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[2]: To gimmicky
by Verenkeitin on Sat 7th Feb 2009 21:04 UTC in reply to "RE: To gimmicky"
Verenkeitin
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I think he is speaking just about PCs and not PDAs/phones. Touch on a tiny screen is not bad. It just does not scale that well to larger screens.

And (good) tablet PCs use a digitizer pen input (like the ones Wacom builds). That has nothing in common with touch screens.

But I do agree that touch screen on PC could have its uses. Especially on tablet PCs when combined with digitizer pen for things that demand accurate control.

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