Touchscreen laptops offer a combination of convenience and versatility that regular notebooks simply can't match. Check out our top picks below!

Note: This feature contains only Windows 10 and Chrome OS notebooks — Apple has yet to launch a MacBook with a touchscreen.

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Best Overall

HP Spectre x360 Touchscreen Laptop
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$1,899.99
$1,312.86 (31% off)

Pros: Refined design, quad-core eighth-generation processors, great audio experience, superb set of connectivity options, optional screen-privacy mode

Con: Battery life of variants with 4K display isn't great

Bottom Line: This is the best touchscreen laptop for most buyers, and it's packed with features at an excellent price.

Key Specs:

• Eighth-generation quad-core Intel Core i5 or Core i7 CPU
• Intel graphics
• Up to 16 GB of RAM
• 13-inch display with up to 4K resolution and optional privacy screen
• Up to 1 TB of SSD storage
• Windows Hello sign-in with a fingerprint sensor or facial recognition
• Thunderbolt 3-capable USB-C ports, full USB-A port
• Bang & Olufsen-tuned stereo speakers
• Up to 17 hours of battery life

By offering a nice blend of great design and craftsmanship, excellent performance, and great versatility, the latest generation HP Spectre x360 is the best touchscreen laptop most buyers will need. Lightweight and elegant, it has powerful eighth-generation Intel processors, a crisp and bright display with thin bezels and 360-degree hinges, and top-notch battery life (almost 17 hours).

The metal case of the HP Spectre x360 is available in a trio of distinct finishes — Natural Silver, Dark Ash Silver, and Pale Rose Gold. It has a solid set of connectivity options, a built-in fingerprint sensor, and a privacy screen that's great for working on the go.

The Spectre x360 is also reasonably priced, considering the hardware and craftsmanship it offers. A well-equipped configuration will cost you less than $1,500.

Best Budget Buy

Acer Spin 3 Touchscreen Laptop
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$499.99

Pros: Affordable, versatile design, plenty of connectivity options

Cons: Gigantic screen bezels, 4 GB of RAM may feel insufficient to some, no USB-C port

Bottom Line: It delivers an excellent touchscreen experience for its affordable price tag.

Key Specs:

• Eighth-generation Intel Core i3 CPU (dual-core)
• Intel graphics
• 4 GB of RAM
• 143-inch 360-degree touchscreen with Full HD resolution (1,920 by 1,080 pixels)
• 1 TB of HDD storage
• USB 3.0 ports, USB 2.0 port, HDMI port
• Up to 12 hours of battery life

The Acer Spin 3 won't wow you with looks or performance, but it'll deliver a good touchscreen experience on a budget, thanks to a crisp Full HD display with a 360-degree hinge. The 12-hour battery life of the notebook is also great for its price tag.

Paired with only 4 GB of RAM, the notebook's Core i3 CPU is more suitable for casual and home use. If you're looking for a work machine on a tight budget, consider a more powerful laptop without a touchscreen.

Best Splurge

Microsoft Surface Book 2 Touchscreen Laptop
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$1,244.00

Pros: Gorgeous and superbly crafted, mind-bending performance for its form factor (especially the 15-inch model), great battery life

Cons: The Surface Pen isn't included in the box, entry-level variant has a processor that's a generation behind, expensive

Bottom Line: Buy one if it fits in your budget.

Key Specs:

• Eighth-generation quad-core Intel Core i5 or Core i7 CPU
• Optional NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics (13.5-inch model)
• NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics (15-inch model)
• Up to 16 GB of RAM
• 13.5-inch or 15-inch PixelSense touchscreen
• Optional Surface Pen
• Up to 1 TB of SSD storage
• Windows Hello sign-in with facial recognition
• Thunderbolt 3-capable USB-C port, two full USB 3.0 ports, SD card slot
• Up to 17 hours of battery life

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 has incredibly powerful hardware tucked into a gorgeous metal body. The second generation Surface Book is so powerful, it'll completely change your performance expectations about touchscreen notebooks.

The 15-inch model in particular is capable of legitimately replacing a gaming laptop — its GeForce GTX 1060 GPU allows it to run graphic-intensive games or process high-resolution video without a hint of hesitation. With a GeForce GTX 1050 GPU on board, the 13.5-inch model isn't lacking in graphics power either.

The detachable display is what truly separates the Surface Book 2 from all of its competitors. As far as 2-in-1 notebooks go, the Surface Book 2 truly is an industry benchmark.

More: Our In-Depth Microsoft Surface Book 2 Review

Best Chromebook

Google Pixelbook Touchscreen Laptop
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$839.99

Pros: Beautiful design, excellent build quality, lightweight body, high-quality touchscreen, blistering performance, the Google Assistant is incredibly good

Cons: Expensive, the stylus pen costs extra, battery life could be better

Bottom Line: The best Chrome OS notebook out there.

Key Specs:

• Seventh-generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 CPU (dual-core)
• Intel graphics
• Up to 16 GB of RAM
• 12.3-inch 360-degree touchscreen with 2,400 by 1,600 pixels
• Up to 512 GB of SSD storage
• Chrome OS with support for Android apps via the Google Play store
• A dedicated button for the Google Assistant
• Two USB-C ports
• Optional stylus pen
• Up to 10 hours of battery life

The Google Pixelbook is the all-new poster child for the tech giant's Chrome OS platform. It has gorgeous design and craftsmanship, top-notch hardware, and a dedicated button for Google's AI-powered virtual assistant, which is the best of its kind.

Thanks to Intel's seventh-generation processors and the ample amount of RAM on board, every task you perform on the Pixelbook happens instantly. We only wish that the Google Play store had more apps and games that have been optimized for a large screen experience.

