Rumour: Next-gen Asus Eee PC to be touchscreen

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eee-pc-touchscreen.jpgIt’s all about MacBook Air for the geekarati this week, but Asus has a plan to win some attention back to its dinky Eee PC range. It seems the next-generation version of the laptop will have a touchscreen.

At least, that’s what Digitimes is reporting, quoting unnamed sources at touch-panel and related component makers. Their story claims that the second-gen Eee PCs will have eight, nine and ten-inch screens, but it’s the nine-inch version that’ll be touchscreen.

Don’t worry though, the touchscreen elements aren’t expected to add more than $15 to the price of the final device. Throw in a built-in 3G card here in the UK, and it could be the perfect ultra-portable laptop…

(via Digitimes)

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Stuart Dredge