Linked by weildish on Sat 7th Feb 2009 10:59 UTC
Windows One of the big hypes of Windows 7 was the new integrated touch and multitouch features unheard of in previous systems. On paper, it all looks nice, but the folks over at Engadget recently tested out these said features of the beta on an HP TouchSmart PC, and were underwhelmed by the efficiency of the features.
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RE: To gimmicky
by Laurence on Sat 7th Feb 2009 14:33 UTC in reply to "To gimmicky"
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Touchscreens have always been a gimmick promoted by people that have an irrational fear of the keyboard.

You may want to believe that, but when the vast majorety of PDAs ship with touch-screen and some tablet PCs having relative popularity amongst the artists (as well as already being powerful enough to run Win7), I think you'd have to conceed that touch-screen has wider applications than shop-tills and presentations.

Sure, the average PC wouldn't need multi-touch, but then 'average' PCs are only one slice of a larger IT industry.

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