The Touch is the key element to the next version of Windows and because of that the software giant’s next success is heavily rely on their hardware partners to bring out better than decent products that are equipped with higher quality of touch devices. But how to define what is a good touch experience in Windows 8? According to Building Windows 8,
- Panning and touch response are precise and smooth (we call this “stick to your finger” panning).
- Touch visualization is direct and immediate.
- Targeting UI with your fingers is seamless and confident.
- Typing on the screen is quick, efficient and responsive.
- Touch application experiences are consistent. Touching these applications will work the same regardless of the device they are run on.
Generally speaking, if you are on the market shopping for a touch-enabled device that would run Windows 8, those touch-enabled Windows PCs should work fine. But those, Microsoft staff are most commonly using would definitely work better, namely:
- HP Elitebook 2740p and 2760p convertible
- ASUS EP121 tablet
- Dell Inspiron Duo convertible
- Lenovo x201, x220t convertible
- 3M M2256PW 22” display
More, if these are not the ones you like the most, there are a list of devices that are currently in Windows 8 test labs in this post from Building Windows 8. Here they are, as of now.