Windows 7, the latest iteration of Microsoft's pervasive operating system, is a much improved piece of kit. One trick up its sleeve that only a few computers have taken advantage of until now is its superb multi-touch abilities. However, there are newer devices coming out later this year that will take advantage of multi-touch. So, should your next computer be a touch-screen device?
If you have used Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch you might be familiar with "capacitive touch" or what is commonly called "multi-touch". This allows you to use more than one finger on the touch surface at any given point of time, offering a more natural motion that gives you the liberty to stretch, zoom and rotate on your computer screen by just using your fingers.
Touch devices are getting cheaper though every touch-screen device on the market today is an "all-inone" machine, where the computer is behind the screen. It might be a while before one sees assembled touchscreen machines. HP's Touch Smart costs a whopping Rs 90,000. But, with Lenovo announcing the C315 (at least in US) at a modest $649 (Rs 30,000), such devices will become more mainstream though they will always attract a premium.
HP TOUCHSMART 600
ASUS EeeTop ET1602