There are several laptops now from HP and others that are touch screen w/Windows 8. There's others that convert from laptop to tablet as well (those have been around a while but seem to be coming back now).
yes I saw one by HP for $599...not a horrible price for a 8meg laptop with touchscreen. But the 27 inch monitor....dang that thing was like something out of sci-fi. I think Microsoft will end up being right about moving to a touch oriented operating system...people just need a few months to get used to it. I hope Microsoft tanks on earnings though this quarter...I could buy a LOT of shares for $25 each.