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Linux notebooks get multitouch gesture support for Synaptics touchpads

Synaptics has introduced technology to support multitouch touchpads on systems running Linux. Up until now, Synaptics drivers were available primarily for Windows systems with supported touchpads. But the Synaptics Gesture Suite Linux (SGS-L) is available for a variety of Linux distributions including Fedora, Millos Linpus, Red Flag, SUSE, Ubuntu, and Xandros. Synaptics says Google Chrome […]

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Stantum touchscreens with 10-finger, stylus input coming soon?

There are all sorts of touchscreens out there. But one of the biggest lines diving, say, an iPhone touchscreen from those found on many tablets, notebooks, and Windows Mobile phones is the line between screens that accept stylus input and those that are finger-friendly. It’s rare to find a touchscreen that can handle both types […]

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Lenovo introduces Ideapad S10-3 netbook and S10-3t tablet

The Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 is the third consumer-oriented 10 inch netbook from the company. The base model features a new Intel Atom N450 or N470 processor and an updated design, but overall it’s not that different from its predecessor, the IdeaPad S10-2. The S10-3t, on the other hand, is another story. The IdeaPad S10-3t features […]

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Linux + Multitouch display = open source 10 fingered goodness

Thinking about picking up one of those newfangled multitouch displays for your netbook, but holding off because you’re worried that there won’t be support for multitouch gestures under Linux? It looks like there’s nothing to worry about. While most versions of Windows 7 (but not Windows 7 Starter) include built-in support for multitouch screens, most […]

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Multitouch 10.1″ DIY netbook touchscreen kits found on eBay

10.1″ netbooks are pretty well dirt cheap right now – there were loads available this Thanksgiving weekend for less than $200, and that looks like a trend that’s going to continue. But what if you want a multi-touch capable device? Those are a bit more pricey. However, if you’re willing to crack open the plastic […]

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Asus Eee PC T91MT touchscreen tablet includes updated multitouch software

As I mentioned the other day, the new multitouch version of the Eee PC T91 is now shipping. The netbook has an 8.9 inch touchscreen display and it can be used either in laptop or tablet mode. There are three major differences between the new model and the version that’s been available with Windows XP […]

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Asus Eee PC T91MT multitouch netbook/tablet now available for pre-order

Asus is starting to roll out an updated version of the Eee PC T91 touchscreen convertible netbook. Like the unit I reviewed a few months ago, the new model is powered by a 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z520 processor and includes an 8.9 inch touchscreen display that can be folded down over the keyboard for use […]

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Multitouch resistive touchscreen display on an Eee PC 901 – Video

The only Asus netbook that the company builds with a multitouch display is the Asus Eee PC T91MT… and as far as I know, that model hasn’t begun shipping yet. But display maker EELY is showing of an Asus Eee PC 901 netbook that’s been outfitted with an 8.9 inch, resistive multitouch display at FPD […]

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Acer turns Aspire 1410/1810T into a tablet and calls it the 1820P

The Acer Aspire 1410 is a thin and light laptop that has a bunch of features you won’t find in an average netbook, including a high resolution 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, a 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500 processor, and GMA X4500 graphics which can handle HD video playback. But there’s one […]