An Acer touch-screen Windows 8 laptop has popped up on the Home Shopping Network, along with other systems.
Brace yourself: touch-screen laptops will not be cheap.
Most of the specs are pretty underwhelming: a 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U "Ivy Bridge" processor, 750GB hard disk drive, DVD drive, a thickness of over an inch (that's considered plump in the age of the ultrabook), and a weight of 5.4 pounds.
But one hardware feature sets it apart from the Windows 7 rabble: a 15.6-inch touch screen to go with Windows 8's touch-centric interface.
And that … Read more