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[3]: Applications
by AaronD on Tue 20th Oct 2009 17:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Applications"
AaronD
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2009-08-19

There are some things, many things in fact, where even an on screen keyboard is faster than actually writing it out manually.

Day-in, day-out I would rather type than write too. A two-handed keyboard is more efficient unless you just want to jot down a quick note. The problem with an on screen keyboard on a device the size of a tablet is that you would need to set it down to take full advantage of the keyboard. Plus, there are still a handful of people who don't know how to type. Maybe I'm being too inflexible, but I think a tablet will be at its best when it works like a clipboard.

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RE[4]: Applications
by darknexus on Wed 21st Oct 2009 17:22 in reply to "RE[3]: Applications"
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2008-07-15

Oh, there I agree. Any tablet, if I were to get one with the intent of using it as I do my laptop, would need to have an actual keyboard on it. The two aren't mutually exclusive after all, and there's no harm whatsoever in having multiple input methods available everywhere.

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