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Best touchscreen laptops 2021: the best touchscreen laptops we've tapped this year

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This list should make your hunt for one of the best touchscreen laptops of 2021 easier. (Image credit: Microsoft)
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The best touchscreen laptops have brought some dramatic changes to the laptop world since their arrival. These portables may look like normal laptops but they offer more functionality and flexibility than the standard variety. And, they do this without sacrificing any portability.

Now that the best touchscreen laptops are so widespread, the touch screen is no longer a hard-to-find feature, coming equipped on a wide range of products. That’s because using one offers a more streamlined and intuitive way of interacting with a computer that was not feasible not that long ago.

However, these laptops are unique not just because of the touch screen, but because touch screen capabilities are usually paired with the 2-in-1 form factor, making them more valuable than most machines. In addition, they can come with the same amount of performance and portability as the best laptops out there.

No matter if you’re in the market for something with Chrome OS (the operating system powering the best Chromebooks) or Windows 10, you should consider the best touchscreen laptops, especially if you want something that can last a while. From portables with gorgeous touchscreens to the best 2-in-1 laptops, here are our top picks.

Prime Day 2021 should see quite a few of the best touchscreen laptops here go on sale thanks to the Prime Day deals. We’re watching for any great deals and sharing them with you, so check in regularly from now until June 22. 

HP Elite Dragonfly G2

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1. HP Elite Dragonfly G2

The best touchscreen laptop

Specifications
CPU: 11th-generation Intel Core i3 – i7
Graphics: Intel Iris Xe Graphics
RAM: 8GB - 32GB
Screen: 13.3-inch diagonal BrightView LED FHD, 400 nits – 13.3-inch diagonal BrightView LED 4K UHD HDR-400 550 nits
Storage: up to 2TB SSD
Reasons to buy
+Comfortable keyboard+Excellent screen
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive-USB-C ports on only one side List

The HP Elite Dragonfly G2 takes everything that we loved about the original HP Elite Dragonfly, and adds cutting-edge Intel technology and a gorgeous 4K touchscreen, making it the best touchscreen laptop of 2021 (so far). You get that gorgeous 2-in-1 design, which allows you to turn this thin and light laptop into a tablet-like device, plus one of the best battery lives we've experienced on a Windows 10 laptop. It also comes with more powerful 11th-gen Intel Core chips, Intel Iris Xe graphics, and now a 4K display, upgrading from its previous Full HD models. There’s a lot to love here, and it might just be as close to being the perfect business laptop as any manufacturer can get. Beware the price, though. Only invest if it’s worth the investment to you.

Read the full review: HP Elite Dragonfly G2  

Dell XPS 15

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2. Dell XPS 15 (2020)

The ultimate laptop has arrived

Specifications
CPU: 10th Gen Intel Core i5 – i7
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
RAM: 8GB – 64GB
Screen: 15.6" FHD+ (1920 x 1200) InfinityEdge Non-Touch Anti-Glare 500-Nit – 15.6" UHD+ (3840 x 2400) InfinityEdge Touch Anti-Reflective 500-Nit Display
Storage: 256GB – 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe
Reasons to buy
+Amazing speakers+Beautiful display+Comfy keyboard
Reasons to avoid
-GTX 1650 Ti is a little weak

The Dell XPS 15 is, without a doubt, one of the best laptops to hit the streets in 2021. Combining staggering power in a stylish thin and light chassis, this laptop doesn’t hold back when it comes to internals and features that improve your computing experience overall. Among those amazing features are a gorgeous bright display with 500 nits of brightness, an extremely comfortable keyboard, impressive speakers, and a terrific trackpad. And, for those looking for the best touchscreen laptop, this one’s got an incredible one that’s highly accurate and responsive – not to mention, a pleasure to use.

