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Intel including touchscreen capabilities in future ultrabooks

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Intel has just announced that it intends to add touchscreen capabilties to future ultrabooks. Intel VP Mooley Eden said that "people want the real keyboard and touchscreen" and showed some demos of people reaching out to touch a Windows 7 laptop.

Intel touchscreen ultrabooks
Intel touchscreen ultrabooks

Intel has just announced that it intends to add touchscreen capabilties to future ultrabooks. Intel VP Mooley Eden said that "people want the real keyboard and touchscreen" and showed some demos of people reaching out to touch a Windows 7 laptop. Despite some thoughts that raising your arm to touch a laptop screen wouldn't be ergonomic, Intel's done testing that shows people don't mind. Given the expanded touch capabilities built into Windows 8, we wouldn't be surprised to see this technology make it into consumer's hands sometime this year, but Intel didn't say when these models might be available.