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  1. #1
    Roy Guest

    Default HP TouchSmart Recipe Box

    Has anyone used the new HP TouchSmart Recipe Box yet?

    I will receive my new HP TouchScreen computer shortly. This looks like
    a great way to store and receive recipes with the added ability to use
    voice commands to enter and receive directions by computer voice as
    well.

    I can hardly wait to try it out.

    HP has a whole raft of videos on their site to view.

    I would post URLs for them here but they would most likely wrap. Just
    Google for them if you are interested.
    ==

  2. #2
    Serene Vannoy Guest

    Default Re: HP TouchSmart Recipe Box

    On 07/25/2011 11:08 AM, Roy wrote:
    > <spam>


    Bah. Go away.

    Serene, cranky


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    http://www.momfoodproject.com

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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: HP TouchSmart Recipe Box

    On Jul 25, 11:08*am, Roy <wila...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > Has anyone used the new HP TouchSmart Recipe Box yet?
    >
    > I will receive my new HP TouchScreen computer shortly.


    I will be interested to hear how you like the touch screen. Is this
    a desktop? If so, you are going
    to get really tired of reaching and messing with the screen pretty
    fast......at least that's what I hear.


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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: HP TouchSmart Recipe Box

    On Mon, 25 Jul 2011 13:44:57 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags wrote:

    > On Jul 25, 11:08*am, Roy <wila...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >> Has anyone used the new HP TouchSmart Recipe Box yet?
    >>
    >> I will receive my new HP TouchScreen computer shortly.

    >
    > I will be interested to hear how you like the touch screen. Is this
    > a desktop? If so, you are going
    > to get really tired of reaching and messing with the screen pretty
    > fast......at least that's what I hear.


    I had an Hp Touchscreen once. Hated it. Never mind that it was the
    HP 150.

    -sw

  5. #5
    sf Guest

    Default Re: HP TouchSmart Recipe Box

    On Mon, 25 Jul 2011 13:44:57 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Jul 25, 11:08*am, Roy <wila...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > > Has anyone used the new HP TouchSmart Recipe Box yet?
    > >
    > > I will receive my new HP TouchScreen computer shortly.

    >
    > I will be interested to hear how you like the touch screen. Is this
    > a desktop? If so, you are going
    > to get really tired of reaching and messing with the screen pretty
    > fast......at least that's what I hear.


    It can't switch over to keyboard & mouse from a touch screen? I can
    see using touch to do some things, but not all.

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

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    notbob Guest

    Default Re: HP TouchSmart Recipe Box

    On 2011-07-25, ImStillMags <[email protected]> wrote:

    > a desktop? If so, you are going
    > to get really tired of reaching and messing with the screen pretty
    > fast......at least that's what I hear.


    Touch screens have been around seemingly forever. They NEVER catch
    on, despite the hardware vendors reintroducing them repeatedly as
    "the next big thing" for the last 25 yrs. It's bad enough you gotta
    either pull the monitor up to your face or constantly reach full arms
    length to click a GUI, but then ya' gotta keep a bottle of Windex
    handy to keep yer pizza greasy fingerprints from hosing the view.

    The only place they make any sense is a computer kiosk.

    nb

    --
    vi ...the heart of evil

  7. #7
    Roy Guest

    Default Re: HP TouchSmart Recipe Box

    On Jul 25, 2:44*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Jul 25, 11:08*am, Roy <wila...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > Has anyone used the new HP TouchSmart Recipe Box yet?

    >
    > > I will receive my new HP TouchScreen computer shortly.

    >
    > I will be interested to hear how you like the touch screen. * Is this
    > a desktop? * If so, you are going
    > to get really tired of reaching and messing with the screen pretty
    > fast......at least that's what I hear.


    ==
    It has a cordless mouse and cordless keyboard if you get tired of
    "punching".
    ==

  8. #8
    Roy Guest

    Default Re: HP TouchSmart Recipe Box

    On Jul 25, 4:07*pm, notbob <not...@notbob.invalid> wrote:
    > On 2011-07-25, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > a desktop? * If so, you are going
    > > to get really tired of reaching and messing with the screen pretty
    > > fast......at least that's what I hear.

    >
    > Touch screens have been around seemingly forever. *They NEVER catch
    > on, despite the hardware vendors reintroducing them repeatedly as
    > "the next big thing" for the last 25 yrs. *It's bad enough you gotta
    > either pull the monitor up to your face or constantly reach full arms
    > length to click a GUI, but then ya' gotta keep a bottle of Windex
    > handy to keep yer pizza greasy fingerprints from hosing the view.
    >
    > The only place they make any sense is a computer kiosk.
    >
    > nb
    >
    > --
    > vi ...the heart of evil


    ==
    Hmmm...five replies so far...negativity seems to prevail. Damn, those
    pretty girls on those videos sure convinced me.

    Anyway one doesn't have to use the touch screen if you don't want to.
    There are all kinds of applications that don't use it. The ones that
    do look like they should work though.

    Anyway, I will give it a try...after all its just money...if I don't
    like it I'll buy the $1500 machine that I had looked at first. Touch-
    screens are not new but there are some neat apps with these newer
    ones.
    ==

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    George Guest

    Default Re: HP TouchSmart Recipe Box

    On 7/25/2011 6:07 PM, notbob wrote:
    > On 2011-07-25, ImStillMags<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> a desktop? If so, you are going
    >> to get really tired of reaching and messing with the screen pretty
    >> fast......at least that's what I hear.

