Want a tablet? Want a laptop? Why not both – in one single device. Nowadays, you can pick up a laptop with touchscreen capabilities, and you can do so quite affordably. If you want one, then you’ve come to the right place, aswe’ve collected six of the best machines on the market. Have a look at them, and you may just find one that you’d like.
|1. Acer Chromebook R11 Convertible Laptop||Intel Celeron Quad-Core 1.6 GHz||4GB DDR3L RAM|
|2. Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook||i7-7500U Dual Core 2.7 GHz||16 GB DDR3 RAM|
|3. Asus ZenBook Flip||Intel Core M3-6Y30||8GB RAM|
|4. Lenovo Yoga 910||Intel i7-7500 U||8GB DDR3|
|5. HP Spectre x360||Intel i7-7400U 2.7GHz||16 GB DDR4|
|6. Microsoft Surface Book||Intel Core i7||16 GB DDR4|
Our first item comes from Acer. Chromebooks are pretty versatile and popular devices, especially amongst those who use Cloud. The R11 is one of the most powerful, yet most affordable laptops of that kind. Acer R11 costs just under $250, but has excellent characteristics, making it one of the best value products on this list.
The first thing we notice about R11 is just how good its internal components are. This laptop features 4GB DDR3L RAM memory, which, for this type of device, is really impressive. On top of that, the computer has a very fast processor too, the Intel Celeron N3150 Quad-Core, rated to 1.6 GHz. You can also boost the processor’s power with the Intel Burst Technology, which puts the processor speed at 2.8GHz.
The laptop features a beautiful, 11.6-inch screen. The screen has hinges that allow you turn it a full 360 degrees. It is also Multi-touch and supports 10 finger touch. This allows you to pitch a “tent” or use the laptop as a fully-fledged notebook.
This laptop also has a very good battery, rated to last as much as ten hours. Of course, this depends on how you use it. It has 32 GB SSD memory, but, like we said, this is a device is much better when you use Cloud, as you don’t have that much room to work with, and you’ll need to export your files.
R11 could be considered a work laptop, but, if you need a gaming machine, then your best bet is the Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook. This is an extremely powerful machine, fully intended for playing high-end video games. However, it doesn’t come cheap, as it costs an upward of $1.200, almost five times more than the R11.
So, what has Razer Blade got? Let’s start with the specifications. Within the sleek black body, you will find an i7-7500U Dual-Core with Hyper-Threading, rated to 2.7 GHz. If that’s not enough, you can engage the Turbo, and pump the frequency up to 3.5 GHz. On top of that, the laptop features 16 GB DDR3 RAM, which allows you, pretty much, to play any game on Steam right now. The hard drive is also spacious, and it can hold up to 512GB.
As for the monitor, Razor sports a 12.5 QHD screen. However, if you want to pay some 200 bucks extra, you can get a model with a superb 4K monitor, which will significantly enhance your gaming experience. But your gaming experience can be even better through Razer Blade’s Chroma anti-ghosting keyboard. The keyboard is very sensitive, very precise and very comfortable for typing. The keys can be easily remapped and macros created using the Razer Synapse. The keyboard is also backlit and you can customize the lights to suit your preference.
Lastly, a feature that is most unusual, but very useful. Razer can be paired up with Razer Core, a separate tower. This is a separate graphics card enclosure, and allows you to swap out graphics cards, and has different ports if the ones on
your laptop aren’t enough.
Coming up next is the Asus Zenbook Flip. Another Asus product, you can expect nothing but the best out of this device. With good specifications and plenty of processing power, ZenBook Flip is one of the best computers you can get for work, but also some light gaming.
Starting from the outside, Asus ZenBook Flip features a 13.3-inch touchscreen display, with maximum resolution achievable being 1920×1080. This is the biggest screen so far, meaning that it is much easier previewing things, as compared to other laptops before it. The screen also features special hinges that will let you flip it 360 degrees, and make the laptop into a tablet, or pitch a “tent” for ultimate hands-free and viewing experience.
As for the internal hardware, here’s what Flips’ got. The device’s 8GB RAM and Intel Core M3-6Y30 processor allow it to deal with a lot of powerful programs and games, and its 4MB dedicated SmartCache, along with RAM, making multitasking appear seamless. The computer also has plenty of hard drive space you can work with, a whole 512GB.
One of the best things about ZenBook Flip is that it comes with Widows 10, and is the very first ZenBook that is certified with Cortana Voice-Premium. The machine costs about $700 and is covered by a 1-year International warranty and a 1-year accidental damage protection warranty.
There can be no list like this without Lenovo, and, sure enough, here it is. Lenovo Yoga 910 is a splendid machine, one that emphasizes substance but with plenty of class to go along with it. Light, portable, but also sizable, it is easy to transport, but with not too small a screen so you wouldn’t see what’s written on it.
As we’ve mentioned that screen, let’s start our description from there. Yoga features a 14’’ screen, displaying full HD, with a 10-point multi-touch technology. The screen is, again, capable of flipping a full 360 degrees, allowing you to make the laptop into a tablet, or, as we said before, pitch a “tent”. The whole thing weighs only about 3.09 pounds and is not more than 0.6 inches thick, making it one of the thinnest and lightest devices on the market.
Yoga boasts the same RAM memory found in Asus Flip. 8GB DDR3 is more than enough to run even the most demanding of programs without much hustle. However, the processing power is where this laptop excels, being fitted with a seventh generation i7-7500 U processor, the same one found in Razer. The device also features a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint reader that will ensure the safety of your files, a features not found on any other laptop on our list.
From bigger to bigger to biggest, the HP Spectre x360 boasts the largest screen on our list. This stellar device is one of the best convertible laptops you can possibly own, but it will come at a sizable price. Spectre has a pretty hefty price tag of about $1.600, and is the second most expensive laptop on the list.
Like we said, the Spectre fella is the most expensive laptop with the biggest screen. Its screen stands at 15.6 inches wide, which is pretty sizable for a touchscreen laptop. As before, the hinges allow for full foldability, and the laptop can be made into a hands-free media viewing device or a tablet. The screen is also compatible with a stylus.
But the computer doesn’t stop there with its impressive features. Spectre boasts hardware that matches Razer Blade. It has 16GB RAM (DDR4) and an i7-7400U processor, clocked at 2.7GHz. The computer also boasts 512GB of SSD space, which is more than enough for all your programs and/or games.
Last but not least is the Microsoft Surface Book. Surface takes the top spot as the most expensive, but also the most powerful, laptop. With a price tag of more than $3000, Surface is about twice the price of Spectre.
However, the specifications for this laptop more than make-up for the price. Surface features 16 GB DDR4 RAM, and an Intel Core i7 processor, making this laptop extremely fast. But the best part is that you get twice the hard drive memory than Spectre, towering over the competition with its staggering 1TB.
Another interesting thing about Surface is that its 13.6-inch screen is fully detachable. This allows you to use the screen as a dedicated tablet, without having to carry the keyboard around. Just like with Spectre, Surface’s screen is also compatible with a stylus, which is a feature very interesting to all graphic designers. The graphics quality is very sound, brought to you by NVIDIA GeForce GTC 965M, with 2GB of memory. Considering the specifications, you may even play some higher-tear games on it.
Well, there you have it, 6 of the best laptops featuring a touchscreen display. These devices are really neat, as they allow more flexibility with the new operating systems. They’re also smaller on average, making them more portable.
In any case, we’ve done our part, and it’s up to you to take your pick. Think about what you need the laptop for, and what’s your budget, and decide upon that.