Someone thought touchscreen notebooks were a good idea.

Someone also thought Windows 8 was a good idea.

Both arrived on the market at the same time. Now both are about to disappear at roughly the same time. Windows 10 is making its way to the market early next year, and orders for touchscreen notebooks have totally dried up.

The latter claim comes from DigiTimes, the Taiwan-based tech site with a lot of connections to Taiwan and mainland-based hardware makers. DigiTimes reports that orders for notebooks with touchscreen displays have “disappeared completely,” and that the product class “will be phased out of the industry” once existing inventory is sold.

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