- Google Pixelbook Go
- Dell XPS 15
- Lenovo Yoga C630
Touchscreens on laptops started out as a bit of a gimmick – a fun feature, but ultimately not a necessity for most users. After all, laptops have trackpads, and can just as easily be connected to a mouse.
But over time, quite a few users discovered that the unique utility offered by touchscreen laptops can be surprisingly helpful. They were successful enough that manufacturers kept making them – and quickly, they became as competitive as, for example, gaming laptops. We went and picked out some of the best touchscreen laptops you can get this year!
- 500 nit brightness
- 15.6” FHD screen
- Anti-glare screen
- Up to 10thGen Intel i7
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti
- Up to 64GB of RAM
This Dell is a solid laptop choice for just about anyone. Its price tag varies quite a bit based on what hardware is chosen for it, however even at maximum RAM and CPU stats, it’s well worth the price – especially since features like the speakers, keyboard, and overall presentation are also top-notch.
The 1650 Ti may prove a little weak for some purposes, but unless you are looking to do extensive graphic work or to game, this laptop will be more than capable of meeting your requirements. It’s thin and surprisingly light, making it easy to carry and use – even without a mouse. The large and accurate trackpad is almost as nice to use as the touchscreen itself is.
- 4G connectivity
- 13.3” FHD screen
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Processor
- Qualcomm Adreno 630
- Up to 8GB of RAM
This small but fierce laptop packs a punch – with incredible battery life and surprisingly solid performance, this is one of the better laptops in the sub-600-dollar price range. Since it features Chrome OS rather than Windows, it’s somewhat limited in what it can be used for, but in that, it excels. If you are looking for a long-lasting small and portable touchscreen laptop, this is one of your best options.
It even features a fingerprint reader as an added security gimmick, as well as a Lenovo Active Pen – but really, its strongest point is the up to 22-hour battery life it boasts. The 2-in-1 device can be used both in laptop mode and as a canvas/tablet – the result is a lot of utility in a lot of situations, especially given how light it is.
- OLED/FHD screen options
- 13.5” display
- Up to 11th Gen Intel i7
- Intel Iris Xe
- Up to 16GB of RAM
This laptop is something of a rarity in that it is available in a 3k2k OLED screen version. A standard FHD screen is also available, for those who prefer it. The laptop is an all-around improvement on previous models in the series and features all sorts of cool functions – a fingerprint sensor, facial recognition, a good selection of ports and more.
With a solid if not amazing battery life of 10+ hours, it should last most of a workday. It loses points only for its somewhat shallow keyboard and questionable choice in graphics card. The Iris Xe is a solid choice for an integrated graphics solution but competing laptop models often offer a dedicated GPU instead – depending on what you are looking for, that could present an issue in this one.
- Up to 4k resolution
- 13.3” display
- Up to 11th Gen Intel i7
- Intel UHD 615
- Up to 16GB of RAM
The Google Pixelbook Go is a great choice for anyone that wants to pick up a Chromebook. It features a bright and crisp screen that’s nice to use both as a regular laptop and as a tablet version. It’s not the cheapest for a Chromebook, but the price is justified by the above-average battery life and generally solid stats of the machine. It lacks a dedicated GPU however can otherwise compete with many Windows 10 laptops as far as performance goes – an impressive feat.
It does however have the same type of shallow keyboard that a lot of very lightweight laptops suffer from, and it also doesn’t have the best speakers or microphone. That said, these are minor gripes for an otherwise stunning touchscreen laptop with a remarkably slim design. The rather wide bezels around the screen take away from the appearance a little, but especially with a 4k display, it’s pretty hard not to be impressed by what the laptop can deliver.
- QLED display
- 15.6” display
- Intel Core i7-1065G7
- NVIDIA GeForce MX250
- 12GB of RAM
In a world of fairly similar touchscreen laptops, the Galaxy Book Flex manages to stand out for a few reasons – chief among them its QLED screen. It features incredible brightness, colour accuracy, and fantastic contrast options. Another 2-in-1 device, it has a few other cool extras, such as a touchpad that can double as a charger – it can charge any Qi-enabled device.
Couple that with an above-average battery that will last up to 15 hours, there is little to complain about as far as this laptop goes, particulary when you consider its solidly mid-range price tag. The built-in S pen may not be to everyone’s liking, but as the touchscreen works without it, its use is purely optional.
This is our selection of the best touchscreen laptops you can buy this year. Do you prefer touchscreen laptops to the ‘normal’ kind? Have you ever tried one? Let us know your thoughts.