Finding the Best Touchscreen Laptops

Last Updated: February 19, 2017 by

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Welcome to our current guide to the best touchscreen laptops o the market based on critic reviews, consumer feedback and hardware power.

 

From its humble beginnings in 1972, the touchscreen has seen many applications such as point of sales, PDAs, Mobile phones, tablets, gaming consoles and is now very common with newer laptops. While Windows 8 may have been underwhelming and somewhat of a pain it did have one redeeming quality, touch controls. The UI was designed with multitouch gestures in mind and thanks to that many laptop manufacturers began incorporating capacitive touch capabilities into their products. It also helped to push the then budding convertible 2-in-1 laptops to become as popular as they are today. While not many games make use of the touchscreen its application has made the lives of many users easier and in a way made computing more interactive. If you are looking for a touchscreen laptop to be your new computing companion you have come to the right place. We have assembled a comprehensive guide to the best touchscreen laptops currently available on the market.
If touchscreen laptops aren’t your cup of tea feel free to check out our other guides ranging from Budget laptops under $500 all the way up to the best high-end gaming laptops and everything in between. We have even put together a fantastic roundup of all the best laptops of 2015.

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Best Touchscreen Laptops under $300

Acer R11 R3-131T-C1YF 11.6-inchAcer R11 R3-131T-C1YF 11.6-inch

The ability to switch from a traditional laptop into an 11.6-inch Windows 10 tablet gives the Acer R11 R3-131T-C1YF an edge over other traditional laptops. The Acer 360 Dual-torque hinge allows for the display to be folded all the way back and stay wobble free while you are using the touchscreen. The Acer R11 R3-131T-C1YF offers a sleek design, but the blue color might not be for everyone. The Celeron N3050 processor and 2GB of RAM will cope with basic tasks such as web browsing, Skype, video streaming and word processing. But the hardware is slightly underpowered for more intense multitasking, and we recommend upgrading the RAM (maximum 8GB). The eMMC flash memory offers fast Windows boot times and allows for fast app loading. But with only 32GB of storage space it is extremely limited as there is only around 15GB free with Windows 10 installed. The touchscreen is responsive and allows for users to comfortably navigate around Windows 10 in both the Desktop and Tablet mode. The Zero Air Gap technology allows users to work with clarity even in sunlight and the Gorilla Glass offers more protection for when the Acer R11 R3-131T-C1YF is in its tablet mode. The display offers bright and vivid colors, but has a maximum resolution of 1366 x 768 which is sufficient for the smaller display size.

Specs

  • 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixels (TN)
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 8 hours battery life
  • 3.48 lbs

Pros

  • Thin and light
  • Acer 360 Dual-torque hinge
  • Touchscreen display
  • Gorilla Glass

Cons

  • Limited storage space
  • Blue color
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Weird power and volume button placement

Summary

The Acer R11 R3-131T-C1YF offers users a great budget friendly convertible laptop for Skype, web browsing and video streaming. But the RAM will have to be upgraded for more hardware intensive apps.

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Best  Touchscreen Laptops under $500

HP 15-ba030nr 15.6-InchHP 15-ba030nr 15.6-Inch

In the highly competitive budget laptop market there are a handful of manufacturers who reign supreme, HP is one of them. While many budget laptops look and feel cheap, the HP 15-ba030nr has a certain high-end feel to it thanks to its signature HP design. Sporting an AMD A8-7410 processor and 6GB of RAM, the HP 15-ba030nr will cope with everyday tasks with ease. Perfect for students and business people on a tight budget, the HP 15-ba030nr ticks all the boxes when it comes to catering to users with more than just the basic needs. The 1TB mechanical hard drive offers ample storage space for multimedia files and for work assignments. Users who are after a bit more performance can upgrade the RAM and the storage drive. For users who want to do a bit of light and casual gaming, the HP 15-ba030nr has an integrated Radeon R5 graphics chip. But do not expect it to run modern gaming titles with frame rates over 30fps. The multi-touch display is responsive for a budget touchscreen panel, but as with all budget displays it only has a maximum resolution of 1366 x 768. But the display does offer good viewing angles and vivid colors while watching 720p videos.

Specs

  • 15.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixels (TN)
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 5.5 hours battery life
  • 4.74 lbs

Pros

  • Quad Core processor
  • Large storage space
  • Touchscreen display

Cons

  • HP Bloatware
  • No VGA
  • Stiff trackpad

Summary

The HP 15-ba030nr is a sturdy budget laptop with decent hardware, ample storage space and a responsive touchscreen display. But there is loads of HP bloatware pre-installed and will need to be removed.

