Nearly every household these days have some form of computer that is mainly used to venture online. Over the past few years the computer technology market has exploded with a vast variety of computers, laptops, tablets and we must include mobile phones in the list now as they can almost do what computers can.
A Match Made in Heaven
In recent years the development of laptops has seen the best features of laptops and tablets combined, with the added windows 8 operating software to take full advantage of the touch screen technology a new breed of laptop was born. The touch screen laptop enables users to type on the keypad with ease (a task some can find difficult on tablet screens) making emails and word documents a breeze to complete, then the user can use the touch screen to resize an image, move a window around or swipe the screen to switch between tasks making full use of multi-tasking software.
Ultimate Touch Screen laptop Comparison Guide
Included in the matrix are 9 columns:
- Laptop pictures
- Laptop brand and name/model – (click to view more details or to purchase)
- Screen Size
- Processor brand/type/speed
- RAM size
- Hard Drive Capacity
- Price – These are approximate prices on Amazon.com. These change frequently based on availability, special promotions, and more. But generally speaking: £ = under £400, ££ = £400 to £600, £££ = £600 to £800, ££££ = £800+
- Rating – The average user rating on amazon.co.uk. This can be very helpful in deciding if the laptop is for you, if people are satisfied with their purchase then more likely you will be.
*Click on any of the columns to sort the data to help make your decision easier
Touch Screen Laptop
Hard Drive Capacity
|Google Chromebook Pixel||12.85 in||Intel CoreTM i5 1.8GHz||4 GB||32 GB||££££||4|
|Sony T Series||13 in||Intel Core i3 1.8 GHz||4 GB||32 GB||£££||5|
|Asus Vivobook S200E||11.6 in||Intel Core i3 1.4 GHz||4 GB||500 GB||£||5|
|Asus S400CA||14 in||Intel Core i3 1.8 GHz||4 GB||500GB||££||4.4|
|Acer aspire v5-571p||15.6 in||Intel Core i3 1.4 GHz||6 GB||500 GB||££||4|
|HP ENVY x2||11.6 in||Intel Atom 1.7 GHz||2 GB||64 GB||££££||4.5|
|Acer Aspire M3-581PTG||15.6 in||Intel Core i5 1.8 GHz||4 GB||500 GB||£££||4.2|
|Samsung XE500||11.6 in||Intel Atom 1.5 GHz||2 GB||64GB||£££||3.8|
|Toshiba Satellite P845t-10G||14 in||Intel Core i3 1.9 GHz||4 GB||500GB||££||4|
|Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga||13.3 in||Intel Core i7 1.9 GHz||4 GB||128 GB||££££||4.6|
|Samsung 540U3C||13.3 in||Intel Core i3 1.8 GHz||6 GB||500GB||£££||4|
|Samsung XE700||11.6 in||Intel Core i5 1.7 GHz||4 GB||64GB||££££||3|
|Asus TaiChi||11.6 in||Intel Core i7 1.9 GHz||4 GB||256 GB||££££||4|
The touch screen laptops included on this chart actually only begin to scratch the surface. So many manufacturers and models exist that there is no way that we could have listed everything, especially as every few months a newer improved model may be released. However, many exceptional laptops are included at every price range and from a wide variety of quality brands.
Most of the laptops included are fixed screen to keyboard which many feel is an essential criteria for being able to call it a laptop. However, you will indeed notice a couple of laptops where the screen and keyboard can be separated making it closer related to a tablet device which also makes a good option depending on your needs.
The Evolution of Laptops
Laptops with touch screens give the user a whole new level of usage and interaction compared to its predecessors.
Before laptops all that was available was a computer that was comprised of a monitor, keyboard, mouse and the CPU tower unit.
The advancement onto laptops saw a combination of the monitor, keyboard and CPU combined with a separate mouse for pointer usage, the next step on from this saw the touchpad added to the mix meaning the user no longer needed to carry a separate accessory to be able to fully use the laptop.
Fast forward to today, where we have incredible mobile phones and tablet devices that brought a whole new level of user interface to the market, technology developers saw a way to enhance the usability of standard laptops by adding the ability to control on screen windows and images with TOUCH, this technology integration between tablets and laptops is just what was needed to take standard laptops to the next level.
If you are still unsure if touch screen laptops are the future of laptops just remember your first thought towards the ipad when it was first announced! My first thought was yeah it looks cool but it won’t match up to my laptop, then I got one and fell in love with it! But that didn’t stop me from needing and wanting to use my laptop. Then a friend introduced me to the hp envy x2, when I first used the laptop it took a while to get used to the interface but after a short time I was hooked and saw the massive potential of the windows 8 software and touchscreen combination had to offer.
