imagine the iMac as a tablet

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  1. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    imagine if the iMac was the same thinness at the edge, all the way through, and it had no base on it and it was a giant 27" tablet

    tablets are replacing laptops and i think there will be desktop tablets in the near future
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    how would you power such a device? and it would be so heavy.
     
  3. robgendreau macrumors 68030

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    And the ergonomics of touching a big screen are rather suckish. You have a longer reach to parts of the screen, and it tends to sit farther away, lest you have front-row theater issues. Maybe a table top for some stuff, or as a whiteboard alternative. But those will likely be more specialized uses, and no one seems to be clamoring for them.

    And for many users having a screen that isn't all smudged up is pretty essential.
     
  4. minimalism macrumors member

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    I can only imagine the horror of carrying a bulky iMac tablet, not to mention the neck pain you'll get after using it for a couple of minutes.
     
  5. dangerly macrumors regular

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    I hate finger smudges on my iPhone, please keep touch screen away from iMacs.
     
  6. Icaras macrumors 603

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    No, I'd really rather not.
     
  7. AndrewMRiv macrumors regular

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    I hope that Mac OS X does NOT follow in the footsteps of Windows 8 touch. Their approach to integrating the OS on both Mobile device and Desktop is bad in my opinion.

    I think having OS X and iOS devices working together is great, but adding touch to an iMac would be too much.

    Maybe I am just too much of a neat freak and hate fingerprints on my iMac.
     
  8. TennisandMusic

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    Errr...there already are and have been for some time. Some of them can even run on battery if necessary.

    http://www.sony.co.uk/product/vn-tap
     
  9. jondunford thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for the constructive comment ;)
     
  10. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    Coming up with a better input device or improving the mouse and trackpad are more important than simply adding touch to the iMac. Using touch on a 27" screen is impractical, not to mention it would make the aspects of desktop computing very difficult.
     

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