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ASUS Chromebook Flip C100PA-DB01 10-inch

Going against the traditional basic laptop form that most Chromebooks follow, the ASUS Chromebook Flip C100PA-DB01 goes against the grain and uses the modern convertible 360 degree swivel design. While limited the ChromeOS is very light on resources so performance is good although with ChromeOS limitations most apps are web based so tend to be rather simple. Tasks like streaming media and editing documents may lag slightly if too many other tasks are running simultaneously. With an ultra light weight of 2 pounds and only 0.6 inches thick portability is guaranteed. The 1280×800 display is not the sharpest of all screens however it does offer fairly responsive touch support. The strength of this device lies in its long 9 hour battery life and ability to run basic tasks on the go.

Specs

  • 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixels (IPS)
  • Chrome OS
  • 9 hours battery life
  • 1.95 lbs

Pros

  • Hybrid hinge design
  • Aluminium chassis
  • Long battery life
  • Responsive touchscreen

Cons

  • Underpowered CPU
  • Poor sound quality

Summary

An entry level Chromebook with an interesting hybrid design and stylish aluminium housing. Great for basic web browsing and word processing but falls a bit behind with more complex apps.

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Best  Touchscreen Laptops under $1000

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 CR5-00001 12.3-inchMicrosoft Surface Pro 4 CR5-00001 12.3-inch

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has seen massive improvements from the original Surface Pro that was launched a few years ago. The ultra thin aluminum design weighs in at an impressive 1.73 pounds without the keyboard, making it perfect for users after a powerful and compact 2-in-1 laptop. But Microsoft still does not offer the Surface Pro with a keyboard as a default accessory and you will have to purchase it separately. While there are cheaper third party options, we recommend two of the Genuine Microsoft keyboards, the Surface Pro 4 Type Cover or the Surface Pro 4 Type Cover with Fingerprint ID. While the keyboard is not included, you do get a stylus to navigate around Windows 10 and for basic drawing and design tasks. The onscreen keyboard can be used and is quite responsive, but it does take up valuable space on your display, which might annoy some users. The Surface Pro is powered by an Intel Skylake Core i5-6300U processor and 4GB of RAM, which allows for snappy performance when it comes to basic tasks. While the i5 processor will handle more intensive multitasking, the 4GB of RAM does limit its overall performance and cannot be upgraded at all. The battery life offers between 7-9 hours off of a single charge and this will allow you to use it comfortably throughout a normal workday or while on a long haul flight. The 128GB solid state drive allows the Surface Pro 4 CR5-00001 to boot in seconds and offers fast performance. You can extend the 128GB of storage space with a microSD card, giving you up to an additional 256GB of storage. The display offers crisp colors and great viewing angles. The responsiveness of the 10-finger multi-touch screen is among the best on the market and will not leave you disappointed.

Specs

  • 12.3 inch, 2736 x 1824 pixels (IPS)
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • 9 hours battery life
  • 1.73 lbs

Pros

  • Intel Skylake processor
  • Good battery life
  • Crisp and responsive touchscreen
  • Windows 10 Pro

Cons

  • Only 4GB of RAM
  • No physical keyboard included
  • Only one USB 3.0 port
  • Underpowered for designers

Summary

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 CR5-00001 offers a great performance for its compact size, but you will have to purchase the keyboard separately and the 4GB of RAM hurt its overall performance with heavy multitasking.

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Dell Inspiron 13 i7348-7143SLV 15.6-inch

In today’s busy world everyone seems to constantly be on the move and a great device should be able to keep up. Dell may have the solution with their Inspiron 13 7000 that offers an interesting 2-in-1 convertable design, great battery life and is extremely portable. The chassis is made from aluminium and looks sleek while being incredibly sturdy. The display is crystal clear with incredibly wide viewing angles thanks to IPS technology. The display also runs a native resolution of 1080p and features touchscreen capability. The power and speed of this device come from its 5th Generation Intel Core i7-5500U Processor, 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a 256GB SSD for fast boot times. While this machine is not designed for gaming the Intel HD 5500 is capable of running most games albeit on lower graphical settings. All in all the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 is a great value for your money convertible with stylish looks and power to match.

