What Would You Do With a Touchscreen Ultrabook?

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I didn't like the idea of touchscreen ultrabooks when the rumors first popped up, and now that they've all arrived en masse, I still don't like 'em. Sure, the product itself is fine, and they work as they're supposed to, but the concept is just no good. They don't fold, detach, or convert. And given the rise of multitouch trackpads, regularly poking at a laptop screen seems like something that just won't be necessary.


So for those of you who want these things, tell me: what would you use the touchscreen for? I'm really curious.

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Having to raise your arm to touch the display instead of using the touchpad on a laptop is never intuitive. Unless it's on a convertible tablet, it's a gimmick, because in the standard laptop or desktop format, there's not a single thing that is accessed more conveniently by tapping the display.