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ArmpitOfDeath

Inconsistency in treatment of touch notebooks

I submitted the U500VZ Touch recently, and it was reclassified under a sub-spec of the U500VZ. Since they're two different experiences despite similar hardware, I don't think it's entirely deserving of a sub-spec status...

...and at least someone agrees with me because the X1 Carbon Touch is it's own product.

Could we get some clarification on this point please?

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frankspin

When putting new products on the site we look at different factors like dimensions, build and marketing. If we feel the touch model is being done as a new product we will make it a new product, like we did with the X1 Carbon. If we think it's just a variation of an existing product line without any type of new marketing we will combine them under one product (in a way similar to how models may vary by CPU). I hope this clears up the confusion you're having about this.
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ArmpitOfDeath

Not really. It's still just a touch variant of the Carbon and there's no evidence that it's an entirely different product, but the release timing meant the X1 arrived first.

This means that e.g. the Carbon gets a separate page while every other notebook that releases in touch and non-touch versions from here on gets lumped into the same page.
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usercf49d9f498d

I'm just a bit confused about the specs that come up when I click "Touch," because I see no mention of touch on that sheet. Is the touchscreen really 1920x1080?
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frankspin

Sorry about that, the specs have been updated on the touch model. As for the 1920x1080 it's a screen option according to ASUS.
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usercf49d9f498d

Very attractive option -- wonder how much it'll cost.
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ArmpitOfDeath

See, now I come up against a prima facie problem. I can't write a separate review for the XPS One 27 Touch (as one will shortly be thudding on my doorstep) vs the One 27. The addition of the articulating stand + touch does mean it does become a different machine in effect, and an edit of the existing product to mention touch in passing doesn't make sense. How do you propose to tackle this problem without a separate product category? It's silly.
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