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My touching experience...

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Is any of this even true...??? Or is this just another of your pro-metro fluff pieces...???
    Both, but more truth than fluff. Why?

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    Touchscreens are fun, but they're not ACCURATE, and unless they include a decent active digitizer and pen, your fat fingers will keep it that way. As a result, despite the fun factor, single touch is ENTIRELY worse than a mouse, and multitouch very few actual advantages. I have my computer to get stuff done, not have fun while switching tasks. There are games that I use when I want to have fun.
    Actually, the touchscreens I used were running Windows 7 and those were surprisingly very accurate to use, especially with a Ribbon UI. On Windows 8, it was the same preciseness. Even the little UI elements on it were easy to tap, it's like if you used it with a mouse, you have a little more precision to click on that element than a larger one. I didn't use the Desktop or Explorer a whole ton, as if I can selectively pick files and folders with touch like being able to hit Ctrl and click, but with touch, I can see myself using my mouse less and less.

    Who says you can't have fun with a PC or even have fun doing work!?
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    I can't think of ANY compelling reason to have a touch screen on a PC whatsoever -- the size of monitor I normally use anyway makes this quite impossible as I sit too far away from it to touch it -- even if I wanted to -- and putting greasy fingers over a nice expensive 60 inch backlit TV screen doesn't seem in any way ideal either.

    Even with a smallish laptop I tend to sit too far away from the screen to touch it anyway.

    IMO touch is only viable on some type of tablet device which is placed HORIZONTALLY on a desk (like say a paper notepad). Most computers are viewed with the screen VERTICAL so touch is not really convenient in any case unless you have a detachable lid or screen and can lay this FLAT on your desk.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I don't get it, is your notion of touch on the desktop STRICTLY touch? There is a keyboard separate you know.
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by skallal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot
    I'm kind of feeling that one must try it for themselves thoroughly before judging, as much goes with Windows 8....
    Coke Robot: You could not said it better! This one sentence sums up everything I've been thinking for the last few weeks.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45
    IMO touch is only viable on some type of tablet device which is placed HORIZONTALLY on a desk (like say a paper notepad). Most computers are viewed with the screen VERTICAL so touch is not really convenient in any case unless you have a detachable lid or screen and can lay this FLAT on your desk.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Jimbo, you're not the only one that I've heard say this. I often use my iPad wih a Zagg folio case with a Bluetooth keyboard. It places the surface of the iPad in a mostly vertical angle, and I find it most ergonomic to put my thumbs on it wrapping my fingers around the back of the iPad. In fact it works quite well. I have a coworker who loves the iPad and says the same thing that you do. But he never tried it with the same set up that I have.

    You NEED to try it first!


    That said, I realize most of this thread is talking about a touch monitor and NOT a touch device such as a tablet. So perhaps I should be the one going down to Best Buy and testing out a touch monitor before commenting. But I think Coke Robot has hit on something.

    And of course, I can NOT expect all of you who take the TOUCH taste test, pardon the pun, to have the same Eureka moment Coke Robot has. For those of you who really don't find TOUCH to be an advantage, perhaps Windows 7 is best for you. I have a large Windows 7 desktop at home, and probably will never put Windows 8 on it. But you can bet that my Samsung Series 7 Slate will never have Windows 7 on it. There is room for both Windows 7 and Windows 8 in my arsenal!
    One doesn't use the touch keyboard in Windows 8 on a desktop touch monitor. It's impractical to vertically type as it makes you look like a sitting zombie. That's why there's ALWAYS a keyboard with touch AIO PCs as well as a mouse, although I think the mouse will be used less. I kind of always wondered why Microsoft put a Ribbon UI on an OS built for touch devices, I found out why, it works perfectly normally fine as with a mouse. Even then, you can actually change the icon sizes in Explorer if needed, which also changes the size of the icons in the Ribbon.

    I find it really depends on usage and how you use a touchscreen on a desktop. I've always thought that touch AIOs should be used for touch as if you were to set it up, the screen would be closer to you ideally. But, if I were to use it at home, I don't think that matters too much anymore. Touch works!
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