    >
    > Touch screens have been around seemingly forever. They NEVER catch
    > on, despite the hardware vendors reintroducing them repeatedly as
    > "the next big thing" for the last 25 yrs. It's bad enough you gotta
    > either pull the monitor up to your face or constantly reach full arms
    > length to click a GUI, but then ya' gotta keep a bottle of Windex
    > handy to keep yer pizza greasy fingerprints from hosing the view.


    Why would you need to pull the monitor up to your face? You keep it at a
    usable distance and use pinch gestures as required.

    >
    > The only place they make any sense is a computer kiosk.
    >
    > nb
    >



  10. #10
    George Guest

    Default Re: HP TouchSmart Recipe Box

    On 7/25/2011 7:24 PM, Roy wrote:
    > On Jul 25, 4:07 pm, notbob<not...@notbob.invalid> wrote:
    >> On 2011-07-25, ImStillMags<sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> a desktop? If so, you are going
    >>> to get really tired of reaching and messing with the screen pretty
    >>> fast......at least that's what I hear.

    >>
    >> Touch screens have been around seemingly forever. They NEVER catch
    >> on, despite the hardware vendors reintroducing them repeatedly as
    >> "the next big thing" for the last 25 yrs. It's bad enough you gotta
    >> either pull the monitor up to your face or constantly reach full arms
    >> length to click a GUI, but then ya' gotta keep a bottle of Windex
    >> handy to keep yer pizza greasy fingerprints from hosing the view.
    >>
    >> The only place they make any sense is a computer kiosk.
    >>
    >> nb
    >>
    >> --
    >> vi ...the heart of evil

    >
    > ==
    > Hmmm...five replies so far...negativity seems to prevail. Damn, those
    > pretty girls on those videos sure convinced me.


    The touch UIs have gotten a lot better in recent times. I use a
    smartphone with a virtual keyboard quite heavily when out and about and
    it works well. The big improvement in usability was when they perfected
    pinch gestures.


    >
    > Anyway one doesn't have to use the touch screen if you don't want to.
    > There are all kinds of applications that don't use it. The ones that
    > do look like they should work though.
    >
    > Anyway, I will give it a try...after all its just money...if I don't
    > like it I'll buy the $1500 machine that I had looked at first. Touch-
    > screens are not new but there are some neat apps with these newer
    > ones.
    > ==



  11. #11
    Roy Guest

    Default Re: HP TouchSmart Recipe Box

    On Jul 25, 7:29*pm, George <geo...@nospam.invalid> wrote:
    > On 7/25/2011 7:24 PM, Roy wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Jul 25, 4:07 pm, notbob<not...@notbob.invalid> *wrote:
    > >> On 2011-07-25, ImStillMags<sitara8...@gmail.com> *wrote:

    >
    > >>> a desktop? * If so, you are going
    > >>> to get really tired of reaching and messing with the screen pretty
    > >>> fast......at least that's what I hear.

    >
    > >> Touch screens have been around seemingly forever. *They NEVER catch
    > >> on, despite the hardware vendors reintroducing them repeatedly as
    > >> "the next big thing" for the last 25 yrs. *It's bad enough you gotta
    > >> either pull the monitor up to your face or constantly reach full arms
    > >> length to click a GUI, but then ya' gotta keep a bottle of Windex
    > >> handy to keep yer pizza greasy fingerprints from hosing the view.

    >
    > >> The only place they make any sense is a computer kiosk.

    >
    > >> nb

    >
    > >> --
    > >> vi ...the heart of evil

    >
    > > ==
    > > Hmmm...five replies so far...negativity seems to prevail. Damn, those
    > > pretty girls on those videos sure convinced me.

    >
    > The touch UIs have gotten a lot better in recent times. I use a
    > smartphone with a virtual keyboard quite heavily when out and about and
    > it works well. The big improvement in usability was when they perfected
    > pinch gestures.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > Anyway one doesn't have to use the touch screen if you don't want to.
    > > There are all kinds of applications that don't use it. The ones that
    > > do look like they should work though.

    >
    > > Anyway, I will give it a try...after all its just money...if I don't
    > > like it I'll buy the $1500 machine that I had looked at first. Touch-
    > > screens are not new but there are some neat apps with these newer
    > > ones.
    > > ==


    ==
    My nephews and nieces have those $500 pads and they are very similar
    in their functions to the touchscreens of the HP that I'm getting.
    They are actually quite a bit of fun and they work well. The reviews
    of the HP line are quite favorable for the most part as well. And
    those young women promoting and doing the tutorials on the
    videos...RRRUUUFFF.
    ==



  12. #12
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: HP TouchSmart Recipe Box

    On 2011-07-26, George <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Why would you need to pull the monitor up to your face? You keep it at a
    > usable distance and use pinch gestures as required.


    A lot depends on what you are doing. I have a 17" CRT, yet I
    view it from beyond arms length. I don't wanna get closer. That
    means I gotta lean in and reach full length to hit a GUI botton or
    link on a touch screen.

    You ever made a living on a computer? I have. You try and get all
    motions down to fractions of an inch, not reaching 2-1/2 ft to trigger
    a link. All that stupid arm waving Tom Cruise did in Minority Report,
    touching see through floating screens, may have looked cool, but it
    was all wasted effort. No fulltime 40-50 hr per wk 'puter jockey
    would waste all the effort doing something he can do by moving a mouse
    1/2" or hitting only 7 keys and a one handed keyboard. It's all
    nonsense fantasy.

    nb

    --
    vi ...the heart of evil

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