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Chris Gohlke
08-09-2010, 11:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.maximumpc.com/article/reviews/ibuypower_armada_touch_mt20x_review#comments' target='_blank'>http://www.maximumpc.com/article/re...review#comments</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Veteran gaming-PC company iBuypower is offering the first multitouch gaming laptop, along with a workaround for the complete dearth of multitouch games. The 15.6-inch MT20X features a capacitive screen with glass overlay to take full advantage of Win7&rsquo;s multitouch support. All the neat features we&rsquo;ve come to associate with multitouch&mdash;finger-based dragging, scrolling, zooming, rotating&mdash;are performed with smoothness and precision on the MT20X&rsquo;s screen. But neat as this is, it felt a bit unnatural to use on a conventional laptop."</em></p><p><em><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1281308162.usr10.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></em></p><p>I'm just not so sure about the ergonomics of long-term usage of a touchscreen in an upright configuration like this. &nbsp;I can't see this is being comfortable or even practical for any type of long term work on any computer. &nbsp;But kudos for trying something new anyway.</p>