Ever since Apple released a phone with a touchscreen in 2008, touch screens have been a common aspect of our life. Since then, touchscreens have invaded our mobile phones, our tablets, laptops, home security systems, thermostats, and even remote controls!
Touch screens, when used in some devices, act as the perfect input device. Most of us can’t even think about using a non-touch screen phone again. A large portion of today’s generation of people can type faster on their phones than they can on a laptop. Touch screens have become an integral part of our lives, and they are here to stay.
Today, we are going to review the best touch screen laptops of 2019. As the title suggests, we have reviewed the laptops based on the quality of the touchscreen, display, performance, portability, and battery life.
Without further ado, here are the best touchscreen laptops of 2019:
- Dell XPS 13
The Dell XPS 13 probably has the best touchscreen we’ve seen this year. It is a 13.3-inch IPS touchscreen display that has a native resolution of 3840 x 2160. This 4K display is extremely color accurate, has impressive viewing angles, and is powered by the proprietary Dell InfinityEdge technology that results in minimal bezels and an 80.7% screen-to-body ratio. The screen is also coated with an anti-reflective coating and has a maximum brightness of 400 nits, which allows you to use the laptop outdoors with ease. The laptop is powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8565U processor that clocks at speeds of up to 4.6 GHz. It has 16GB of DDR4 memory under the hood, which allows you to multi-task efficiently and with ease. The Intel UHD Graphics 620 delivers excellent visual performance and enables you to run intensive editing and content creation applications comfortably. The Dell XPS 13 uses a 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD for storage, thereby delivering industry-leading performance and transfer speeds along with a comfortable amount of storage. The laptop has a wide array of ports that should satisfy the needs of any consumer, including a Thunderbolt 3.0 port and a MicroSD card reader. The XPS 13 also has a fingerprint sensor that is integrated into the power button that supports Windows Hello, which allows for secure biometric logins. The battery lasts for around 8 hours and weighs in at about 5.5 lbs. All in all, the Dell XPS 13 is a feature-packed beast that is also a visual treat to watch, and at $1,459.00, it is an excellent investment.
Pros: Big battery life boost, gorgeous display, biometric security
Cons: Not very different from the predecessor, battery life slightly below 8 hours under regular use
- Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Razer has primarily been known for its breathtaking gaming laptops. Gamers from around the world would cite gamer as their preferred or dream brand to buy gear from. But little did they know that apart from gamers, content creators and creative professionals also found Razer to be a reliable and good quality brand. So, to appease the professionals, Razer came out with a special edition of their Blade 15 lineup of laptops called the Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition. This baby has a 15.6-inch OLED 4K factory-calibrated touchscreen display. The display has a 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, which is the industry standard for digital movie projection in multiplexes. The display is also HDR400 compatible, which results in higher contrast, vivid colors, and brighter images. This beast is powered by 9th Generation Intel Core i7-9750H 6 Core Processor, which clocks at speeds of up to 4.5GHz. It has 32GB of DDR4 memory, which is pure overkill for day-to-day users. Still, for creators who use performance-intensive applications such as Adobe Premiere Pro, the extra memory will be a welcome addition. The laptop is powered by an Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 GPU, which is a pure content creation GPU trusted by creators and professionals worldwide. For storage, it uses a 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD, which is extremely fast and very spacious. It is tough to believe that all of this weighs in at 4.88 lbs. All in all, the Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition is an absolute beast of a touch screen laptop, but the price for having your own is pretty steep. At $3,999.99, it is one of the most expensive laptops out there, but if you do decide to buy one, we promise that it will be the best investment you make for a long time.
