The study that was conducted by Intel has shown statistics that a majority of users do in fact want their laptops to feature a touchscreen. As of late, news about touchscreen tablets have been virtually saturating and while this might bode well for consumers; it does not spell a good time for Intel. Since the release of the Ultrabook, Intel has been pushing its partners into making these ultra-thin notebooks.
Instead of fighting with the tablet giants such as Apple, Asus and Samsung, Intel appears to want the information to see whether or not they should apply the touchscreen to their notebooks. Through the study, many participants preferred using the touchscreen for things like browsing the web, watching videos online, viewing and editing photos and adjusting the laptop’s settings, and what was deemed not ergonomic (jabbing at screens causing the stand alone device to fall backwards) for a long time apparently has now become intuitive for many of the users in general.
Dara Loi, user experience manager from Intel said that people had informed her that touch on the laptop was intuitive, fun, immersive and also freed them from the mouse or trackpad, especially when participants found out about actions like flicking the screen to scroll up or down or to navigate betweens tasks. While looking to a proper strategy to compete with the tablets of today, it also seems that Intel is bracing for the upcoming Windows 8 which has a renewed focus on touch with their Metro style UI.
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