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Best touch screen laptop 2023

We look at various touchscreen laptop models, from 2-in-1 devices to the classic clamshell laptop
Last Updated on May 10, 2023

If you’re looking for the best touch screen laptop in 2023 then look no further. We’ve gathered the very best on the market, covering a range of different budgets, screen sizes, and sub-types for you to take a look at.

Below we’re going to break down the pros and cons (but mostly pros) of each to help you pick the right one, so without further ado let’s dive right in!

Products at a Glance

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Best touch screen laptop 2023

  • OLED option with superb contrast ratio
  • 100% sRGB for IPS variant & 100%+ DCI-P3 for OLED version
  • Decent peak brightness
  • Great keyboard & solid touchpad
  • Stylus included
  • Good I/O ports & fingerprint scanner
  • Excellent build quality
  • Looks great
  • Expensive
  • Not the lightest 2-in1 laptop out there

Against fierce competition, the HP Spectre x360 14 takes our top spot for best high-end touch screen laptop with 2-in-1 design. There are different configurations available in terms of CPU power and display resolution/type, but all have superb color replication, a taller 3:2 aspect ratio, and rechargeable stylus included, making them ideal for designers and creatives. The Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics aren’t gaming laptop standard, but will certainly do the job on what this touch screen laptop is designed for: creative workflows, multimedia viewing, and flexible office use.

The keyboard (which uses scissor switches with 1.5mm travel) is great to use, feeling nice and tactile with good key size and spacing, and include a fingerprint scanner. The trackpad is also solid. The overall build quality is great, and though it’s not the lightest covnertible device of this size, it does feel very solid, with a sturdy hinge, and looks fantastic.

If you go for the cheaper IPS model you still get 100% sRGB coverage, but the 3K2K OLED version comes with superb contrast, and a color gamut over 100% sRGB and DCI-P3, making it deal for professional color work in these spaces.

  • Lush bright screen
  • Great contrast and 100% sRGB color gamut
  • Quiet fans
  • Very thin and portable
  • Superb build quality
  • Good quality keyboard & touchpad
  • Great battery life on the 1200p version
  • Fast microSD reader
  • Fairly expensive
  • Disappointing battery life on the 4K version
  • Speakers aren't as good as the MacBook

For those looking for a more conventional ‘clamshell’ touchscreen laptop, the Dell XPS 13 is a great portable choice with superb sRGB color replication, build quality, and an enjoyable typing experience. 2-in-1 versions of the Dell XPS 13 do exist though they are more expensive, don’t have quite the same high spec component options, and don’t quite match up to the HP Spectre x360. If you aren’t interested in tablet functionality though, then this is the premium option for you, and if you want something a bit larger, the Dell XPS 15 is another great choice.

This is a premium general use / light workstation laptop, for office workers, writers, and creatives who don’t need a lot of rendering power in their workflows. The keyboard and trackpad are both solid – a true pleasure to use, the build quality overall is exceptional, and its a fine-looking device to boot. There are a myriad of loadout options for the  XPS 13, including both touch screen and non-touch screen, and either 1920×1200 resolution (i.e. 1200p) or 3840 x 2400 (i.e. 4K) – both of which are 16:10 for extra screen headroom when working. Be advised though that whilst the 1200p variant has a very impressive 15 hour battery life (of non-strenuous use with battery saving measures switched on), the 4K variant is limited to only 7 hours.

Every model comes with Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics (no dedicated GPU here- this is not a gaming laptop), and a range of different Intel CPUs (we’d recommend picking one of the higher ones). Whichever option you pick, even under strenuous loads this laptop remains pleasingly quiet. The only real addiitonal downside is that it’s a little on the pricier side.

  • Good value when on discount
  • QLED screen with decent contrast
  • Great max brightness
  • Great color replication
  • Good battery life
  • Stylus not included
  • Mediocre webcam
  • 512GB is the biggest SSD option

The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha is in many respects a cheaper version of the pricey Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360, but it’s still a superb quality touch screen laptop suitable for those on a mid-range budget and gives better performance per price overall. This convertible 2-in-1 touch screen laptop comes with a bright (600 nits on the peak Outdoor+ setting) and vibrant QLED display which is ideal for color-based workflows (covering 100% sRGB, and 95%+ Adobe RGB & DCI-P3), great battery life, and top-notch overall design quality.

Annoyingly you don’t get a stylus included when you buy the machine, but it is S-Pen compatible if you want to buy one separately. The webcam could be better but you get a decent build quality overall, plus a solid 9 hours plus of battery life.

  • Great value for money
  • Respectable brightness and 100% sRGB color gamut
  • Good port coverage for a 13-inch laptop
  • Good battery life
  • Light and portable
  • Touchpad could be better

The 2021 version of the HP Envy 13 was the best budget touch screen laptop on the market that year, and the 2022 iteration has achieved the same coveted position. This 13-inch machine is light and portable, with great color replication (100% sRGB) and good brightness and contrast. Though the touchpad is somewhat lacking, besides this the build quality and overall aesthetic design is solid – above what you’d normally expect at this price.

You get a Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor and Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics support – not the most powerful but you don’t necessarily need them to be for general usage. The selection of ports is good for such a small machine, you get a fingerprint scanner, and the battery life of 10 hours is very respectable. All-in-all – great value for money.

Things to consider when looking for the best touch screen laptop

Touch screen laptops drain battery life quicker

The addition of a touch sensitive panel means that the passive power draw of a touch screen laptop is greater. On top of this, active use of the touchscreen drains the battery as it requires constant communication between the screen and the rest of the device, which uses up power.

Cleaning your touch screen laptop

When cleaning your touch screen you should try and avoid rubbing it hard as this may damage the touch sensitive panel. You should use a microfiber / lint-free cloth to clean the toucscreen fairly regularly. To remove any stains that won’t come off easily, dampen a cloth with eyeglass cleaner, isopropyl alcohol (IPA) solution (70% or less) or just plane water and use this to rub the screen. Never use glass cleaner.

Best touch screen laptop 2023 FAQs

Is a touch screen laptop more expensive?

Typically touch screen laptops do tend to be more expensive than their non-touchscreen bretheren, all other things being equal, though it’s often hard to separate this from the increased cost of other features that touchscreen devices might come with, such as 2-in-1 functionality.

Can a touch screen laptop use a mouse?

Yes you can use a mouse on a touch screen laptop just as you would with any non-touch screen device. The only difference is that with the touchscreen you have an alternative form of input should you want to use it.