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    I don't know if adding touch capability will make everyone rush out and buy a pc.

    They use tablets/phones for that kind of content consumption stuff.

    Unless they are turning all those machines into tablets, which just happen to have keyboard attached ( or maybe removable ).

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I bought my wife a new laptop for mothers day and it's touch enabled. Of course, we don't use the touch aspects of it, but it's there dammit
    Exactly. My Acer 14" has touch, but I've never found the need to do it that way!
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  3. #13


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    80 percent...OVER TIME.

    More and more OEMs are making laptops that touch options. There was one I was oogling at by Toshiba that has a VERY high resolution touchscreen.
    New Windows 8 Ultrabook from Fujitsu has 3200x1800 display - Neowin

    It is also red, I was about to go to Japan and buy it.

    As more touchscreens are put into PCs, the lower the prices will be. Simple economics.

    Now for ERGONOMICS, again, if you're using a touchscreen vertically on a desktop, you sir are doing it COMPLETELY wrong. Very wrong.

    I just want to see a REAL nice 23 or 27 inch touchscreen monitor, pressure sensitive, IPS panel, very small edge bezel, tilts down like an artist drawing easel (or Bing/google Wacon touchscreen for more details), at least 1080p or higher resolution, and maybe ideally a very good tri-microphone array. So far, I THINK LG might have that kind of monitor that they showed off back at CES but they haven't released such yet.
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    if you're using a touchscreen vertically on a desktop, you sir are doing it COMPLETELY wrong.
    Exactly.

    You need a vertical (or nearly so) screen on a desktop or you are 'doing it wrong'.

    So touch is an unnecessary gimmick that prevents the machine from being used to its full potential.

    And don't get me started on those useless truncated onscreen 'keyboards'.

    No, thanks. I'll pass.


    Wenda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    if you're using a touchscreen vertically on a desktop, you sir are doing it COMPLETELY wrong.
    Exactly.

    You need a vertical (or nearly so) screen on a desktop or you are 'doing it wrong'.

    So touch is an unnecessary gimmick that prevents the machine from being used to its full potential.

    And don't get me started on those useless truncated onscreen 'keyboards'.

    No, thanks. I'll pass.


    Wenda.
    So I'm guessing every artist, designer, sketcher, etc. uses a vertically oriented canvas?

    Explain to me the logic of the statement, "So touch is an unnecessary gimmick that prevents the machine from being used to its full potential."

    I can type an essay on my Windows Phone using nothing but the onscreen keyboard.
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    No point in wasting your breath, Wenda.

    Cokie will never understand. He is like a broken record. It is very tedious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    No point in wasting your breath, Wenda.

    Cokie will never understand. He is like a broken record. It is very tedious.
    And you are not?
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    80 percent...OVER TIME.
    Er, still no. By the time 80% of windows users have touch, we'll be on windows 11.
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  9. #19


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    we'll be on windows 11
    At least, and 8 will long dead, buried, and best forgotten.

    Though it may be remembered for completely changing the industry and the relative positions of the os/device companies.

    The aftermath of 8 will go on for a while. Hard to say how it will all turn out. It is just possible the result could be much more openness, choice, and a much better situation for the users. Sadly, that is much more likely if 8.1 is a flop.
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  10. #20


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    No point in wasting your breath, Wenda.

    Cokie will never understand. He is like a broken record. It is very tedious.
    And you are not?
    No, he's not. He's being realistic.

    -jeff
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