re: Dell Updates Business Ultrabooks, Laptops
Yeah, possibly, though I think Dell might sell more of the non-touch Windows 7 configuration that it does any of the others. That seems to be the trend with XP migrations so far.
Still, during the presentation, someone said, "Whether you use touch once a month or every day, you'll be glad it's there." I think that's true. Sometimes, after using my Surface Pro, I find myself reaching up toward the screen of my Lenovo ThinkPad--so clearly, I must like the touch aspect, if I've conditioned myself to absentmindedly swipe at non-touch laptop screens.
Still, a lot of "touch" functionality is built into the MacBook Air's trackpad, which wipes the earth with the stuff a lot of Windows OEMs put out there. It's not the same as having a true touchscreen, but if "touch" functions matter, it somewhat narrows the gap.