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Asus will launch an Eee PC netbook with a touchscreen display early next year, a company executive has said.

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The introduction looks set to take place at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas early in January 2009, where Asus has already lined up a major launch event.

Samson Hu, the head of Asus' Eee division, said the company expects the addition of a touchscreen to drive sales. Anecdotally, a fair few Register Hardware readers have commented that they'd like to see a touchscreen Small, Cheap Computer, but we can't see the attraction. Maybe we're too wedded to our keyboards and mice.

And there is a touchscreen SCC out there: the M912 from Asus' rival, Gigabyte. Launched last June, it finally started shipping just recently.

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