Why the Hell Would You Want a Touchscreen on Your Ultrabook?Adrian Covert12/08/11 5:20pmFiled to: RantUltrabooksTouchscreensWindows 8Top1711EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkDigitimes has unnamed sources telling them that laptop manufacturers are anticipating the Metro UI of Windows 8 and are planning to equip upcoming ultrabooks with touchpanels. Really? Touchscreens on our laptops? Why? It's not like there haven't been touchscreen laptops before. But when we used them, we were left wishing we could use them more like tablets. We've also seen convertible laptops, but those were bulky, and heavy and terrible. Sure, a lot of that terribleness was because the software and hardware were pisspoorly executed, but the concept is still terrible all by itself.