If you want to get a Windows 8 notebook that also has touch screen features, be prepared to pay a bit more compared to a regular notebook. News.com reports that, in Dell's regular quarterly conference call this week, CEO and founder Michael Dell admitted that Windows 8 touch screen-based notebooks would be priced somewhat higher than their non-touch screen counterparts. He didn't say how much more touch screen-based laptops would cost.
On the other hand, that could also mean that consumers could be more interested in touch-screen notebooks when Windows 8 is officially launched later this year. Dell said:
Unlike other Windows transitions, this is a transition where you are going to need a new PC. whether it's a tablet or an ultrabook with touch or a notebook with touch or a PC with touch or some derivative hybrid of all of the above type of products.
Dell said that the company will have "a full complement of products" ready to go for the official launch of Windows 8 later this year. At the same time, Dell also admitted that a number of businesses are still upgrading their PCs to Windows 7. ITWorld.com quotes him as saying, "Corporations are still adopting Windows 7, so we don't think there will be a massive adoption of Windows 8 early on."