A lot has been commented on Windows 8. Much of it is positive but some negative too. The touch experience of Windows 8 has been talked about and the term Gorilla Arm is of much significance in this regard.
Gorilla arm has been traditionally used for notebooks and desktops, wherein one has to touch screen for a longer time period in order to experience the touch screen feeling. However, despite all the skepticism surrounding Windows 8, the touch screen experience is indeed a pleasant one.
An innovative addition
One thing that needs to be understood with reference to the Windows 8 touch screen experience is that this feature is in addition to the normal operational procedure of having tracks pads and mouse. If one needs to acclimatize to using the touch experience, track pads and mouse can be used simultaneously until the transition to the touchscreen experience is accomplished successfully.
The touchscreen experience of Windows 8 has its distinct advantages too. The navigation is much quicker than the traditional method of using a track pad or mouse. One can swipe through open applications at a much faster pace, settings can be changed quickly, and open applications can be closed at a faster pace and scrolling through the menu gets much faster. These are some of the imminent benefits that a user can derive from the new touchscreen that has been developed for a better Windows 8 experience.
This however does not limit the role of a traditional track pad and mouse completely. Multi touch track pads have been in use on many ultra book models and have been doing their work relentlessly. Perhaps, this is one of the key reasons that has motivated the designers to give the touchscreen experience as an add on feature in addition to the already existing touch pads and mouse.
Questions remain though
With the new Windows 8 touchscreen experience occupying the mind of its users, certain questions remain unanswered. One of the prime concerns is the time schedule that the hardware manufacturers will require to incorporate the touchscreen experience into all the devices. Critics fear that not more than 50 percent of the hardware in notebooks will have this feature by end of 2013.
Mass-market pricing is another issue that needs to be addressed. Pricing the products too high will demotivate the buyers and the idea of making the technology reach the masses will remain a distinct dream.
Hope for the future
However, despite all the shortcomings it is quite early to call the new innovative Windows 8 touchscreen experience a failure. Regardless of what the critics say, the fact that needs to be kept in mind is that over three hundred million notebooks and ultra books will have the new Windows 8 touchscreen experience worldwide by the end of 2013. This is itself is a great beginning and will give users all over the world a great insight into what all the Windows 8 touchscreen manufacturers wish to achieve.
The future is all open for innovations and this seems to be a right step taken at the most appropriate time.