Specs

  • 13.3 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixels (IPS)
  • Windows 8.1
  • 8 hours battery life
  • 3.66 lbs

Pros

  • Sharp display
  • Responsive touchscreen
  • Long battery life
  • Intuitive hybrid design

Cons

  • not suitable for gaming

Summary

While great for medium to high level applications the light and portable Dell Inspiron 13 7000 i7348-7143SLV wouldn't suit the average gamer but would be perfectly acceptable for demanding business and day to day use.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 SU3-00001 12.3-inchMicrosoft Surface Pro 4 SU3-00001 12.3-inch

After years of development and teething issues with the first Surface Pro’s, Microsoft has finally gotten the winning formula with the Surface Pro 4. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 SU3-00001 is the most powerful tablet PC on the market. Microsoft understands that users on the go require a device that will allow them to work long hours and the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 offers an impressive 9 hours off of a single charge. The powerful Intel Core i7-6650U processor is backed by 16GB of Ram and will make light work of any business task that you can throw at it. The 1TB solid state drive offers lightning fast Windows boot and app loading times and ample storage space for all your work and multimedia files. The crystal clear display offers wide viewing angles and rich and accurate colors, but has an unusual 3:2 aspect ratio. With a 100% sRGB color coverage and a touch and digitizer pen interface, the Surface Pro 4 can be used for design tasks and also allows artists to create beautiful artworks in Photoshop and Illustrator. To make sure that users have full control of all that Windows 10 has to offer, Microsoft has preloaded the Surface Book with Windows 10 Professional. This allows for more control of features that are catered towards business professionals in the corporate workspace.

Specs

  • 12.3 inch, 2736 x 1824 pixels (TN)
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • 9 hours battery life
  • 1.69 lbs

Pros

  • Exceptional battery life
  • 1TB SSD
  • Thin and light
  • Pin point accurate touchscreen
  • Windows 10 Pro

Cons

  • High price
  • No Ethernet
  • No USB Type-C
  • 3:2 aspect ratio

Summary

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 SU3-00001 is a high-end tablet PC with powerful hardware for the work space, but the high price could put some users off.

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ASUS Q504UA-BBI5T12 15.6-inchASUS Q504UA-BBI5T12 15.6-inch

The sleek and light aluminum design is not just stylish and beautiful it also houses some powerful hardware. Powered by a 6th generation Intel i5-6200U processor and 12GB of RAM, the ASUS Q504UA-BBI5T12 will cope with basic college tasks with ease. The hardware is even powerful enough to comfortably run apps such as Photoshop and Illustrator for those design students. The 5400rpm mechanical drive offers 1TB of storage space, which is ample space for college assignments and multimedia files. For users who are after better performance, we recommend upgrading to a solid state drive to speed up those boot and app loading times. The brilliant Full-HD touchscreen display is very responsive and can easily be folded 180 degrees so that the ASUS Q504UA-BBI5T12 can be used as a tablet. The main chassis can also be used as a kickstand so that you can comfortably watch your favorite YouTube clips and Netflix series. If you enjoy a bit of casual gaming between assignments, then the Intel HD Graphics 520 will offer decent frame rates for games such as Counter Strike Go and Diablo III. The backlit keyboard allows students to comfortable work into the late hours of the evening or in dimly lit areas without missing a key.

Specs

  • 15.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixels (IPS)
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 6 hours battery life
  • 5.07 lbs

Pros

  • Backlit keyboard
  • USB Type-C
  • 12GB of RAM
  • 3x USB 3.0 ports

Cons

  • No Ethernet
  • No optical drive
  • Weird power and volume button placement

Summary

The Asus Q504UA-BBI5T12’s sleek design, powerful hardware and good battery life make it a great choice for college students who want that little bit extra.

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Dell Inspiron i7359-6793SLV 13.3-InchDell Inspiron i7359-6793SLV 13.3-Inch

