LAPTOP magazine interviewed ASUS CEO Jerry Shen, and among other good news, there was a toucheee one:
Joanna Stern: Windows 7 is really being touted for its multi-touch capabilities. Can you share any plans for touch Eee PCs?
ASUS CEO Jerry Shen: Some of the models will have this function next year, but not all the models. The touch function has its advantage but also some disadvantages. The machine will have to be thicker if it has touch and we want to have slim machines still.
Joanna Stern: Would you go with a tablet convertible form or build touch also into the normal laptop form?
Jerry Shen:We are considering both. We are considering a tablet one and also a different alternative and form but we cannot talk about the details. We plan to talk about it in Q1 of next year
So it is coming.. and depending how you read the interview, it will be multitouch..
Thanks Joanna! Read the whole interview
Monday, October 20, 2008