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My view of touchscreen laptops:

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Tool of the devil: stupid and awful
  6685 votes / 18%
I'm against them (annoying, smudgy)
  9074 votes / 25%
Neutralish, but leaning slightly against
  5868 votes / 16%
Neutralish, but warming to the concept
  4343 votes / 12%
I like them, but not a fanatic
  3741 votes / 10%
They're awesome; I'm hooked
  1278 votes / 3%
There are touch-screen laptops?
  4665 votes / 13%
35654 total votes.
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My view of touchscreen laptops:

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  • by magic maverick (2615475) on Tuesday June 18, 2013 @12:26PM (#44040521) Homepage Journal

    I've commented before that I find my Lenevo X230 quite nice. Most of the time I just use it like an ordinary laptop, sometimes plugging in a full size keyboard and a nice mouse. But, sometimes, the touchscreen is awesome.

    Disclaimer: My touchscreen is a stylus Wacom screen. You need to use the stylus.

    So, what do I use the touchscreen for? Many things, but mainly drawing/practicing alternate character sets. E.g. to practice kanji using paper and pencil uses a heck of a lot of paper. This paper takes up space. Etc. etc. But, with my touchscreen (and rotated so it's flat like a tablet), I can practice as much as I want. I save the results, and then I can compare with previous times. Brilliant. I use software called Xournal for this task, as it seems to be the best touch-knowledgable software of its time for Linux. Other software I can suggest includes Easystroke for gestures (I've got it set to only listen to the stylus, and so it ignores the mouse).
    Another use is using it to watch or read stuff while in cramped places (e.g. economy class on airplanes, or on buses).

    Overall, I am very happy with my touchscreen.

  • Re:Thought... (Score:3, Informative)

    by michelcolman (1208008) on Tuesday June 18, 2013 @02:32PM (#44041825)

    I find zooming and scrolling to actually be easier on a trackpad (like on Apple's MacBooks). Two-finger drag to scroll, pinch to zoom, etcetera. And a mouse with scroll ball is pretty easy to use for scrolling as well (but not for zooming, I agree).

  • by pherthyl (445706) on Wednesday June 19, 2013 @01:46AM (#44046749)

    >> Yes, they are.

    Bull. Fucking. Shit.

  • Re:Touch my ass (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 19, 2013 @07:38AM (#44048103)

    with vimperator: [f] [1] [8]
    It really depends on the UI ...

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