Lenovo becomes multi-touchy feely

New products feature multitouch tech
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New products feature multitouch tech

Lenovo is pushing its ‘multitouch’ screen technology with the launch of the ThinkPad X200 Tablet PC and the ThinkPad T400s laptop.

The optional addition of multitouch technology on the ThinkPad X200 Tablet is being marketed towards the sales, healthcare and education markets. The model already supports what the firm calls ‘one finger touch’, but the new technology allows the use of two fingers in a variety of gestures, including pinching, zooming, tapping and flicking through documents, web pages and photos.

The addition of multitouch technology into the ThinkPad T400s laptop range allows four fingers to be used to manipulate objects, move images with two hands, or have two people use the screen simultaneously.

“We see now as the right time for multitouch screens on PCs,” said Sam Dusi, vice president, worldwide ThinkPad product marketing, Lenovo. “With touch screens increasingly becoming part of the devices we use routinely and continued improvement of the technology including the integration of touch in the upcoming Windows 7operating system, the environment for making touch part of our Tablet PC and ThinkPad T400s laptop experience couldn’t be better.”