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Do consumers really want touchscreen PCs? (Because I don't

  1. #21


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    Call me an OC, but I literally yell at people at home and at work who touches and smudges my screen. So, I guess it will be a lot of yelling for me, so, NO thank you.

    The only company I know who really pushes all PCs to become touchscreen is the company that makes screen cleaners.

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  2. #22


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I used an Acer All in One touchscreen at my office for a couple of weeks. For some things touch is ok, but for everyday use I won't be switching.

    Smears on the monitor are terrible
    I hate the shiny reflective nature.
    Cutting and Pasting is cumbersome.
    I hate shifting my hands between the horizontal surface of the keyboard and the vertical surface of the monitor.
    Arm gets tired after a few hours or reaching for everything.
    That sums it up for me. Thanks for sharing real life experience.
    Why would someone use touch to cut and paste?
    Who would use touch for hours?
    How many touch users do their work on vertical monitors?
    Does everyone have greasy fingers?
    Can you clean your touch screen with Windex or something?
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  3. #23


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    If it's not popular now, how is it going to become popular in 2-3 years? It would have been so simple to have left the interface elements of Windows 7 in Windows 8, brought in the underlying improvements and left the MPI as a secondary option for the desktop. Windows 8 would have stormed the ramparts and been declared a resounding success. I can't believe how Microsoft completely misread its userbase and was blindsided by tablets and mobile phones.
    OMG! Is this the way your going to go out of this world?! Kicking and screaming all the way?!!....I mean Geez?!!....Why don't they see things my way?!! You too, SIW(I don't know you)2. It is what it is!!!......PERIOD!!! I mean get a grip!!! TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING.....Your desktop is OBSOLETE!!! Gone! Nil! Obsolete! Bye bye! Adiós! See ya! Will be gone forever! No return! No coming back!
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  4. #24


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    If someone can build a nice IPS 27 inch touch display that is nicely and well designed as well as well built that tilts down in a similar fashion as a Wacom touch display (or think drawing easel) along with a Wacom pressure sensitive stylus at 1080p resolution or higher with HDMI input along with a very decent viewing angle and has a matte screen finish, I will freaking buy it and demand them to take my money. Preferably, I'd have it be done by ASUS as I already have mostly an ASUS setup going.

    Touch on a desktop if done correctly is a VERY ideal situation. The touch AIO PCs aren't that great as a proper touch example as they have very limited tilt range, which isn't what you'd want. Touch on a desktop CANNOT BE DONE in the same way as using a standard LCD monitor and a mouse. It just can't. It's not ergonomic, you have overview the content and not have so much arm movement involved. Having a screen vertically isn't the right way I believe, it has to be more horizontal. THAT is the way I find touch is done on the desktop quite literally.

    Then there needs to be the UI enhancements with Windows to make that work. Copy and paste text? Fine tune the software to accurately detect what you're trying to highlight. Have a Radial menu for text editing options (you'd probably hit a little circle with an A or a clipboard which opens up a Radial menu with the copy, cut, paste, mush, eat options) and when copied to the clipboard and when the system finds that the user has hit a text field, that menu shows up again.

    But then again, I'm just a paid-by-Microsoft luddite who just preaches things just to preach things.
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  5. #25


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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    If it's not popular now, how is it going to become popular in 2-3 years? It would have been so simple to have left the interface elements of Windows 7 in Windows 8, brought in the underlying improvements and left the MPI as a secondary option for the desktop. Windows 8 would have stormed the ramparts and been declared a resounding success. I can't believe how Microsoft completely misread its userbase and was blindsided by tablets and mobile phones.
    OMG! Is this the way your going to go out of this world?! Kicking and screaming all the way?!!....I mean Geez?!!....Why don't they see things my way?!! You too, SIW(I don't know you)2. It is what it is!!!......PERIOD!!! I mean get a grip!!! TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING.....Your desktop is OBSOLETE!!! Gone! Nil! Obsolete! Bye bye! Adiós! See ya! Will be gone forever! No return! No coming back!
    Your rant is quite hypocritical. But that's nothing unusual from you and others that keep calling those who don't like the MPI and support the view that there should be options, as Luddites and the like.

    I, nor anyone else, is suggesting that things should be done my way, but merely voicing a view that options should be provided. Options that in no way affect Windows 8, but enhance the user experience of those who work on the desktop.

    Your post is akin to a childish tantrum, emotional and full of shouting and ranting.
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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    But then again, I'm just a paid-by-Microsoft luddite who just preaches things just to preach things.
    Now that I can believe. LOL
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  7. #27


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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    If it's not popular now, how is it going to become popular in 2-3 years? It would have been so simple to have left the interface elements of Windows 7 in Windows 8, brought in the underlying improvements and left the MPI as a secondary option for the desktop. Windows 8 would have stormed the ramparts and been declared a resounding success. I can't believe how Microsoft completely misread its userbase and was blindsided by tablets and mobile phones.
    OMG! Is this the way your going to go out of this world?! Kicking and screaming all the way?!!....I mean Geez?!!....Why don't they see things my way?!! You too, SIW(I don't know you)2. It is what it is!!!......PERIOD!!! I mean get a grip!!! TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING.....Your desktop is OBSOLETE!!! Gone! Nil! Obsolete! Bye bye! Adiós! See ya! Will be gone forever! No return! No coming back!
    You could make a career as a stand-up comedian.
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  8. #28


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    If it's not popular now, how is it going to become popular in 2-3 years? It would have been so simple to have left the interface elements of Windows 7 in Windows 8, brought in the underlying improvements and left the MPI as a secondary option for the desktop. Windows 8 would have stormed the ramparts and been declared a resounding success. I can't believe how Microsoft completely misread its userbase and was blindsided by tablets and mobile phones.
    OMG! Is this the way your going to go out of this world?! Kicking and screaming all the way?!!....I mean Geez?!!....Why don't they see things my way?!! You too, SIW(I don't know you)2. It is what it is!!!......PERIOD!!! I mean get a grip!!! TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING.....Your desktop is OBSOLETE!!! Gone! Nil! Obsolete! Bye bye! Adiós! See ya! Will be gone forever! No return! No coming back!
    You could make a career as a stand-up comedian.
    Perhaps I did miss my calling in life, but 8 is what it is. No more. No less. Good night, gentlemen. See you on the morrow.
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  9. #29


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    Talking about tedious text manipulation....
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  10. #30


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    It's not our fault that after 20 years, you still haven't mastered selecting things with a mouse.
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