We have smartphones with a touchscreen, tablets with a touchscreen, watches with a touchscreen, so why not laptops? With touchscreens becoming our way of life, computer manufacturers decided to add touchscreens to the latest laptops as well. Does it offer any real benefit? The answer may widely vary from person to person depending on their usage style. Here is a list of the best touchscreen laptops in India in 2018 according to our ratings, so that you can decide for yourself if you want one or not.
The Acer Nitro 5 NP515-51 is an uncanny device that caters to the requirement of a wide range of consumers. The design of the device is quite amazing on the outside, but with some minor flaws on the inside. The device has been designed in such a way that one cannot replace the SSD without voiding the warranty. The screen is a full HD LED-backlit IPS display deep blacks and bright whites. The basic clock speed of the processor is only 1.6 GHz which can go up to 3.4 GHz with Turbo Boost.
The HP Envy 13 is a fantastically designed device with an aluminium shell that has an anodised finish. The layout of keyboard and mouse ensures comfortable usage. The screen is a full HD IPS display with Flush Glass. The colour contrast is quite good including the black level and the peak brightness. It may not be best for colour sensitive work, yet should not pose any problem in standard use. The Intel Core i5 8th generation processor powers the device along with an 8 GB DDR3 RAM. The battery is six cell with a fast charge support. You also get ample connectivity options with the 2 USB Type C ports, 2 USB 3.0, and one micro SD card slot.
Lenovo Yoga 720 is a welcome addition to the class of 2-in 1 laptops. Aesthetic design and powerful specification seem to be the hallmark of this device. The Yoga 720 is perfectly designed with very thin bezels ensuring more screen size. The webcam is not located at the bottom of the screen, unlike other similar products. The keyboard layout may not be as good as Lenovo’s own Thinkpads. There is no built-in Ethernet and SD Card reader which is a bit problematic. However, you do get Type C port which supports Thunderbolt. The hardware including the Core i5 processor and 8 GB RAM is capable of handling moderate ordinary tasks with ease.
Well, the 2-in-1s are making in-roads in the regular laptop segments as more consumers begin seeing value in these devices. Considering the price, the device has a decent plastic build and brushed aluminium finish giving a feel of premium devices. The keyboard is slightly compact, but the layout remains the same as seen in other Acer laptops. The 11.6-inch screen comes with a full HD IPS panel with vibrant colour and good contrast. The brightness may not be best suited for outdoor use. The device is powered by Pentium Quad Core processor with a basic clock speed of 1.1 GHz which can handle moderate everyday use.
A laptop designated as a gaming device making it to the list of best touchscreen laptops is in itself a feat. Dell has taken its Inspiron Series to the next-level with the 7559 laptop. The design is similar to other models in the 7000 series except for the fact that the aluminium chassis has been replaced by plastic with a matte finish and there is a presence of prominent red colour around the trackpad and speakers akin to Acer Predator. The display is full HD along with anti-glare display cutting the reflection to the minimum. The performance is excellent as the SSD is used as boot drive.
There are some vastly different opinions about touchscreen laptops. On the one hand, some users believe that this is just an add-on feature that will end up drawing more power. While, there are others who want the touch functionality akin to their mobiles and laptops.
So should you buy a touchscreen laptop? Well, that is entirely up to you. If you decide to buy one, the first thing that needs to be considered is the weight of the laptop and the display quality. The touchscreen laptops, as well as the 2-in1s, are supposed to be more stylish and well-designed.
The battery backup also needs to be considered and one should not settle on this front. The ones listed by us are more or less capable of handling day to day use without any lag. Finally, if you transfer a lot of data, prefer an SSD for faster transfers.
|Acer Nitro 5 Spin Core i5 8th Gen - (8 GB/1 TB HDD/Windows 10 Home/4 GB Graphics) NP515-51 Laptop||75,999||9||8||8||8||8.2|
|HP Envy Core i5 8th Gen - (8 GB/256 GB SSD/Windows 10 Home) 13-ad126TU Thin and Light Laptop||74,990||9||8||8||9||8.1|
|Lenovo Core i5 7th Gen - (8 GB/512 GB SSD/Windows 10 Home) Yoga 720 2 in 1 Laptop||NA||8||8||8||8||8|
|Acer Spin 1 Pentium Quad Core - (4 GB/500 GB HDD/Windows 10 Home) SP111-31 2 in 1 Laptop||29,990||8||9||8||6||7.8|
|Dell Inspiron Core i7 6th Gen - (16 GB/1 TB HDD/128 GB SSD/Windows 10 Home/4 GB Graphics) 7559 Gaming Laptop||120,000||8||9||8||7||7.8|
We’ve curated this list based on our own expert reviews, overall user reviews from shopping websites like Mouthshut, Amazon, Flipkart, and expert reviews from trusted websites CNET, NotebookCheck, Laptomag, and PCmag, and Expertreviews.
As far as the weighted averages of our final expert scores are concerned, the split is: 50% for expert reviews, 25% for expert reviews from our trusted websites, and 25% for user reviews.
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