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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by 3rdalbum on Sun 8th Feb 2009 06:13 UTC
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We're buying cordless keyboards and cordless mice so we can move back from the screen a bit... and buying touchscreens so we have to be within 70cm of the screen?

Touchscreens are useful on mobile devices because they turn output space into input space, cutting down on the size of the device (or allowing bigger screens). They're useful in kiosks too because they can be hardier than keyboards and mice. But they are just a gimmick on desktop PCs. People rather have more screen real estate than have everything big enough to touch.

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