Acer, HP, and Lenovo have all reportedly placed orders for 12.1 inch capacitive touchscreens from Taiwanese display maker Cando. DigiTimes reports that the displays recently became the first to be certified as compatible with Windows 7 and all of the new operating system’s advanced touchscreen features.
There’s no word on whether these screens will be used for cheap, low power, netbook-like devices or high end ultraportables with faster processors, enhanced graphics capabilities, and higher storage capacities. But PC makers have been pumping out 12 inch laptops with low power Intel Atom, Intel CULV, and AMD Neo like there’s no tomorrow. So my money’s on these puppies showing up in cheap subnotebooks in the next 6 to 12 months.