06-27-2017 10:51 AM
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  1. Ezhik's Avatar
    I wonder that myself, actually. For all the Surfaces I owned, never actually had a straight up laptop with a touch screen.

    Especially curious as to how you're supposed to use the pen with it lol.
    05-19-2017 03:27 PM
  2. kashgohel's Avatar
    As an all round laptop, Surface Laptop works great with the inclusion of the touch screen. As an artist it helps to use a mouse for the standard stuff, a touchpad for minute movement or rotation of images and a touchscreen to make use of the initial concept stages of sketching. Sure a clamshell form factor hinders easy sketching, but a touch screen is still a touch screen. As my dad used to say, nothing comes without a bit of struggle. And if your university recommends this laptop, then by no means is it a bad deal.
    05-19-2017 04:00 PM
  3. jararacaz's Avatar
    I haven't used a laptop with touchscreen yet, but the idea is very interesting and I think I can get used to it very quickly.
    05-19-2017 04:54 PM
  4. JohnnyRedLight's Avatar
    Well, since some of you like it, I've been giving it a good try all evening but I guess it comes down to personap preference. It just feels too strange reaching past teh trackpad to scroll or click something.
    05-19-2017 08:18 PM
  5. Dreki8lier's Avatar
    The touch screen is great on a laptop, super helpful in image editing. The stylus is better suited for the 2in1 or tablet for sure.
    05-20-2017 07:58 AM
  6. AriePyasik's Avatar
    as a physic major student its very easy to share solutions or text using the pen rather than having to highlight and crop with a mouse or trackpad, so I think ink and touch support on a laptop is as awesome as it gets :)
    05-20-2017 08:44 AM
  7. Ayush_WP's Avatar
    I think the xps13s sucess without touch screen is proof that touch on a laptop, specially a non convertible is not a compulsion or very user friendly.
    05-20-2017 09:44 AM
  8. saintrobyn's Avatar
    I never rarely use the touch screen when using my Surface Pro 4 in Laptop mode. Not because I don't like it but because I have built up the muscle memory over the years while using trackpads that I completely forget that the touch screen is an option.
    05-20-2017 02:08 PM
  9. k1s23's Avatar
    My Acer has a more than decent touchscreen. And while I don't use it as often as I'd like to it does come in handy when I need it. A few times my trackpad has given me some trouble so while I figured out and solved the problem the touchscreen came in handy. Some games from the store like angry birds and bejeweled and a few others really do work best with the touchscreen. I rather have a touch screen and not need it and need it and not have it. But that's just me.
    hello. nice statement about the games. i play disney emoji blitz on my phone and havent played it on pc because my current laptop doesnt have a touch screen so playing that game which requires speed is a definite no-go. looking forward to playing it on the surface laptop!
    05-20-2017 05:55 PM
  10. falcon304's Avatar
    Like some others have mentioned, I rarely use the touchscreen on my Surface Pro when using it as a laptop. But yah know what, sometimes I do. And it's nice to have at those times, not gonna lie. Touchscreens are the norm these days, and it's more natural. It makes total sense for laptops to have them.
    05-20-2017 08:39 PM
  11. Orlando Grillo's Avatar
    I totally agree. Once you use a laptop with touch screen you can't live without one. Its much easier to simple stretch you arm and select something oh the screen than using the trackpad.
    Also, using a traditional laptop with a pen may sometimes be better. I have a HP x360. I'm a heavy keyboard shortcuts user, specially in Photoshop. So, if I need to use the pen, I see myself constantly switching back to traditional laptop mode because I miss the keyboard.
    05-21-2017 07:05 AM
  12. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Imo, its only practical on a convertible / 2in 1
    Last edited by ttsoldier; 05-21-2017 at 07:59 AM.
    05-21-2017 07:46 AM
  13. digitaldd's Avatar
    I have a Lenovo Flex laptop (which has a pretty nice tent mode which I would say is very good for touch use) that is a few years old and the only time I have ever used the touchscreen was went I spent a weekend sick in bed at the time I had recently moved and had not yet unpacked or hooked up the smaller bedroom TV, they laptop in this case made a nice device to stick on the nightstand in tent mode and use the touchscreen to stream TV/Movies/Youtube/Vimeo.
    05-22-2017 01:49 PM
  14. renan_ogliari's Avatar
    I think it's a matter of personal preference. Since I bought a Sony VAIO Flip I got used to using the touchscreen for various actions, especially zoom, rotation and scrolling. However, I never stopped using the trackpad. I use each of these input devices for specific actions. I believe that both complement each other very well.
    05-22-2017 04:21 PM
  15. GG002's Avatar
    I have a laptop and a Surface Pro 3. Not a day goes by when I don't try to touch my laptop's screen, despite its lack of touch input. It's not that I want to touch it, but that it just comes so naturally compared to moving around mouse pointer, at least for simple things like play/pause, scrolling through images or zooming. Even if I'd not use touch on a laptop that often, it'd be less jarring everytime I reach forward and expect something to happen. It's like when I was back with Chrome browser and scrolled, expecting my gaze to be at a certain point after the (laggy) scrolling and it didn't happen. Jarring.
    05-22-2017 06:46 PM
  16. k1s23's Avatar
    I have a laptop and a Surface Pro 3. Not a day goes by when I don't try to touch my laptop's screen, despite its lack of touch input. It's not that I want to touch it, but that it just comes so naturally compared to moving around mouse pointer, at least for simple things like play/pause, scrolling through images or zooming. Even if I'd not use touch on a laptop that often, it'd be less jarring everytime I reach forward and expect something to happen. It's like when I was back with Chrome browser and scrolled, expecting my gaze to be at a certain point after the (laggy) scrolling and it didn't happen. Jarring.
    hey there. i only have a macbook pro which is obviously not touch screen but if i had a surface pro like you then i would probably do the same thing. whats your opinion regarding typing on the surface pro? i think typing on a full keyboard screen would bug me.
    05-22-2017 08:28 PM
  17. Strike_1's Avatar
    Some features are just more intuitive with touch! Like zooming a photo, moving across tabs, flitting pics etc. Especially useful if you are working on drawings.
    05-23-2017 02:22 AM
  18. k1s23's Avatar
    Some features are just more intuitive with touch! Like zooming a photo, moving across tabs, flitting pics etc. Especially useful if you are working on drawings.
    hey strike_1, although i do agree that some features are more intuitive with touch, writing on a surface with a tilt like the surface laptop is unconventional. imagine taking notes in class on that thing, youd have ripped arms by the end of your school year hahaha.
    05-23-2017 02:27 AM
  19. Drael646464's Avatar
    Its a quick way to do certain things. Such as flipping a page on a book reader, pinch zoom or accessing the swipe from right or left stuff.

