Greg Keizer in Computerworld on Microsoft’s continuing problems with Windows 8 touch devices.
Touch’s premium continues to scare off buyers who have been trained by years of cut-rate PC deals, but the prices themselves are not entirely to blame. Even if the gap between touch and non-touch PCs was significantly smaller, customers would still pass because they don’t see much value in having touch on a PC.
It’s physics. Touch on a notebook requires finger, hand, arm, and shoulder effort. A trackpad does not. What’s the compelling reason to use touch on a notebook or desktop computer?