CincyTriGuy wrote in post #16173971
Apparently the major PC makers didn't get that memo, because they're all saying that non-touch laptops won't even be available within a year or two.
Define "laptop". Netbooks for sure, I'm pretty sure they're dead already, but full-size laptops will stay quite around a while longer. Just try and tell Apple that touch devices are going to kill the MBP's.
lomenak wrote in post #16174208
Just get the iMac. I got the 27" one a month ago and couldnt be happier! I am so happy to kick the Win OS finally!
I have a 27" iMac too, and I approve, it's great computer. And you can always run Windows on it just in case there's that one program you really need, whether you use wine, emulation, or bootcamp.
goldboughtrue wrote in post #16174235
If the monitor is upright, then why would you want to constantly hold your arm up to touch the screen? Putting aside the smudging (I have to clean my phone everyday from smudges), wouldn't your arm get tired?
That's basically what I'm thinking.
CincyTriGuy wrote in post #16174403
Yes, when you're using your laptop on a desk and especially when a mouse is attached, you may not use touch much. But as I've said ealier in this thread, it's the mobile scenarios that really make touch shine.
But this discussion isn't about laptops or mobile devices, it's about a mains computer that'll remain on your desk 99% of the time, and that's the one area where it doesn't make too much sense. Let's talk about this then when most major applications have full gesture support.
I'm somewhat indifferent on the "having to move your arm around vs. a mouse" argument, since I've used L-size Wacom tablets for almost a decade now, and find mice rather uncomfortable to use overall. I just upgraded to an Intuos5 recently and it's been great so far. Edit: of course the key here is that a tablet lays flat, I don't have to lift my arm.
I will say that the sweet spot for gestures that aren't fatiguing to be around the 10" area currently employed by most tablets, since you can easily maneuver your hands for the best placement.