Will you buy a touch-screen monitor for Windows 7?


Will you get a touch screen for windows 7?

  1. I have a touch screen

    0 vote(s)
  2. I'm planning to get one closer too/soon after launch of Windows 7

    1 vote(s)
  3. I'm not planning to get a touch screen

    20 vote(s)
  4. I'm not upgrading to Windows 7

    9 vote(s)
By gamerguy53
Jun 18, 2008
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  1. I cant wait to test out multi-touch on windows 7 and will get a touch screen when they drop in price closer to launch.
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,268   +1,692


    No, not until someone convinces me that I'm not going to harm an expensive piece of equipment by poking and prodding the screen with fingers and styli and whatnot.

    Are lousy editions of Windows like alcoholism? IE, that they skip a generation? If so bring Windows 7 on. If not, I better get moving on that 3 pack of XP, before June 30th rolls around.
  3. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7


    What is Windows 7 ? News to me.
    Do you mean IExplorer 7 ?
    Anyhoo i have greasy fingers and wet from holding my drinks.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,268   +1,692

    Windows 7 is what M$ hopes to release to help them live down Vista.
  5. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 502

    I would probably knock down the LCD by accident and damage it. :p

    I wouldn't, heck, I'm getting my first LCD monitor for my Birthday. There'll probably be windows 8 and stuff when I get one.

    I might not even upgrade to it. I'll probably just get into Vista once it's released!:p
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +394

    I've been reading about this on some other sites with user comments, after touch screen was unveiled in that Windows 7 demo there has been talk of when Apple was going to have an OS with it. Discussion seemed to lean towards why would you need this? I really can't think of any app I use on any platform that would benefit with touch screen. I can see it working and being like a mouse and taps being like clicking, but at least with a mouse and keyboard you can rest your arms somewhere, holding my arm up to the screen all day would get tiring. I also can't see through my hand, so I'd be blocking part of the screen all the time I was prodding around up there.
  7. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Yes, I agree, I don't see it being usefull, at all. Gaming wouldn't benefit, and as you said no applications would benefit as far as I know. The only thing this COULD be useful for would be for locations that have computers and internet access, so that they don't have to take up room with the keyboard and mouse. Even then, I don't see it being too good.
  8. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    To SNGX1275

    Where can i see this demo.? Thanks.
    I think touch screen would be something for business presentations and use a
    rubber tipped pointer,like my teacher did.
    It's possible touch screen might be a projection similar to a movie projector.
  9. matt1522

    matt1522 TS Rookie Posts: 81

    I've been using ubuntu and xp, Aside the testing I am doing at work with vistas speech recognition , other then that If i can get every thing to work the way I want to work in ubuntu then I will stick with it and only keep a a windows machine to have games on hopfully my Xp machine.
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +394

  11. insoman

    insoman TS Rookie Posts: 96

    porn would be interesting
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,268   +1,692

    Fair enough, but only if it were truly interactive.
  13. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +394

    They make 'adult software'
  14. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 502

    Must be pretty fun... :rolleyes:
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,268   +1,692

    It's all in the Ad Slogan......

    You mean like, "our software maximizes your hardwear".;) :evil:
  16. insoman

    insoman TS Rookie Posts: 96

    Now look how carried away we are getting with this...someone could make a packet out of the new scratch and sniff.
  17. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +394

    lol, no I mean you do things with your mouse, which controls things on screen which you are doing to your virtual partner.
  18. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Well, why does IT have to be virtual? :/ X_D
  19. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +394

    It doesn't, I imagine if you could rub places on your screen it would be more immersive.
  20. boykov

    boykov TS Enthusiast Posts: 73

    Lately i´ve been using the 32"LCD TV at home for my primary Monitor ... I dont see myself using a touchscreen anytime soon...
    How comfortable can one sit and use a touchscreen....???


  21. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 650

    No. Plain and simple. I think some people are taking immersion too far. It's like the Wii. I like the Wii, have nothing against it. I like my PS3 and PC. I use my Playstation and PC as my primary means for gaming. But, now we have Sony and MS bringing out Wii-Mote type accesories for the PS3 and X360, while they don't interest me and I doubt I will get one, I will care if Sony and MS chose to use motion sensing as the primary input on their next consoles.

    And with Windows 7 I don't want to tap and poke at my monitor. It's lame with a PDA/Smart Phone. Even if the screen is bigger it'll still be lame. Just some gimmick MS are hoping people will buy into. I'll be using XP well into my last years on earth if they follow on with this and make Windows touch only one day. I just watched that video. It failed to shift my opinion although the keyboard was pretty novelty.

    My opinion in a nutshell.
  22. ¼ of a hotdog

    ¼ of a hotdog TS Enthusiast Posts: 188

    wouldn't it be good for art. i mean just try to draw a circle with a mouse without using a circle making tool and who knows maybe even 3d animation could be easier with a touch screen but other than that i don't know umm youuu coouuullllddd uuuuu make sssss... uu nooo ummmm a uuuu ooohhhh oh i know you could use a virtual rubix cube easier, maybe...
  23. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 502

    Well, that's why they invented tablets. I'm already close enough to that. I've got my trusty tablet with me, helping me do flash animations. But a virtual rubricks cube sounds like a potential M$ game. But then again, I would probably break the screen trying to play it. I like jtickner1's opinion, but I still like my iPaq. (It plays mp3s.)
  24. I might get one, if it has REALLY cool(and useful) feature(s). Maybe for graphic stuffs.
  25. skitzo_zac

    skitzo_zac TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 418

    Straight out NO! Im primarily a gamer and I dont think that a touch screen is going to help me play CoD or Diablo.

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