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stuffed
06-01-2010, 11:26 AM
Want to shout myself a new monitor. Not too concerned about price – well within reason……..
Are touch screen monitors worth considering – if so where from?
Built in camera? Laptops have them – so why not PC monitors?!
Appreciate any comments – thanks

Windows 7 Professional, x64-based PC, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, 2793 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical. RAM-6.00 GB. 2TB HDD. IE 8.

Speedy Gonzales
06-01-2010, 11:47 AM
There's some here (http://pricespy.co.nz/#rparams=ss=touch%20screen%20monitor)

wotz
06-01-2010, 12:38 PM
They sound like a gimmick, destined to leave your arms verrry sore.

rob_on_guitar
06-01-2010, 01:31 PM
Do not purchase if you have kids.

feersumendjinn
06-01-2010, 01:36 PM
Have to keep cleaning your fingerprints off the screen. :)

maccrazy
06-01-2010, 02:38 PM
They sound like a gimmick, destined to leave your arms verrry sore.I agree, great for small devices, but not very well suited for general computing.

Speedy Gonzales
06-01-2010, 04:50 PM
There's some place in Oz, where you can buy touchscreen overlay kits. But you'll have to pull the monitor apart to install it. It maybe cheaper, but then whether the monitor will go after, is another matter

pine-o-cleen
06-01-2010, 05:53 PM
I was considering one for the kitchen. Mrs wants a PC in the kitchen to look up recipes etc. Might be better than having a mouse / kb.

robbyp
06-01-2010, 09:02 PM
Want to shout myself a new monitor. Not too concerned about price – well within reason……..
Are touch screen monitors worth considering – if so where from?
Built in camera? Laptops have them – so why not PC monitors?!
Appreciate any comments – thanks

Windows 7 Professional, x64-based PC, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, 2793 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical. RAM-6.00 GB. 2TB HDD. IE 8.

For a decent sized one, you are probably best to go with HPs touchsmart computer, which is an all in one PC/monitor, and isn't badly priced. Which laptops have them? Most of the laptop ones require a stylus.

Poppa John
06-01-2010, 09:08 PM
I was considering one for the kitchen. Mrs wants a PC in the kitchen to look up recipes etc. Might be better than having a mouse / kb.



Speech control? PJ

Renmoo
06-01-2010, 09:14 PM
Speech control? PJ
"KIIIDDDSSSSS, DON'T TOUCH THE KNIFE!"

"Looking for 'kids' recipe"

robbyp
06-01-2010, 11:31 PM
Speech control? PJ

the iSlate is predicted to have motion and gesture control, as you move your hands and arms around.

Steven
07-01-2010, 05:20 PM
Dell 21.5" multi-touch with webcam for $599

http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/products/compare.aspx/22lcd?c=nz&cs=nzdhs1&l=en&s=dhs

Cicero
07-01-2010, 05:53 PM
I was considering one for the kitchen. Mrs wants a PC in the kitchen to look up recipes etc. Might be better than having a mouse / kb.

Has she considered having her legs removed,save using them at all?

R2x1
07-01-2010, 09:01 PM
A touch screen in the kitchen sounds a bit like a recipe for a virus factory. Keyboards through the dishwasher may be ok, but monitors may go a bit soggy and become untouchable.

Apples in the kitchen sounds like a recipe for guts aches.

Crushed Apples make cider, but how much of that do you need?