The market of laptops with touch screen in this 2020 is loaded to high-end devices that are running Windows and Chrome OS. With so many considerations, such as the duration of the battery, the size and the resolution of the screen, the integrated graphics vs the dedicated and solid state drives (ssds against traditional hard drive, buy a laptop with a touch screen can be a bit intimidating.
That is why we thought it would be a good idea to test some of the laptops with touch screen most popular of 2020 and to review each of them so that you can simplify your shopping process.
The best laptops with touch screen of 2020
The best laptop with touch screen: HP Spectre x360 13
Why should you buy this?: if you want a laptop computer flexible to work well in all categories.
Who is it for?: professional, perfectionists and people who want a laptop really good.
It is not frequent to rate the laptops with a perfect score in our reviews, but find a laptop like the HP Spectre x360 13 is unlikely. This amazing laptop has a beautiful design of “cut gem”, an incredible battery life, a keyboard that feels nice to use and functions 2-in-1 if you want to turn it into a tablet for drawing, taking notes, etc, Has a little bit of everything and manages to do everything well.
The touch screen is HD, bright comes with a handy power saving mode. As is to be expected with laptops HP, there are many security features built in, such as a camera for facial recognition and a fingerprint scanner. The ports include two USB-C support Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and microSD.
The model we tested offered a Core i7 processor, eighth-generation, 8 GB of RAM and a SSD of 256 GB, but these specifications may vary according to your choice, making it significantly more powerful if you want. HP has announced a Spectre x360 13 up-to-date to solve the main problem of the huge bezels of the 2-in-1 design with a with short edges, which increases the power with new processors tenth generation of Intel and offers a choice of screen 4K OLED.
Read our comparison of the HP Spectre x360 13 vs Dell XPS 13
The best Chromebook: HP Chromebook x2
Why should you buy this?: it is a portable, versatile and affordable with a fast operating system Chrome.
Who is it for?: students, people on the move who do not require much storage
There are many Chromebooks to choose from, but the Chromebook x2 of HP is one of the best options. The design 2-in-1 portable 12.3-inch makes it easy to disassemble and use as a tablet when needed, while the front and rear cameras give you greater flexibility. The screen offers a good resolution of 2,400 x 1,600 pixels.
With an operating system as lightweight as Chrome do not need a lot under the hood, that’s why the Chromebook x2 gets along very well with an Intel Core m3-7Y30 of 1 GHz, 23 GB of SSD storage and 4 GB of RAM. There is a USB port-C to connect multiple accessories, such as an external hard disk compatible if you need more storage.
While the keyboard is excellent for a model 2-in-1, the laptop becomes a little unstable when connected to the keyboard, which could be annoying for some users. Another detail is that in our test the battery lasted for only about four and a half hours, although it worked better than similar models such as Pixelbook and Surface Pro.
The best 2-in-1: Microsoft Surface Pro-6
Why should you buy this?: is the best 2-in-1 that you can buy, without a doubt.
Who is it for?: mobile professionals and those who want a tablet with Windows 10.
When combined with a keyboard Surface, the Surface Pro 6 is one of the best laptops with touch screen, with a design particularly excellent and light, however, is fairly long lasting. For mobile users who need to Windows 10, especially in the form of a tablet, it is worth to take a look at the Pro-6. We was particularly impressed with the excellent screen of 12.3 inches with a resolution of 2,736 x 1,824 pixels and high brightness levels.
On the inside, the Pro-6 uses a four-core processor Intel eighth-generation (i5 or i7), an update of the previous models, although not at the level of the chips to Whiskey Lake. You have the option of 128 GB to 1 TB of storage, and 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM. The battery life is excellent, and offers around 9.5 hours of web browsing and 14 hours of video playback.
On the negative side, the Surface Pro 6 only comes with USB-A, mini-DisplayPort and a microSD, so that the ports are a little limited, especially if you’re looking for USB-C. The Surface Pro 7, which was announced in October of 2019, includes USB-C and the updates of the Intel processors tenth generation.
Read our comparison of Surface Pro 6 vs Surface Pro 5
The best for less than $500: Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Series
Why should you buy this?: a laptop solid that is more affordable than ever.
Who is it for?: those who need a touch screen and have a small budget, but does not want to sacrifice the quality.
