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Touch Screen PC's - pitfalls?


compumac

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My daughter's laptop will need replacing in the very near future and as it used only generally in one place, a desktop is more suitable excepting for space. I wonder as to the suitability/practicality of a touch screen and obviating the need for a tower? What are the pitfalls? Can they be readily accessed for replacement parts, hard disc, DVD drive etc?

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woodchip

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Just my view, as its your daughter you do not say her age. But just saying she is young still at school, I would go for normal Desktop not touch screen. you are more likely to have problems. and a mini tower or one of those that run on a Atom CPU may be enough. You can get Board for these in Maplins that create small form factor pc. or something like this, But it does need a external DVD drive about £32.

PS would be no good for gaming link text

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compumac

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Daughter very much an adult, left school some twenty five plus years ago.. No room for tower and that is why she is using laptop as opposed to conventional desktop.

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bremner

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HP offer All in One machines with or without touch screens.

My son has a touchscreen one but rarely uses the touchscreen, preferring a mouse.

Pitfalls? Dirty screen, get a good cloth and cleaning fluid (apple iclean expensive but very good). Upgrading hard drive and memory fairly straightforward anything else much more difficult.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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All in one is basically a laptop on its side with separate keyboard and just like a laptop they are not readily upgradeable as everything is crammed in.

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morddwyd

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I use a touchscreen laptop all the time.

Dirty screen? Well, I did run a dry duster over mine once, and it's eighteen months old. However, a female might feel the need to do this a bit more often (that's not sexist, it's an opinion!).

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woodchip

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Think about them Nails on the screen, not going to do it much good

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compumac

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My interest was purely one of space, but thinking about it, a replacement laptop might be the better option.

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bremner

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How anyone can use a touchscreen and not leave greasy fingerprints behind I find astonishing.

Is it that the user has the cleanest fingers in he world or the poorest eyesight? ;o)

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morddwyd

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In my case the latter!

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