Dell's Studio 17 Touch (Their First Multitouch Laptop) Starts at $800

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

With a 17.3-inch (1600x900) display, the 7lb 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]

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Trackpads suck. Touchscreen is the only way a laptop seems practical to me.