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    Bit of an odd question...(touchscreens)

    Okay, the basic idea here is I'm essentially...Curious. I will be gaining money soon. Not a lot of money, but enough to work with. So, I'm wondering, how accurate are these touchcreens you fellows use sometimes? Accurate enough that I could use one instead of a mouse in Photoshop with about the same functionality? or is the only way I'm getting a pixel-perfect touchscreen to buy the 2500 dollar Wacom one?

    Thanks in advance, and sorry if I posted this in the wrong section.

    tl;dr: Me want know accuracy of touchscreens.
    softmodded xbox, PSOne screen, inverter. simple and effective. Combine with PDA and head unit with aux input, and we're having a wonderful time.

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    If you're comparing the Wacom Cintiq with a 'carpc' quality touchscreen, that's like comparing a Power Wheels to a Porche.

    While the accuracy of the touchscreen depends on what type of touch element it is, it's nowhere near as good as the Wacom, as the Wacom has several levels of touch sensitivity as well as a higher resolution to the touch panel itself.

    While my touchpanel is fairly accurate, I don't think it's accurate enough for reliable photoshopping, and the drift in the panel does get fairly significant. If you want to get one, give it a shot, but it may be more frustrating than you want. But...i've never tried photoshopping in the car, so i'm not one to talk.

    It -may- be good enough for what you want, depending on the screen you're looking at and if you're going for a 'better than nothing' approach, or don't like playing the hand-eye coordination game with a standard tablet.

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    I'm mainly looking for something as accurate as a mouse, but it is obvious that will be....Difficult. It'd most likely not be used in an actual car, though.
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    Eh, as far as cost goes, then a 'standard' touchscreen should do fine. You'll probably want to recalibrate it often, but that's an easy process. Also, I think you want to make sure it isn't a conductive touchscreen because I think those don't work with blunt objects. Resistive and some other type will work with non-human pointers (like pens)

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