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"You dont even need a multitouch computer to write and test multitouch apps, in a pinch you can use 2 mice." That is not a serviceable replacement, any more than controlling the mouse cursor via the arrow keys is a serviceable replacement for a mouse. That's not to say it isn't useful. The precision of a mouse can be very helpful in debugging and testing issues compared to touch. I also think that, even without being rich, it behooves a developer to have a low-end test machine in addition to their high-end development machine. That can be your multitouch device if you need one, and it can last longer than 24 months since it doesn't really have to keep up with anything other than the minimum system requirements that you care to support. Still, I sense a great disturbance in the market. As if a many SKUs were being suddenly launched in late October. Even if you don't get a new one or a multitouch one, it's got a good chance of knocking down prices of existing devices.
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2012 on The Last PC Laptop at Coding Horror
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