Right click via touch means you have to press and wait, wait and then release. So, kinda slow.
    #4 Cannot swipe left and right within Immersive IE to switch between tabs.


    I didn't anticipate that I would be blown away by touchscreens, and I am not.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Looks like we'll have to operate like surgeons in the future - with surgical gloves. On my tablet, I see the fingerprinta only when the screen is off.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Ended up getting 4 Acer All in One 23" touchscreens at work this past week. Getting them set up for a tradeshow.
    They are the Acer Aspire 5600U's. They were $999 from NewEgg for Core i3-3110m, 8gb ram, 1TB hard drive, Intel HD400 graphics, DVD burner, 23" 1080p 10 point touchscreen, Windows 8, USB 3, card reader, with wireless keyboard and mouse.


    Complaints:
    #1 fingerprints on the glass screen are horrible.
    #2 No onscreen keyboard for classic desktop apps...so you have to switch between screen and keyboard.
    #3 Right click via touch means you have to press and wait, wait and then release. So, kinda slow.
    #4 Cannot swipe left and right within Immersive IE to switch between tabs.


    I didn't anticipate that I would be blown away by touchscreens, and I am not.
    Hi there pparks1

    At a tradeshow / exhibition I'm not sure what you are demoing but classic apps probably aren't obviously what these screens are good for unless in "Presentation mode" where you really need two screens -- classic computer for powerpoint say and a large external projector so I'm not sure if you've got the best tool for the job --unless it's some type of CAD / Engineering/ press /publishing software for example.

    For touch screens in a brightly lit public display area with a lot of use you've probably got the wrong type of touch screen -- I'd imagine you'd need a screen with the type of touch used at an airport / railway station check in / ticket purchase terminal or even an ATM.

    The newer apps should have an onscreen keyboard -- you can't blame old pre-touch screen apps not to have an onscreen keyboard -- that's hardly their fault. Now whether the screen hardware should have a built in user enabled on screen keyboard is an interesting possibility - but then the OS would have to be modified so applications would know from where to expect user input.

    I have a feeling that in this particular instance you've rather got your hardware / software mix wrong for this particular event -- but in the right place for the right applications touch screens can be very effective -- and I certainly wouldn't at home use a LARGE TV monitor as a touch screen but I'm liking laptop touch screens and just swiping apps to the external monitor which I've set up as "Monitor 2".

    Immersive apps are a pain though -- nothing wrong in using two monitors with apps operating in classic mode. and swiping from touch screen on laptop to large monitor.

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    I have a lenovo aio and the onscreen keyboard is about the size of a very small thumb board which is useless for big fingers. I did find in the accessibility that the keyboard works fine, could you maybe use that for your older stuff? Just a thought.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Have you tried a different touch screen AIO model? I haven't tried out an Acer screen, but I have on an HP AIO and the fingerprint smudging doesn't really show at all. Now imagine what kind of grimy filth is on your mouse and keyboard....

    There is an onscreen keyboard. There is a little keyboard icon on the Taskbar right in the notification tray area. Tap that and a keyboard appears on the Desktop.

    The right click is kind of slow, but the Ribbon kind of eliminates having to right click so much. It usually takes a second or so open the right click context menu, you should see a translucent square appear, when it does, let go.

    Swiping left and right in immersive IE is the same as hitting the back or forth buttons, if you have flip ahead enabled. Tab switching is done by swiping on the top or bottom, and then hitting the tab. It's immersive by design. It's like opening the Charms bar, swipe and tap, not much to it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Spent past two days setting up Acer touchscreen AIO's
Related Threads
I've got a Lenovo all-in-one 64 bit PC. When I click on Change PC Settings in the Settings charm the 'Wireless' option is missing. It appears exactly as expected on my laptop - also a 64bit windows 8 machine. Anyone any idea what's going on? (My bluetooth mouse and keyboard are working as is...
Best $15 I ever spent in Installation & Setup
Short story, bought the limited time $15 8 pro upgrade offered over a year ago, I had retail 7. Just used it on my POS OEM 8 system and it worked! I am one happy camper. I used the "Get more features with a new edition of windows" feature in System. It worked and only took about 30 minutes to...
My parents bought a PC last year running W8. I set up there talktalk E mail accounts in the W8 Native E mail client from the Mail tile at the start screen without any problem. All worked fine until recently when in order to download an app they had to register an Outlook E Mail address. Not sure...
Hi All, I have been using my Acer Aspire v3-772G for three days now and have now 10 blue screens. 4 times IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 2 times SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION I can not say there is pattern how to reproduce it - it has been coming suddenly most of the times. What I have tried so far:...
Solved Various BSODs in Past Two Days in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
About two weeks ago I upgraded to Windows 8 (from Windows 7) and I've been getting regular BSODs, 3 of which occurred in the past two days. I've been copy/pasting dump debugs from WinDbg, but your SF Diagnostic Tool seems like a much better option! Let me know if you think you know what the problem...
4 of them for work, and 1 which is a Christmas present. Gotta buy some pc's before somebody declares the pc dead.
Hie guys, i bought this acer 5333 notebook and it was running windows 7 perfectly and i installed windows 8 and used it for a week and one day i was repairing windows file and it took long time to finish and i thought it was frozen so i forced it to switch off and the moment i switched on again it...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook