What about touch screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by wippy, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    is it only me or are other people finding that they are more and more incline to touch the screen for certain tasks? sure it is no something i would do within documents or spreadsheet (that's probably due to the interface not designed for it).... but there are a lot of web browsing actions or within the OS (Launchpad) that my first reaction was to touch the screen rather than to go for the trackpad....

    as much as i would love a retina screen for the next revision of the MBA.... I think a touch screen on them would definitely push to to upgrade from my 2011 11".....

    am i along in wanting this?
     
  2. macrumors demi-god

    ChristianJapan

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    Serious: last time in my company I tried to touch my Windows 7 desktop screen to switch to Outlook. That second I thought: I really need vacation.

    (But I also would like to have touch support; soon Windows 8 will be rolled out in my company, there is hope).
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    LOL... good to know I'm not alone... i find that i touch the screen on Windows as well... guess the iPad have trained me too well.....
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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  5. macrumors 604

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    There are already numerous threads arguing about this. A search would find quite a few. It's been done to death.
     
  6. macrumors 68040

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    Not I for one.

    Perhaps it is just force of habit, but if I am typing on a bluetooth keyboard linked to my ipad, I find it quite cumbersome to have to raise my hand to tap on an icon to do something.

    I doubt I would see much use in a touchscreen if Apple ever included one.
     
  7. macrumors 601

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    Not me.

    Even when I see a piece of dirt on the screen, I don't want to touch it because my finger's grease may get it worse.
     
  8. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    It's very unlikely you'll never see one, as touchscreen on a vertical screen is horrible ergonomics. This has been discussed ad nauseam in this forum.

    Will the next Macbook Pro have a touch screen?
    touchscreen?
    Touch Screen on Next MBP?
    Touchscreen iMac - as likely as a refrigerator with toaster
    Anybody think a touch screen iMac will be coming soon?
    Will there be touch screen on the macbook air?
    Next Macbook will be Touch Screen
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    laptops don't need to be touchscreen. They need better battery technology.
     

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