One of the key innovations that one would notice from the presenting companies over at the CES would be that of the evolution of Touch Screen technology. This new approach of interface towards PC computing is noticeable and from the looks of it, we will be witness to most of this by the coming year.
Most of the top brands like HP, Asus and MSI have integrated Touch Screen technology. HP for one is making full use of its TouchSmart IQ504T that is somewhat similar to familiar kiosks we see in schools, hotels and malls. So for businesses, potential shifts toward improving business with new features using these technological breakthroughs seem to be on the horizon.
Asus and Seattle are following the same route, packaging an all-in-one desktop that becomes a more logical way of enhancing business solutions with computers today with easier interface options outside that of the usual keyboard and mouse.
But along with these features comes a price. Take the dx9000 Touch Smart business PC for instance which has been pegged to cost as much as $1,400. It has the same-sized 22-inch multi-touch screen and built-in Webcam as the IQ504t, but adds a faster 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo P8400 CPU and greater support options.
The Asus seems to be cheaper at $600. The Asus Eee Top runs Windows XP and features a 15.6-inch display, 802.11n Wi-Fi, plus a built-in 1.3Mp Webcam and speakers. Asus mentioned its 1.6GHz Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard disk and GMA950 graphics.