Dell has quietly slipped a touchscreen version of the Studio 17 notebook into its lineup.
The Studio 17 Touch represents Dell's first ever multitouch notebook and boy, does it mean business. With a 17.3-inch (1600x900) display, the machine packs Intel's 2.1GHz Dual Core T4300, with the option to upgrade to Core i7. Processing power aside, you're looking at a 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 (option for a 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650), up to 8GB of RAM, up to 1TB of storage, Blu-ray, 802.11g connectivity, a six-cell battery, and various different options for Windows 7.
Electronista reports that system starts off at $800 for the Dual Core T4300, 4GB of DDR3, an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570, a 320GB HDD, a dual-layer DVD burner, Blu-ray, 802.11g connectivity, a six-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium x64.
Hit up Dell to preorder. Shipping is set for December.