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MSI To Show Touchscreen Wind at CES2009 But Unsure if it Will Be Released

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Not surprising that we’re going to see a few touchscreen Netbooks at CES2009. I mean after all touch is the future right? Anyway, MSI is planning on showing of a touchscreen version in a few weeks of both 10-inch and a 16-inch varieties.

But in an interview with Joanna Stern at Laptop Mag, Director of US Sales Andy Tung says MSI isn’t sure if it will come to market. Here’s the quote:

Is touch something you have looked at in the notebook space?
Yes, during CES we will display a 10-inch touch notebook and a 16-inch touch notebook. The Wind with the touch screen is something we are demoing at CES but we are not sure this will come to market. We will be gathering feedback on this, because we are not sure a 10-inch display is large enough for a tablet.

Got me scratching my head.

Check out the entire interview here.

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4 Comments

  1. Michael W. May

    12/10/2008 at 6:43 am

    Seems to me a netbook and touchscreen is the obvious, perfect marriage; each are limiting, each limitation does not reduce the other’s capacity. I don’t get it either.

  2. Gavin Miller

    12/10/2008 at 12:02 pm

    Personally, on a netbook size screen I’d be happy with multitouch capability on a decent size trackpad.

  3. davidm

    12/10/2008 at 3:40 pm

    A good touchscreen netbook would be the closet thing to a physical notebook for flexibility and convenience. I think they’re inevitably going to be a big product category in 2009.

  4. frblckstr

    12/11/2008 at 4:30 am

    The 10″ would be like the HP TC1000 (or TC1100) which had a 10.4″ screen.
    It a good size for A4 display, but people (reviewers) will again want it as there ‘main machine’ and so complain it is to small.

    Here is hooping HP finds a way to make there flexible screen into a foldable TC1000…

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