Microsoft (MSFT) is offering a $20 Windows 8 license discount to OEMs for touch-enabled...

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Microsoft (MSFT) is offering a $20 Windows 8 license discount to OEMs for touch-enabled notebooks with 11.6" and smaller displays, Taiwanese manufacturers tell Digitimes. A free copy of Office 2013 is reportedly thrown in for sub-10.8" systems. The report comes as PC industry forecasts continue to slide. It also comes ahead of Intel's (INTC) mid-2013 Haswell CPU launch - Intel has mandated all Haswell ultrabooks sport touchscreens. Windows 8 Pro OEM licenses currently go for $80-$90.