imagine the iMac as a tablet

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jondunford, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. jondunford macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2013
    Going for a poo Moderator
    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

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    how would you power such a device? and it would be so heavy.
  3. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    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

    Nov 28, 2013
    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


    Oct 27, 2009
    European Dis-Union
    I hate finger smudges on my iPhone, please keep touch screen away from iMacs.
  6. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    No, I'd really rather not.
  7. AndrewMRiv macrumors regular


    Oct 29, 2013
    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

    Aug 26, 2008
    Errr...there already are and have been for some time. Some of them can even run on battery if necessary.
  9. jondunford thread starter macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2013
    Going for a poo Moderator
    thanks for the constructive comment ;)
  10. djtech42 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2012
    West Chester, OH
    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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