9 Replies Latest reply: Apr 17, 2013 2:50 AM by kiwiappleman
mchilken Level 1 (0 points)

Does apple make any touch screen laptop computers?

  • Michael Black Level 7 (20,416 points)

    No, at least not at this time anyway.

  • mchilken Level 1 (0 points)

    I have heard that Apple will have Os X Mountain Lion? come this summer - it looks like they are borrowing a lot from the ipad for the mac laptops...Do you think they'll try out "touch screen" then, or even down the road?  I love it on the ipad!

  • Allan Eckert Level 9 (50,731 points)

    Keep listening to the WWDC maybe that will be the big announcement for this session.

     

    Allan

  • Allan Eckert Level 9 (50,731 points)

    Until Apple announces it, we have no idea.

     

    Allan

  • Michael Black Level 7 (20,416 points)

    I have no idea what Apple will do.  There are companies that adapt Mac computers to touchscreens

     

    http://www.trolltouch.com/ is one company, but I was sure there was another in California but cannot remember their name.  OWC at one time was selling MBP's that had been converted to touch screen tablets, but I don't think anyone is doing that now.

     

    Having used a touch screen laptop (HP ?? I think it was) for awhile I was not impressed - no where near as useful as you might think it would be.  A good keyboard and trackpad is still a vastly superior working model to my mind.

  • mchilken Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for your input!  I'll listen to WWDC (once I realize what it is ).

    Have a great day!

  • Allan Eckert Level 9 (50,731 points)

    WWDC = Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

     

    For more details read https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/about/

     

    Allan

  • mchilken Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you - I needed that help!

    Have a good one!

  • kiwiappleman Level 1 (0 points)

    No but they should.   Windows 8 is empowering some cool machines like the Levono Yoga and others. 

     

    I love my ipad, but its really a cell phone with a big (ish) screen.  No common file operating systems, poor conenctivity (I've resorted to dop box as its the easiest and does not lock me into the cloud) and cut down APs.  No USB or wired printer conectivity.  Limited storage capacity.  Great toy but not a computer.

     

    Power books are heavy bulky and locked into the old world of key board and track pad or mouse. 

     

    Give me a flip back PC that I can write on with a stylus and browse interactively and then flip back and type with an integrated or bluetooth or wifi key board.  Full common file operating system and capacity. 

     

    Splash top is a weak alternative.

     

    I've been loyal to Apple for a very very long time, but.. Apple you are loosing it.  The latest Windows 8 touch devices are better.