I've tried tablets, and they don't work well for me. My hands need to go back and forth from keyboard to tablet, and I'm never in the right place. If my keyboard is right, the tablet is too far to the side, and hurts my shoulder and elbow.
I'm now looking seriously at a "reclining touch screen monitor" where I can put the keyboard right below it. (lined up with screen.) Here is a picture from a Microsoft academy training video:
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The gray-haired guy is in Denver, so I've met him, and he loves this setup. Screen is touch, AND he has a keyboard (and mouse if he wants it.) He can speak to my needs as a software developer.
I've injured my right wrist, and am terrible with left-handed mouse control, so I'm looking at a setup like this. Does anyone have any experience with this in applications like Photoshop? (It's different from working in MS Visual Studio!) These monitors are a little pricey, so I might do two side-by-side 20" monitors instead of a 24 or 27".
p.s. I know that nearly vertical touch screens are tiring for me after just a few minutes. I'm not looking to "draw" on it, but use my hands instead of a mouse, especially for right-click or CTRL C/CTRL V actions.
What do you think? Comments welcome.