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Is a thumbprint on the logo of a touchscreen company a good idea?

Is a thumbprint on the logo of a touchscreen company a good idea?

Good news, everyone: Troll Touch is now offering touchscreen mods for the latest iMac and Macbook models. Not-so good news: slapping a touchscreen on that $1,000 13″ Macbook will cost $700, while the iMac touchscreen can, in one case, double the price tag.

I love touchscreens as much as the next guy (assuming the next guy is one of you and not a keyboard and mouse fanatic), but I can’t fathom paying that much, especially not when there are multi-touch capable touchscreen PCs available for much less. Life in the touchscreen PC niche is pricey, but that touchscreen Mac ultra-niche is crazy expensive.

Sticker shock aside though, there must be a legitimate reason to pay that much for a touchscreen on a Mac. Anyone know what that is? Or maybe you can figure one out from the video demo (after the jump).

Via Engadget

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at] notebooks.com

2 Comments

  1. Xavier

    11/09/2009 at 12:54 pm

    Seems pretty goofy for home users, but I could see some businesses using this for kiosk/walk-up computing. The W Hotel comes to mind- some of their hotels have iMacs in the lobby for guests to print boarding passes.
    I don’t like the price either.

  2. Ben

    11/09/2009 at 5:21 pm

    Axiotron has been doing this with their Modbook for years, and it has always cost an arm and a leg.

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