The trusted old laptop has many uses- the social users from watching films and chatting to friends, to the professional users creating presentations and essays. With the laptop in mind, the electronics industry moves quickly, adapting to the latest inventions and innovations constantly being developed around us.
With companies ensuring they are ahead of their competitors, and keeping their customers happy with the most up to date, ground breaking technology, the industry is constantly expanding and providing the public with gadgets we could never have expected.
Although a lot of the public have migrated to using mobile phones with touchscreens, a lot of us still use the old-style desktops and keyboards when at the office. Tablets such as the iPad, or book reading devices like the Kindle, are common devices found in an average home, with three-quarters of every UK household owning a tablet of such in 2016, yet they are abandoned in a person’s work life and office environment.
With touchscreens and multitouch interfaces now a permanent part of the human-computer interaction since Steve Jobs’ iPhone launch in 2007, it is time for us to fully utilise the touchscreen laptops that belong in both the office and at home.
Here is a list of our top four touchscreen laptops:
Microsoft Surface Book
Deemed the ‘ultimate laptop’ by the Microsoft team, the Surface Book brings a multitude of technological innovations to the laptop world. With its futuristic design and seamless tablet separation function, this device can be used as both a tablet or a traditional laptop. The display is incredibly powerful, using NVIDIA graphics, and thanks to the additions of the Surface Pen and ultra-sharp display, it is perfect for creative personalities such as Graphic Designers and Illustrators.
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1
The Dell offers a different approach with its 360° display hinge that ensures you will never lose the keyboard counterpart or rely on flimsy, magnetic hinges. It has a spectacular display with a beautiful high-resolution touchscreen, and is packed with cutting-edge hardware that makes it as powerful as the traditional laptop, meaning you can provide your employees with efficient and necessary software like Templafy.
ASUS ZenBook Flip
With its all-metal body, the ZenBook Flip hosts an attractive design, and a 13.3”, full HD display that can rotate 360° for a sturdy tablet device. Other features this notebook can offer is various Intel processor options, a solid-state drive and 8GB RAM. Although the device is extremely thin, the keyboard is comfortable to use and poses no problems. The ZenBook Flip is aimed for users and office workers who want a light and thin device while being able to cope with everyday tasks without an issue.
Acer Chromebook R11
A few tablets have been criticised for their poor battery life, which does not pose too much of an issue if you spend your daily routine in the same office, with minimal travel. However, if traveling is part of your job but you do not want to lug around a heavy, large laptop, the Chromebook is a solution to all your woes. With its excellent battery life, it’s highly attractive, especially when coupled with its powerful Intel CPU and 4GB of RAM.
Touchscreen technology will continue to better over the coming years, and like the reveal of the iPhone seven years ago, the industry will remain to develop technological advancements seeming unimaginable that will improve our home and office lives.