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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RE: No, thank you!
by zima on Fri 7th Dec 2012 21:14 UTC in reply to "No, thank you!"
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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

It works fine on a 17" desktop replacement, with the elbow resting on the table for support, just in front of the laptop. And I don't have any unusually long arms. Really, try it.

That would cover vast majority of laptops that people buy, laptops being also the (still rising) majority of PCs sold. And the news is about laptops.

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