Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Next ASUS Eee PC to use touchscreen after all?

updated 12:35 pm EDT, Tue March 25, 2008

ASUS Eee PC to Get Touch

ASUS' Eee PC sequel will have a touchscreen implemented after all, according to new claims by screen producers in the company's home area of Taiwan. Regardless of assertions by ASUS head Jerry Shen that the new Eee PC would go without a touch-sensitive display, the PC builder is said to have ordered low-cost, resistive touchscreens that will be used with the micro-notebook when it launches in April. The technology is considered less elegant than capacitive touchscreens (such as that for the iPhone) but will add just $10 US to the cost of building one of the ASUS systems.

No features were discussed for the alleged improvement, which has yet to be confirmed and may not necessarily apply to every model. For the current Eee PC, ASUS has offered multiple models with differing flash storage levels, webcams, and colors but has yet to make any changes to the screen besides news of the larger 900 version.

If true, the development will help ASUS fend off an increasing number of competitors in the field of very small notebooks, which should soon include a touchscreen Everex CloudBook as well as offerings from Acer, ECS, and GigaByte.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Origin PC Millennium

When it comes to PC gaming, there are two basic routes you can take. You can choose to purchase a built-to-order machine from one of t ...

Jorno Bluetooth keyboard and stand

The Jorno Bluetooth keyboard and stand for tablets certainly looks nice. The gunmetal grey shell of the keyboard looks great while the ...

Apple 12-inch Retina MacBook

It is an exciting time for consumer technology, with gadgets and devices that once used to the stuff of dreams now coming to fruition. ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News