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What monitor type do you use?

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#1 +patseguin

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 14:20

How many of you guys use a touch monitor with Windows 8? I had to send my 23" Acer in for repair and hooked up my 27" Dell which is 2560 X 1440. When I got the Acer back, the touch was nice but I sure miss the higher resolution. Especially with 4K displays coming, have many of you bothered with a touch display for Win 8?



Best Answer +Odom , 13 February 2014 - 15:14

If there is one thing I can't stand it's greasy fingerprints on my screen. For my desktop I'd never get a touch monitor, even with Windows 8.1.
As for laptops, our TAM has a nice Lenovo with a touch screen. On the other hand, apart from swiping the login screen, she rarely uses it. Go to the full post



#2 Praetor

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 14:22

i do have a touch display and i rarely use it (Windows 8.1).



#3 +DConnell

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 14:23

How many of you guys use a touch monitor with Windows 8? I had to send my 23" Acer in for repair and hooked up my 27" Dell which is 2560 X 1440. When I got the Acer back, the touch was nice but I sure miss the higher resolution. Especially with 4K displays coming, have many of you bothered with a touch display for Win 8?

 

I don't have a touch monitor. Win 8 works just fine with mouse and keys. A touchscreen might be a nice add-on if I can find a good deal when I finally go for a new monitor, but I can live without it.



#4 +warwagon

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 14:24

Touch is cool for the first 30 mins, then you always just end up using a mouse and keyboard. It's so much faster.



#5 +Zag L.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 14:25

I use both (wasn't an option). On my desktop, I do not have a touch-enabled monitor however, my ultra-book does and when I use it, I use a combination of touch and mouse depending on the scenario - even in the normal desktop. 



#6 +riahc3

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 15:09

Hello,

 

The Leap Motion, Kinect and a touch screen (with the standard keyboard/mouse combo) would make in my opinion the best modern day input for your PC :)

 

(Note: Opinion I personally have never tested this)



#7 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 15:10

Touch is an overpriced gimmick.  Great on tablets and phones; not so great on everything else.



#8 +StevoFC

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 15:13

I have this HP touchscreen monitor. It works well. It was cheaper though when I bought it.

I don't use it (touch) all that much to be honest. It's fairly decent quality though.



#9 OP +patseguin

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 17:17

Touch is cool for the first 30 mins, then you always just end up using a mouse and keyboard. It's so much faster.

 

Yeah this seems to make the most sense. I mess around in metro for a while with touch and then just end up going back to finger and mouse. I might go back to my Dell U2711 and sell the Acer.



#10 majortom1981

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 17:22

I have a touch screen. The pc is in the living room. Most of the time I use mouse and keyboard BUT when I need to do something quick like check email or a quick website the touch screen comes in handy. It also comes in handy when you only have one hand free because you have a baby in the other one.

 

IF the PC is in an office a touch screen is not as handy but if the pc is in the living room its perfect.



#11 tsupersonic

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:21

I only prefer touch displays for a laptop/tablet/phone. No touch displays for my desktop since I like to sit further away from my monitors. 

Desktop - regular non-touch screen

Touchscreen devices - Surface Pro 2, Nexus 5 & 7



#12 OP +patseguin

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 12:35

I decided to go back to the 2560 X 1440 non touch monitor. I forgot I had the Logitech wireless touch pad so I can use that in Modern if I want. I'll just try to sell the touch display on Craig's List.

#13 Torolol

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 12:39

touchscreen only good if can hold the whole screen using your other hand.



#14 Max Norris

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 13:44

Don't have any touch monitors... yet.  Plan on getting a couple eventually for the kitchen and family room, obvious uses there.  No desire to have it on my desk, too far to reach comfortably and fingerprints drive me batsh't.



#15 cork1958

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 13:53

It's not like my non touch monitor doesn't get dirty enough already, I sure don't need to be putting finger prints all over it!

 

I have no use for a touch screen, in other words! :)