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Standard User samulam
(committed) Mon 22-Apr-13 10:31:49
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touchsceen option


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I have just bought a desktop pc with windows 8 installed. My question is, to upgrade to touchscreen windows 8, is it a matter of buying a touchscreen monitor or one has to buy a new hardware?
Standard User greenglide
(experienced) Mon 22-Apr-13 11:40:34
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Personally I don't think a touch screen "works" sensibly on a desp top machine.

I have Windows 8 on a laptop and find it "clunky" (it doesnt have a touchscreen).

I am a quite happy user of an Android mobile phone and an Android tablet - they do "work".

I can see how a machine with a detachable screen (such as the HP Envy x2) works with a detachable screen so it is either a tablet or a laptop but I still prefer the laptop (non touch screen) for most serious uses.

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Standard User samulam
(committed) Mon 22-Apr-13 22:52:28
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what I wanted to know if it is possible to buy a touchscreen monitor in the future and attach to my windows 8 pc,


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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Tue 23-Apr-13 08:33:42
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Buying a touchscreen should work fine on any W8 PC.
Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 23-Apr-13 10:22:11
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The problem is that Windows monitors are around 90 degrees to a hand - so you either need to use the tips of your fingers to press the screen or twist your wrist (which could result In RSI). It would be even worse having to use it all day.

This is why touchscreens work well for tablets - its near 30 degree angle (if not totally flat) results in comfortable use.

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Edited by MrTAToad2 (Tue 23-Apr-13 10:22:43)

Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 23-Apr-13 10:38:28
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90 degrees measured from where to where?

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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 23-Apr-13 11:27:02
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Hand to monitor : Monitor is more or less vertical; hand is horizontal.

Its the hand/montor version of seat posture : http://redstickcrossfit.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/...

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Standard User Mygri
(newbie) Tue 23-Apr-13 11:53:17
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When this - https://www.leapmotion.com/ becomes available, it may provide a rather more cost effective alternative to a new monitor
Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 23-Apr-13 15:48:18
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Why does advice on good posture for using a keyboard never have the heels of the hands resting on the desk? Having them in free air as shown in that picture is a sure fire recipe for aching arms and shoulders.

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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 23-Apr-13 18:46:53
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Its a rather old picture - probably wasn't thought of when it was created.

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