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Just like microsoft and their "studies" that showed people like using the metro interface as apposed to a windows bar and button....
That worked out so well. NOT
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There is nothing I hate more in this world like I hate the touchpad mouse. This is welcome news to me.
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Correct o.0

Still if people can't tell the difference between ipad2 and ipad3 Apple is wasting money on that screen resolution. 1440P-1600P on a 27" screen is the sweet spot for me.
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Originally Posted by Onex View Post

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.
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The real problems with laptops are costs, portability, battery, power, and interface (keyboard/mouse). Touch screens are already obsolete because they are actually worse than mouse and keyboard since not only do they not have tactile response and are unresponsive but you block your screen when you interact. Its like if you were building with legos and you had to close your eyes everytime you wanted to use your hands.
I dont know about you but having a laptop is a huge hassle because its like having a baby, and I'm a man I don't need a baby requiring my constant attention. You have to always have your eye on it because since it is an expensive small device its a prime target for theft. I've seen people get up at starbucks to use the bathroom and assume their laptop wont get stolen, only that someone outside was watching them seeing if they leave their laptop alone when they use the bathroom (and letting them do so for a false sense of security), then after getting their schedule down and keeping an eye on other targets they wait for the person to go to the bathroom, then run in grab the laptop, and is gone before the person unzips their pants. Now lets assume that you watch it constantly, I have things that are valuable constantly giving my physical feedback so I will know instantly if anything is grabbed. But then you also ahve to worry about water, about dropping it, tripping, heat, etc. Its a huge hassle to deal with. A laptop is stressful and creates a ton of anxiety that is not needed. Even with warrantys with furthur add to the cost it is a HUGE hassle to RMA and MORE stress.

The other problem is you are caring around this giant screen which should just be glasses with an earpiece, and the interface should be either an "air keyboard" or a sort of partial glove. Making a touch screen is stupid. It misses the entire point that a large heavy screen is NOT needed. And it also misses the point a physical mouse/kb arent needed either. This solves space, weight, battery, and interface problems. First company to do this is gonna make bank. Instead they are wasting time with gestures and touch screens...

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