Dell Studio 17 Touch: Dell's First Touchscreen Laptop From $US800

While Dell has made tablets for years, their quietly announced Studio 17 Touch is their first touchscreen laptop, and it's one big machine.

With a 17.3-inch (1600x900) display, the 3kg system starts with a 2.1GHz Dual Core T4300, DVD burner, 320GB HDD, 4GB RAM, 512MB Radeon 4570 and a footprint that can support a slew of ports — two USBs, one USB/eSATA, HDMI, Display Port, VGA and Firewire.

But you can scale the power all the way up to an i7.

The multitouch display (we're looking for confirmation on whether or not it's capacitive tech) supports the pre-installed Windows 7 along with Dell's own touch software.

The Studio 17 Touch is on sale now to ship this December. [Dell via Electronista]



    I still dont understand the hype around touch screen laptops. Wouldn't ones arm get tired? Yeh i think they're great for help kiosks, Kindles (e-book readers), phones, and tablets. But laptops? sounds like a gimmicky and useless feature to me...

      i disagree. using touch screens would increase productivity immensley. it is more ergonomic especially if you get to rest your elbows on a table. and imagine the speed at which you could click if you wanted to click many places and very accurately.

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