The Dell Inspiron i7359-6793SLV is a sleek 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop that can be used as a traditional laptop or it can be transformed into an elegant 13-inch tablet. Sporting a powerful Skylake Dual-Core i7-6500U processor which is backed by 8GB of RAM and has more than enough power to handle day-to-day tasks. It must be noted that the RAM cannot be upgraded as the maximum supported memory is 8GB. A 1TB mechanical hard drive offers enough space for movies and other multimedia, but the slower 5400rpm drive does hurt the overall performance of the laptop. The integrated Intel HD 520 graphics will run all the apps for daily use, but it is not a gaming GPU. It can be used for casual gaming and it will run titles such as CS Go and Diablo 3 on low to medium graphics while still offering acceptable frame rates. The main attraction of this laptop is that it can be used as a traditional laptop and in a matter of seconds it can transform into a tablet by folding the keyboard and hardware chassis behind the display. The hinges are quite sturdy and offer enough support to allow the main chassis to be used as a stand while in tablet mode. The Full-HD IPS display offers great viewing angles, rich colors and relatively good brightness levels. The touchscreen is very responsive, but when set to the maximum resolution of 1920×1080, the smaller display will take some getting used to as the icons and fonts will be relatively small. Overall this is a great 2-in-1 laptop that offers the best of both worlds.

Specs

  • 13.3 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixels (IPS)
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 8 hours battery life
  • 3.66 lbs

Pros

  • 2-in-1 design
  • Full-HD display
  • Thin and light
  • Battery life

Cons

  • Shared graphics memory
  • 5400rpm hard drive
  • Maximum 8GB of RAM

Summary

Offering the best of both worlds, the Dell Inspiron i7359-6793SLV can be used as a traditional laptop or be transformed into a powerful tablet.

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Toshiba Satellite Fusion 15 L55W-C5259 15.6-inch

The low cost alternative to the Satellite P55T the Fusion 15 L55W-C5259 offers good specs, a sturdy frame, and a modern convertible design. The FHD IPS display, while looking great, is also a very responsive touchscreen. Powered by an Intel Core i5-5100U dual-core processor with Intel HD 5500 integrated graphics coupled with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD storage means that most demanding tasks and even older games should run well. A big plus is the 7 hour battery life which means that users don’t have to constantly worry about finding a power outlet. Weighing in at around 5 pounds it’s not the lightest device but is still very portable. The Satellite Fusion 15 L55W-C5259 is a great convertible laptop that will be ideal for business use or for college students who are constantly on the go and require versatility.

Specs

  • 15.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixels (IPS)
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 6 hours battery life
  • 5.1 lbs

Pros

  • Sharp display
  • Great battery life
  • Fast SSD storage
  • Slim and light

Cons

  • Internal storage a bit on the low side

Summary

While fast, thin and light the Toshiba Satellite Fusion 15 L55W-C5259 only falls short with its small amount of storage,though the SSD performance does make up for it.

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Best Gaming Touchscreen Laptops

Razer Blade QHD+ RZ09-01952E73-R3U1 14-inchRazer Blade QHD+ RZ09-01952E73-R3U1 14-inch

Razer have always prided themselves in offering great gaming hardware and gaming peripherals. Aesthetically nothing has changed, and you get the same great thin and light aluminum build as the rest of the Razer Blade range. But internally Razer has made some changes that greatly increase its performance. They have ditched the GeForce GTX 970M in favor of the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 laptop edition with 6GB of GDDR5 video RAM. The GTX 1060 is based off of the new Pascal architecture and offers far better graphics performance than the GTX 970M. While VR gaming is still in its infancy, the GTX 1060 has been designed to perform far better than the GTX 900-series cards giving it an advantage for future gaming experiences. So you shouldn’t have any issues when it comes to running your favorite games on higher settings. But if you really want to push the performance, then you can connect the Razer Core external GPU enclosure via the superfast USB 3.1 Type-C port. Being a premium gaming laptop, it features a 6th generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor and 16GB of DDR4 2133MHz RAM, which combined will allow for lag free gaming and great performance when it comes to design apps. While the largest storage drive up until now was the 512GB edition, Razer has stepped up with the Razer Blade QHD+ RZ09-01952E73-R3U1. It features a large 1TB M.2 solid state drive for superfast speeds and for ample storage space. Like the current range, you get Razer Chroma which is Razer’s new individually lit backlit keyboard. The brilliant 14 inch 3200 x 1800 multi-touch display offers rich colors, wide viewing angles and is great for gaming or for media editing on the go. The 14-inch size format is perfect for those who are constantly on the go, as it slips easily into most backpacks and plane carry-ons.

Specs

  • 14 inch, 3200 x 1800 pixels (IPS)
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 5 hours battery life
  • 4.30 lbs

Pros

  • Skylake i7 processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
  • Thin and light
  • USB Type-C
  • 1TB M.2 SSD

Cons

  • Heats up under load
  • Expensive
  • No Ethernet

Summary

The Razer Blade QHD+ RZ09-01952E73-R3U1 is a new an improved version that offers a massive 1TB SSD and a powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card.

