Touchscreen laptops are very popular right now, largely due to how well they work with Windows 8. When you combine that with the proliferation of touchscreen smartphones that have made people a lot more comfortable with the technology, then you have a popular class of products.
Fortunately touchscreen laptops have also become a lot more affordable, and they work a lot better than earlier versions of the product that were available just a few years ago. So if you have decided to buy a new Windows 8 touchscreen laptop, then the five models mentioned below are all great options.
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1. Acer Aspire V5-122P-0863 11.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Chill Silver)
Typically I avoid talking about 11.6 inch laptops because I feel that most people looking for this size would probably be better served with a tablet, but a touchscreen netbook is a different story. It’s light, portable and unlike a lot of other computers in this class, actually performs pretty well. It’s got 6 GB of RAM, a decent processor and above-average graphics capabilities. If you are looking for an affordable, portable touchscreen netbook, then this is one of the best options out there.
Great for people that are always on the move, or for people that want a tablet, but can’t live without a physical keyboard.
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2. Dell Inspiron 15R i15RMT-5099SLV 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Moon Silver)
A Dell touchscreen laptop with an i5 processor, a touchscreen, 6 GB of RAM and a 4.5/5 average rating on Amazon (as of October 19, 2013)? This is exactly the type of computer that should appeal to anyone that needs even a small amount of performance out of their laptop, and this machine can typically be purchased for less than $600.
Combine all of these factors with a full compliment of ports and connections, 5+ hours of battery life and a whole host of other bells and whistles and you are looking at arguably the best touchscreen laptop value available.
Great for almost everyone, with the exception of gamers or people with a lot of video-editing needs.
3. Dell Inspiron i15RV-6193BLK 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Black Matte with Textured Finish)
It’s another Dell, which is a strong indication that they are among the leaders when it comes to quality, affordable touchscreen laptops. This one is a little different than the model mentioned above, however, because this one is targeting a different audience.
The i15RV-6193BLK is one of the rare 15.6 inch laptop computers that is priced at under $500, and it is designed for the laptop shopper on a budget that really wants a touchscreen, but doesn’t need a lot of power for games, photo editing or video production. This laptop features 4 Gb of RAM and the Intel Pentium Processor 2117U (2M Cache, 1.8 GHz) processor, which is perfect for the laptop user that needs to browse the Internet, use iTunes, connect a camera to their computer, and occasionally edit documents in Microsoft Word or Excel.
Great for families that need a laptop for around the house.
4. Acer Aspire V5-571P-6698 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Silky Silver)
This Acer is one of the more popular touchscreens around, as it fits nicely into a spot where it is just over $500, but has an i3 processor, an above average amount of RAM at 8 GB, and a large 750 GB hard drive. Similarly priced laptops have to make some concessions in one of these areas, which is one reason why the V5-771P-6698 has sustained its’ popularity for several months. For individuals that want a touchscreen laptop that will last them for several years, and don’t need to worry about having the fastest processor around so they can play the hottest new game releases, then this is a solid choice.
Great for business travelers, as a home computer meant to last for a few years, or for a student going to college.
Find out more about the Acer Aspire V5-571P-6698.
5. Acer Aspire V5-471P-6605 14-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Silky Silver)
The final laptop in our list is here because it fills a very specific niche. It’s a 14-inch laptop, which is an increasingly popular size. Some users find 13-inch screens to be somewhat too small, while others dislike the cramped quarters that a 15-inch laptop creates in tight areas like airplanes or trains. A 14-inch laptop solves both of these problems.
This Acer touchscreen model has an i3 processor, is available for under $500, and boasts 5 hours of battery life. All of these facts combine to create a laptop that is great for people that travel, but still has enough power to accomplish all of the multitasking that is common for the majority of users. You won’t have any problems multi-tasking with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and your preferred Internet browser, and the laptop can easily manage streaming movies from Netflix or songs from Spotify.
This laptop is great for business travelers, commuters and students.
If you haven’t decided on a touchscreen laptop just yet, then read our article about best-selling laptops. You will find more information about the most popular laptops, as well as those that are the best deals and the best values.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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