AFFORDABLE FINALLY, THERE ARE SOME WINDOWS 8 NOTEBOOKS WITH TOUCHSCREENS
Notebooks with touch-screens for Windows 8 no longer cost the sky. We list models that are well within most budgets.
Here is some good news. If you were put off by the prices of the touchbased Windows 8 laptops, there are signs that prices are easing. The big game changer here was Asus which uncharacteristically launched the cheapest Windows 8 laptop, though an 11-incher, at ` 39,990. This at a time when all we were hearing about was convertibles and hybrids which cost upwards of
` 55,000. Interestingly, even the cheapest Windows 8 tablets were priced around ` 35,000.
Acer followed suit by announcing even cheaper devices starting as low as ` 32,950. They now have at least four touch notebooks with prices going up to ` 45,319, which is still within most mid-level purchase budgets. However, the cheaper of the Acer devices run on new lowvoltage Intel Pentium dual-core processors. But on the bright side all of Acer’s notebooks offerings have 15.6-inch screens, while Asus is a more compact MacBook Air-like device. If you need a full-size device, then this is your best bet.
Except for Dell, no other big players have announced Windows 8 touch notebooks that won’t blast a whole in your pocket. But it is just a matter of time before they do so. The availability of cheaper touch options in the market will definitely affect the sales of non-touch devices.