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Dell Unveils New Business PCs Designed for the Evolving Workforce

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Dell today unveiled new additions to its state-of-the-art portfolio of business-class computers enabling companies to give employees devices they want to use while maintaining the IT security and manageability necessary for enterprise-class deployments. The three new devices include the Latitude 10-inch touch-enabled tablet, the Latitude 6430u Ultrabook that brings leading design to the boardroom, and a touch-enabled OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One desktop helping people interact with technology in more intuitive ways.

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Why on earth would someone build a large screen with touch? I already get the chits having to clean my monitor and it doesnt get touched, could anything be more impractical i wonder?
Whats wrong with a mouse and keyboard, i suspect thats what you would end up reverting back to anyway sooner or later, have fun typing on it lol, stupid idead in my op!!!
 
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No business in their right mind would use something like this for productivity. The touchscreen is a waste for 90% of businesses (the other 10% are food joints).
 
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"Designed for the Evolving Workforce" - Just like the F.E.V. from the Fallout series.

Most people don´t need touchscreens but they get them, if they want or not...
 
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I have yet to see a workforce evolve to needing something that worthless.
 
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So much hate on this thread...
 
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I saw a specialty desk at one point that had a inset (were the mouse and keyboard would go, in front of you basically) for the "all in-one", it could tilt 25 degree's . It made the fact that the all in-one has a touchscreen more useful, but at that point it was like a GIANT tablet, so ya wtf is the point to making them touch screen?
 
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The problem is everyones fingers are different sizes and some touch buttons are too small to accurately discern with the end of a finger yes? And if every button has to be large and chunky to accomodate, then too much of the screen is filled with just buttons and no free real estate, not to mention the smear from sweat, that alone puts me off, then theres the hygiene aspect, maybe im whinging, just doesnt seem sensible except for portable devices really.

If the screen is tilted, theres going to be distortion of the viewing angles, if its not, theres going to be arm strain having your arm up in the air all the time to touch/swipe etc.

One more aspect that is slightly concerning too, how do you know the haptic feedback isnt just feeding back commands, but your finger prints too? ie violation of identity through finger print indentification.

I love technology, but, theres an old saying , measure twice, cut once, in other words, we should be cautious before rushing into everything, some consequences could be not so fun!!!
 

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So much hate on this thread...
I don't always agree with your opinion, PV, but in this case I do.

There are specific business application where touchscreens on large displays are a definite advantage to both productivity and usability.
 
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Its not hate, not from me anyway, Dell can make whatever they want i dont care, i tried out a touchscreen all in one recently, just didnt impress me very much for the reasons i outlined.

As consumers, we dont have to love everything, we can scrutinise and evaluate, i dont see that as "hate".
 
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Something like this is very useful for people that use maps, and designers. I work for a telcom company and we have field guys that survey poles and maps the condition of poles. They look at old info from other maps and make updated maps. Also people that make things looking at documents out of the office,schematics and such. There are allot of use's for touch screen portable high resolution tablets.
 
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^true.