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HP Makes Affordable 21.5" Touchscreen Win 7 LCD

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October 21, 2009 11:16:59 PM

tell me again how a touch screen for my pc is useful? all i can think of is tapping on the screen of l4d and watching zombies heads pop but thats it.
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October 21, 2009 11:28:55 PM

duckmanx88tell me again how a touch screen for my pc is useful? all i can think of is tapping on the screen of l4d and watching zombies heads pop but thats it.


It would make sniping pretty easy no?
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October 21, 2009 11:42:56 PM

it's cool
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October 21, 2009 11:53:58 PM

touching the screen would be easier than aiming the mouse
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October 22, 2009 12:11:46 AM

rajatonIt would make sniping pretty easy no?


You're retarded. Your idea only works in rail shooters.
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October 22, 2009 12:13:20 AM

kelfentouching the screen would be easier than aiming the mouse


How would that work? Tap screen to shoot. How to turn?
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October 22, 2009 12:18:41 AM

Man, that screen would make the perfect AimBot!!

Way to go HP!!
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October 22, 2009 12:20:12 AM

dingumfHow would that work? Tap screen to shoot. How to turn?

Use your keyboard, easier than that it's impossible.. ;) 

I've had a TX1000 and I did try on CounterStrike, and yes, it was good, but I hated the fact that I was on a laptop. Now on a desktop? Perfect!
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October 22, 2009 12:41:00 AM

I've been looking for one of these. Would make an awesome second monitor...
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October 22, 2009 12:41:37 AM

Hmm, the stylus would be nice for drawing with, depending on the sensitivity of it... which is?
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October 22, 2009 12:43:04 AM

@dingumf

No, I'm not retarded, I do that with my HP Touchscreen PC and it works amazingly well. That being said it is a 26" instead of a 22", but the idea is the same. I use a palm pilot pen for it.
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October 22, 2009 2:26:30 AM

Oh, I forgot, computers are only used for gaming!

(You guys are short-sighted)
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October 22, 2009 2:50:37 AM

The LED and Camera tech has been out for awhile. Smartboard is the only company I've seen use it (just off the top of my head). If HP gets the cameras and LEDs as close to the screen surface as possible, this will be really cool. If there is even the slightest gap, the user will need to compensate for where he wants to touch and where it looks like he's touching unless he is directly behind his finger as he touches the spot.

Didn't some kid at MIT make a multi-touch version using this tech?
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October 22, 2009 4:07:03 AM

fingerprints
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October 22, 2009 4:21:48 AM

honestly, touching my pc's screen for navigation sounds pretty terribe.. i'll constantly be moving from screen to keyboard anyway. why not keep my hand close by with my trusty mouse?
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October 22, 2009 5:12:09 AM

HonisThe LED and Camera tech has been out for awhile. Smartboard is the only company I've seen use it (just off the top of my head). If HP gets the cameras and LEDs as close to the screen surface as possible, this will be really cool. If there is even the slightest gap, the user will need to compensate for where he wants to touch and where it looks like he's touching unless he is directly behind his finger as he touches the spot. Didn't some kid at MIT make a multi-touch version using this tech?
FYI The camera behind the screen can be calibrated for a constant offset
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October 22, 2009 5:14:07 AM

This works great for the ipod touch and iphone, but I dont wish to have to cleanse my screen of grease every 10 minutes with a microfiber cloth...
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October 22, 2009 6:59:14 AM

Sorry, no matter what features, I can't imagine paying $300 for a 21.5" monitor...

Is the touch screen tech really worth turning $150 to $300?
For photoshop and the such, a tablet would still be used anyways.

I honestly fail to see were this is any better than a tablet PC (essentially a bigass iPod touch), or a normal tablet (for you photoshop Wacom junkies).
A tablet PC atleast you can hold comfortably, while a screen is right in front of you.

The only possible use I can imagine is product demostration...
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October 22, 2009 2:26:39 PM

it could be cool, set it up built into a slightly elevated counter or desk. use it in the kitchen maybe for finding recipes, or in like an work room as a sort of tablet pc.
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October 22, 2009 2:38:17 PM

maigofingerprints

Crop rotation.
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October 22, 2009 3:17:45 PM

duckmanx88tell me again how a touch screen for my pc is useful? all i can think of is tapping on the screen of l4d and watching zombies heads pop but thats it.


I know at work when I'm working with a colleague I always have to point to the screen on where to go to do certain things. It would be every useful to move around/close/open things on his screen without handing over the mouse or keyboard.
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October 22, 2009 3:24:54 PM

For some it would be quite good for home use. But I suspect that touchscreens like this will find a nice niche in the work place, depending on what one does.
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October 22, 2009 3:56:49 PM

I can see a number of uses for this, and at $300, that's not too bad of price, considering I paid roughly that much for my normal 21" monitor a couple years ago.

Gaming uses would be somewhat limited - it'd depend on the game itself. For productivity, there's numerous uses.

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October 22, 2009 5:11:14 PM

May be useful for HTPC when monitor sizes increase, but if project Natal-type interfaces take off you wont have to touch the screen to get touch-type interactions anyway. For a windows productivity interface I cannot see the utility of this - who honestly sits so close to their monitor they can comfortably reach out and touch it anyway? Using a 24" monitor I reckon i'd need 3" long arms for this to work.
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October 22, 2009 6:01:03 PM

kelfentouching the screen would be easier than aiming the mouse

If you're quicker moving your arm to a screen and pointing on it, then yes, but I think that the mouse is quicker because all you're doing is flicking your wrist maybe 1 inch instead of your whole hand for 1 to 2 feet in distance.
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October 22, 2009 7:13:02 PM

stuart72May be useful for HTPC when monitor sizes increase, but if project Natal-type interfaces take off you wont have to touch the screen to get touch-type interactions anyway. For a windows productivity interface I cannot see the utility of this - who honestly sits so close to their monitor they can comfortably reach out and touch it anyway? Using a 24" monitor I reckon i'd need 3" long arms for this to work.


3" long arms eh, would suck for those self pleasuring moments.

Anyway, I think it would kickass for audio editing. I would love to lay a monitor almost flat (angled up) and actually control the mixer faders with my fingers. Beats buying a $1500 mackine control.
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October 22, 2009 10:00:02 PM

I thought you said it was affordable?
I think I would rather stick to my $150 24" WidesScreen and mouse.
BUT... Maybe someday I'll want to get in touch with my PC.
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November 23, 2012 5:02:53 AM

I would like to put it to use in audio apps, also...
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