Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Nov 2012 21:54 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "I was prepared to write that the Windows 8 interface was forcing unnecessary touchscreen controls on people who wouldn't appreciate them, particularly if they were simply grafted onto a traditional laptop. But the more I've used Windows 8, despite its faults, the more I've become convinced that touchscreens are the future - even vertical ones." I can see his point. I, too, have often felt the desire to touch regular and laptop displays, especially when doing things like photo and video.
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No, thank you!
by WereCatf on Sat 1st Dec 2012 01:52 UTC
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On a very small laptop, ie. under 15", a touchscreen might still make sense, but on anything above that you will be stretching your arms for the screen and they will tire. A touchscreen might be useful for certain kinds of applications, but I sure as hell hope people won't be trying to push it as a general replacement for mice and keyboards across the whole board -- if I had to poke at my 24" display across my table, reaching outwards every single time and bending my wrist 90 degrees upwards because poking a touchscreen with long fingernails just doesn't work otherwise I'd have extremely sore and tired arms and wrist very, very quickly.

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