    It's not something you'd do all the time.
    05-23-2017 03:38 AM
  20. k1s23's Avatar
    Imo, its only practical on a convertible / 2in 1
    hey there, i agree with you. i use a usb mouse with my laptop so having my hands constantly move from keyboard to screen and my right hand move to the mouse is too much unnecessary action for me. since my laptop has multi-touch and gesture capability its easier to just move the mouse then zoom in/out using the touch pad or even the scroll wheel.
    05-24-2017 01:30 AM
  21. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Its a quick way to do certain things. Such as flipping a page on a book reader, pinch zoom or accessing the swipe from right or left stuff.

    It's not something you'd do all the time.
    If I have to flip a page on a book reader on my laptop, using my fingers, I would much rather use the track bad. The time it will take me to extend my hand towards the screen (passing the trackpad) to touch the screen..... well.. it just doesn't make sense to me.
    05-25-2017 12:12 AM
  22. k1s23's Avatar
    If I have to flip a page on a book reader on my laptop, using my fingers, I would much rather use the track bad. The time it will take me to extend my hand towards the screen (passing the trackpad) to touch the screen..... well.. it just doesn't make sense to me.
    hey ttsoldier, i agree with you. its easier to keep my hands completely at a lower height, whether im doing things that would benefit from gestures done on a touch screen or not.
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    05-25-2017 01:16 AM
  23. ttsoldier's Avatar
    hey ttsoldier, i agree with you. its easier to keep my hands completely at a lower height, whether im doing things that would benefit from gestures done on a touch screen or not.
    Agreed.

    I really wish they had put a 360 screen on the laptop. I would have bought it for sure!
    05-26-2017 01:22 AM
  24. k1s23's Avatar
    Agreed.

    I really wish they had put a 360 screen on the laptop. I would have bought it for sure!
    hey there. ah so youre not going to buy the surface laptop? i can definitely see the appeal for the 2 in 1 form but i noticed there are still manufacturers that make traditional style laptops so i guess they are still in demand.
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    05-26-2017 01:31 AM
  25. ttsoldier's Avatar
    hey there. ah so youre not going to buy the surface laptop? i can definitely see the appeal for the 2 in 1 form but i noticed there are still manufacturers that make traditional style laptops so i guess they are still in demand.
    Still deciding ;)
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    05-26-2017 03:50 AM
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