Medion Touch – multitouch PC announced

Medion has just outed The Touch, a Windows 7 mutitouch all-in-one PC that you can wall-mount. This finger-friendly beauty comes packing a 24in screen

Medion has just outed The Touch, a Windows 7 mutitouch all-in-one PC that you can wall-mount.

This finger-friendly beauty comes packing a 24in screen and a Blu-ray player, quad-core processor and 1TB memory. It's also kitted out with a wireless keyboard with trackpad, as well as a RF remote, but Windows 7’s new-found ability with touchscreens, and in particular iPhone-style multitouch, means that you can make good use of the PC even if the kids have hidden the keyboard.

Additionally, The Medion Touch also has a fingerprint reader – you can use one finger to log on to Windows as normal, but your nine other fingers can be pre-assigned to actions, like launching the media player. Neat.

Underneath the screen is a Dolby surround speaker bar, with a Sideshow screen – for RSS feeds, Facebook status, etc – plus touch-sensitive controls for most major functions. Behind the screen is the usual array of ports, but including both HDMI in and out, so you can use the PC as both a source and as a monitor.

Medion hope to release The Touch at the same time as Windows 7, but almost certainly before the end of November. It's likely to cost between £1500-£1750, and Medion assure us that this is the first in a long line of touchscreen PCs they hope to produce.

What do you think? Would you shell out for a touchscreen PC? Let us know below. Or check out our Computing Top 10 for our pick of the present bunch.