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New Razer Blade QHD+ 14-inch 512New Razer Blade QHD+ RZ09-01652E22-R3U1 14-inch

Razer have been on the gaming scene for a number of years and their products are synonymous with high-end gaming. But being a new player on the laptop market, Razer has had to prove themselves. Like its predecessor the new 2016 Blade is a premium gaming laptop that offers a 6th generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M with 6GB of video memory. When Razer launched the New Razer Blade, it was initially only available with 256GB of storage, but Razer have now released the 512GB version for gamers and multimedia editors who require more than 256GB of storage space. The newer SSD also offers improved speeds over its predecessor and allows for lightning fast boot and game loading speeds. The brilliant 14 inch 3200×1800 multi-touch display offers rich colors, wide viewing angles and is great for gaming or for media editing on the go. The new generation Skylake processor, combined with the updated GTX 970M with 6GB of GDDR5 will run most newer titles on the highest of settings with decent frame rates. Other new features include USB Type-C for lightning fast data transfer and Razer Chroma which is Razer’s new individually lit backlit keyboard technology. While most gaming laptops are quite large and bulky, the New Blade QHD+ offers users a small and thin laptop that weighs in at a very light 4.25lbs. The 14 inch size format is perfect for those who are constantly on the go, as it slips easily into most backpacks and plane carry-ons.

Specs

  • 14 inch, 3200 x 1800 pixels (IPS)
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 4.24 lbs

Pros

  • Skylake i7 processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX970M
  • Thin and light
  • USB Type-C
  • 5 hour battery life

Cons

  • Heats up under load
  • No Ethernet
  • No optical drive

Summary

The New Razer Blade 14 is a light and compact gaming laptop, launched at a lower price than its predecessor the new Blade is a great 14-inch solution.

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ASUS N550JX-DS74T 15.6-Inch

ASUS N550JX-DS74T 15.6-Inch

With the quality we have come to expect from ASUS the N550JX-DS74T is not only impeccably well built but performs incredibly well too. While by no means a gaming beast it manages to balance work and play in a very attractive package. The 15.6-inch IPS touchscreen is responsive and works well while pushing the native resolution of 1920×1080. The NVIDIA GTX 950M is not the most powerful of GPUs but it’s more than capable of playing most games on medium to high settings. Multimedia is a pleasure with the ASUS SonicMaster sound with an external subwoofer paired with the crisp IPS display. The Intel i7-4720HQ and 16GB of RAM ensure running demanding design applications is simple and smooth. Fast boot up and load times are achieved thanks to the 240GB SSD although some more storage space would have been nice. With good specs comes poor battery life and the N550JX-DS74T is no exception tapping out at around 6 hours which is more than most of its rivals but not ideal for professionals on the go.

Specs

  • 15.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixels (IPS)
  • Windows 8.1
  • 6 hours battery life
  • 6 lbs

Pros

  • Sleek and Lightweight Design
  • Touchscreen
  • Very generous sized SSD
  • Ample RAM
  • Fast processor
  • Solid build quality

Cons

  • Enclosed Battery
  • Reflective Screen

Summary

The ASUS N550JX-DS74T features powerful hardware and even a Full-HD display wrapped into a sleek and thin design, but the battery is enclosed in the case, there is no SSD and the screen has some reflection issues.

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Best Permium Touchscreen Laptops

Microsoft Surface Book CR9-00001Microsoft Surface Book CR9-00001 13.5-inch

For many business professional, carrying around heavy and bulky laptops that offer only a few short hours of battery life has been an all too familiar occurrence. Microsoft understood the challenges faced by many travelling business professionals and they have created a laptop that tackles these issues head on. The Surface Book CR9-00001 is a light and compact 2-in-1 laptop that offers outstanding battery life for those who spend hours on the road or in airport lounges. With a powerful Skylake i5-6300U processor and 8GB of RAM, the Surface Book will cope with everyday business tasks with ease and without frustration. While many other 2-in-1 designs only allow for the main chassis to be folded behind the display, the Surface Book allows for the display to be removed from the chassis to allow it to be used as a sleek and powerful tablet. With business in mind, Microsoft has gone for a very unconventional aspect ratio of 3:2, which is more tailored for word processing and other business related tasks. The crystal clear display offers wide viewing angles and rich and accurate colors. The touch and digitizer pen interface allows for pinpoint accuracy which speeds up workflow and helps to avoid frustration when dealing with more detail orientated work. To make sure that users have full control of all that Windows 10 has to offer, Microsoft have preloaded the Surface Book with Windows 10 Professional. This allows for more control of features that are catered towards business professionals. While many ultrabooks offer good battery life figures, the Surface Book CR9-00001 offers users an exceptional 12 hours off of a single charge, making it perfect for those users who need a laptop that works as hard as they do.

