Woke up and suddenly had an epiphany...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by matt1219, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. matt1219 macrumors regular

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    Is there someplace online that can mod your iMac to have a touch screen? Not that I'd necessarily have enough money for it or want it, but I know that company Axiotron or whatever makes the ModBook and the new ModBook Pro.
     
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    I'm not sure why you'd want a touchscreen display on a desktop. Seems like your arm would get tired after a bit.
     
  3. trentiles macrumors member

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    This isn't much help since I don't have a link, but at MacWorld there was a company taking the new 24" displays and adding touchscreen to them. Very hefty pricetag though..over $2,000 if not close to 3g's.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Bingo.

    When OS XI hits, Apple will have to again redefine what a personal computer looks like, because a vertical screen with a trans-spacial 3D multitouch GUI doesn't work.
     
  5. matt1219 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, now that I think about it that way, it doesn't make much sense. =P
     
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  7. YMark macrumors 6502a

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    Not only would your arm get tired, your eyes would go bonkers looking through all the fingerprints on your screen.

    In all honesty, I just don't get a touch screen on a desktop. An iPhone or iPod Touch I can see, but a desktop? Makes no sense.
     
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I used one of those HP Touch screens last night. Have to admit it was pretty, but my finger doesn't glide across the screen because of all the grime all over the place. It was also too tiresome to actually be effective.
     
  9. lostngone macrumors demi-god

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    Touch screen iMacs are not new, companies have been adding touch screens as far back as the first generation. It really wasn't/isn't in high demand, other then POS and kiosks.

    http://www.trolltouch.com/imac.html

    Maybe now with multi-touch and if Apple embraces it might take off. However, I would have to agree that I think your arm would get tired after awhile.
     
  10. Dejavu macrumors regular

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    Are there many uses for touch screens other than resizing and rotating photos, panning around maps, and doodling on the screen? Seems rather pointless. The novelty should wear off pretty fast.
     
  11. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Do some research on what multitouch interfaces can do.

    Then throw out absolutely everything you know about computer GUIs.

    Then come back with an open mind and I'll give you a hint of what OS XI will be.
     
  12. Dejavu macrumors regular

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    I am prepared to be wowed.

    The first part of my post was tongue-in-cheek cuz all multi-touch demonstrations so far have failed to impress. :p
     
  13. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    There are several touchscreen upgrades available. Be prepared to pay almost as mich as your iMac cost to do it though.
     
  14. Arcadie macrumors regular

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    The only actualy use for this i can think of is if a company (such as an apple store?) wanted a touch screen for their POS.

    Side note: If i ever catch anyone getting their fingers even remotely close to my screen they get a whack!
     

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