Well, that didn’t take long.
HP is already rolling out its new line of multi-touch enabled PCs. Take a look at the advertisement and see what you think.
Here’s what I foresee: the thing is cool looking, and multi-touch is certainly popular. So they’ll sell. HP includes a touch-enabled application suite, which I’m guessing will suck generally compared with the applications it’s designed to replace. Some people will use the suite, others won’t. People who use a personal computer as a toy will like it, people who use it for work, not so much.
Here’s what they don’t show. You have to put the thing close – in easy reach – so it won’t “sit right” for some people. You’re always reaching for the screen, then back to the keyboard. And really, most of the time, you’re using the mouse and keyboard.
I’m betting that the allure will fade. But, then again, a lot of people thought that the mouse was a fad.
I’m interested in your opinions. Check out the PC and post a comment. Let me know what you think!