Microsoft’s release of Windows 8, the next iteration of it’s Windows franchise, is just right around the corner.  Set for October 26, 2012, many laptop manufacturers have been scrambling to incorporate the operating system’s new and innovative features into their products.

As consumers, many of you may be wondering what Windows 8 will look like on a laptop.  We’ve seen how multi-touch functionality works on a tablet.  For a preview of Windows 8 and how it looks on a Toshiba Satellite notebook, check out this Cnet article by Scott Stein.

So, how does touch on a laptop work? I’m not sure on one this big. The distance from the screen to my hand often meant reaching over the keyboard and occasionally scraping the trackpad, a problem I can see many dealing with. On the other hand, this Satellite is one of the most complete and compact designs I’ve seen in a while.

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