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Is there any value in having touchscreen for desktop dev

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  • Is there any value in having touchscreen for desktop dev

    Intro : My N/Book does not like pomegranate juice spilt over
    Deduction : I need a replacement notebook. 95% of my admin work and dev is done on it. NOW !
    Conundrum : In my price range I can get for example either
    a lenovo with touchscreen with Pent 2020 (2300 benchmark) OR
    a Toshiba no touch with Pentium I5 4200 (3317 benchmark) similarly equipped - almost 50% performance up at 5% more cost

    For desktop app development is there ANY perceived advantage working with touchscreen at the cost of quality and speed.
    (my very dead notebook was adequate for the purpose with an I3 M380 (benchmark 2200) so that is my own benchmark.
    Last edited by Ray in Capetown; 04-25-2014, 07:05 AM.

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    Re: Is there any value in having touchscreen for desktop dev

    Heck, even for web development, I don't see much of a benefit in a touch screen.

    I have a Dell Precision M6600 that has a touchscreen (in my case, the touchscreen was actually a better deal) and I never use it. I can't think of any circumstances where I even wanted to use it except to play with when I first got the computer.

    YMMV, of course.

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      Re: Is there any value in having touchscreen for desktop dev

      Thanks Jinx, for real.
      Your first hand (YMMV?) i presume your view, is exactly what I want. I convert that into advice.

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        Re: Is there any value in having touchscreen for desktop dev

        Originally posted by Ray in Capetown View Post
        Thanks Jinx, for real.
        Your first hand (YMMV?) i presume your view, is exactly what I want. I convert that into advice.
        Your Mileage May Vary.... Sorry, U.S. forum acronyms...haha

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          Re: Is there any value in having touchscreen for desktop dev

          It might be nice to have touch screen for testing, but other than that???
          Dave Mason
          dave@aldadesktop.com
          Skype is dave.mason46

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          • #6
            Re: Is there any value in having touchscreen for desktop dev

            Touch screens have been used in applications such as retail and food services industries for years. If you are developing for those industries I could see the newer touch technology being very useful.

            So I guess it depends on what you are developing for.

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            • #7
              Re: Is there any value in having touchscreen for desktop dev

              Thanks Dave - I agree
              Richard - for desktop touchscreen apps a mouseclick is easy enough to test with.

              summary: appears to not be any evidence to favor making any concession elsewhere for touchscreen in developing.
              From a user POV especially with limited screensize sweeping screen strokes are easier.

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              • #8
                Re: Is there any value in having touchscreen for desktop dev

                As you know Ray, I have desktop dev machine, I5, 8 gig, plus SSD for the programmes to launch.
                The Laptop is an I3 4 gig standard disk.
                Once it is running, the LT is fast enough.
                The DT can be operational in 20 seconds from boot up with Win7.
                LT takes a couple of minutes.
                Personally I prefer speed, and I am unconvinced about touch screens. SIRI is coming along fast and I use it in Google searches, so I suspect it will be voice centric soon.
                I have an idea how to use SIRI for building tables, but I still have a pile of ironing to finish.
                Last edited by Ted Giles; 04-26-2014, 08:00 AM.
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                  Re: Is there any value in having touchscreen for desktop dev

                  Yep Ted agreed. After all the opinions expressed here hands down the winner is not to sacrifice speed for touch - only relating to computers, it's not good relationship advice.
                  Now I am going have to research what the heck SIRI is, or is it one of your acronyms.

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                    Re: Is there any value in having touchscreen for desktop dev

                    Speech input and response
                    Ted Giles
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                      Re: Is there any value in having touchscreen for desktop dev

                      Originally posted by Ray in Capetown View Post
                      Yep Ted agreed. After all the opinions expressed here hands down the winner is not to sacrifice speed for touch - only relating to computers, it's not good relationship advice.
                      Now I am going have to research what the heck SIRI is, or is it one of your acronyms.
                      So does that mean you don't like fast women...?
                      Robin

                      Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                        Re: Is there any value in having touchscreen for desktop dev

                        I don't mind siri, but don't want it talking back.
                        Nice to fill in data quickly.
                        Dave Mason
                        dave@aldadesktop.com
                        Skype is dave.mason46

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                          Re: Is there any value in having touchscreen for desktop dev

                          Originally posted by MoGrace View Post
                          So does that mean you don't like fast women...?
                          Old Indian saying "too much speed no can touch" sums it up

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                            Re: Is there any value in having touchscreen for desktop dev

                            Robin, I am a bit like an old dog who chases cars as far as fast women are concerned.
                            I forget what I'm supposed to do if I catch one!
                            Ted Giles
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