Apple’s executives seem adamantly opposed to a Mac touchscreen experience, but some Mac users say it might be a good idea (unless Apple intends to replace the Mac with the iPad at some point in the future; after all, iPad outsell the Mac 2-to-1). David Farrington is one such Mac user.
I’ve had the pleasure of seeing a few people use Microsoft’s underpowered and overly expensive Surface Studio; that gargantuan 28-inch touchscreen with an anemic notebook PC attached. Expense and low power be damned, flopping that big screen down on a desktop allows many graphic artists and designers an element of usability that does not come with a Mac. I’ve seen people use giant spreadsheets and draw on the screen. The touch options– multi-touch to Apple’s customers– are there to use. If needed. And there’s not much to learn because everyone already knows how to use multi-touch… Microsoft has found a niche of PC users who appreciate the detachable notebook keyboards which turn the notebook into a tablet of sorts. No, it’s not an iPad, but it has a place. Here’s the true proof of the taste of the pudding. Would I buy a new MacBook or iMac if it had a touchscreen?
Dave’s answer is a ‘yes.’ Mine, too.