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Best touchscreen laptops 2020: the best touchscreen laptops we've tapped this year

This list should make your hunt for one of the best touchscreen laptops of 2020 easier. (Image credit: Microsoft)
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The best touchscreen laptops are quite the game-changers. They’ve forever reshaped the way we think about (and use) portables. Because of their touchscreen capabilities and 2-in-1 form factor, laptop users are given the ability to not only interface directly with their displays, but also seamlessly switch from a laptop to a tablet. That’s without ever switching – or paying – for a second device.

More than just the most versatile portable PCs around, the best touchscreen laptops also deliver a level of power and portability to rival that of the best laptops of 2020. They cater to different users as well, available with touch-friendly operating systems like Windows 10 and Chrome OS (which powers the best Chromebooks), so there’s one for every need.

A better value, whether you need a full-fledged Windows laptop or a more lightweight Chromebook, the best touchscreen laptops are here to stay. So, consider getting on the touchscreen bandwagon. Here are the best touchscreen laptops of 2020, some of which also made our best 2-in-1 laptops list.

Best touchscreen laptops on Black Friday

Much like last year, many of the best touchscreen laptops of 2020 are getting deep discounts on Black Friday, including a few of the Dell ones as the manufacturer is known to go all out with its deals on these days. You should be able to find a touchscreen laptop on this list for much less, saving you more money to use for something else.

Whether you’re buying one of the best touchscreen laptops for you or as a gift for someone, it would be wise to wait until the major deal event of the year. Luckily,  Black Friday rolls around at the end of November, so you won’t have to wait for long.

Dell XPS 15

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1. Dell XPS 15 (2020)

The ultimate laptop has arrived

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

Amazing speakers
Beautiful display
Comfy keyboard
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 2020. 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 (2020)

The HP Spectre x360 (2020)'s killer combination makes it one of the best touchscreen laptops out there. (Image credit: HP)

2. HP Spectre x360 (2020)

HP’s flagship 2-in-1 gets a 2020 refresh

CPU: 8th-generation Intel Core i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti with Max-Q design | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch, 3840 x 2160 pixels touch | Storage: 512 GB – 2TB SSD

Stylish and high-quality finish
Great all-around performance
Built-in security features are useful
Battery life takes a hit
Can run hot at times

HP’s beloved and highly praised 2-in-1 is back with a vengeance, this time with more powerful components like the 10th-generation Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Plus graphics. Of course, that impeccable 2-in-1 design and pristine gem-cut chassis are back, as are its security features and Bang & Olufsen speakers. That killer combination makes it, now more than ever, one of the best touchscreen laptops out there. Is it a wonder that this is one of our favorite laptops of 2020? If you care about aesthetics as much as you do performance and overall quality, this is the laptop for you.

Read the full review: HP Spectre x360 (2020)

Dell XPS 13 (2020)

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

3. Dell XPS 13 (2020)

The premium champ is back

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

Gorgeous design
Excellent battery life
Solid performance
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)

4. Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition

A seriously powerful pro laptop

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

Powerful
Beautiful screen
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

HP Envy x360 13 (2019)

You can't go wrong with HP Envy x360 13 (2019) for productivity or for entertainment and Internet browsing. (Image credit: HP)

5. HP Envy x360 (2019)

HP gives its slimline laptop an AMD upgrade

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3300U – AMD Ryzen 7 3700U | Graphics: AMD Radeon Vega 6 – Radeon Vega 10 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3" diagonal FHD IPS (1,920 x 1,080) | Storage: 256 GB – 1TB SSD

Slim and sleek for a 2-in-1
High quality chassis
Improved battery life
CPU performance merely adequate
Graphics performance disappointing

If a 13-inch slimline 2-in-1 laptop that gets you through your daily computing routine, whether for productivity or for entertainment and Internet browsing, is all you need, then you cannot go wrong with Envy x360's AMD upgrade. This laptop not only packs the latest AMD mobile CPU, but also boasts a premium chassis that will be the envy of other laptops at your office, making it deserving of its moniker. Better yet, it offers 9 hours of video playback, lasting you an entire work day without charging.

Read the full review: HP Envy x360 (2019)

Lenovo Yoga C940

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

6. Lenovo Yoga C940

The Lenovo Yoga is back and it means business

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

Excellent design
Great performance
Comfy keyboard
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)

7. Lenovo Yoga C930

2-in-1 with little to no compromise

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

Strong build quality
Robust feature set
Excellent battery life
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 Book 2 (15-inch)

Surface Book 2 (15-inch) boast a larger screen and extremely beefier hardware.

8. Surface Book 2 (15-inch)

A true 15-inch tablet that’s also a laptop

CPU: 8th Gen Intel Core i7 | Graphics: : Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5); Intel UHD Graphics 620 | RAM: 16GB | Screen: 15-inch (3,240 x 2,160) | Storage: 256GB – 1TB SSD

Lightweight yet large tablet
Massively powerful
Very pricey

The Surface Book 2 15-inch delivers the same great touch and pen experience as the Surface Pro. However, it also takes it to a new level by boasting a larger screen and extremely beefier hardware. Thanks to its quad-core processor and potent discrete GPU, it’s well-equipped to handle your most ambitious art projects, not to mention some of the best PC games that are currently taking up all your free time. If this isn’t one of the best touchscreen laptops on the market right now, we don’t know what is.

Read the full review: Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-inch)

Surface Laptop 3

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

9. Surface Laptop 3

Longer-lasting than most

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

Excellent battery life
Exciting AMD flagship debut
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

Lenovo Yoga C630

Lenovo Yoga C630 boast a 13.3-inch, wide-angle FHD stunning display with touchscreen functionality. (Image credit: Lenovo)

10. Lenovo Yoga C630

Windows on Snapdragon redeemed

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Processor | Graphics: Qualcomm Adreno 630 | RAM: up to 8GB | Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Multi-touch | Storage: up to 256 GB SSD

4G connectivity
Huge battery life
Thin and light design
Limited app compatibility

Budget users seeking touchscreen functionality will appreciate the value the Lenovo Yoga C630 offers. This 2-in-1 starts at $629 (about £517, A$927), with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB of SSD storage and integrated Qualcomm graphics. That means that it’s a lightweight option for those folks who aren’t entirely convinced by the Chrome OS environment. It has a few aces to top it all off, including the Lenovo Active Pen, a Fingerprint Reader and more than 23 hours of battery life. And what of the display? It’s a 13.3-inch, wide-angle FHD stunner, with touchscreen functionality, of course.

Read the full review: Lenovo Yoga C630

Michelle Rae Uy and Gabe Carey have also contributed to this article.