Okay, I used “doesn’t make much sense” because, I know there are some use cases where you will find the touchscreen a good option for desktop, but most users, this will be just a fancy show off item.
Don’t believe me? Okay, lets get started.
If you are reading this on a desktop, stop and just observe the distance between you and your screen. You have your keyboard and mouse right in front of you, but the monitor is little away from you.
Now, look around (works well if you are reading at work!) and observe how others are using their desktop PCs right now. Aren’t they all a little away from their screens?
Here is another test, do an image search on Google for man in front of desktop pc or something similar and see how they all use dekstop computers
I dont have a clear answer as to why we all do this, but may be because the size of the screen or this extra piece of keyboard and mouse that stays always between a desktop monitor and us. We tend to stay closer to laptop screens and tablet screens, but not the desktop screen.
How many of you will be comfortable spreading your hand once in a while to reach for the monitor and use the touch control? Not may I think and that is why I said, for a normal user, it won’t make much sense to have a touch screen desktop computer.
Where It Works
That being said, there may be a few use cases where you will find the touch screen a good option. I can already think of a few. When a computer is used just for display, say information or entertainment etc, to let users interact or perform a search or any other action.
Touchscreen PC will be a good option for kids too. They will love to use touch screen controls instead of keyboard and mouse. But anyways, they will prefer your smartphone or tablet to the PC, don’t you think?
So, that’s what I think of touch screen desktop computers. Do let me know your thoughts!
ps: and again, I am back with a tech post on my personal blog.. turns out, I can talk only about technology these days…!!!