Touchscreen PCs

@ahgong (10086)
Singapore
February 4, 2009 5:46am CST
Touchscreens has been all the rage of late. From the Apple's iPhone to the BlackBerry's smart phones, even Nokia is jumping on the band wagon with their latest touch screen capable handsets. Now, PCs are also joining the touchscreen arena. Fujitsu was one of the earlier companies to come up with their range of touch screen computers. Then came Kawasaki came up with their range of compact laptops as well. Now even HP and Sony have join in with their ultra slim, ultra compact personal computers as well. In view of all these touch screen technology, are you also itching to get one for your own use?
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• Singapore
8 Feb 09
Oh yes ahgong, I want one too!!! But they are so expensive... and it has not reached a prevalence that all programs are compatible with this technology. Yet for some reasons I cannot understand, I find myself reaching out to my monitor and trying to control the computer using touch screen technology. Then I would realize what a crazy thing I am doing and reach for my mouse instead.
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
9 Feb 09
ha ha ha ha ha ha... But you did raise one very valid point there. The current slew of applications are not supporting touch screen input yet. But trust me, it is just a matter of time.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
5 Feb 09
Yeah, touch screen things are very popular now, and even samsung phones has got touch screen features too.. lol =D I guess it's due to the different feel and class it gives to ple whom are using it.. lol =D But to me, i just dun see the difference and point to get a touch screen gadget when i could easily use those normal ones, having the exact same features and functions.. lol =D PLus, i guess the ones with touch screen will be more expensive right?? I wont follow the trend of buying it just because it's 'cool'?? I will only think it's stupid.. haha
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• United States
5 Feb 09
Yes absoloutley I really want to get a touchsmart HP. Right now I already have a touchscreen phone and I love it! Of course if i did get a hp touch smart i would make sure it wasnt my primary computer
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
5 Feb 09
Yes, the HP smart touch is very attractive. I am sure one day, it will be cheap enough to afford for the common man in the street. Right now, it is a novelty and a trend to have them. TO fork out good money for them would be a little silly if you do not need them at the moment. One can never follow the trend too much. It really hurts the pocket!
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@naka75 (797)
• Singapore
9 Feb 09
Touchscreens are in fact magnets for potential customers in retail businesses, as it adds more convenience, excitement and greater interaction. And Microsoft has been showcasing this new technology called Surface which was designed for commercial customers. Like you said, in no time they will port this technology over to end users' computers and make widespread of touchscreen PCs a reality. With faster, greater power efficiency chips, maybe the time will come that we have a fast, slim mini note with more than 10 hours of battery life!
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
10 Feb 09
Woo~~~! That would be a dream come true, doesn't it? A mini note book with touch screen capabilities. And a 10 hour battery to boot! I sure hope such a day will come!
@gracie04 (4556)
• Philippines
5 Feb 09
Yes, i'd like to have a touchscreen PC for myself.. but i don't have enough budget to buy this expensive gadget... with all financial meltdowns and global recessions, we should learn how to be practical.. though i'm dying to have it, i guess i'd still stick with my old school laptop..
@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
5 Feb 09
Yes, I know what you mean. That is why now touchscreens PCs are more of a trend and a fashion statement for those that can afford it. But till the day I can afford to get one, the trusty PC I am currently using will have to suffice for now.
• India
5 Feb 09
touch screen is the latest technology it is very easy to operate input option. i am not intrested to use touch screen because touch screen touch is very sencitive and even a small jerk spoils the touch screen. I use my mobile or my computer in a very rough way so i don't prefer to use touch screen.
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
5 Feb 09
Well, if they can make toughbooks for the laptops, it is only a matter of time before they make the touchscreens tough as well. Question is, when they do make them, how much they are gonna cost.
@youless (86524)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Feb 09
This new technology is very interesting. Actually I haven't thought about it can be applied for the PC. This is a very good idea and I like it. If the price is reasonable, why not try it? I love China
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
5 Feb 09
Well, at the moment, they do not exactly come cheap. But the technology is already there. It is a matter of time before it become cheaper to allow more people to afford it. And I sure am looking forward to such a day!
@amitksing (1324)
• India
4 Feb 09
This is really cool! I didn't know about this and even never thought about it until I came to your discussion. I will definitely love to go for a touch screen PC. I think it will reduce the computer to only screen, and keyboard may be left. The only thing I worry is about the finger marks I'll have to notice on the screen. I guess I'll have to clean it very often. but the feeling of mouseless and key board free computer is really cool!!
@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
5 Feb 09
Yeah, I think they are cool too. But at almost $5000 a pop, it will have to stay in the stall for a while more! But it would really be nice to be able to touch the screen to get to where you want on the desktop rather than to pull and drag a mouse, ain't it? Well, it is a dream. And one that I will try to get come true when I have the chance!