Some of us just hate using the touchpad on the laptop and we can’t always bring a mouse with us. That’s why, i think that touch-screen laptops are a great alternative for people that are in this situation. In this article, we will review the 5 best touch-screen laptops available in the market for this year. We carefully reviewed many different models and came up with this list. Let’s not waste any more time and jump straight into the list.
1. Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Of course, the winner of our best touch-screen laptops list is the Surface Pro 6. Two-in-one laptops are becoming more attractive than ever, now packing amazing performance, sleek and slim designs, and gorgeous displays, what’s not to love. Microsoft has put on its weight on this market with the new Microsoft Surface Pro 6. It is pretty beautiful and slick with performance to back it. It is a go-to choice if you really want a 2-in-1.
It is a really gorgeous laptop, with the new black color scheme it really looks fantastic. Coming in at just 0.33-inches thin and a weight of 1.7-pounds, it is pretty portable. The touchscreen display of the laptop measures 12.3 inches diagonally with a resolution of 2736 x 1824 translating into 267ppi. When you are watching a movie you will instantly see that it is a pretty decent display, while there is also a tempered glass for protection. Videos look clear and sharp with vivid colors and decent contrast.
The Type Cover dock of the tablet features a full QWERTY layout with function keys and a trackpad. Even though the dimensions of the keyboard are cramped the general typing experience is pretty decent, meaning that will be some mistakes, but it is acceptable in its size. The trackpad is very responsive and sensitive, pretty well built.
Surface Pro 6 comes equipped with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It performed well for its class in benchmark tests, proving to be very versatile and functional throughout. Microsoft Surface Pro 6 has an excellent battery life of up to 9 hours of moderate use, meaning that you can easily go to the office without a charger.
When tested with Powermark to simulate 10 minutes of browsing and five minutes of streaming, it has gotten a result of seven hours and 55 minutes. It takes about two hours to charge the laptop to full from a drained battery.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is an amazing 2-in-1 that will cover all your needs. While it may be some office work Surface Pro 6 will prevail, and if you want to relax in your commute back home streaming your favorite TV show with high-quality is not an issue in Surface Pro 6. Best 2-in-1 Laptop of 2019 for business purposes hands-down.
2. Microsoft Surface Laptop 2
Generally, the sequels are not as good as the originals, well the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 does not fit to that context, as it is better than the Surface Laptop 1 which was also a great laptop. While it doesn’t feature very apparent design changes it is definitely the best Windows 10 experience.
When it comes to looks the Surface Laptop 2 is definitely marvelous with its clean lines and perfectly rounded edges, everything is very smooth and sanitary with its metal body. Coming in at just 1.25kg it is one of the lightest as well, it will easily wit into backpacks and will not put a strain on your back. Its deck is covered with Alcantara, suede-like microfibre that is very pleasant to touch, and it provides amazing comfort, something rare on laptops. However, this design is a dust and fingerprint magnet, so I would recommend you to carry a microfiber cloth in your backpack to clean it quickly.
The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 is equipped with a 13.5-inch LCD touchscreen complete with the PixelSense technology, it supports a native resolution of 2256×1504 pixels in the 3:2 aspect ratio. The color temperature on this display is a little on the warmer side but not far from the sweet spot, it can achieve about 380 nits of brightness and it can reproduce 93.1% of the sRGB color gamut.
All these stats mean that this laptop can produce an amazing image, and in my experience, it didn’t disappoint, I was very pleased with the picture as it was very lively and warm, the colors were vivid and accurate and the details were amazing.
In terms of performance it is pretty standard for its category, coming in with a quad-core 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-8250U CPU, with 8GB of DDR3 RAM and 512GB of SSD, these specs have yielded exceptional results as the Surface Laptop 2 wrecked every task in its path, and it can handle some light gaming with ease.
Every feature that I mentioned and lots that I did not, prove that this laptop is the productivity workhorse that Microsoft claims it is.
3. HP Spectre x360 13t
HP’s Spectre series has done solidly for people through the years, and the x360 has provided an amazing hybrid option. And with its premium price point it certainly appeals not to the average consumer. The new and improved HP Spectre x360, with its new design and minor performance improvements, it looks to leave a mark in its category for years to come.
HP has given the ‘gem-cut’ nickname to the Spectre x360. And they are absolutely right. Everything on this laptop is shaped to reflect light from every possible angle. Everything has an angular pattern making the device look more like a gem than an electronics. This is an exotic design which adds to its premium claim, its competition in the ultra-portable market all look kinda the same simple and minimalistic. It has a thickness of 0.57-inches and a weight of 2.92 pounds.
