The Modern UI from Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system was made for touch input, even though it works with mice just fine, so it helps to have a touch panel on your PC when running the OS.
Notebooks still don't have touch panels by default, but the Acer Aspire V5 is an example of one that does, and a larger one too.
It measures 15.6 inches in diagonal, although we know that 11.6-inch and 14-inch models will be made as well.
In fact, the specifications of the mobile computer are the same as on the regular Aspire V5
. We haven't written the hands-on experience of that one yet, but we have a few photos ready, so we may get around to it at some point.
Availability and pricing of the Aspire V5 Touch aren't known yet, but we'll provide them if we discover them. Those less patient can always go to the product page
of the normal Aspire V5 and use the info there as a basis for speculation.