It's always interesting when someone takes a PC and does something different with it, and that is precisely what has happened here with the Shuttle D10. It has a built-in touchscreen that is no doubt causing many to question the reasons why a PC would even need to have a touchscreen on its face in the first place.
And while a touchscreen built into a PC could raise some eyebrows, John Brownlee at Boing Boing Gadgets raises a few good points. A touchscreen could be used for managing a home file server. Could you imagine the convenience of that? You wouldn't even need to sit down at the desk, just make a few gestures and gain the access you need.
Or, it could potentially be a money saver. If the PC is meant to act more as storage or as a data hub for your house, you wouldn't necessarily need to connect a monitor to it. If you're on a tight budget, the $500 price tag feels just about right, especially when a monitor purchase isn't a requirement.
[via Boing Boing Gadgets]