Touch-ready notebook sales continue to grow but consumers are still iffy

Manufacturers will ship nearly 20 million touch-based laptops in 2013, or  about 11% of all laptops shipped. This number has grown quickly over the past few years but touch-ready notebook are a tough sell for consumers nonetheless. 

Touch-ready notebook PCs will account for about 11 percent of all laptops shipped this year, an improvement over 2012 when customers had few choices if they wanted to smudge screens, a market research analyst said today. But touch remains a tough sell, said Richard Shim of NPD DisplaySearch.

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