Should You Get a Touchscreen Laptop?

If you have been paying attention, then you will know that touchscreen laptops have become quite popular in the last two years. Note that we are only discussing Windows 10/11 powered laptops here, because Apple does not manufacture MacBooks with touchscreens.

One can argue that Chromebooks and Android 2-in-1 tablets have also come a long way since their early days and that would indeed be the right argument. Unfortunately, they are still quite limited in comparison to similarly priced Windows laptops/tablets. On that note, let’s take a quick look at why and when you should consider getting a touchscreen Windows laptop.

Are You Interested in Art and Design?

If you are interested in art, you will love using a touchscreen laptop for digital artists. Keep in mind that you do not necessarily have to be a digital artist, or even an artist to like the touchscreen capabilities of something like a Lenovo Yoga X1 G7 or a Microsoft Studio. As long as you enjoy drawing, sketching, doodling, or painting, you will love the ease of engaging in your favourite hobby at anytime, anywhere.

As for professional graphic designers, digital artists, and media content creators, a touchscreen Windows laptop is the default option on the go. A touchscreen device with enough power to render 4K media is not something that any other device can offer. The iPad Pro comes close, but we will get to that in the next point.

Are You Considering an iPad or an Android Tablet?

While the latest iPads and Android tablets can do a lot, the sacrifice in software availability, power under the hood, and functionality is far too great in comparison to a Windows touchscreen laptop. For example, you will be able to play the latest AAA games on Lenovo touchscreen gaming laptops like the ThinkPad X1 Yoga G7 or the Yoga Slim 7 Pro 16, but those games are not even available for Android/iPadOS tablets. In other words, if you are thinking about buying a new Android tablet or an iPad Pro, get a Windows touchscreen laptop, tablet or two-in-one instead. They just offer more value for your money in every sense of the phrase.

Do You Need to Take Notes/Make Presentations?

If your job or education requires you to take notes, create projects, and make presentations frequently, you will enjoy the freedom to use a digital pen on a fully-fledged Windows laptop. Unfortunately, not all Windows touchscreen tablets/laptops come with a stylus in the box, which can add further expense to your overall expenditure on the new laptop. Try to find one which comes with a stylus inside the box to save on unnecessary expenses.

The big advantage with Windows touchscreen devices is that they will support third party pens (Wacom, Huion, etc.) as well, while iPads and Samsung Galaxy S-series tablets do not support digital pens from unlicensed manufacturers. The bottom line is that you should be able to get a third-party stylus for your Windows touchscreen super cheap online, while that is not an option with touchscreen devices running on other Operating Systems.