The Spectre x360 13t is packed with Intel’s Low-power 1-watt Full HD touchscreen display used in the HP Spectre Folio. Which is an amazing display, but at the same time providing improved battery life. The display provides excellent 1040:1 contrast, a decent brightness of 333 nits and has a 73 percent color gamut of the AdobeRGB gamut. All this means that this display is pretty good for leisure and productivity, providing a sharp picture and good colors, however, it is not enough for designers and other professionals that need better colors.
The Spectre x360 is equipped with the latest with Intel’s Whiskey Lake 8th generation Core i7-8565U processor. That makes this laptop a powerful performer while also being efficient on battery. The ultraportable has also an exceptional thermal management, an issue which HP struggled to keep it in control. In the synthetic benchmark tests, it has achieved pretty good results close to its competitors.
Battery life has been reported to be 22.5-hours by HP, while that can be true with continuous video streaming, in actual use it can average also a pretty impressive 12 hours between charges. HP has also included a pen in the package, which can be used for drawing on the screen.
Performing very well in all categories it is a very solid ultra-portable with very beautiful lines. A near-perfect ultraportable.
4. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
The definite best laptop for office dwellers that require high-performing machines, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon comes with high-performance specs, an amazing battery capacity, built into the slim and attractive carbon fiber body. It is not difficult to see as to why this machine is the first choice with office dwellers with demanding jobs, with its combination of minimalistic design, and business-friendly features that ThinkPad series is known for making it an ideal corporate device.
ThinkPad X1 Carbon has certainly raised the bar sky high with business laptops.
The powerful and sleek design of this laptop is ideal for corporate life. The case of the laptop is nearly identical to its predecessor, being really light and sturdy. With a combination of hybrid magnesium alloy for the base of the unit and a carbon fiber reinforced plastic for the lid, which has passed many durability tests, such as extreme temperatures, shocks and vibrations. For a laptop as thin as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon it has a lot of ports that should easily get you through the day with ease.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is packed with a 14-inch 1920 x 1080 touch panel with vibrant colors and sharp details, definitely one of the best screens that I have seen on a laptop, hands down. On this display, the colors really pop up creating extraordinarily impressive visuals that are realistic and accurate. The brightness rating blew the competition away with 469 nits on the light meter.
It is armed with a quad-core, Intel Core i5-8250U CPU, with 8GB of RAM and a 512GB of SSD, it handled all of the tests with remarkable results, and in daily use, it is perfectly smooth. In the Geekbench 4 overall performance test, it has scored a strong 13173. The graphics are integrated but are pretty good that you can play low-end games with ease, everybody deserves a little fun. Battery life is amazing, it lasted a strong 11 hours in moderate use which should get you by in your workday.
If you are on the hunt and can afford it the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the perfect touchscreen laptop for business settings.
5. Dell XPS 13 9380
We are going to start our best touch screen laptops list with a product by Dell. The Dell XPS 13 9380 has made some refinements on its last years model, with some tweaks and upgrades, providing an excellent overall laptop that is lightweight and portable. It looks to be your travel buddy for years to come, Dell quality will never disappoint you. It has everything that a laptop should have and is essentially what every laptop should strive to be.
Design wise there are not really any differences between the 2019 and the 2018 version, it is still 11.6mm thick and just 1230 grams light, even the lid looks the same. However, there are two new color schemes added to the lineup besides the Rose Gold, the Frost Silver and Arctic White, each of them looks amazing with the anodized aluminum finish, it gives it a near pearlescent look.
The Dell XPS 13 9380 has an amazing near bezel-less display, as a result of its InfinityEdge design, it is available in 4K or Full HD resolution with touchscreen capabilities. The 4K display with a 13.3-inch screen, looks amazing and can reproduce about 100% of the sRGB color gamut making it one of the best laptop displays around. On top of that it can achieve a brightness of 413cd/m2 which is equally impressive. Also Dell has implemented an interesting technology in its XPS series, that tinkers with the displays settings depending on what is on your screen.
In the performance department the XPS 13 9380 is equipped with Intel’s new Whiskey Lake chips, the Core i7-8565U CPU with a 16GB of RAM and a storage of 1TB PCIe SSD, performance enough to handle everything you can throw at it easily, whatever it is, this laptop will not lag behind. In the synthetic benchmark tests measuring general performance it has achieved amazing numbers, it overcame the average with ease and was up there with the best.
Battery life was not an issue for this laptop as it averaged about 8 hours of battery life throughout the testing, this means that it will last you through the workday with ease.
All of this means that this laptop is suited for everybody, but I would recommend it mostly for the frequent traveler because of its portability and amazing battery life.