#1
thinking of getting a touch screen desktop, kinda like the HP All-In-One or the MSi All-In-One.

Either way- yay? or Nay?
And thoughts on touch screen computers?
#3
i think conceptually they're good, but i feel like the ones mass produced aren't as good as a regular computer
#4
Will they be able to differnciate between actual touches and sperm splashing on the screen?? would hate to accidently swith off the porn with my baby gravy.. and will they be able to withstand double strength screenwipes??
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#5
the advantages aren't exploited right now, but it is a step in the direction of more intuitive and intricate interface systems. right now touch screen is just used as a gimmicky way of using the same interface in the same but let you touch the screen itself. [futuristic music]IN THE FUTURE[/futuristic music] touch screens will actually dictate the interface rather just augment the already designed interface, then you'll see some cool stuff, like completely scalable keyboard interfaces that track you hand movements and are customizable(no more having to use the standard QWERTY keyboards). and that is just keyboards, have you guys seen minority report?
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have you guys seen minority report?


Already quite possible my good man: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0awjPUkBXOU

It just needs to be picked up and used by someone other than a computing student with a Wii and too much time

As yet I think touch screens aren't really worth the time and effort; they provide little to no advantages and the technology is still and bit too finnicky for my taste.
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#9
I tried one a while back, with a fairly big screen (26", I think). It felt a little awkward at first, but you really just need to get used to it. I wouldn't buy one now, though. They'll probably be a lot cheaper in a few years.

What I'm really wondering is how gaming, and in particular FPS games, works with this. I didn't get the chance to try one, but I would imagine there would be the benefit of having faster reaction times, but the downside of having to sit freaking close to the screen.


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What I'm really wondering is how gaming, and in particular FPS games, works with this. I didn't get the chance to try one, but I would imagine there would be the benefit of having faster reaction times, but the downside of having to sit freaking close to the screen.


I would have thought that the touch screen interaction is more or less optional so you can still use regular input methods for things where it's less practical, like gaming.

If not that's just supremely lame.
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What I'm really wondering is how gaming, and in particular FPS games, works with this. I didn't get the chance to try one, but I would imagine there would be the benefit of having faster reaction times, but the downside of having to sit freaking close to the screen.


Nah if anything it would be slower reaction time with touchscreens. I only have to make a miniscule move of my wrist to do a 180 turn in an fps with my mouse, with touchscreens you need to make larger more deliberate movements.
#12
as long as it's got USB, I'm sure you can plug a mouse into it, and if it's not got USB, what the hell is it doing in this century?

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Nah if anything it would be slower reaction time with touchscreens. I only have to make a miniscule move of my wrist to do a 180 turn in an fps with my mouse, with touchscreens you need to make larger more deliberate movements.


True, but wouldn't there be more accurate movements, even if they took a bit longer?


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True, but wouldn't there be more accurate movements, even if they took a bit longer?


Not with most current touchscreen technology, not by a long way. Most touchscreens at the minute only really work perfectly when you use some kind of stylus which, to me, almost defeats the point.
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True, but wouldn't there be more accurate movements, even if they took a bit longer?


TBH I dont know how an fps would work. Sure you could move your finger around the screen to aim, but how would you move, reload, shoot, swap weapons etc. Plus youd need to have your fingers o nthe screen for long periods, which would be tiring, which for hardcore FPS sessions is a nono

Ive never played a game with a touchscreen though so IDK
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Already quite possible my good man: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0awjPUkBXOU

It just needs to be picked up and used by someone other than a computing student with a Wii and too much time

As yet I think touch screens aren't really worth the time and effort; they provide little to no advantages and the technology is still and bit too finnicky for my taste.


seen those and things like it, amazing stuff. that is the kinda stuff that made me gawk at touch screen technology

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcKqyn-gUbY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm_FzLya8y4

while the reactable is not totally 'touch screen', it still gives you and idea of 'the future'
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#17
get the intelligent ideas netbook tablet its pretty sweet and cheap.
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seen those and things like it, amazing stuff. that is the kinda stuff that made me gawk at touch screen technology

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcKqyn-gUbY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm_FzLya8y4

while the reactable is not totally 'touch screen', it still gives you and idea of 'the future'


Ok, that's quite seriously cool, all the ideas and applications at the minute are quite abstract but you can only imagine what they'll do with it once the technology is really prefected
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Ok, that's quite seriously cool, all the ideas and applications at the minute are quite abstract but you can only imagine what they'll do with it once the technology is really prefected


both of those demos make it so i can't ignore what interfaces of the future might enable, they are sick.
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#21
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i think conceptually they're good, but i feel like the ones mass produced aren't as good as a regular computer


We have the HP Pavilion Touch at the Wal Mart I work at. It costs around $800. It has similar specs as a $300 Dell that we have. Yes, HP tends to cost more than Dell, but you're still paying a lot just for the touchscreen technology. It's something I would definitely pass on......for now.
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#22
a touch screen compute would be amazing for strategy games, but for anything else, its ****. it would get all dirty and smudgy.