Read the full review: Dell XPS 15

HP Spectre x360 (2021)

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3. HP Spectre x360 (2021)

A brilliant update

Specifications
CPU: 11th-gen Intel Core i5 – i7
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620 – Iris Xe
RAM: 8GB – 16GB
Screen: 13.3" diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080) OLED touch – 13.3" diagonal, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED touch
Storage: 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD – 2TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
Reasons to buy
+Gorgeous design+Excellent battery life+Great performance for day-to-day work
Reasons to avoid
-Fans can get noisy-Pricey

The flagship HP Spectre x360 (2021) is the newest in the flagship product line and continues the tradition of pairing elegance and premium design with the newest in specs for a 2-in-1 laptop that’s as much substance as it is style. This gorgeous laptop comes with the new 11th-gen Intel CPU and enough battery life to get you through a long day at work. While it does come with a price tag to match and its 2-in-1 factor can be bulky for those making use of its tablet mode, not to mention that it can get loud, it’s a stunning laptop with excellent performance.

Read the full review: HP Spectre x360 (2021)

Dell XPS 13 (2020)

Dell XPS 13 boasts that covetable 4K touchscreen feature. (Image credit: Dell)

4. Dell XPS 13 (2020)

The premium champ is back

Specifications
CPU: 10th-generation Intel Core i5 – i7
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics – Iris Plus Graphics
RAM: 8GB – 16GB
Screen: 13.4" FHD+ (1920 x 1200) InfinityEdge Non-Touch Anti-Glare 500-Nit – 13.4" UHD+ (3840 x 2400) InfinityEdge Touch Anti-Reflective 500-Nit
Storage: 256GB – 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Reasons to buy
+Gorgeous design+Excellent battery life+Solid performance
Reasons to avoid
-Lackluster audio-Expensive

The competition in the Ultrabook market is getting tougher every year, and early players have been finding it difficult to keep up. Not the Dell XPS 13, however. Not only has this laptop kept a lofty spot in every best touchscreen laptops list, but it’s also still among the best laptops on the market years after its first release. This extremely luxurious device comes with an all-day battery life, solid performance and a design that you’ll fall in love with at first sight. Due to its thin chassis that’s only about half an inch, it does compromise on a couple of things, most notably its audio and its price tag, which is pretty high for some people. However, the Dell XPS 13 is worth every penny.

Read the full review: Dell XPS 13 (2020) 

Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition

Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition more than meets the standards of videographers, photographers and designers. (Image credit: Razer)

5. Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition

A seriously powerful pro laptop

Specifications
CPU: 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q – NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Studio Edition
RAM: 32GB
Screen: 15.6-inch OLED 4K Touch 60Hz, factory calibrated
Storage: 1TB SSD
Reasons to buy
+Powerful+Beautiful screen
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive

Razer has redesigned its best gaming laptop to turn it into a mobile creative workstation touting a jaw-dropping performance that meets the standards of videographers, photographers and designers. This laptop packs a serious punch. But, it also rocks a stunning, factory-calibrated 4K display with the touchscreen model on hand, giving video editors not just incredibly sharp content but also lots of space to work on while they’re editing on the go. If a fast and seamless workflow is of utmost importance in your day to day, then the Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition is the best touchscreen laptop for you. Just be ready to splurge.

Read the full review: Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition

Dell Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition (7506)

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6. Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition (7506)

Great performance, fancier features

Specifications
CPU: 11th-generation Intel Core i7-1165G7
Graphics: Intel Iris Xe
RAM: 16GB
Screen: 15.6-inch UHD (3840 x 2160) Truelife Touch Narrow Border WVA
Storage: 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe
Reasons to buy
+Stunning 4K touch display+Great performance for productivity+Dell Active Pen included
Reasons to avoid
-Performance could be better for the price-Only one USB-C port

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition (7506) is a laptop that punches above its weight. This seemingly mid-range laptop, though on the higher end of that range, comes with the kind of performance and features you would expect from higher-end machines. You would be hard pressed to find another machine in its range that comes with a 4K touchscreen, IR camera, and an active pen. While it is a bit pricey for those just needing to do basic computing, like email and light productivity, those who want a little more will find this a great option, since it can handle quite a bit of multitasking and even some AAA gaming.

