- Touch screens are decent for consumption but arguably not much better than a mouse. It's easier to read an article with a touch UI, but easier to work with large-scale or detailed information with a mouse. It's easier to provide textual input with a keyboard. Furthermore, in Windows 8, we're seeing a more touch-friendly PC emerge, giving us the best of both worlds. At best, between tablets and PCs, it's a wash; but I'd say I prefer PCs for consumption especially if you have the largest monitors you can afford.
- Keyboards and mice are clearly superior for creation, with the possible exception of free-form artistic creation where input tablets have been used since way before we had tablet computers.
I see the problem
CNET reports that the PC market is expected to keep declining in the next few years. As I described just last week, if PC manufacturers are interested in reviving sales, displays are the key.Displays, the primary output of PCs, are their chief weakness. Think about input first:
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