Touchscreen iMac - Except not from Apple

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by KnightWRX, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

    KnightWRX

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    Well, looking at my e-mail today, I see a missive (aka, spam!) from Dell about their new Inspiron One 2305 with Touch Screen :

    http://www.dell.com/ca/p/inspiron-one-2305-amd/pd?oc=dione23_f_1e&model_id=inspiron-one-2305-amd

    The Inspiron One is their answer to the iMac, an all-in-one computer. I guess Apple failed to be first in this segment. However, I agree with Jobs on this one, touch screen computers like this just aren't practical and still require a mouse for any working sessions longer than a few seconds because of arm fatigue.
     
  2. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Right now, HP's TouchSmart series are the leader in home touch computers, in most people's opinions.

    (I have a TouchSmart in our kitchen. It's a great combination house calendar - weather - email - video Skype - TV tuner - CD/DVD player - picture frame.)

    Here's a review from Maximum PC of some all-in-one computers with/without touch:
     
  3. *LTD* macrumors G4

    *LTD*

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    These never really took off.

    There's a reason Apple doesn't make them. If and when Apple decides to make one, it'll be done right.
     
  4. shingi70 macrumors regular

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    you do know their is a difference between something down right and gaining traction. Their has been many time when the better product has never gained a footing.

    still i do agree that those touch screen monitors suck.
     
  5. VespaMatt macrumors member

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    Would love to see the old G4 lamp-style iMac sporting a touch screen for use as an internet appliance, like in the kitchen as the original poster suggested.
     
  6. RawBert macrumors 68000

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    ^^^ Hell yeah. The G4 tilts up at a good angle for touch, as is. A similar design could expand on the flexibility of that neck for a more pleasant touch UI experience.

    Maybe even with a detachable screen.
     

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