How to Find a Laptop That Meets Your Needs
Above you will find an interactive comparison chart to help you match one of the best touch laptops on the market today with your needs. But before you start salivating over your next computer companion; let’s take a look at what’s on this guide. Overall, rather than taking some guys advice on YouTube about what the best laptop is, look at the options and criteria to help you make the appropriate decision before parting with your money.
So, above you will find the Ultimate laptop Comparison Guide to help you find the perfect fit for you.
Short Review of the Top 5 Laptops
Honestly, most of the laptops included above are excellent options; but there are a few that we just need to point out as our favourites. Below you will find our top 5 picks of overall touch screen laptops along with a more detailed review of each. So, pull up your computer chair, lets dig into these options
HP ENVY x2
The HP ENVY x2 bring a whole new dimension to the laptop market, doubling as a tablet device the user is able to detach the keyboard completely and travel with just the screen to be used as a tablet. This makes its mobility a great feature if you are on the move a lot.
With its 1.7 GHz processing power it easily streams and plays videos from YouTube and other online players like sky go, the laptop has a HDMI output meaning it can be connected to a tv to show off videos and pictures on the big screen. Hp have really put a lot of thought into the design of this laptop as it looks great but also handles well and feels very robust. You might expect the screen to feel quite delicate when attached to the keyboard but this isn’t the case. It’s great to have a laptop that makes use of windows 8 apps and pc programmes too.
Sony T series 13″ laptop Ci3
This sony is incredibly thin and light but tough at the time, these characteristics make it the perfect laptop to carry around on your travels or for the business commuter, with its rapid wake up feature you can close the lid and put it into sleep mode then open it again when you’re ready to continue working and the laptop springs to life ready to use when you are.
Another great feature is the HDD shock protector so if you knock or drop the laptop the driver heads immediately park before impact damages them!
The quality of the screen makes watching video a dream, add the awesome touch screen makes accessing your files more entertaining and efficient.
The VIAO T series allows for usb charging on the move like never before, just connect your phone to the laptop and it will begin to change even if the laptop is off; this is mobile charging at its best. It is also Energy Star 5.0 compliant so you never feel energy is being wasted as it’s so energy efficient
All in all if you are looking for a laptop that combines well with a touch screen then this model will certainly please
This truly is a well-built laptop with a beautiful design and intuitive touch screen interface. Featuring Sonic master technology the waves max audio 3 makes for a much richer sound quality improving user experience when listening to music and watching videos.
In my opinion this is one of the best touch screen models on the market today its so easy and flawless to use with fantastic speed for everyday usage
The design is pure chic, vivobook is ultra slim and super light at just 1.4kg it is no burden to carry around with you on your travels.
If you are not familiar with windows 8 this vivobook provides a great introduction to the way windows 8 combined with touch screen was really meant to be used. The 2 features together on this machine demonstrate what is possible with the future of laptop computing.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga
IdeaPad yoga is the world’s first multi-mode ultrabook perfect for both work and play. The screen allows for 10 point multi touch and folds back 360° allowing for 4 different modes of usage, a full 360° turn puts the device into full tablet mode making full use of the touch screen. The standard notebook open mode enables you to get full use of the keyboard to type out long documents that are easier to complete on a keyboard. The other 2 modes are tent mode and stand mode which both are great for touch screen use and for viewing videos and powerpoint presentations.
Lenovos own Energy Management allows for extended battery durability with advanced energy saving technology which allows for longer periods between charges.
The 1.9GHz processor speeds through most processes and provides smooth playback of online videos and games play well making this a great machine for both entertainment and work purposes.
The main feature of this laptop that jumps out at you is the super clarity to the screen resolution, the images and videos played on the screen come through with so much definition it is very pleasing to the eye. The screen boasts a fantastic 239 pixels per inch displaying a truly mesmerising viewing experience.
Gorilla® Glass multi-touch screen gives this machine durability and a tough feel to it that makes you trust you won’t break it with extended or heavy handed use.
The storage capacity is 32 GB on the hard drive but google supply you with a fantastic bonus of 1TB of cloud storage for 1 year, meaning you can access your files anywhere and be safe in the knowledge that you won’t lose your precious memories.
Now that you have seen the options and reviewed our top picks for the best touch laptops on the market, it’s up to you to pick what meets your needs, is in your price range, and overall help you complete your tasks whether for work or pleasure.
As you know, new laptops are being created all the time by new and old technology manufacturers. For that reason, the comparison chart above will be updated as new laptops need to be added to the list. Or if you feel like we missed a superior machine that needs to be included on the list, let me know on the contact page and I will do my best to write a review!
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