A reliable touch screen convertible laptop running on windows 7 would have certainly saved my past 3 years of university a lot of paper, especially math courses where we'd regularly use 8 to 10 pages in a 50 minute session. Not to mention losing notes would become non-existent and sharing notes would become as easy as copy/paste, instead of having to scan 10 pages for my friends who miss class
In my first year in university I quickly found organizing and storing paper from 5 different courses to be quite a hassle, especially with many courses that were purely note taking, no slides (or no slides provided), I looked into getting the described notebook above, but the only things I could find weren't exactly cheap or long lasting in battery life, i.e. the HP tx1000
Considering the number of higher education students in North America, I'd expect there to be a large market for these types of notebooks, and with the increased production in touchscreens, the improvements in LED technology and lower power consuming processors, I think it would be a viable market for major laptop manufacturers to pursue.
Originally Posted by Onex
Lets all jump the touchscreen bandwagon. I just have a feeling people will enjoy the gimmick for about oh lets say 3
1 month on their brand new touch screen laptops, until they realized it isnt worth it. Finger prints everywhere, the unnecessary reaching over the laptop to press something, when the keyboard and touchpad is less then a few inches away. They can remove the keyboard and touchpad from a laptop but then itll be a tablet.
Lol, that's exactly what happen with my Acer laptop, although I didn't actually know it was touch screen until after purchasing it.Edited by OrangeBunnies - 4/9/12 at 11:00am