Touch Screen iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by crimsonangel, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. crimsonangel macrumors newbie

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    I was at the autoshow yesterday and I saw ALLOT of iMac's. But what caught my eye was at the nissan exhibit, they had imacs with touch screens. I dont know if they were officially made by apple or not nor do I know if I'm just posting old news. I just thought I'd tell you, The touchscreen did however suck though it was extremely laggy when dragging the mouse. Here are some pictures, I would of taken some videos but I still have the 1st gen iphone :(

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  2. Spike88 macrumors 6502a

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    I hear the computer industry is moving towards "touch screen" technology as well. IPod, IPad, HP Touch screen on their newly introduced "all-in-one" systems are just a few examples of leading edge touch screen devices. Some folks feel touch screen will replace the keyboard / mouse, and other folks feel the touch screen will be an "alternate" input device. For me, I view touch screen as an "alternate" input method. And like any tool, it must be used properly (to fully enjoy it).

    For me, I'm looking forward to touch screen technology in the general public computers. Not as a primary input device but as an alternate input control method. Touch screen would be great for teaching my disabled kid and allowing my other kids to perform free form art work as well. Just like "touch" controls is used on IPod and future IPad devices. And, large mouse PADs on some laptops (instead of traditional external mouse control devices).

    In the future, I'm hoping "touch screen" on laptops and desktops will be "low cost" and it will be stable. It might take another 5-8 years for technology "maturity" on laptops / desktops. But when it does, I'm definately giving "touch screen" feature a hard and long look (for my family's needs).

    Thanks for sharing your pictures. Cool stuff!!!


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  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I can't remember the manufacturer or its website but they make touch screens for iMacs which can be attached to regular iMac. Apple have never offered touch screen iMac so that might be the reason why it was so laggy. The touch screen costs over 1000$ though
     
  4. aawil macrumors 6502a

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    I think one of the aftermarket companies is troll touch, although I think there is more than one company out there making them. I remember seeing them a while back but were quite expensive.
     

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