Though Apple continues to absorb speculation that it’s building a game-changing touch-screen tablet, Microsoft may be ready to pinch the market already.
A Computer World report has stated that five leading PC makers – believed to hold nearly two-thirds of the global PC market – are thought to be releasing touch-screen PCs tied to Microsoft’s new OS, Windows 7.
Sony, Asus and Lenovo have all declared that they will be releasing touch-screen PCs in various editions. Meanwhile several reports have alleged that Acer will soon launch three touch-enabled desktops, as Micro-Star International will roll out a touch-screen netbook.
Crucially, all these alleged and confirmed products will be packaged with Windows 7.
The news follows intense speculation that Apple will soon be launching its very own multi-touch-screen tablet, set for launch this year. Apple has not confirmed the rumours, though numerous ‘insiders’ are convinced the device exists.