Windows 8 Touch PC Demand Getting Stronger; Non-Touch PCs Becoming Obsolete

December 6, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Do you know why more and more manufacturers are switching to PC’s that take full advantage of the Windows 8 software? Well, as the demand for the Windows 8 touch-screen PCs and laptops is getting stronger by the day, the manufacturers have to do the obvious.

Two analysts who spoke with CNET mentioned that the Demand for Windows 8 touch-screen PCs is rapidly growing and the revenues are off the charts for those companies who introduce more touchscreen devices. Due to this fact, some vendors are already facing touchpanel shortages as they are becoming limited in supply and they are saying that they are having a hard time meeting the demands of the customers these days.

It is a well known fact that vendors are running out of touch panels as just about all companies nowadays are developing touch-based devices. Rhoda Alexander, an analyst, said that “We’ve talked to a number of PC makers and apparently they are having trouble obtaining touch panels these days.”

Standard clamshell laptops with touch screens, hybrid laptop-tablets, and stand-alone tablets can also be included in the category of Touch PCs. Most of the Touch PCs are more expensive than conventional non-touch laptops and the reign of era has ended for these non-touch machines as they are selling way below expectations.

Some of the touchscreen laptops that customers look for are the $699 Asus VivoBook, $1,299 Acer Aspire S7, $899 Sony Vaio T13, and $1,349 HP Spectre XT TouchSmart. Microsoft’s online store also lists some of the devices, including hybrids or convertibles like the $499 Acer Iconia W510, $799 Asus VivoTab, and $849 HP Envy x2.

If this keeps up, the day is not far off when non-touch PCs would be confined to memory and inside walls of museums.

Tags : Windows, Touch-screen PCs, non-touch machines, hybrid laptop-tablets, touch-based devices , Demand

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