If there is any doubt that Touch will become as much part and parcel of computer laptop use as a keyboard or mouse, Intel is working to lay that to rest.
They are working with OEMs to “accelerate the transition” and ensure touch screen laptops with larger screen sizes come to the market sooner rather than later.
They are doing this by underwriting investments by OEMs such as TPK, Wintek, HannsTouch and Cando to ensure supply is available before demand is proven.
The focus is of course Windows 8, which makes Touch a first class citizen in the OS. The presence of touch screens will likely make the OS’s Metro interface more attractive and usable, and also accelerate Microsoft’s transition from its legacy desktop to a new touch-friendly mobile future.