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#1 deep1234

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:20

Hi guys, I want to get a 22 inch monitor instead of my 19 inch Viewsonic that I have (I was having it from 2006 I think). The question here should I get it touch base or normal? Yes, The OS that I have is win 8 but I may go back to Win 7 or even Ubuntu 12.04 (it looks good).

So, let me ask this in a diffrent way. Are the industry going to the way that evey application will be touch base or will it take a while untill then? So, Can I buy a normal moniter and maybe after 3 to 4 years will change it to touch base?

Thanks,


#2 Nick H.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:22

You'll easily be able to stick with a non-touch screen for years. The question you should be asking yourself is, "will I use the touch interface, or will it just be there for me as a novelty?"

#3 +Nik L

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:33

As someone who has had a touch monitor now for over 3 years, from Windows 7 to 8...

I never touch the damn thing!

#4 Dan~

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:38

I couldn't put up with the finger prints myself. My screen somehow gets covered in crap after 2 weeks use somehow, very odd

#5 +GreenMartian

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:02

Try holding your hands up to the screen. Now hold the pose for a couple minutes.
Comfortable? If yes, get a touch screen.

Personally, for a desktop, I will not be replacing my mouse anytime soon.
When touch-enabled apps become more the norm, I'll get something I can hold (i.e. a tablet or detachable laptop)

#6 compl3x

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:57

I'd use the extra money a touch screen would cost and get a 27" monitor. I love mine.

#7 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 13:00

i would stick with a standard monitor for now, mostly for cost savings however, i just do not think you are going to want to use the touch screen on a desktop as your arm would get very tired attempting to use the device.

#8 GEEKedUP DJ

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 13:14

Depending on what OS you run. Windows 8 really sucks, but with a touchscreen, it actually really changes the user experiences and becomes worth it. Using one with Windows 7 is actually fun too, but you can live with out it. If everyone else in your household is going to be touching it, I don't suggest it though. For some odd reason, touch screens really attract kids and their Cheetos hands!

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#9 Mindovermaster

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 14:56

Doesn't anyone use screen protectors? geez.

#10 Dot Matrix

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 15:00

Try holding your hands up to the screen. Now hold the pose for a couple minutes.
Comfortable? If yes, get a touch screen.

Personally, for a desktop, I will not be replacing my mouse anytime soon.
When touch-enabled apps become more the norm, I'll get something I can hold (i.e. a tablet or detachable laptop)


BS. Why would my arm be outstretched for minutes at a time? I can still use touch and the mouse at the same time.

#11 tsupersonic

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 16:57

I just got a laptop for real cheap, and it has a touch screen. It actually makes Windows 8 usable and the OS actually makes sense. So, if you're going to use Windows 8, then I highly recommend one. I also hate fingerprints on screens, but there's always screen protectors and micro-fiber cloths ;)

#12 compl3x

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 17:57

Depending on what OS you run. Windows 8 really sucks, but with a touchscreen, it actually really changes the user experiences and becomes worth it. Using one with Windows 7 is actually fun too, but you can live with out it. If everyone else in your household is going to be touching it, I don't suggest it though. For some odd reason, touch screens really attract kids and their Cheetos hands!

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Yuck. Wait until her time of the month is over before you get handsy.

#13 primexx

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 23:01

buy a normal screen and https://www.leapmotion.com/

#14 Raa

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 23:11

I'd just go with a normal LCD for now.

#15 +TruckWEB

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:05

For the price of a 23" Touch screen, you could get a verry good normal 27"... For me, bigger is better....

And I don't like Win8 so I don't care about touch at the moment, still holding on to Win7. If I want to touch something, I use my iPad...