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Demand for Windows 8 touch-screen PCs is strong, according to two analysts who spoke with CNET.

“Touch machines are actually selling above expectations,” said Bob O’Donnell, a program vice president at IDC.

And that means supply shortages. “Some vendors are actually facing shortages because touch panels are in limited supply. Vendors are saying they can’t get as many touch-based machines as they would like to meet the demand that they’re seeing.”

Rhoda Alexander, an analyst at IHS iSuppli, echoed O’Donnell’s comments. “We’ve talked to a number of PC makers that are having trouble obtaining touch panels and some of the vendors I’ve talked to said they can’t keep them on the shelf,” she said.

And Microsoft has said as much. Tami Reller, chief marketing and financial officer for Windows, said last week that there are “not enough” touch devices on store shelves.

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Touch PCs include standard clamshell laptops with touch screens, hybrid laptop-tablets, and stand-alone tablets. Generally, touch-screen PCs are more expensive than standard non-touch laptops.

Microsoft’s online store lists a number of tablets and hybrids (so-called convertibles) for sale, including the $499 Acer Iconia W510, $799 Asus VivoTab, and $849 HP Envy x2.

Touch-screen laptops include the $699 Asus VivoBook, $1,299 Acer Aspire S7, $899 Sony Vaio T13, and $1,349 HP Spectre XT TouchSmart.

IDC’s O’Donnell added, however, that non-touch Windows 8 PCs are not doing so well. “The non-touch machines are selling below expectations,” he said. “If high-end machines are selling better than expected. Great. But that doesn’t make up for low-end volume machines.”

source – cnet


  1. hey men im obtaining a new phone from at&t and that i desire a touchscreen please send all names of phones and photos i recieve this phone when my 2 year contract expires in december in the event that helps

    thanks a lot ??

  2. I possibly could obtain a touchscreen laptop basically learn more about the subject. So could someone please tell reasons for a touchscreen laptop. I really should know very badly. Since I want one.

    Exactly what is a tablet laptop? I have no idea much about the subject so.

  3. I acquired the samsung glyde in my bday in september. lots of people say touch screens put on out following a couple of several weeks. How can touch screens put on out, so why do they put on out, and can my touchscreen put on out? Im a little nervous because my parents purchased and stated it had been an costly phone. . .

    Please answer quick!

  4. Not Mac Please, and that i require it to possess much space, good video card, and mostly I want it to possess touchscreen.

  5. Each time a hear a tale in regards to a touchscreen its never a high quality one.

    May it be they froze or cracked or glitched out. Is that this really true? I actually do like the feel of the touch phones but look dosen’t matter in my experience if this involves quality. What is your opinion?

  6. hi,

    lately I dropped my cookie mobile, the touchscreen works wrongly. After I click no.one in number pad its initiating no.4 – what must i do now? should i alter the screen?

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