Ultrabook: 7 Windows 8 Touchscreen Notebooks
Touch is a big part of windows 8, and the following Ultrabooks with touch allow users to get the full Windows 8 experience without the premium price tag of an Ultrabook Convertible.
An Ultrabook with a touch screen cannot turn into a tablet like an Ultrabook Convertible, but it does allow user to reach up to a touch screen to control the notebook, much like a tablet.
The new Modern user interface in Windows 8 includes touch friendly tiles, and after using Windows 8 on notebooks with and without touchscreens, it makes sense to buy a notebook with touch. It takes getting used to reaching up to the screen, but after a few days it becomes second nature.
The following Ultrabooks include touchscreens and Windows 8, offering the latest technology starting at $849.
Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook with Touch
The Acer Aspire S7 comes in 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch sizes and includes a Full HD touch screen display. One of the nice features about this notebook with touch is that it opens all the way flat on a table, so it is almost a tablet. This allows two users to work on the tablet at once. The S7 retails for $1,199.
HP Envy TouchSmart 4 Ultrabook with Touch
The HP Envy TouchSmart 4 Ultrabook includes a 14-inch touchscreen and also packs in a subwoofer powered by Beats Audio. Users can configure the notebook with an AMD graphics card with 3GB of RAM for gaming or working on graphically intense apps.
Toshiba Satellite P845t Ultrabook with Touch
The Toshiba Satellite P845t is a touch enabled notebook from Toshiba that delivers a 14-inch touch screen in a portable package. The notebook includes a DVD drive, which some Ultrabook skip on for a smaller size and a wide touchpad for controlling Windows 8 without the touch screen.
Dell Inspiron 15z Ultrabook with Touchscreen
The Dell Inspiron 15z Ultrabook now ships with Windows 8 and an optional touchscreen. This notebook includes a 15.6-inch display as well as a backlit keyboard and a built-in DVD drive. The Inspiron 15z Ultrabook with touch starts at $899 on Dell, a $150 premium over the base, non-touch model.
Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook with Touch
The Samung Series 5 Ultrabook with touch is a notebook with a 13.3-inch touch screen, supports 10 finger multitouch. The notebook includes a 500GB hard drive with a 24GB ExpressCache to speed up boots and frequently used programs. Users will find it at Best Buy as the NP540U3C-A01UB for $849.
Sony VAIO T Ultrabook with Touch
Sony joins the Ultrabook with touch game with the Sony VAIO T, a notebook with a 13.3-inch touch screen and Windows 8. This notebook ditches the DVD drive to slim down, and includes the latest Intel processors and a large hard drive with a small SSD to speed up the operating system. Shoppers will find it at Best Buy under the SVT13124CXS model.
ASUS UX31 Ultrabook with Touch
The ASUS UX31 Ultrabook with touch is a thin and light Ultrabook with a 13.3-inch touchscreen display. The UX31 includes the latest Intel processors and a 128GB SSD. Users will find this notebook in Best buy stores, with other Windows 8 notebooks, as the UX31A-BHI5T11 starting at $1,099.