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Thread: IMac Touchscreen
09-06-2008, 01:00 AM #1
When I was first in the market for an Imac about two months ago I was under the assumption that they came with optional touch screens (don't ask why). Anyways, I recently purchased one and the other day I stumbled across the link above. Essentially it is a touchscreen system for the Imac that you can install yourself. It's close to $1100 for one that fits a 24inch Imac...what are your guys' thoughts? Is the imac powerful enough to have a smooth touch experience (like the iphone), or would you think it would be laggy like those HPs with the touch screens? I figure if it transforms the interface to something similar to the iphone then it is definitely worth the money. Any ideas?
09-06-2008, 02:15 AM #2
Looks cool but sounds like a lot. Off the top of my head, I can't think of ways to really utilize the touchscreen at home....unless you would be able to use it like a Wacom touchscreen with a pen or something.
As far as the iMac being powerful enough...I think it should be. It is basically just a mouse that just follows the position of your finger instead of moving a mouse around.
Last edited by pncntigger; 09-06-2008 at 02:21 AM.Don't forget the Thanks if I helped
09-06-2008, 05:06 AM #3
Bah thats nothing compared to my project im currently doing, it involves both a iMac and a touchscreen. the big difference between this and my project is that I'm using a iMac G4 . If the computer starts again after the mod is complete ill put up a worklog
09-06-2008, 06:04 PM #4
09-07-2008, 04:28 PM #5
Well im not really sure but if design isnt a main issue you should be able to buy a size that fits you at Lava Technology Co.--HOME I've only seen pricing for up to 19" but if you ask them they most likely can get you pricing for other sizes aswell.
This is no specialmade for mac so it will only be a plain glasswindow about 2mm thick.
Their 19" model cost 59usd including everything that is needed excluding shipping. I've tested one myself and it works well.
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09-08-2008, 01:17 AM #6
09-13-2008, 01:17 PM #7
Hehe you are welcome, please tell me how it turned out. Would like to know if more people ask.
09-17-2008, 11:34 AM #8
Wow that is a little pricey.......wish it had more info on the site as well___________________________________________
01-08-2009, 10:47 AM #9