Monday, August 04, 2008

HP TouchSmart

I saw the HP TouchSmart yesterday and tried it out very briefly. As with Windows CE, I got an immediate sense that there's a huge mismatch between the I/O device and the UI, i.e., that a much better UI could be made given the possibilities of the input and output capabilities of the hardware.
I don't know whether the screen supports multi-touch (sensing multiple fingers at the same time), but, I didn't have time to ponder where in a Windows UI I might find something to test on.
Still, you can passably tap buttons, except even there, I tried to hit the close 'X' button at the top right corner of the screen, and, well, I couldn't. The bezel around the screen juts out at a 90 degree angle 1 or 2 millimeters beyond the last pixel, and it's a massive 1/2" or so high, so fingers can't go there. Back to the drawing board.
Still, HP makes some wonderful video ads.


Blogger HCG America - Quick Weight Loss said...

Hello....I have the Touchsmart, and I have no problems with the X on the webpages. I love it...its very responsive - so much so that even a gnat can land on something and it will react. I think its awesome, and so far I'm happy with it (owned it for about 3 months)

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