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Show Of Hands January 23rd, 2013 12:00am

Would you want your next home PC/Mac to have a touchscreen (in addition to the keyboard and mouse)?

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kittylover Florida
01/30/13 10:37 pm

I don't feel the need for one, but of someone bought it for me, I wouldn't mind.

01/29/13 10:00 am

I can't see a practical use for a touchscreen OTHER than the windows 8 start screen which I don't even use most of the time.

01/27/13 11:43 am

Agreed. I use Autocad at work and finally had to turn off my desktop's touchscreen feature because it became too annoying when every time I tried pointing things out to coworkers it would select and move things around.

01/26/13 3:10 pm

Touchscreen makes everything better ;D

01/26/13 9:43 am

I HAVE a touch screen computer. It's nice to be able to quickly zoom into things or tap a button. I also like drawing with it. I wouldn't be able to get rid of keyboards and mice but I like the extra feature.

01/25/13 11:09 pm

I think it's time people get away from the whole keyboard and pointing device idea and THINK DIFFERENT. If tablets become more powerful, I plan on getting rid of my Mac all together or only use it at home for editing. My ipad is simple to use and fun. Notes and presentations are a breeze.

01/25/13 11:06 pm

Steve Jobs said when he released the ipad he tested macs with a touchscreen and it's horrible on your wrists to use them. Unless you can get a touchscreen to be at the angle of your hands it's going to be a bad experience.

infinity1 Cincinnati, OH
01/25/13 5:13 pm

I have an Alienware and would not want it to be a touchscreen

01/25/13 4:18 pm


01/25/13 4:01 pm

I have a MacBook Pro and an iPad -- sometimes I forget when using the laptop and I try to navigate by touchscreen. I would LOVE that capability.

01/25/13 6:34 am

No. I like looking at a clean crisp screen. It's bad enough I always have to wipe my iPhone screen.

Br@ndon Your Soul
01/24/13 8:25 pm

Getting a windows 8 machine is kinda useless without a touchscreen.

01/24/13 6:10 am

That would just be annoying for such a big screen...

01/24/13 6:04 am

Should be voice controlled instead

moonshot More often I know nothing
01/24/13 12:59 am

Interesting. Thank you. The battery life is concerning, but it is a step in the right direction. The nvidia card will run the monitor, so that is good. We need a breakthrough in battery technology to happen soon....maybe something rechargeable through ambient light?

tdaddy Kentucky
01/24/13 12:14 am

Indeed, yes! I just paid $42.39 for an upgrade to Windows 8 and know that without a touchscreen I'm not getting the benefit of all the new features I paid for.

KudosToYou California
01/23/13 11:33 pm

Meh, the primary use of a desktop for me would be for drafting and modeling and I can't think of anything the can be done with more dexterity with a touchscreen as opposed to a mouse and keyboard.

chile safer than congress
01/23/13 8:57 pm

My T-Rex arms won't reach across that great divide.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
01/23/13 8:51 pm

So... You can afford an iPhone/iPad but a new computer is too expensive? I'd think a new computer would be a priority.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
01/23/13 8:50 pm

Yes, but only if it was the exact same except with a touchscreen. If I'm buying a computer I don't want the OS and programs of a tablet. I love my iPad, which is why I have one, but my computer is a computer. I use them for completely different things.

jates Houston, TX
01/23/13 7:08 pm

Had one. Your arms get tired quick and you revert to using the mouse...

katerina13 stuck in the middle
01/23/13 6:56 pm

Have one and hate it. No more.

tsk California
01/23/13 6:53 pm

@moonshot The closest is the Razor Edge. It's only 10 inches tho.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
01/23/13 6:25 pm

Not unless the next iMac is a touchscreen without being too iPad-y. I like the iMac as is. Just upgrade the hardware.

moonshot More often I know nothing
01/23/13 5:43 pm

What I desire is a lightweight, 12 inch touch screen tablet, with a removable keyboard, that runs Windows 8, that has enough power to tether to a 2560x1440 27 inch monitor and run it seamlessly. No one makes it yet. Maybe next year....

bigevs44 Washington
01/23/13 5:38 pm

Only if it isn't the core feature of the computer. So many of the windows 8 PCs released just seem gimmicky, offering nothing else besides the fact that they have a touch screen...

whoThere IL
01/23/13 5:14 pm

I'd get a tablet if i wanted that. My friend has one. Theres no point.

01/23/13 5:02 pm

jbosu, it was moved to the charms menu. I was able to download freeware that put the start menu back on the task bar. I forgot I did that. But now it looks just like Windows 7.

canecorso Las Vegas Nv
01/23/13 4:56 pm

We have one, well the kids do, it was cool at first but after about 10 minutes went back to the mouse. Loved that computer so much I gave it to the kids and bought a Mac! Lol

EarlyBird Portland
01/23/13 4:35 pm

I thought I wanted one but not after reading these comments.

01/23/13 4:13 pm

That would b awesome! I'm all for technology. Can't wait to have a clear phone that does everything!

cloudf4n Texas
01/23/13 3:54 pm

Shoooot.. I already have a touch screen computer!! :D

andrewser Miami Lakes
01/23/13 3:41 pm

Mine already have touchscreen, but I would like to buy a Mac with touchscreen...

stevo505 California
01/23/13 3:16 pm

No. Who wants to raise their hand to the screen when you can rest it on a desk? :p

BryanK OK
01/23/13 3:12 pm

Apple needs to hurry up and make a touch screen iMac. They'd kick everyone else's butts (but there is no guarantee).

pateach2 love my son
01/23/13 3:10 pm

My laptop, that I bought in 2008, was touch screen

01/23/13 3:07 pm

Notebooks are more for Students and often have lesser performance to other, 'real' laptops.

01/23/13 3:05 pm

I already have one in my house, and I can tell you that there is no advantage to it. It's more often an annoyance.

01/23/13 3:01 pm

I hate Windows 8. Is there a way to downgrade to Windows 7?

01/23/13 2:58 pm

I just got a Lenovo idea pad yoga. The touch screen is awesome because for the last year I've only used a tablet or phone for Internet. I got used to it. However it came with Windows 8 and needed to buy a For Dummies book to use it.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
01/23/13 2:29 pm

I don't want to pay for a touchscreen on a desktop computer.

01/23/13 2:07 pm

Only if it didn't cost more my friends has a touch screen desktop and says he never even uses the touch screen function

dawl adulting
01/23/13 2:03 pm

????I do that too Susan!

01/23/13 2:01 pm

Nope. I'm very pleased with my MacBook and wish to keep my fingers away from the screen.

01/23/13 1:48 pm

I said yes but it's not like I'm set on getting one with a touchscreen it's more of a if it exists then why don't I have it thing. I can't think of anyway a touchscreen monitor would ever help me, though...

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
01/23/13 1:48 pm

No! Theres enough smudgy devices as is.

PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
01/23/13 12:55 pm

Where's the start menu? I couldn't figure it out. I'd rather just have windows 7 than a less useful version.