Worried for Windows 8 on All-In-One touch PC's
I recently put Windows 8 on my mothers All-In-One touch PC. I was so excited to do so and thought it would be the ideal setup for a desktop with Windows 8. Keyboard and mouse, and the occasional touch interface. I created a 30gb empty volume on her hard drive, restarted with my flash drive with windows 8 connected, and added Windows 8 to the empty volume. This was an absolute breeze and the installation took less than 15 minutes. Then, I had one disappointment after another.
She has a Gateway All-In-One PC. It came with a horrendous touchscreen OS skin that you can choose to use. NO ONE SHOULD EVER DO THAT. It is terrible. All in all its a decent little PC. She doesn't use the touch features much, but really likes that they are there. A bit gimmicky but fun when you want to open up a world map and show someone your house with pinch to zoom. She likes it.
What is wrong with these PC's?
There is a huge issue with Windows 8 and all of the All-In-One PC's I have come into contact with (which is actually quite a lot). The screen is built like every other PC screen. With bezel. Not your Apple screens flush bezel. A bezel that pops upward 1/4 an inch high. No big deal right? Wrong. It makes it almost impossible to do edge gestures that are necessary in Windows 8. To do these gestures, you have to uncomfortably push your finger into the bezel. It actually starts to hurt after a while. Even then the gestures only work 1/3 of the time. I was really disappointed. I really hope this issue is addressed and that the gesture can detect the movement further out from the edge. If its not addressed, then touch on PC's will be pretty useless.