The consumer technology industry is notoriously prone to creating bandwagon’s on which any manufacturer who wants to get anywhere should jump. Recent examples of course are the likes of 3DTV technology, tablet’s and more specifically, touchscreens.
Touchscreen technology as a result of the sudden surge of touch smartphones has grown exponentially and the most recent capacitive displays are of quite astonishing quality when you look back a year or perhaps even less. However, capacitive doesn’t work with large screens, and amongst other things, this has been the problem with touchscreen desktops.
On top of that, of course, is the ergonomics of the whole stretching out in front of you job in order to actually use a desktop touchscreen. So, in a worryingly similar fashion to an Apple patent we saw towards the back end of 2010, HP has rolled out a pair of TouchSmart All-in-One PC’s, with a reclining mechanism, which in theory transitions the traditionally stanced PC into a relaxed touch panel, capable of providing touchscreen technology on the desktop that is actually usable to some extent.