Specs

  • , 3200 x 2000 pixels (IPS)
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • 12 hours battery life
  • 3.34 lbs

Pros

  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Powerful hardware
  • Exceptional battery life
  • Pin point accurate touchscreen
  • Thin and light

Cons

  • No Ethernet
  • No USB Type-C
  • No HDMI
  • Unusual aspect ratio

Summary

The Surface Book CR9-00001 is a purpose built business laptop that offers great performance and a battery that will last for more than an entire work day.

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Razer Blade Stealth 4K RZ09-01962E53-R3U1 12.5-inchRazer Blade Stealth 4K RZ09-01962E53-R3U1 12.5-inch

Only a few months have passed since Razer released the first Stealth laptop, but they already have a new Stealth lined up. Sporting the new 7th generation Kaby Lake Intel i7-7500U processor and 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM, the Stealth has more than enough power to deal with day-to-day tasks and can run a host of apps without stuttering. Both the Skylake and Kaby Lake processors support DDR4 RAM, but it seems that the motherboard used in the Stealth does not support DDR4 RAM, which is quite odd. Razer Stealth 4K RZ09-01962E53-R3U1 features Intel’s latest HD Graphics 620 graphics, which will allow you to play a host of older AAA gaming titles on higher settings. But it is underpowered for newer titles such as Battlefield 1, For Honor and COD: Infinity Warfare, which will struggle with frame rates. But Razer has a solution, while developing the original Blade Stealth ultrabook, the designers created the Razer Core, an external GPU or more commonly known as a graphics amplifier. Connecting via super fast Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) the Razer Core allows users to run any AMD or NVIDIA desktop card and brings a rich gaming experience to the Stealth ultrabook. We recommend either the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, GTX 1080 or the AMD Radeon RX 480. But this makes the gaming experience less mobile due to the size of the Razer Core and a design oversight means that the Stealth cannot be charged while connected to the Core, as the USB Type-C serves as both the charging port and as a data transfer port. The 4K display offers wide viewing angles and with 100% sRGB color gamut it is perfect for designers on the go. The superfast solid state drive allows Windows to boot in seconds and games to load much faster than traditional hard drive. With 1TB of storage, you will have ample storage space for all of your games and multimedia files.

Specs

  • 12.5 inch, 3840 x 2160 pixels (IPS)
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 2.8 lbs

Pros

  • Superfast SSD
  • Intel Kaby Lake processor
  • Ample storage space
  • 16GB of RAM
  • 4K IPS display

Cons

  • Integrated graphics
  • DDR3L RAM
  • USB Type-C handles both charging and data transfers
  • 12.5-inch display
  • No Ethernet
  • No optical drive

Summary

The Razer Blade Stealth 4K RZ09-01962E53-R3U1 is an improved version of the original Stealth and now sports double the RAM and the latest Kaby Lake processor. But without the Razer Core, you will have to make do with the Intel HD Graphic 620 integrated graphics card.

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Microsoft Surface Book SX3-00001 13.5-InchMicrosoft Surface Book SX3-00001 13.5-Inch

Nowadays it’s fairly common for professionals to be over encumbered by having to lug around multiple devices such as laptop and tablet. Microsoft has identified this problem and has designed a solution, the Surface Book SX3-00001. The key to this powerful productivity tool is the display. With an incredibly responsive 10-point multitouch screen running a huge resolution of 3000×2000 the Surface Book is geared towards artists and editors. Another great feature for designers is the Microsoft surface pen which is incredibly precise and has a host of features that will impress even the most stubborn of designers. The surface pen has interchangeable nibs to suit any writing/drawing style as well as an eraser to easily correct mistakes. The surface pen has been described as the closest thing to writing with pen and paper that the digital world has to offer. An easily detachable keyboard means that portability is always in reach and with the long battery life of around 10 hours charging will be the last thing on your mind. The Surface Book SX3-0001 is a fine example of ingenuity and versatility and has a wide range of applications for even the most demanding professionals.

