bill - 5:57 am on Jan 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
About half of the new laptops I see on sale in Japan now have touch screens. They even put signs on all the old non-touchscreen models. I guess they got tired of wiping down the screens of the display models every day. ;)
Even without the touchscreen, you can do a lot of Windows 8 gestures on your trackpad, assuming you have one on your laptop.