HP plans to have a consumer oriented, touch-screen laptop ready by the end of the year .The company has already used touchscreen technology in its range of TouchSmart PCs and, according to the Wall Street Journal, it is to utilise this tech in a new laptop range.The touch-sensitive screens will allow users to control the mouse pointer with their fingers, surf the web and do most things you usually do with a keyboard and trackpad. The Wall Street Journal is reporting, quoting “people familiar with the matter”, that the new notebook could launch in time for Christmas.
The company is also said to be “working on a line of consumer cellphones that feature touch screens” to be launched in Europe this year and in the US within the next year.
In addition, HP is said to be planning to introduce a new netbook with a 10-inch screen this year. Extending its Mini-Note line, its said to be more consumer, than education, aimed.