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Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:30 pm

Having recently migrated from Windows 7 to Windows 10, I decided to get a touchscreen monitor to see if it would be useful to me. Afting having experimented with it for two hours this morning, I came to the conclusion that touchscreen technology is not yet advanced enough to be useful for the kind of tasks that I most regularly use a computer for. However, it may be of use to others. I have now packed the monitor back up in its original box. It is in perfect working order and I am looking to sell this nearly new piece of equipment. It is currently in Limassol.

Specifications: Sinocan 19" T06-19 Touch screen display USB

I paid EUR 395 + VAT. I am prepared to sell it for EUR 295, and can also issue a VAT invoice if required (provided you pay VAT at 19%).

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Re: Touchscreen monitor

Postby Lordo » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:31 pm

can you not take it back and exchange it for something else more useful or just ask for your money back. Even if they charge you a handling charge it can't be that bad surely?

or is the south as bad as the pirate state in the north. i thought we were in the eu and eu rules allied like.
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Re: Touchscreen monitor

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:51 pm

I don't know about that. The monitor works perfectly well. I don't see why they should have to give me my money back. I have tried it out and just seen that a touchscreen monitor is not going to be a lot of use to me. So if anybody wants a virtually new one at a discount of about 25%, opportunity knocks.
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Re: Touchscreen monitor

Postby kurupetos » Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:48 pm

Lordo wrote:can you not take it back and exchange it for something else more useful or just ask for your money back. Even if they charge you a handling charge it can't be that bad surely?

or is the south as bad as the pirate state in the north. i thought we were in the eu and eu rules allied like.

I don't think he bought it from a shop in Cyprus.
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Re: Touchscreen monitor

Postby Get Real! » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:03 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:I decided to get a touchscreen monitor to see if it would be useful to me. Afting having experimented with it for two hours this morning, I came to the conclusion that touchscreen technology is not yet advanced enough to be useful for the kind of tasks that I most regularly use a computer for.

Are you aware that such monitors are programmable/configurable?

Maybe it *can* be set up to do what you need but don’t know how to?
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Re: Touchscreen monitor

Postby Tim Drayton » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:37 am

For example, can you use it to reliably highlight a piece of text in 8-point font in Word, and do it on the first attempt and precisely the letters you want, the way you can using a mouse?
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Re: Touchscreen monitor

Postby Get Real! » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:33 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:For example, can you use it to reliably highlight a piece of text in 8-point font in Word, and do it on the first attempt and precisely the letters you want, the way you can using a mouse?

For improved accuracy there is a vast array of hand and finger stylusses.

If you look in your monitor's box you may even find one thrown in the package.

Many people don't see them (or the screen cleaning rag) and toss them in the garbage with the packaging.


https://duckduckgo.com/?q=hand+and+fing ... &ia=images
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Re: Touchscreen monitor

Postby Tim Drayton » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:43 pm

I think we may be talking at cross purposes, anyway. I am not talking about whether it can do these tasks in absolute terms but rather whether it enables me to do them faster and more easily as opposed to working conventionally with the mouse, and I don't see any such advantage for the kind of tasks I need to perform with the technology as it now stands.

This isn't really a thread about the merits or otherwise of touchscreens. It is just an announcement to say that I have one for sale.
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Re: Touchscreen monitor

Postby Sotos » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:31 am

Touch Screens for desktop computers are useless in most cases. Touch screens are OK for laptops and necessary only for smaller devices that you keep in your hands. But with a desktop the monitor is placed quite far from you and extending your arm to touch it is not convenient. With a desktop you also have a mouse, which is a much faster and more precise way to point at things... unless you are somebody who is new with computers and you are not comfortable with the mouse... in that case the touch screen would be easier. Personally I wouldn't pay for a touch screen even for a laptop... unless it was one of those which can double as a tablet.
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Re: Touchscreen monitor

Postby Tim Drayton » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:05 am

Sotos wrote:... a mouse, which is a much faster and more precise way to point at things ...


Yes, this was the conclusion that I very quickly came to. A touchscreen, with the current state of development of the technology, is not going to deliver me any productivity gains in the kind of work I do. My regular computer vendor says that this kind of screen is only used in the retail sector in Cyprus. I can see how it would work if you only ever have to touch quite large icons on the screen. So, if anybody out there in the retail sector - or anybody else who thinks it will be of use to them - can us a virtually brand-new screen at a discounted price, get in touch.
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