A chart of the most popular touch screen laptops. Do you already know all about this type of device? Then
jump right to the chart
and find the perfect one for you.
Otherwise, here is a quick summary of the most important facts.
The three most common reasons to get a touch screen laptop are:
- To use it with the new Windows versions that are designed for touch. From windows 8 on, the default windows interface is made to work by swiping and tapping on the screen rather than using a mouse.
- Doing artistic work. By using a stylus you can draw and write directly on the screen.
- The ability to use it as a tablet. When you buy a touch screen laptop with a detachable keyboard, then you can turn it into a tablet any time you like.
This new freedom comes not completely for free, so here is what you have to compromise on in return:
As of today, all touchscreen laptops have a glossy screen rather than having the choice of matte. Glossy screens reflect sunlight more. If you often work outside, you might consider a matte screen without touch. On the other hand, glossy screens have more intense colors.
Touchscreens tend to be a few millimeters thicker. This thickness adds a bit of weight which can range from around 0.2 lbs to 0.3lbs.
Due to the extra processing that a touchscreen has to perform, the battery life is lower than on a standard laptop.
Ok, are you ready to find the perfect one for you? Here is the comparison chart. We always keep it updated with the latest models. By default, it is sorted by price and screen size. But you can change the axis however you like (just hover them with the mouse). On the left, you will find useful filters to narrow down your search.