Friday, January 18, 2008

Asus to make Eee PC with touch screen!


This is good news! Asus is bidding touch panel makers to supply touch to Eee PCs..

UPDATE: Digitimes now reporting: No touch, "not a highly demanded feature"

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Plan is to have touch screens on the next generation 9 inch models later this year, but as Asus is allready selling multiple models, I would like to see it as an option in all models. It is just so much easier and fun to use.

On volume production it would only add 15 dollars to the cost.
I payed about 60 dollars and some hard work, but it's worth it!

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10 comments:

Sean said...

This is good news. i agree after watching your videos, and having a chance to play with my EEE that a touch screen would be nice. Maybe a future model might have a swivel screen as well so that the device could be used in more of a tablet mode. not sure what hat would do to coat or durability tthough.

Marloon said...

and to think... i just bought my 701. oh i am sad now.

Anonymous said...

I really just want MORE pixels, not touchy-feely pixels. 1024 x 600 please...

Anonymous said...

1024 x 600
1280x800
touch screen should be sick but... rez is my first choice

xmangerm said...

I just ordered a Fuji U810 UMPC for it have the swivel screen and the 1024 x 600 pixel count. The caveat is the price which is almost double of an 8gb EEE.

eezmol said...

This is great! I just hope that the final price would still be less than $ 500.

ajclarkson said...

and to think I am still waiting for my 701, ahhhhhh never mind, I dont think I will be too fussed about the difference between 7" and 9" as I wanted something ultra portable, and plan to follow the jkk video for hacking a touchscreen into mine.

I suppose it would be nice to see some sort of higher resolution though.

Orlando José said...

Where can I buy a touch screen for the eee? Ty in advance!!!

Marco said...

I quickly went through whole thread, and my apologies if I missed this question:
1. Is it possible to fit the 9inch screen on EEE 700 (yes, loosing the speakers and so on....) but is it possible?

Anonymous said...

Good news: New touch screen for Asus eee pc 1000 H HD
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/10-2-Touch-Screen-LCD-Panel-kit-Asus-EEE-PC-1000-H-HD_W0QQitemZ270328105423QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item270328105423&_trksid=p3286.m63.l1177

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