There is a lot of talk about laptops with touchscreen facility becoming mainstream now, at least in the US. How long do you think it will take for it to hit our shores? Is it worth waiting for it, given that Windows 8 is primarily designed for touch functionality?
just try it once if you have a desktop or a laptop, try to normally work on it, and make touching gestures on the screen, in 5-10 minutes, your arms will start to ache, and you'll say: "maybe now nothing can't beat mouse and keyboard for a pc.."
it's all a myth created by microsoft that users want a "hybrid" of desktop and touch devices, it's only what they want to implement on us, i have'nt met even a single PC user (who know it well), who wants his PC transformed into touch screen device, they all hate it and want the touch just to be in tablets or smartphones, thats it.. .