With a starting suggested price tag of $999, the sleek notebook is surely pricey for a Chrome OS device, but it's also the best of its kind.

Best for Work

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Generation) Laptop
amazon.com
$1,459.00

Pros: Lightweight yet incredibly tough, excellent performance and battery life, fantastic set of connectivity options, high-quality keyboard and trackpad, comes with a stylus pen

Cons: The previous generation offered an optional OLED display panel, which this one does not

Bottom Line: This is the best notebook for work that's packed with handy features you'll love.

Key Specs:

• Eighth-generation Intel Core Core i7 CPU (quad-core)
• Intel graphics
• Up to 16 GB of RAM
• 14-inch touchscreen with Full HD or WQHD resolution
• Up to 1 TB of SSD storage
• Windows Hello sign-in with a fingerprint sensor
• Two full USB 3.1 ports, two Thunderbolt 3-capable USB-C ports, HDMI port, microSD card slot
• Built-in stylus pen
• Up to 15 hours of battery life

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Yoga is made for hard work on the go. It's lightweight, tough, and capable of easily making it through a full day on a single battery charge. The touchscreen laptop's connectivity features are also exceptional.

We like that Lenovo opted to install a webcam cover on the latest ThinkPad X1 Yoga iteration. The notebook's fast battery charging is also incredibly handy for life on the go — you can get an 80% charge in an hour.

Sadly, the optional OLED display panel of the previous generation ThinkPad X1 Yoga is no longer available. Lenovo has replaced it with a high-quality IPS panel with Dolby Vision support.


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Best for Ultra Thin Display Bezels

Dell XPS 13 (9370) Touchscreen Laptop
amazon.com
$1,449.99
$1,093.77 (25% off)

Pros: Sleek design and superb craftsmanship, good performance, excellent keyboard

Con: The webcam is awkwardly placed below the display

Bottom Line: This notebook is compact and packed with great features and connectivity options.

Key Specs:

• Eighth-generation Intel Core i5 CPU (quad-core)
• Intel graphics
• Up to 16 GB of RAM
• 13.3-inch touchscreen with Full HD (1,920 by 1,080 pixels) or 4K (3,840 by 2,160 pixels) resolution
• Up to 1 TB of SSD storage
• Three USB-C ports (one USB 3.1 and two Thunderbolt 3), microSD card slot
• Optional stylus pen
• Up to 20 hours of battery life

The refreshed Dell XPS 13 is one of the best touchscreen laptops money can buy. Powered by Intel's eighth-generation processors, the notebook's latest iteration delivers a mix of top-notch craftsmanship, performance, and battery life.

Thanks to its ultra thin display bezels, the notebook is also incredibly compact for a device with a 13.3-inch display. However, having bezels this thin comes at a price — the XPS 13 has the most awkwardly placed camera out there. It is located below the display.

Best for Design and Tactility

Microsoft Surface Laptop
amazon.com
$999.00
$719.99 (28% off)

Pros: Gorgeous and superbly crafted, top-notch performance, great battery life, excellent keyboard

Cons: Entry-level model is a bit underpowered, the Surface Pen costs extra, no USB-C connectivity, top-spec variants are pricey

Bottom Line: You'll love the look and the finish of this model.

Key Specs:

• Seventh-generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 CPU (dual-core)
• Intel graphics
• Up to 16 GB of RAM
• 13.5-inch PixelSense touchscreen with 2,256 by 1,504 pixels
• Up to 1 TB of SSD storage
• Windows Hello sign-in with facial recognition
• One full USB 3.0 port and one Mini DisplayPort
• Optional Surface Pen
• Up to 14.5 hours of battery life

With a sleek body crafted from metal and Alcantara, the Microsoft Surface Laptop is handily one of the best-looking mobile computers money can buy. Its design is truly a love letter to the traditional laptop form factor.

The hardware options for the notebook are also excellent, ranging from well-priced configurations for casual users all the way to seriously specced variants suitable for more demanding users.

Compared to the Microsoft Surface Book 2, the Surface Laptop has less power and versatility, so it might not be suitable for power users. With only one USB 3.0 port and one Mini DisplayPort on board, the Microsoft Surface Laptop will clearly not wow you in terms of wired connectivity options. However, if you're not planning on using peripheral accessories often, the notebook is totally worth it.

Read More: Here's Our Review of the Microsoft Surface Laptop

Best for Stealthy Design

Razer Blade Stealth 13.3-inch Touchscreen Laptop
amazon.com
$1,999.11

Pros: Beautifully understated design, superbly crafted all-metal body, excellent display, solid performance

Cons: Battery life could be better, you need to spend extra on a graphics card and a Razer Core enclosure to use it for gaming

Bottom Line: If you like stealthy-looking laptops, you need to give this one a look.

Key Specs:

• Eighth-generation Intel Core i7 CPU (quad-core)
• Intel graphics
• 16 GB of RAM
• 13.3-inch QHD+ (3,200 by 1,800 pixels) touchscreen
• Up to 1 TB of SSD storage
• Two USB 3.0 ports, USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3 compatibility, HDMI port
• Compatible with Razer Core desktop graphics enclosure
• Up to 10 hours of battery life

The Razer Blade Stealth is a lightweight laptop with a gorgeous machined-aluminum frame, great hardware, a stunning touchscreen, and a great set of connectivity options, made by one of the leaders in the gaming hardware space.

However, you'll need to spend extra for an external enclosure and a high-end graphics card in order to be able to enjoy high-quality games on the device. The notebook's battery life is also shorter compared to some of its similarly priced competitors.

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