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Future Surface Covers Trackpad?

  1. #11


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    a trackpad is a distant option for me. I love my trackball and mice and my touchscreen. I'm fine with using a trackpad but if one of the others are connected, I don't go near a trackpad.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    If you buy a new touch enabled PC, let's say a Lenovo Thinkpad with a touchscreen, chances are that you will end up using the touchpad versus the touchscreen. It's because on that Lenovo, the touchpad enables ALL the touch gestures of Windows 8 right where a traditional input is always at on a laptop. So effectively, you might not use the touchscreen, and won't really use or experience a new touch input for a new Windows version designed better for that input.
    So, you suspect people will prefer the touchpad experience over the touch monitor experience?
    Possibly, not that the touchscreen aspect is bad, it's just personal traditional input habits tend to die hard. So when you have a touchpad where it's been for the past 15 years, you tend to use that. But if you just have the touchscreen and a keyboard, you will use the touchscreen. I've been using a touch AIO without a mouse and with a physical keyboard, haven't really needed one AT ALL.
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    So, some might not prefer the touchscreen route, but if we make it the only real option than they will have to use it and thus we can declare touch screens to be a success because that is what all people are using.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    So, you suspect people will prefer the touchpad experience over the touch monitor experience?
    Possibly, not that the touchscreen aspect is bad, it's just personal traditional input habits tend to die hard. So when you have a touchpad where it's been for the past 15 years, you tend to use that. But if you just have the touchscreen and a keyboard, you will use the touchscreen. I've been using a touch AIO without a mouse and with a physical keyboard, haven't really needed one AT ALL.
    .

    So, some might not prefer the touchscreen route, but if we make it the only real option than they will have to use it and thus we can declare touch screens to be a success because that is what all people are using.
    No.... You're trying to warp my words around to declare a point...

    The point I'M trying to get across is that if you have two options of input, gesture enabled touchpad and touchscreen, on a laptop, depending on your personal habits, some will use the touchpad over the touchscreen and just ignore it and only use it from time to time. Thus, defeats the WHOLE point here. On the Surface covers, the touchpad is a netbook sized one with no gesture capabilities, as to not take away from the touch tablet PC computing experience; which makes you use the touchscreen, which makes the whole thing worthwhile. It would be DREADFULLY pointless to buy a touch enabled PC only to not touch it. But really though, there very little need for a mouse when you use a touchscreen. Maybe it's just me and everyone else or whatever, but even on the Surface Pro with its resolution and DPI settings, it's rather fine. If you needed more fine input, there is a stylus.
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  4. #14


    touch for me is okay for demonstration but I don't use it day to day.
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    Possibly, not that the touchscreen aspect is bad, it's just personal traditional input habits tend to die hard. So when you have a touchpad where it's been for the past 15 years, you tend to use that. But if you just have the touchscreen and a keyboard, you will use the touchscreen. I've been using a touch AIO without a mouse and with a physical keyboard, haven't really needed one AT ALL.
    .

    So, some might not prefer the touchscreen route, but if we make it the only real option than they will have to use it and thus we can declare touch screens to be a success because that is what all people are using.
    No.... You're trying to warp my words around to declare a point...

    The point I'M trying to get across is that if you have two options of input, gesture enabled touchpad and touchscreen, on a laptop, depending on your personal habits, some will use the touchpad over the touchscreen and just ignore it and only use it from time to time. Thus, defeats the WHOLE point here. On the Surface covers, the touchpad is a netbook sized one with no gesture capabilities, as to not take away from the touch tablet PC computing experience; which makes you use the touchscreen, which makes the whole thing worthwhile. It would be DREADFULLY pointless to buy a touch enabled PC only to not touch it. But really though, there very little need for a mouse when you use a touchscreen. Maybe it's just me and everyone else or whatever, but even on the Surface Pro with its resolution and DPI settings, it's rather fine. If you needed more fine input, there is a stylus.
    You make a very good point!!'n not that I ever went against what you were saying! Yeah all I want is a larger tack pad xD not to take away from the touch experience of the device but just to have a more comfortable feel for when I'm using it as a regular computer for those times I'm streaming or typing.
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