Concerns and criticisms about Windows 8 are not unfair. Innovations that improve a platform are celebrated and praised. What Microsoft did was foist half-baked innovations onto the market that took the s off their Windows product. If they would have responded to concerns and addressed them during the multiple opportunities before release Windows 8 would have been better off. Instead, Microsoft doubled-down on the problematic features. Today's concerns about Windows 8 have been known for well over a year now. What's really unfair is how Microsoft ignored their customers. The worse-than-Vista uptake demonstrates this clearly.
Here are the problems with touchscreen PCs...
1. They get filthy. Touchscreen phones and tablets get filthy, why wouldn't a touchscreen PC get filthy.
2. They are too big. A phone or tablet is small enough where a simple hand motion can cover the screen. A touchscreen PC requires a hand and arm motion to use.
3. A mouse is superior. It uses short quick hand motions to control large surfaces.
4. Hands block content. By putting your hand over the screen you are blocking content on the screen.
*** Please feel free to add to this list in the comments below...
[citation][nom]pacioli[/nom]Here are the problems with touchscreen PCs... 1. They get filthy. Touchscreen phones and tablets get filthy, why wouldn't a touchscreen PC get filthy.2. They are too big. A phone or tablet is small enough where a simple hand motion can cover the screen. A touchscreen PC requires a hand and arm motion to use. 3. A mouse is superior. It uses short quick hand motions to control large surfaces.4. Hands block content. By putting your hand over the screen you are blocking content on the screen.*** Please feel free to add to this list in the comments below...[/citation]
only touch screen i want is one with a wacom input in it, and i may be getting one of those soon.
Just bought a Acer Aspire V5 with touchscreen. I haven't played around too much with it (was mainly purchased for my wife). When shopping, I was looking for 1 of 2 things... either a laptop with Windows 7 and an SSD or, if I couldn't find one decently priced, then one with Windows 8 and a touchscreen.
It should be noted that just because it has it, you don't have to use the touchscreen, but for moving around the modern UI on the laptop, I prefer it to using the touchpad on the thing. I've never used Windows 8 before, so there was definitely a learning curve to it. Still haven't quite figured it all out yet.
I finally understand what people meant when they said MS was transitioning to a walled garden approach. The modern UI side of the OS just seemed limited. For instance when my wife was trying to print some information off a web page, she couldn't choose a range of pages (ie. pages 3-6). It was all the pages or none of them. We had to switch over to the desktop version of IE in order to have that functionality. Seems redundant to have 2 separate versions of IE running in one OS.
While i also don't like the idea of finger painting ot screen , we have to give credit to microsoft for pushing for some inovation instead of trailing behind apple.And the best fit for win8 is "convertible" laptop in all the diifferent forms available.
It is interesting who will win - apple with high res vs win with touch(you can have both but the price....) and add to that and a 3d display.
Did anyone watch Minority Report? I think that could be one of the possible ways computers evolve in the future. I reckon it's pretty clear that people want to use their device through touch input from the way tablets and smartphones have taken off.
Sure, at the moment it's rather clunky on a desktop, but it's really only a first effort. Things will just continue to evolve from here and eventually, someday, I think not only would it be common for computers to have touchscreens, but it would have evolved to the point where it's EASIER to work when using the touchscreen.
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