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Touch screens are productive and efficient BUT there's nothing out there.


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Initial post: Nov 10, 2012 7:36:38 AM PST
Primo says:
I was originally looking at the Acer V5-571P-6815 because its 15", with a touch screen. IMHO, touchscreen for gathering info and working with photos beats a track pad...by a lot. The problem is the V5-571P-6815 has the i5, which isn't bad but the i7 in the Aspire V3-571G-9686 opens all kinds of possibility BUT it doesn't have touch screen. If I could find a super thin i7 for a reasonable price....like Acer but with touch...it would open a whole different level of computing. Dump my desktop; get a dock and a large touch monitor and the entire set up doubles as very mobile yet robust work station that never needs syncing for under $1500. The problem...touch screen are available in over hyped anemic display only tablets or tiny clam shells with a 20 year old track pads or lastly a laptop and Sherpa to carry it.

My other thought was a windows server PLUS Allinone and finally a windows tablet that acts as a mobile dummy monitor. It would certainly have some advantages and mobility would be a tablet on steroids but price tag would run twice the price

Posted on Nov 10, 2012 8:11:31 PM PST
Highstream says:
I don't doubt that working with a touchscreen would be easier for your purposes. That said, checking around some of the review sites, I've started to notice comments that laptops and touchscreens don't mix well if the user is more than elbow's length away. It's just not a comfortable position. That actually dovetails with my thought, expressed on a couple of sites that believe that Win 8 and touchscreens are taking over the world, that desktop monitor touchscreens are a very bad idea because they will lead to, or exacerbate, a lot of chronic shoulder problems.

As for lightweight laptops with touchscreens, if you have a little patience the Asus Zenbook Prime UX21A (11.6", 2.4 lbs) and UX31 touch models (13.3", 2.9 lbs) are soon to hit the U.S. market. There will be i5 and i7 models. They were previewed last summer at the electronics shows. A google search should find some articles.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 6:00:01 PM PST
M. Schore says:
Really, 11.6 and 13.3 inch screens? What a joke! Windows 8 is designed to be a touchscreen OS and the lack of affordable devices is a sad statement of the computer industry.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2013 7:19:52 AM PST
WolfPup says:
You don't need a touchscreen for Windows 8. I wouldn't want to be touching my screen on a notebook.
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