Dell has sneakily rolled out a new notebook in the States. The Studio 17 Touch, as it's called, has appeared on the company's US website and features a whopping great big 17-inch multitouch touchscreen.

It ships with a suite of touch-enabled applications, including a Dell photo browser, but other than that the design is pretty much the same as the regular Studio 17. It has a 2.1 speaker setup, along with a HDMI-out, and starts with a 2.1GHz dual-core Intel processor, 3GB of RAM, 250GB of hard disk space and integrated graphics.

That can be pumped up to a 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo, 1TB of disk storage, an ATI Mobility Radeon HD graphics card and a Blu-ray optical drive. That'll push the price up considerably from the basic $900 starting point, but if you want the best then it'll cost you.

Dell reckons that orders placed now should ship in early December. Just in time for Christmas.