If you’re not sure what laptop you should buy, it’s worth considering a model with a touch screen.
Both Microsoft and Google have made a big push towards supporting touch on their devices. But Apple hasn’t added a touch screen to any of its Macs.
Touch screen laptops are more common than ever thanks to 2-in-1, or convertible, and hybrid laptops.
Touch screens on laptops have come a long way but they’re still held back by several hardware and software issues.
Following is a transcript of the video.
If you bought a laptop in the last five years, you’ve probably had to decide between a model that had a touch screen and one that didn’t. Some people love touch screens, others don’t see the point. Touch screen laptops have come a long way, and they’re finally starting to become mainstream, but there are still a bunch of issues holding them back.
Both Microsoft and Google have made a big push towards including touch on their laptops. Apple, on the other hand, hasn’t included touch screens on any of its Macs. You basically have three options. You can have a traditional laptop with a touch screen, a detachable keyboard tablet device, or a 2-in-1 that can fold into a tablet.
2-in-1 laptops, sometimes called convertibles, are way more useful with touch compared to traditional laptops. 2-in-1s are great for watching videos, and even reading articles can be a nicer experience thanks to portrait orientation. In tablet mode, 2-in-1s can be quite thick and heavier than a traditional tablet, but it’s nice to have the option when you need it. Regular laptops, on the other hand, force you to reach across the keyboard anytime you want to touch the screen. This feels a lot less useful than the 2-in-1 design. Finally, with detachable options like the Surface, …read more
Source:: Business Insider