With the official release of Windows 8 almost every laptop brand has started manufacturing touch screen laptops in huge amount. After big success of iPad and other Android tablets now everyone is after touch notebooks. These days everyone is considering buying a touch screen laptop since that is the latest technology and has been trending for a while now. People are already tired of Android OS in their tablets and after the release of Microsoft Windows 8 these kinds of notebooks got boosted. Everyone is so eager to try out Windows 8 on their own touch screen device and that is exactly why today touch laptops and Windows 8 both are popular.
Recently I published a similar post about best Windows 8 hybrid laptops and in that article you can find top hybrids of laptop and tablet. You can check out that post here.
Also another thing that made these laptops popular is those people who strictly prefer keyboard for typing and touch screen for browsing. Currently there are many great touch laptops in stores and you could get it in almost every configuration you’d like according to your needs. There are many people asking on the internet about compatibility of Windows 8 and if classic programs will run on it or not, but the thing you must know is that this OS is built by Microsoft and it is built to be compatible with all kinds of applications. Anyways, today I have done a little research on touch screen laptops and have been checking out plenty of reviews about them on top technology sites and after seeing all those reviews I have made this list of top 10 best touch screen laptops in 2013, hopefully these will help you choose the perfect touch device for you.
10. Acer Aspire V5-571P-6642
This latest touch screen laptop from Acer Aspire series has every single thing that you could get in a laptop. Acer notebooks are mostly known for having latest technology and hardware within them and this one is no exception. This device is available with several different configurations and you can easily choose the best one for yourself according to your hardware needs. This 15-inch touch notebook comes with i5 processor of 1.7 GHz, 6GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive, and 128MB graphics card. Battery life has been rated as average on top review sites and with full brightness it can last for about 5 hours. Currently it is available in only one color which is named as Silky Silver and it suits really well with it.
9. Sony VAIO Duo
This 11-inch touch device from Sony VAIO series has been getting a lot of attention lately. It is a bit costly but includes every single latest technology including Dual core i7 processor and Windows 8. Best thing about this notebook is that it is not like regular laptops, it is very much like a sliding phone and you can simply turn it into a tablet PC anytime. It comes with 8GB RAM, 256GB hard drive, Genuine Microsoft Windows 8 and a decent battery life. So, if you are looking for a really powerful computer that can handle your all programs including Adobe Photoshop then I’d recommend you this Duo laptop since it has all latest hardware.
8. Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Ultrabook
This stylish laptop from Lenovo IdeaPad series is currently priced at $670 and is mostly known for its color, Graphite Gray. If you are looking for a notebook with good performance and touch screen display then this surely can be your best option and that too for an affordable price. Also one thing you should know before buying it that this model has two versions, first one is a regular and upgraded version comes with a touch screen display. Specs of this device can be competitive too since it includes Intel Core i5 processor of 1.8 GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive and in-built Intel HD graphics card. The only thing which is average in this notebook is its battery life which lasts for only 3 hours.
7. Samsung Ultrabook NP540U3C-A02UB
This new Ultrabook from Samsung is especially built for those who are looking for an extremely solid and reliable laptop. Right now its price is about $700 and its specs are: touch screen display, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive and 24GB express cache. Other than these it comes with an Intel Core i5 processor and it is also known for having a great battery life. Samsung has always been on top when it comes to audio and graphics quality and same goes with this notebook, sound quality from external speakers is just awesome. Anyways, only thing I didn’t liked in this laptop was its old fashioned color and other than that, it’s all good.
6. Asus UX31A-BHI5T11 Ultrabook
This 13-inch touch screen laptop from Asus is very strong, sleek and lightweight. Besides that, its design can easily be compared with top brands like HP and Apple. Sound and video quality is above average in this ultrabook which can easily compete with Lenovo ThinkPad. Anyways, let’s check out its specs, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core i5 processor and 128 GB SSD. This particular model is known for being the most silent laptop ever and in case you’re a big fan of movies then you surely are going to love them on its high resolution screen. Beauty of this ultrabook is that it comes with a suitable sleeve and other accessories in its very own bag.
5. Sony VAIO T-Series SVT13136CXS
This is another touch screen laptop from Sony VAIO series in this list and you can get it for an extremely affordable price, currently there are 2 different versions of this model and the best one comes with touch screen and other one is non-touch. Specs of this ultrabook are really good for a decent price and it includes 6GB DDR3 RAM, i5 Intel Core processor, 500GB hard drive, Windows 8 and Intel HD graphics card. Anyways, if you are seeking for an attractive and sleek notebook with aluminum case then this definitely is your best option. Best thing about this laptop is its booting time which is not even about 5 secs and it starts almost instantly.
4. Dell XPS 12 Convertible Ultrabook
Dell XPS 12 is another hybrid of laptop and tablet in this list and it is fully flexible and convertible. It can be little expensive since it costs about $1400 but you are getting a laptop and tablet both for that price, so it surely is worth it. With this model Dell has solved the classic issue of screen resolution which is usually a problem in its tablets, but in this one you’re getting Full HD touch screen of 1920 x 1080. Its specs are 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 128MB graphics card and Intel Core i5 processor of 2.5 GHz. According to plenty of online reviews, it is very sleek, compact and strong. It comes with full size keyboard and touch screen is very responsive. So if you are good with budget and want the best touch screen laptop then you should definitely go with this one.
3. Dell Inspiron i14RM-7500sLV
This is another touch screen display laptop from Dell but this one is very much affordable and includes almost same specs as the last one. Currently it is priced at $700 and comes with latest specs like Intel i5 processor, 6 GB RAM, Microsoft Windows 8 and 750 GB hard drive. You can grab this ultrabook in multiple colors and it comes with a very nice battery life. It is especially built for people who keep travelling and it can be very light and thin to carry around. Its performance is so far the best thing I have heard about so if you are looking for a strong laptop with decent price then this is it.
2. HP Envy x2 11-g010nr
This new amazing 11-inch laptop from HP Envy series includes everything you’d ever expect from a tablet or laptop. It runs on Windows 8 and it isn’t like Microsoft Surface or any other tablet, it will run all your PC programs at fastest speed possible. This device has 2GB RAM, Intel Dual Core processor, Windows 8 32 bit and 64 GB SSD. Yeah, I know 64 GB space can be very low but there is an extra Micro SD slot in tablet and also a SD slot within laptop so with utilizing two memory cards in this hybrid device you’ll solve all your storage issues. Even though it has very much limited specs, it is powerful enough to handle heavy programs like Photoshop and Sony Vegas.
1. Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
This entire series IdeaPad Yoga from Lenovo has become a huge success and of course as the name suggests this notebook is extremely flexible. If you go look for Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 then there are plenty of versions available of this same model and only difference between them is of configuration. This one that we’re reviewing here costs about $900 and includes Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 128GB SSD and the best thing about this laptop is its battery life which can last for more than 8 hours. It definitely is the best option for those who looking for a sturdy tablet-laptop and it actually feels like tablet when you want to use it as tablet. Other than that, screen is very much responsive unlike other brands hybrids and even for newbies it can be perfect and user friendly device.