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tailfins
10-11-2012, 05:04 PM
Who wants to hold their arm straight out for hours at a time?

All these monitors are VERTICAL.
http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=514&name=Touchscreen-Monitors


Wouldn't it make sense for touchscreen monitors to be horizontal? Perhaps a thin HDMI connector could be mounted at the edge. While Windows 8 works with a mouse and keyboard, it's meant for touchscreens.

Missileman
10-11-2012, 08:04 PM
Who wants to hold their arm straight out for hours at a time?

All these monitors are VERTICAL.
http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=514&name=Touchscreen-Monitors


Wouldn't it make sense for touchscreen monitors to be horizontal? Perhaps a thin HDMI connector could be mounted at the edge. While Windows 8 works with a mouse and keyboard, it's meant for touchscreens.

The touchscreen monitors in bar-top video poker machines are mounted horizontally. Those in your link will work horizontally as well if you lay them down. Viewing angles come into play also when dealing with LCDs.

logroller
10-11-2012, 08:15 PM
i would think there would a universal stand that allows monitors to sit flat...
http://www.ergomart.com/lcd_monitor_stands/lcd_monitor_stand_SL102_Limbo.htm

if you're gonna kick down a few grand for a monitor, what's $74? Plus, you get to pick the exact one that works for you aside from the monitor consideration.

tailfins
10-11-2012, 09:28 PM
i would think there would a universal stand that allows monitors to sit flat...
http://www.ergomart.com/lcd_monitor_stands/lcd_monitor_stand_SL102_Limbo.htm

if you're gonna kick down a few grand for a monitor, what's $74? Plus, you get to pick the exact one that works for you aside from the monitor consideration.

A monitor shouldn't cost a few grand. That defeats the purpose of a desktop computer: thrift. The idea is low cost replaceable parts, serviceable by someone with only slightly better than average technical skills.

Here is an example:

This
http://www.provantage.com/hewlett-packard-hp-b5q05ut-aba~7HEWK3X7.htm?source=googleps

Plus
http://www.microcenter.com/product/388575/Core_i7_3770K_35GHz_LGA_1155_Processor

Gets you a real gee-whiz computer. The HP Pro 4300 comes with a crappy processor, but the motherboard has an LGA 1155 socket, which supports an Ivy Bridge i7 processor. When it's all said and done, you've spend about $750 for quite a computer. That even includes the operating system. You can increase the RAM up to 16GB if desired.

logroller
10-11-2012, 10:14 PM
A monitor shouldn't cost a few grand. That defeats the purpose of a desktop computer: thrift. The idea is low cost replaceable parts, serviceable by someone with only slightly better than average technical skills.

Here is an example:

This
http://www.provantage.com/hewlett-packard-hp-b5q05ut-aba~7HEWK3X7.htm?source=googleps

Plus
http://www.microcenter.com/product/388575/Core_i7_3770K_35GHz_LGA_1155_Processor

Gets you a real gee-whiz computer. The HP Pro 4300 comes with a crappy processor, but the motherboard has an LGA 1155 socket, which supports an Ivy Bridge i7 processor. When it's all said and done, you've spend about $750 for quite a computer. That even includes the operating system. You can increase the RAM up to 16GB if desired.
. The OP link in the monitors had them at that price; rather they should or shouldn't be that much is up to them. i was just commenting on the relative price and complaint regarding ergonomic viability. If thrift is your motivator, rather than ergonomics and functionality- go with a regular monitor.