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Best Touch Screen Laptop under $1,000 / $900 / $800 / $700

Updated on September 14, 2014

Top Touch Screen Windows 8 Laptops under $1,000

When looking for the best touch screen laptop under $1000 for you or someone else, looking through some of the best selling and top rated touch screen laptops is a good place to start.

Acer Aspire V5-571P-6642 15.6-Inch Touch Screen Laptop (Silky Silver)

Though most of us have become familiar with touch screen technology, first with the iPhones and later tablets, such as the iPad, users of laptops running on the MS Windows Platform did not have this option till windows 7, but quite frankly these first attempts weren't that great.

But now with the release of windows 8, touch screen ability is well integrated and is posed to really take off. With windows 8 taking advantage of the latest touch screen technology, designed for ten finger sensitivity, we can have most of our old familiar programs, plus the efficiency of a touch screen. Of course you will find some legacy programs were not made to take advantage of this new technology, but many of the more popular ones should be coming out with updated versions sooner rather then later.

To make this easier, we have broken up the current available touchscreen laptops into price ranges. It is amazing how many touch screen laptops are under $600 now, just about half a year ago there were hardly any touchscreen laptops under $800.

ASUS VivoBook X202E-DH31T 11.6-Inch Touch Laptop

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u 12.5-Inch Touchscreen Ultrabook

Sony VAIO T Series SVT13124CXS 13.3-Inch Touch Ultrabook

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Buying the best touch screen laptop - Do you really need one & what to look for

In addition to what you would look for in any laptop that would fit your needs, here are some additional things to look for when buying a touch screen laptop.

  1. Do You need one?

    Before jumping in, and just getting a touch screen laptop, the first thing you need to figure out, is if you will take advantage of the touch screen. Windows 8 works fine without the touch screen features, so upgrading your operating system, doesn't mean you also need to get a new touch screen laptop.

    On the other hand if you are planning to buy a new laptop anyway, and want to start using windows 8, then I think it makes sense to go for a touch screen. The difference in price, depending on your requirements, is not that great, so putting in the extra money now and getting a touch screen now will save you from maybe realizing you need an earlier laptop upgrade in the near future.

  2. Has a Multi Touch Screen

    While this one is obvious, the newer touch screen models are better then some of the models that came out about 2+ years ago. So wherever possible get a newer model.

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Best Touch Screen Laptop Reviews

ASUS VivoBook X202E-DH31T 11.6-Inch Touch Laptop

Though small, the ASUS VivoBook X202E-DH31T 11.6-Inch Touch Laptop is hard to beat for the value. The touchscreen is very responsive and you won't be plagued by any missed touches or erratic behavior. The only complaint might be the cramped keyboard, but that has more to do with the size, so if this would bother you, you might want to try one of the larger models below.

One reviewer, D. Simone mentions a problem with the touchpad, and how to deal with it.

[...] At first I was a little aggravated with the touch pad but, I installed the drivers from Samsung's website that are supposed to be for a series 5 laptop. This laptop along with several others have the same Elan touch pad in them. Once you install this driver it is a night and day difference in the touchpad. [...]

Basically you need to download a driver from http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/NP540U3C-A02UB#

Lenovo Twist S230u 12.5-Inch Touch Ultrabook (Black)

This innovative design is very popular, you end up with a two-in-one style laptop cum tablet, also known as a convertible laptop. So instead of having to carry both a laptop and a tablet, you can just convert Lenovo Twist from one to the other as needed.

Has all the pluses; an extremely responsive touch screen, extra lightweight, large storage, fast and solid performance and of course the convertible laptop/tablet feature.

ASUS VivoBook S400CA-DH51T 14.1-Inch Touch Ultrabook - One of the best ultrabooks that can be found at this price

This ultrabook touch screen laptop is a really good bargain for the price. It runs fast, is lightweight and the design is sleek (looks really good). The touch screen is fast and responsive, working seamlessly with Windows 8. The keyboard works well, and is easy to use

Neutrals: The fan while not noisy, can be heard most of the time.

Cons: The touch pad can be a bit off, but you might have not much use of it with a touch screen available.

Acer Aspire V5-571P-6642 15.6-Inch Touch Screen Laptop (Silky Silver)

Another one with great reviews, the Acer Aspire V5-571P-6642 15.6-Inch Touch Screen Laptop comes with 6GB RAM and Intel HD Graphics 4000 which should make it perform reasonably well for gaming.

This one too has all the important spots for a good touchscreen laptop, though the extra RAM, screen-size and better graphics card make it pricier then some, you do get a pretty good deal for your money.

Sony VAIO T Series SVT13124CXS 13.3-Inch Touch Ultrabook (Silver)

The Sony VAIO T Series SVT13124CXS 13.3-Inch Touch Ultrabook is another popular touch-screen laptop, this time an ultrabook. The specs are pretty good and most reviewers are happy with it.

What To Do If You Need To change the BIOS For Sony VAIO T Series

Turn off the laptop, and press the VAIO assist while it's still off, the VAIO assist button will turn on the laptop and guide you to a setting interface, look what you find!

Best Touch Screen Laptop Prices

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Touch Screen Laptops Under $700

Touch Screen Laptops Under $800

Touch Screen Laptops Under $900

Touch Screen Laptops Under $1,000

Best Touch Screen Laptops Under $700

The touchscreen laptops less then 700 dollars will usually have a higher configuration then those under 600 dollars. If you need the extra features, then you may find those among the laptops below.

Acer Aspire V5-571P-6642 15.6-Inch Touch Screen Laptop (Silky Silver)

ASUS VivoBook S400CA-DH51T 14-Inch Touch Ultrabook

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Best Touch Screen Laptops Under $800

Here are some of the top touch screen laptops under 800 dollars. These laptops are more powerful then the previous ones on this page, the graphics are better, they have more RAM and faster processors and hard drives. You can get some really good deals in this range without breaking the bank.

HP - ENVY Touch-Screen Ultrabook 14" Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Midnight Black

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u 12.5-Inch Touchscreen Ultrabook (Black)

HP ENVY TouchSmart 4t-1100; Windows 8 Touchscreen Ultrabook

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Best Touch Screen Laptops Under $900 or $1000

Touch screen laptops less than 900 dollars are still more powerful. While none of these will play the most modern graphics intensive games, but older games and even other graphics intensive programs will work well.

For the laptops less than 100 you should have even more computing power, these touch screen laptops less then 1000 dollars. These laptops have 8 GB or 12 GB RAM, larger disk drives and more.

Acer Aspire V5-571P-6831 15.6-Inch Touch Screen Laptop (Silky Silver)

ASUS VivoBook S400CA-DH51T 14.1" i5-3317U 1.7GHz 12GB 128GB SSD Windows 8 Touch Ultrabook

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u 12.5" Multi-touch Ultrabook - 3347-2YU


Would you get a Touch Screen Laptop - What do you think of the choices available?

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      BestRatedStuff 4 years ago

      @anonymous: When I compiled this list, there were no good Samsung touchscreens under $1000, now there seems to be one, but I have not heard much about it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Seems odd that not a single Samsung made the cut.

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      Bill Armstrong 4 years ago from Valencia, California

      Some nice laptops here, I'm still finding my way around windows 8, thanks for sharing