Linked by David Adams on Mon 19th Oct 2009 18:39 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces OSNews takes a look at the technology powering the latest generation of touchscreen personal computers. Have the stars finally aligned to give the touch interface the combination of price, precision, sensitivity, and software support to make it attractive to the mainstream PC buyer? And if so, what does that mean for the elusive Tablet PC? We take a look at a Dell Studio One, which is powered by NextWindow's optical touch screen technology. (With video)
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RE: Applications
by AaronD on Tue 20th Oct 2009 07:00 UTC in reply to "Applications"
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2009-08-19

It's not just about the tech, it's about the design of the software to use that tech, and I don't personally think that traditional desktop layout is appropriate or streamlined for a touch-based computer.

I agree with you. A tablet-type computer is a fundamentally different platform. Most attempts at a touch-based operating system have been an attempt to force the tablet platform into the PC "box."

I'm not saying to dumb down interfaces or anything like that, just that traditional layouts may not fit in this context.

Indeed, when that nut is cracked it could be the smartest interface devised. Personally, I think that fast, accurate, and fuss free handwriting recognition must be at the heart of the interface.

I'm surprised that Microsoft didn't try to ship their tabletop OS with the Studio One.

Edited 2009-10-20 07:03 UTC

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