Intel Touchscreen Ultrabook is the Future of Windows 8 [Video]

Windows 8 is a very exciting new operating system, but if you’ve ever tried using it with a keyboard and trackpad it leaves much to be desired. Microsoft will never admit it, but it’s clear that Windows 8 was designed for touchscreens. Touchscreen monitors for desktop computers are becoming more common, but touchscreen laptops are few and far between.

Intel is working on a prototype 13.3″ touchscreen ultrabook. The prototype, as seen in the video above, runs Windows 7 with a special touch friendly Zinio magazine reader app. Even though this prototype wasn’t running Windows 8 it’s not hard to read between the lines. This is the future of Windows 8. Touchscreen laptops should be available by the end of the year.

[via The Verge]

  • It took me a while to convert, but I’m a pretty firm believer in touch interfaces now. If they can pull it off as smoothly as something like the Vita’s LiveArea or mobile phone OS’s, then I’m down with bringing some level of touch to my desktop.