Touch screen laptops do all the work of regular laptops—with an efficient twist. These thin, lightweight computers allow you to interact with all your apps through a simple tap of the screen. They’re as user-friendly as your smartphone and you’ll enjoy bonus features, like digital pens and adaptable structures, that easily convert from tablet to laptop mode.
Here are some of our favorites on the market today.
Comes with built-in virus protection. Amazon
The Acer Chromebook easily adjusts into multiple positions, including laptop mode (a basic keyboard setup), display mode (best for streaming), and tablet mode (optimal for casual browsing). Designed with a sleek 11.6-inch HD display screen, this device comes with a super flexible hinge, which allows for 360 degree rotation. Bonus perks include 10 hours of battery life and 100 GB of Google Drive storage.
Includes a writing accessory. Amazon
Do you like to keep detailed notes as you work? Go with the Lenovo Flex Laptop. It comes with a digital pen that allows you to write comments and make corrections directly onto the screen. Plus, this ultra-lightweight device is less than one inch thick when closed and charges up to 80 percent in one hour.
No loud computer noises. Amazon
You won’t have to keep reaching for your charger with this one—the HP Chromebook stays juiced for up to 12 hours and 30 minutes. Designed with a crisp 14-inch HD screen, this PC device is fanless, which means no more annoying computer noises. It’s also compatible with any stylus, so feel free to sketch away.
Talk to it. Amazon
You can stay stress-free about device damage with the HP Pavilion Convertible Laptop. It comes with a drive guard which automatically locks the laptop’s spinning hard drive when it senses motion to help prevent data loss. The 14-inch screen is built with a wide-angle HD webcam and 8 GB of RAM. Artists will enjoy its palm rejection technology, which reduces unwanted digital ink splotches.