Laptops, which can be converted to tablets, have been a long-term fascination in the market. Launch of Windows 8 and the thrust towards production of light weight Ultrabooks have revived the dream. The market is now flooded with touchscreen Ultrabooks which make the best convertibles. With Windows 8, the interface has become very touch friendly (in a sense Windows 8 seems to encourage the use of touchscreen). If you are out in the market, and are looking for a touchscreen Ultrabook, you are bound to get confused. In this post, we list some of the best touchscreen Ultrabooks in the market.
Asus VivoBook S400CA-UH51
Asus VivoBook was among the first laptops, which were able to combine the constraints of an Ultrabook and the touchscreen interface of Windows 8. On the surface, Asus VivoBook looks like any other laptop. It has a 14 inch screen, which renders a resolution of 1366-by-768 pixels which is slight low by current standard and has a dark brushed metal lid. The display offers bright and crisp graphics and the touchscreen makes the use of Windows 8 snappy and simple fun. The display has LCD tech, which means the viewing angles aren’t as wide as the more expensive IPS screens. The screen isn’t full HD, but scaled down 1080p video would play just fine in the 720p resolution. Under the hood, VivoBook comes with 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor and 4 GB RAM. It comes with 500 GB HDD and 25 GB of SSD. Due to the presence of the SSD, the PC can be booted within 12 seconds. The capacitive touchscreen works fabulous and if you couple the multitouch trackpad with the touchscreen, you land onto a great experience. Asus VivoBook is one of the best and also the least expensive touchscreen Ultrabooks in the market. The only problem with the Ultrabook is its battery life (just above 4 hours). Other than that, it is a great buy!
Dell Inspiron 15z-5523
Dell Inspiron 15z is a very well designed laptop. It has an aluminum chassis with a Moon-Silver finish. Being just 0.91 inches thick, the Ultrabook is a very easy to use. The keyboard for the Ultrabook is better than most of the other species out there. Inspiron 15z avoids shallow key travel, which makes the keyboard easy on eyes and very comfortable to work with. The backlighting feature is another great thing about the keyboard. It also has a multi-touch touchpad, which responds very well to pinching and two finger scrolling. The touchpad also supports the Windows 8 gestures, which makes it more accessible. It has a 15.6 inch touchscreen, which has a resolution of 1366-by-768 pixels and can play 720p videos without any problem whatsoever. The display has capacitive touch input and is protected with the Gorilla Glass. It comes with 6 GB RAM, with a 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5 processor. Except for its heavy weight, this Ultrabook is great in all respects. Dell Inspiron 15z delivers a solid performance, looks great and thus an Ultrabook to buy. You can have a look at all Dell laptop price information here.
Acer Aspire S7
Acer Aspire S7 has two sizes, 11.6 inches and 13.3 inches. The larger variety of Aspire S7 has a white Gorilla Glass lid, while the smaller one comes with an aluminum lid. The selling point Aspire S7 is its full HD touchscreen display. A high resolution and a touchscreen with the ability to detect 10 point touches at once are perfect for Windows 8 apps and the overall interface. Since the screen hinge can rotate by 180 degrees, and hence can be laid down flat. For those fond of typing too much, Aspire S7 can be a little disappointing. With ultrathin design and small size, there is not much room to insert a large keyboard. Hence, there isn’t enough room for travel while typing. It comes with Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB SSD. These features make Acer Aspire S7 a great touchscreen Ultrabook. You have portability; looks and performance, all packed compactly in the device.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon comes with a 14-inch display, however, thanks to its very thin bezel, ThinkPad X1 has a very compact footprint. The laptop has a carbon fiber and magnesium case which is both durable and brilliant look. X1 Carbon has a HD+ display, with a resolution of 1600-by-900 pixels. The images and apps look awesome in this screen. Moreover, the 10-point touchscreen makes using the Windows 8 interface easier. It comes with an Intel Core i5 processor, with 4 GB of RAM and a 128 GB Solid State Drive. With an awesome display, smaller chassis and carbon fiber finish, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is really a great Ultrabook to have. Its 180-degree hinge is another reason why you should consider buying it.
This list is by no means exhaustive. There are many other touchscreen Ultrabooks in the market which are just as good as (if not better) these laptops. With the evolution of Windows 8, it is only a matter of time till there are many more best touchscreen Ultrabooks in the market.