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Topic # 148939 6-Jul-2014 09:21
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If you have a laptop with a touchscreen, do you use it? With windows 8.1, I use it a little, but really, it is mostly superfluous. Its on an HP Envy. the monkey hand is just not that comfortable. 




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  Reply # 1081737 6-Jul-2014 09:25
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Yes. I use it scroll up and down on a webpage. I also use it open and close metro and desktop applications.




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  Reply # 1081738 6-Jul-2014 09:30
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I use it a fair bit, to my surprise. 

I use to browse the web and view documents.

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  Reply # 1081745 6-Jul-2014 09:42
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Never.  I really don't want greasy fingerprints over my laptop screen.  Occasionally I catch the kids using it but the threats are now taking effect.

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  Reply # 1081747 6-Jul-2014 09:56
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Every day. Launching apps, closing apps, pinch to zoom documents, browsing web pages, schooling up and down, clicking ok/save/yes/no on dialog boxes. Way faster more natural than a mouse

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  Reply # 1081751 6-Jul-2014 10:13
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Until I got my Dell tablet I never used the modern UI on my laptop, with the latest Win 8.1 update the modern UI is now fully usable on a non touch device so I find myself using quite a few modern UI apps on a daily basis - and wish I now had a touch laptop.


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  Reply # 1081756 6-Jul-2014 10:26

Yes, love it!

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  Reply # 1081763 6-Jul-2014 10:52
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shk292: Never.  I really don't want greasy fingerprints over my laptop screen.  Occasionally I catch the kids using it but the threats are now taking effect.


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  Reply # 1081793 6-Jul-2014 12:05
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Use it occasionally on the one that I use with it and windows 8. Never use it on the windows 7 - infact not even sure if it works or not.




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  Reply # 1081807 6-Jul-2014 12:50
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shk292: Never.  I really don't want greasy fingerprints over my laptop screen.  Occasionally I catch the kids using it but the threats are now taking effect.


screen wipes

Yep, but I don't want to be cleaning my screen every day.  And I find the mouse quicker and more precise, especially with a high-res screen (1600x900 on 14 inch)

Maybe it's an age thing?

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  Reply # 1081815 6-Jul-2014 13:11
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only to scroll when the program is badly written preventing decent scroll on trackpad



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  Reply # 1081843 6-Jul-2014 14:22
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I find I only use it a little particularly with the metro settings, still have almost no metro apps I use. I just find I use the mouse/touchpad combo far more. The HP envy actually has a surprisingly good touchpad, large and responsive to gestures, so I seldom feel the need to use the same gestures on the screen. If I am using one of the surfaces at work though, touchscreen all the way, way easier than the tiny touchpad on the touch keyboard. 




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  Reply # 1081865 6-Jul-2014 15:20
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I have one on my laptop and barely use it, solely because it isn't comfortable, as you have to stretch over the keyboard. However it on my windows tablet I use it all the time, as the screen is a lot closer. If I could rotate and flatten the screen over the keyboard, like the old original touch screen laptops, it would be far more usable.

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  Reply # 1082006 6-Jul-2014 19:06
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I dont believe a touchscreen is useful on a laptop as you could end up pushing too hard, lifting the base and dropping it back down which will cause hard drive damage over time.

Its also awkward to use unless you can flip the screen right over so its a tablet.





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  Reply # 1082008 6-Jul-2014 19:11
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Yes I do, and I've got an external touch screen (though its only 1440 x 900) that I run on it.
Great for surfing

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Ive only seen touchscreens on ultrabooks which normally have just a SSD in them, I would never get another laptop or any portable device with a HDD in it ever again anyway.




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