According to a new press release from Neonode, the Swedish company behind the zForce optical touchscreen, a deal has been struck with Asus. “Later this year” you can expect to see devices utilizing the innovative screens later this year. Neonode CEO Thomas Eriksson says zForce offers a cost savings over other touchscreen options, so it’ll be interesting to see what impact (if any) the change has on Asus price points.
While the technology does offer a cost advantage, zForce appears to be every bit as responsive as any high-quality capacitive displays. zForce can also handle input from things traditional screens can’t, like gloved fingers. While most outlets are reporting Asus tablets will receive the screens, Neonode’s presser says “products” — and there’s certainly the possibility that Asus could utilize zForce in netbooks, notebooks, and all-in-one systems as well.
Check the demo video after the break for a taste of what Neonode’s zForce displays will bring to the Asus products they’re set to land in later this year.