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Touch Screen For Desktop Pc

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Darrel Clark

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Has anyone had experience using something like a 27" touch screen monitor with their desktop PC? Thinking it may be an alternative to using a mouse or track ball. Sometimes after hours behind the computer I start to get wrist or hand pain.
 

AMF13

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I'd be curious too.

Change hours to minutes, and wrist or hand to wrist and hand pain and you're with me.
Who makes such a thing?
 

Darrel Clark

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I'd be curious too.

Change hours to minutes, and wrist or hand to wrist and hand pain and you're with me.
Who makes such a thing?
I have been looking into the Planar Helium 27" touchscreen. It has the best ratings. Connects via USB, VGA or HDMI. $499 at several places on the internet.
 

AMF13

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Pretty big screen! Not sure how I would change from my three 19" screens.
Reaching out to touch the screen would be a big change too. :alcoholic:
 

CindyR

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a lot of the builder sales offices now have giant touch screen things. they can touch the lots and the plans and make everything magically appear. but they are pretty functional too - asked for something from one builder guy and he danced his fingers around on it and everything i asked for printed...
 

AMF13

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Sounds like cool stuff, with a learning curve.
 

residentialguy

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Touchscreens???? You guys are so behind times

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miktay

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I think I prefer my arm resting naturally on the desk, using a mouse. Having to keep my arm raised for long periods of time does not sound good.
(maybe I need more gym time...)
 
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I stopped using a mouse back in 1995 due to hand pain from holding the mouse so much. Ever since then I have used a touch pad for my desktop computer. You can order keyboards with built in touch pads just like a laptop. Touch pads are far faster than having to reach for a mouse and become second nature in a short time, and no hand or wrist pain.

If you do get a keyboard with a touch pad, get one with the touch pad at the bottom center of the keyboard, not out to the right. I have had both and you want it closer to where your hands are. I have used the one below for several years:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000P6J64K/?tag=realestatappraat

As far as touch screens, I can't imagine how having to reach up and touch the monitor of a desktop unit would be a time saver. I have a touch screen on my lap top and even that is more time consuming than just using the touch pad.

Touch screens are great for tablets and phones, but I just don't see the benefit for a desktop monitor.
 

TRESinc

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i bought one for my mom for christmas, but it was a dell all-in-one with a 24" screen, and she loves it. it's kinda like having a huge iphone for her. their all-in-one touchscreens start at $600 for a 24" version. some might scoff at a dell but really all we do is glorified word processing, so while a bleeding edge computer may be what some appraisers want it is hardly a requirement.
 
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