Windows 8 Touch Screen

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Post » Tue May 14, 2013 5:10 pm

I am looking at the laptop below. Is the touchscreen on Windows 8 laptops adequate for testing apps that would be bought in the store (via tablets)? I am assuming this laptop would allow me to develop and test apps, but it's not clear to me if these touch screen laptops work exactly like a tablet would.

If not, then I can buy a cheaper laptop and a cheap W8 tablet. Just looking at all my options and hoping y'all have experience with this to help in making my decision.

Potential Laptop


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230959&Tpk=ASUS%20ViVoBook%20S500C&IsVirtualParent=1cangelodawg2013-05-14 17:12:28
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Post » Tue May 14, 2013 5:14 pm

If you want to test your game on a tablet, you should probably buy a tablet, simply because you hold a tablet differently and controls that work well on a tablet might not work well on a laptop touchscreen.
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Post » Tue May 14, 2013 10:59 pm

Or get one of the new convertibles... Lenovo Yogo 13, Dell XPS 12, Surface Pro, Asus Tai Chi, etc... Currently waiting for my Lenovo Yoga to get here so I have something more than just my Surface RT to test on for touch screen...
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Post » Tue May 14, 2013 11:47 pm

I'd recommend getting a Surface RT as ARM-based devices have the lowest performance, so you'll be constantly aware of the baseline performance for your game.

I'm thinking of getting a secondary touch monitor too, just so I don't have to keep deploying to devices to test.
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