On the Intel/Asus-sponsed WePC.com, Destructoid‘s Niero Gonzalez had the same thought about dual touchscreen laptops that many of us have, but has made it oh-so-much-more compelling with a mockup of playing World of Warcraft on such a machine.
I’m writing pieces on WePC, too, for money. (Here’s my latest, asking about gaming on netbooks.) I’ve been asking if we can get any special access to Asus’s engineers so we can actually see if these sort of mockups may actually be produced. God knows Asus isn’t afraid of releasing a zillion models with only slight differences in specifications.
In fact, it is their upcoming touchscreen netbook that is the first netbook to actually intrigue me in a while, since it brings something new to the table. I know several people have added touchscreens to netbooks with aftermarket kits, but I’d rather see them from the factory. (Aftermarket kits can be “cloudy”, although this Dell Mini 9 with a touchscreen, for example, doesn’t look too bad.)
It’s impossible to link to stuff or talk about these companies on these conversational hub sites without it having the stink of the shill, which is why I don’t tend to link to the stuff we do on these sites even though they really like us to do so. In this case, I actually just discovered Niero’s post when it had a hundred-some-odd comments and thought, What has that crafty bastard done now? Couple that with my unfortunate recent inkling to play WoW again, and it’s enough to make me think that I could live without a proper keyboard if it were this were my little dedicated gaming machine. (I wonder how WoW would run on an Open Pandora?)