As expected, Ocular has begun demonstrating its latest capacitive touchscreen displays with sizes ranging from 3.5 inches to 10.1 inches. The company says prices for the screens will start as low as $22, which means it shouldn’t cost too much extra for netbook makers to throw one of these little guys into existing or upcoming models.
Capacitive touchscreens generally look better than the resistive touchscreens found in most cheaper touchscreen tablets and netbooks today. And they’re also capable of recognizing touch from multiple inputs, which allows support for gestures like pinching, zooming, and rotating, as well as sliding, dragging, and clicking.
We’re already starting to see netbook makers like Asus demo devices with multitouch screens. But it’s not clear what screen manufacturer Asus is using.