Specs

  • 13.3 inch, 3200 x 1800 pixels (TN)
  • 10 hours battery life
  • 3.5 lbs

Pros

  • Light and comfortable to use in Tablet mode
  • Impressive battery life
  • Crystal clear 3000x2000 HD display
  • Notebook-class CPU and GPU performance in tablet mode

Cons

  • Native 3:2 aspect ratio not ideal for video or gaming
  • Device gets fairly warm during operation

Summary

All the power of a high end laptop molded seamlessly into a stylish ultra-portable 2-in-1 chassis.

Microsoft Surface Book 13.5-Inch
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DELL Laptop XPS9350-5341SLV 13.3-inchDELL XPS9350-5341SLV 13.3-inch

With the rise in popularity of the tablet in the modern tech market, touchscreen displays have become popular among users who are after a hybrid experience. The Dell XPS9350-5341SLV offers great performance and has been designed to be the most eco-friendly Dell XPS to date. Powered by a Skylake Dual-Core i7-6560U processor that is backed by 8GB of RAM, the Dell XPS9350-5341SLV has more than enough power to handle day-to-day tasks. The installed 256GB solid state drive allows for fast booting and lightning fast app launching, but the total storage space is a bit limited for modern use. It boasts an Intel Iris Graphics 540 integrated chip which is sufficient for day-to-day tasks, but is under powered for gaming and will only run newer titles on low to medium settings. The QHD+ IPS display offers wide angles, a great color range and a maximum resolution of 3200×1800, but due to the smaller display size the full QHD+ experience is lost as the full resolution leaves everything looking tiny. The touchscreen is quite responsive and offers a great touch experience for multimedia and web browsing. Designers will need to look elsewhere as it does not offer the responsiveness that is offered by products such as the Wacom range. The Dell XPS9350-5341SLV features low voltage hardware which means that the battery life is far better than some of its competitors and will offer a great 8-hours of use.

Specs

  • 13.3 inch, 3200 x 1800 pixels (IPS)
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 8 hours battery life
  • 2.6 lbs

Pros

  • Good battery life
  • Powerful hardware
  • Solid state drive
  • USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 3
  • Thin and light
  • QHD+ touch display

Cons

  • Smaller storage device
  • Display to resolution ratio
  • Weird Webcam position

Summary

The Dell XPS9350-5341SLV is a great touchscreen laptop that is small, light and offers a brilliant QHD+ display for users on the go.

DELL XPS9350-5341SLV 13.3-inch
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Dell XPS9350-5340SLV 13.3-InchDell XPS9350-5340SLV 13.3-Inch

With the rise in popularity of tablets in the modern tech market, touchscreen displays have become popular among users who are after a hybrid experience. The Dell XPS9350-5340SLV offers great performance in a small 13.3-inch laptop that is perfect for users on the go. Powered by a Skylake Dual-Core i7-6500U processor which is backed by 8GB of RAM, the Dell XPS9350-5340SLV has more than enough power to handle day-to-day tasks. The installed 256GB solid state drive allows for fast booting and lightning fast app launching, but the total storage space is a bit limited for modern use. It boasts Intel HD 520 integrated graphics which are sufficient for day-to-day tasks, but for gaming it is under powered and will only run newer titles on low to medium settings. The QHD IPS display offers great viewing angles, great color range and a maximum resolution of 3200×1800, but due to the smaller display size the full QHD experience is lost as the full resolution leaves everything looking tiny. The touchscreen is quite responsive and offers a great touch experience for multimedia and web browsing. Designers will need to look elsewhere as it does not offer the responsiveness that is offered by products such as the Wacom range. The Dell XPS9350-5340SLV features low voltage hardware which means that the battery life is far better than some of its competitors and will offer a great 8 hours of use.

Specs

  • 13.3 inch, 3200 x 1800 pixels (IPS)
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 8 hours battery life
  • 2.8 lbs

Pros

  • Good battery life
  • Powerful hardware
  • Solid state drive
  • QHD touch display
  • USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 3
  • Thin and light
  • No 3rd party bloatware

Cons

  • Smaller storage device
  • Display to resolution ratio
  • Weird Webcam position
  • Limited amount of ports

Summary

The Dell XPS9350-5340SLV is a great touchscreen laptop that is small, light and offers a brilliant QHD display for users on the go.

Dell XPS9350-5340SLV Microsoft Signature Edition 13.3-Inch
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(as of 23-02-2017 23:06 UTC) Details