We’re starting to see netbook makers including Asus and Gigabyte produce mini-laptops with touchscreen displays. But one thing we haven’t really seen yet is netbooks with multitouch displays. But Johannes from Eee PC.de did spot something unusual at CeBIT: an Asus Eee PC 701 with a multitouch screen.
There are at least two reasons this is unusual. First, touchscreens are a lot more common on laptops with screens that can be swiveled and folded down over the keyboard for use in tablet mode. The Eee PC 701 doesn’t do that. And second, Asus is expected to phase out the Eee PC 701 with its tiny keyboard and 7 inch display soon to focus on netbooks with larger screens.
So it’s safe to say the touchscreen netbook in the video is just a prototype that someone hacked together to demonstrate the possibilities. It’s still fun to look at. The netbook is running Windows 7, which will feature wider support for multitouch gestures and other features. But for now all we’ve got is a video of a guy painting on the screen with two fingers.
Check out the full video after the break.