Pros: Powerful, lightweight
- HP Envy x360 (2019)
The HP Envy x360 is an amazing touchscreen convertible. It has a 13.3-inch Full HD LED IPS touchscreen display with ten-finger multi-touch support. Due to the IPS panel, the display has amazing viewing angles that don’t distort colors when viewed from extreme positions. The HP Envy x360 also supports the HP Pen, which is a pressure-sensitive stylus aimed at content creators and graphic designers. The pen supports Windows Ink and has multiple pressure points that allow for the accurate pen-paper writing experience. The laptop is powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 3700U processor, which clocks at speeds of up to 3.7 GHz. It has 16GB of DDR4 memory, which allows for comfortable multitasking and running high-performance applications with ease. For storage, the HP Envy x360 uses a 256GB PCIe M.2 SSD which offers super-fast transfer speeds. Bang&Olufsen tunes the speakers, and they offer a considerable audio performance. The I/O options are fairly limited, with one USB Type-C port, two USB Type-A ports, one HDMI Out port, and a 3.5mm jack. But this allows the laptop to have a minimal and thin form factor. The laptop weighs in at around 4.52 lbs and has an amazing battery life of up to 9 hours. All in all, at $799.00, the HP Envy x360 is an amazing buy if you’re looking for a premium touchscreen laptop that you can carry around with you everywhere,
Pros: Slim and sleek, high-quality chassis, improved battery life.
Cons: CPU performance merely adequate, Graphics performance disappointing
- Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
Surface laptops have been known to be straight-up, no-bullshit laptops. They have no bloatware and are designed from the get-go to be extremely efficient and powerful. The 2019 Surface Laptop 3 is no exception. With a clean and elegant design, the Surface Laptop 3 is an immediate eye-catcher. The laptop feels and looks very premium, with a full metal body and Alcantara undertones. Using its 13.5-inch PixelSense Display, multiple users can use and touch real-world objects. They can also share digital content simultaneously. The display is entirely touchscreen compatible, with Surface Pen support and ten-finger multi-touch input. The laptop we tested was powered by a quad-core 10th Generation Intel Core i7-1065G7 Processor, which can clock at speeds of up to 3.9 GHz, although Ryzen editions are available. The memory ranges from 8GB to 16GB on a DDR4 architecture. The laptop has a 256 GB SSD for storage, which delivers fast storage speeds along with powerful performance. The laptop has a minimal array of I/O ports, with one USB-C port, one USB-A port, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and one Surface Connect port. The laptop weighs in at around 2.84 pounds, which makes the Surface Laptop 3 extremely portable, and it also has an astounding battery life of 11.5 hours. All in all, the Surface Laptop 3, starting at $899.99, is a laptop that provides a marvelous bang for the buck. The laptop that we configured came in at around $1,399.99, and we felt that every penny was worth it.
Pros: Astonishing battery life, premium build quality, aesthetic
Cons: No Thunderbolt 3, limited I/O ports
- Lenovo Yoga 2-in-1
Last but not least, we have the Lenovo Yoga 2-in-1 convertible laptop. It has a 15.6-inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) touchscreen display that offers crystal clear images and right viewing angles. The display supports the Lenovo Stylus as well as ten-finger multi-touch support. It is mounted on a full-circle hinge that allows it to rotate a complete 360 degrees. The display is overall great, and the support for the stylus is a welcome addition. The Yoga 2-in-1 is powered by 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U processor that clocks at speeds of up to 4.0 GHz. The laptop also has 16GB of DDR4 memory, which can support performance-intensive applications and heavy multitasking with ease. The laptop has an NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 discrete GPU, which does a fantastic job of handling 4K output. This also allows you to play some of the latest game titles at the right settings. For storage, the Yoga 2-in-1 has a 1TB PCIe SSD, which offers industry-standard transfer speeds while being very roomy. The laptop is almost 0.7 inches thin, which is extremely impressive, considering that it has a discrete GPU. The laptop also has a built-in fingerprint reader that supports Windows Hello for secure biometric logins. The laptop weighs in at around 4.2 lbs and has a battery life of approximately 7.5 hours. All in all, the Lenovo Yoga 2-in-1 is a good laptop with a sub-par battery life, but if you are someone who spends a lot of time on your desk with a charger around, then the $1,695.00 will surely be a sensible investment.
Pros: Good 4K display, discrete GPU is welcome
Cons: Slippery keyboard, loud fan noises