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Seems the price is increasing?? No bluetooth shame but seems a bit more fun for a desktop replacementMulti touch. so which compatible machines have it anyway? If anyone finds a good price over the holidays please share.Skydyer
I wonder if touch screen desktops are the way more firms will go. I am interested because of the distance I sit from my screen, & wonder how close most people sit & therefore how usefull it might be.I can stretch my arms out straight in front of me now, & my fingertips are still about 4 inches short of touching the screen. To use touchscreen would change the whole way I sit & use a computer. I might also need a different pair of glasses!
They are the way to go. Look up the HP touchsmart 600. HP envisages them as counter top computers. E.g. have one in the kitchen to access the internet for recipes which can then be saved an read aloud to you through touch screen interface, of which HP are leaders in when it comes to desktops. Please review the Touchsmart 600 TR.
darkspark: So I assume these kitchen computers will be splashproof, greaseproof and steamproof? To be honest, it's not that hard for me to simply look up a recipe on the laptop; to have a permanent computer in the kitchen for that purpose seems a bit of a luxury - fine for those who want and can afford it, but it doesn't mean it's the future of desktop computing
I must admit that I can see myself using something like this. It's nice and clutterfree, without it being too small or unergonomical. Touchscreen seems to me like a superfluous extra at the moment, but that might change in the coming years, you never know.A couple of years back I wouldn't have expected touchsreens to be important for cell phones either........
I agree with Treris. On any machine where you can't position the screen flat/horizontally, touch is little more than a nice extra - except perhaps in darkspark88's kitchen scenario, but as MrGodfrey says that's rather a luxury.
So you've spent £700 quid on a not very powerful PC....what happens if the hard disk crashes or you want to upgrade it? Er, fiddling around this baby's insides is going to be fun.
@JDunn - To be fair, Laptops have the same problem and plenty of people buy them. Not to mention iMacs (and other all-in-ones) too. I think the people who buy one of these won't be thinking of upgrading, and hopefully the warranty is good enough, that if a hard disk crashes, you can just return it to get repaired.
Id rather pay the extra and get an iMac although i with Apple would include Blu-ray on them
@JDunn:I completely agree and would personally never get an all-in-one for this reason. Plenty of people prefer the looks and ease of use an AIO brings though.@Pbryanw:Good point, but at least laptops have a practical reason for being like that. Beyond the two I mentioned above, AIOs on the other hand just don't justify it - for me.
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