This 14-inch model offers a larger screen than many of the that make up our selection and has a price particularly low for a laptop, lightweight with a touch screen. Without a doubt, an excellent option for those looking to save money. The model has a processor Intel Core i5 and 6 GB of RAM, although there are alternatives at a higher price. However, the storage can go up easily to 1 TB, without affecting too much the final value. Ports include USB 3.0, SD card slot, and HDMI, and are well-positioned, which highlights the solid design of this Dell portable computer.
Of course, if you give up for the price more low, the screen will be just 1080p, which is useful for the majority of tasks, but disappointing if you were looking for Ultra HD. Also offers a USB option-C for connections that are more advanced. The duration of the battery is approximately 8 hours and 10 minutes, according to our basic test. However, given the affordable price, these negative aspects are understandable.
The best for students: Microsoft Surface Go
Why should you buy this?: this 2-in-1 is an easy option and durable when you’re always on the move.
Who is it for?: students and professionals who do not need to get a Surface Pro.
Affordable, lightweight and agile, the Surface Go is a laptop for those who are not really interested in Chromebooks, but also do not need a model as advanced as the Surface Pro. The Go is a tablet smaller than 10 inches that is powered by an Intel Pentium chip, and weighs only a little more than a pound. The Type Cover is, as with the models Surface, a magnetic attachment simple, but it is also an additional purchase of $130 dollars, so keep that in mind. Fortunately, the ports include a USB-C and a headphone jack. The screen itself is a high-resolution 1,800 x 1,200 pixels with brightness levels surprisingly high.
When you purchase it, you can choose between 4 and 8 GB of RAM and between 64 and 128 GB of SSD storage. If the battery has a nominal capacity of 9 hours, our tests came to a little over 8 hours in video playback with low brightness, and around 5 hours when browsing the web.
Read our comparative Surface Go vs. Surface Pro 7
Do the laptops with touch screen use more battery?
It is possible, but this question is more complicated than it seems. All kinds of display settings of the laptop can drain the battery, especially the brightness.
The touch screens use a layer of capacitive simple to detect your fingers, which almost does not use electricity. However, to the extent that the laptops with touch screen have become more complex, there are more functions to “monitor” the touch input, and that can deplete the useful life of the battery. For a variety of reasons, tend to use their batteries more quickly than the models without a touch screen. Disable the touch screen does not make a big difference. Most just set the screen to ignore all touches, accidental or otherwise, but the functions of discharge of the battery are there.
The real reason that tend to worsen the battery life is, because sometimes they are limited to configurations of higher resolution, as with the Dell XPS 13. A screen 4K is the main suction of the battery and not the addition of a touch function.
Do the laptops with touch screen are good to draw?
It is a question very specific. Some are bad companions to draw, while others are really very good. Looking for a model 2-in-1 is compatible with a stylus pen similar to the Surface Pen (models, Surface, Microsoft, or Lenovo Yoga, etc). Then carefully reviews the revisions and checks if the users consider that the model is good at drawing. If the screen can’t be completely flat, it’s probably not a good choice as a drawing surface.
Does Apple have a laptop with a touch screen?
Yes, it’s called iPad Pro. What we know, is not in reality a laptop. However, thanks to support for mouse and multi-task in iPadOS, every day it looks more like a laptop.
Beyond that, Apple has no interest in making the MacBooks with touch screens, because their designers simply do not like the idea. However, with MacOS Catalina, Apple introduced a feature called Sidecar. This feature allows you to connect your iPad to your MacBook so that the screen of the iPad to show the screen of your MacBook with direct synchronization. You can then use the Apple Pencil or fingers to interact with Mac applications. This is particularly useful for drawing, but it can also be used for other tasks.
Do all the 2-in-1 laptops with touch screen?
The term 2-in-1 means that the laptop can be converted into a tablet, usually by folding the screen backwards or removing the keyboard (Lenovo Yoga, HP Spectre 360x, Microsoft Surface Book, etc). Given that the models 2-in-1 are designed to be used as a tablet when necessary, absolutely have to have a touch screen. There is not a laptop 2-in-1 with touchscreen capabilities. However, there are some laptops with a touch screen. These are laptops standard, but you by chance have a touch screen, as the Surface Laptop 2 or some configurations of the Dell XPS 13.
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