More than just eye candy, Intel’s Nikiski laptop has a fully-functional transparent touchpad. It’s basically “a clear piece of glass that does double duty as a touchpad for the Windows 7 laptop, but also transformers into a exterior touchscreen when the laptop is closed.” Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a video.

When you close the laptop, a strip of tiles pops up on the actual laptop’s display; the glass simply functions as a touchscreen overlay. The software looks very, very reminiscent of Windows 8, but it is not Windows 8.

[via TheVerge]