Read the full review: Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition (7506) 

Lenovo Yoga C940

There’s a lot of things going for the Lenovo Yoga C940 beyond its gorgeous premium design. (Image credit: Lenovo)

7. Lenovo Yoga C940

The Lenovo Yoga is back and it means business

Specifications
CPU: up to 10th-generation Intel Core i7
Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics
RAM: up to 16GB
Screen: 14” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, touchscreen, glossy, 400 nits –14" UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS, touchscreen, glossy, HDR 400, 500 nits
Storage: up to 2TB SSD PCIe
Reasons to buy
+Excellent design+Great performance+Comfy keyboard
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive-Battery life

There’s a lot of things going for the Lenovo Yoga C940 beyond its gorgeous premium design. It’s a great performer, first of all, thanks to the powerful internals under its hood. It’s also got a keyboard that’s comfortable to type on, a rotating soundbar with 2 additional speakers, a touch pen and a TrueBlock Privacy Shutter. All in a fairly thin and light laptop, and for a price that’s every so slightly cheaper than the competition. If you’re as much about the add-ons as the basics, then you’ll get a lot of value out of the Lenovo Yoga C940.

Read the full review: Lenovo Yoga C940

Lenovo Yoga C930

The Lenovo Yoga C930 boast high-quality IPS Glossy touchscreen display. (Image credit: Lenovo)

8. Lenovo Yoga C930

2-in-1 with little to no compromise

Specifications
CPU: Intel Core i7
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620
RAM: 8GB – 16GB
Screen: UHD (3,840 x 2,160) IPS Glossy Multi-touch
Storage: 256GB – 2TB SSD
Reasons to buy
+Strong build quality+Robust feature set+Excellent battery life
Reasons to avoid
-Weak graphics performance-Pricey upgrade options

Not only is the new Lenovo Yoga C930 one of the best hybrid laptops we’ve reviewed to date, but it’s also deserving of a spot on our best touchscreen laptops list. It’s all thanks to that high-quality IPS Glossy touchscreen display, which not only offers stylus support, but is also available in both Full HD and 4K – nifty if you work with high resolution photos. Get all your productivity tasks out of the way, and then throw in some decent gaming post work.

Read the full review: Lenovo Yoga C930

Surface Laptop 3

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 has a stunning display. (Image credit: Microsoft)

9. Surface Laptop 3

Longer-lasting than most

Specifications
CPU: 10th Gen Intel Core i5 – i7, AMD Ryzen 5 3580U – 7 3780U
Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics, AMD Radeon Vega 9 – RX Vega 11
RAM: 8GB – 32GB
Screen: 13.5-inch (2256 x 1504) – 15-inch (2496 x 1664) PixelSense Display
Storage: 128GB – 1TB
Reasons to buy
+Excellent battery life+Exciting AMD flagship debut
Reasons to avoid
-Far too few ports-Lacking in power

With the debut of an AMD Ryzen processor in Microsoft’s Surface Laptop line, the Surface Laptop 3 is more accessible than ever to more people, especially fans of AMD’s latest processors and graphics cards. Unfortunately, there aren’t many fresh features this time around – if you need more ports, for example, you might want to skip this. But, this latest model is more powerful than ever, and it does pack some of the longest battery life in its class. And, of course, it’s one of the thinnest and lightest laptops on the market. If longevity and portability matters most to you, it’s a worthy contender.

Read the full review: Surface Laptop 3

HP Envy 14-eb0000na

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10. HP Envy 14-eb0000na

Excellent productivity in a slim package

Specifications
CPU: Intel Core i7-1165G7
Graphics: Max-Q Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, Intel Iris Xe
RAM: 8GB – 32GB
Screen: 14-inch 1920 x 1200 (16:10 ratio) IPS micro-edge display with multi-touch
Storage: 1TB PCIe NVMe TLC SSD
Reasons to buy
+Understated elegant design+Great thermal management+Lots of power
Reasons to avoid
-Touchscreen slightly buggy-Expensive

The HP Envy 14-eb0000na would have made it higher on the list if it wasn’t for its slightly buggy touchscreen. Still, its touch capability is mostly quick and responsive, and that 1200p 16:10 screen is an absolute highlight, gorgeous with extra screen real estate to boot. A little bit Ultrabook, a little bit productivity powerhouse, this sleek portable is an ideal choice for any professional that wants a little more performance out of their laptop. The Envy is overall an excellent portable with plenty of power, great cooling, and the kind of looks that will fit in with the more premium machines out there.

Read the full review: HP Envy 14-eb0000na