Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Microsoft: 80 Percent of Windows 8 Users Will Have Touch..

  1. #1

    Microsoft: 80 Percent of Windows 8 Users Will Have Touch..


    It’s no surprise that Microsoft promotes Windows 8 as an operating system that’s built for the touch, so the company is back with some new optimistic forecasts.

    Speaking at Computex in a Future of Touch Panel keynote, Microsoft's GM of OEM engineering Christian Cocks explained that Windows 8 would most likely take off in the touchscreen sector, as most of its features are specifically aimed at this type of devices.

    "Today, if you look at touch penetration across major markets, it's probably somewhere in the low teens. But over time, in the next couple of months, we see [touch] penetration rates sky rocketing across the world by this holiday," Cocks said according to The Inquirer.
    Microsoft: 80 Percent of Windows 8 Users Will Have Touchscreens

    I don't think so.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    There will be a whole bunch of oem machines coming out with touch. MS is making sure of that by making the oems offers they can't refuse.

    Whether 80% of people will actually use touch is a different matter. It is not suitable for a vertical screen - a proper pc in other words.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Never been to Heaven......
    Posts : 283
    Dual Boot: Back to W7 and Ubuntu 12.04


    When I can buy a touch screen for the same price as I can a regular LCD, then I will think about it.

    $144 for an Acer 22" LCD (Amazon)
    $320 for an Acer 23" touch (newegg)

    For the price of one monitor I can buy two. I just don't see the value I guess as I run a dual set up so the out of pocket going touch is way out there...

    Geeve
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by geeve420 View Post
    When I can buy a touch screen for the same price as I can a regular LCD, then I will think about it.

    $144 for an Acer 22" LCD (Amazon)
    $320 for an Acer 23" touch (newegg)

    For the price of one monitor I can buy two. I just don't see the value I guess as I run a dual set up so the out of pocket going touch is way out there...

    Geeve
    With me being over the age of 60 my eyesight does not allow me to have my monitor within arms length.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    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
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Personally I doubt that.

    At least insofar as using windows via touch. I have two touch devices, both with the latest Android os.... just don't see that changing. imho, of course...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    There will be a whole bunch of oem machines coming out with touch. MS is making sure of that by making the oems offers they can't refuse.

    Whether 80% of people will actually use touch is a different matter. It is not suitable for a vertical screen - a proper pc in other words.
    Oh it WILL be refused, that can be promised.

    If MS develops a TS KEYBOARD - THAT wold be the ONLY way "80% of all windows users in the world" would even consider it. So, why haven't they developed these?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    What they would need is a surface - Not necessarily a screen, that rests where the Mouse rests. the surface is synched to your System, so when you touch it, it also hits the appropriate tile you are aiming for You would have to be able to "aim" it, so they COULD make these as Small Extensions of the Monitor, iPad-Sized? so when you touch a tile on the screen or surface, it is touched on the screen.

    Don't know what they are gonna do about Keyboards, though - Ya still gotta use THOSE. Tough Luck, M$

    Ya know, thinking of this - Why NOT make a Mouse/Keyboard system that is on a Tablet? It would satisfy this penchant of M$'s to have nice shiny baubles and huge coloured squares. Just Put the OSK on a Keyboard Sized Tablet which could be used via BT or IR, or maybe even WiFi. Put a Graphic MOUSE on a smaller PADD, that you could attach on either the left of right side of the OSK-Padd.

    Eh? Eh? Lets figure out how to make one.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    New Zealand
    Posts : 91
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1


    [QUOTE=labeeman;241246]I think the header is wrong, I think what he is saying is that 80% of PC's sold by OEM's will have touch screens. That would not surprise me as they have to try something to sell Windows 8 PC's.

    I have never bought OEM, but if I was spending extra money on the screen, it would be for size and resolution, not touch.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    I have no interest in, or use for touch. As long as it can be disabled in favour of the superior mouse/keyboard (a full 101-keyboard, not those emasculated onscreen disasters) combo, fine.

    But the day there's no choice to not use touch, is the day I go somewhere else.

    if I was spending extra money on the screen, it would be for size and resolution, not touch.
    Exactly. Things that matter, not gimmicks.


    Wenda.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Microsoft: 80 Percent of Windows 8 Users Will Have Touch..
Related Threads
99 Percent of Users Still Choose Windows 7, Toshiba Reveals
Read more at: Microsoft's Windows 8.1: When will users get the final bits? | ZDNet
Users tell Microsoft: We hate Windows 8 touchscreen PCs | Computerworld Blogs
A very interesting article that summarizes a lot of the elements we have been discussing here. Will 90 percent of users always hate Windows 8? | ZDNet
Is Microsoft putting too much emphasis on touch in Windows 8? | ZDNet And - Bink.nu | Windows 8: Designing for Metro style and the desktop - Bink.nu
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook