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ASUS Considering New Touch Panel Eee PC Netbooks for Next Year

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    DigiTimes reporters have posted information that ASUS is working on a touch-screen equipped Eee PC. The new netbook will start appearing during the first or the second quarter of 2009, according to the report which claims to have the information from various panel makers. ASUS is also expected to ship the touch panel netbooks with Windows 7, Microsoft's latest OS. AU Optronics (AUO) and Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) will most likely supply the touch panels. They both plan to launch 11.6-inch and 12.1-inch touch panels in February next year, so if the calculations are right the new Eee PCs will be assembled with their panels. ASUSTeK is yet to decide what panel size to use.

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    Stylus, like PDA, or finger, like fingerprints all over everything?
     
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    notice it said touch not tablet
     
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    A tablet is, typically by most people's definition, a keyboardless device with just a few buttons/switches. So the question remains. Is the screen "touch sensitivity" designed for fat fatty fingers with fingerprints or stylus? The design doesnt significantly alter what you can do with it. An induction based sensitivity panel like a laptop touchpad doesnt work with a pressure sensitive stylus unless it is specificially designed to do so. That limits what type of application we can use effectively.

    Or is it a touch PANEL KEYBOARD http://www.digitimes.com/photogallery/ShowPhoto.asp?ID=3079

    Interesting "concepts" but no meat yet.
     
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    Yea, and they'll go for the easy Eee price of $1,799.:shadedshu
     

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