The word “computer” can mean a lot in today’s age, and that’s great, because it means you, as a computer user, can have more freedom when it comes to picking the exact kind of device to fit your needs.
One such example could be a laptop with touch support. It’s a unique computing experience that backs up as a tablet for more portable usage. In this article, we specifically take a look at the best Microsoft Surface laptops with touch support.
We’ve picked out a nice selection of Microsoft Surface laptops at different price points so that you can find a suitable option for your budget. And if you purchase through Techscheme, you could save up to 12% on your new laptop. Read to the end to find out pricing and potential savings.
Microsoft 10" Surface Go - £379
At the cheaper end of the spectrum, we have the Microsoft 10" Surface Go. As the name suggests, this Surface laptop comes with a 10 inch display. On the inside, you get some fairly limited specifications designed for basic work tasks, basic browsing, and gaming with low required specifications. The Go runs Windows 10 S out of the box but you can choose to upgrade to standard Windows for free.
For those unaware, the Go is designed to be a competitor to the cheaper Chromebook series so you can expect similar performance and use cases. This single product includes just the touch display, but you can also purchase the Typecover keyboard and the Surface pen to enhance your experience. Ultimately, this is a very cheap entry into the touch enabled laptop space, but for most users the Surface Go will feel like a more traditional tablet experience with Windows 10 baked in.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 12.3" Laptop - £689
Stepping it up a notch, we have our first laptop that truly could stand to be a primary device. It's an all rounder with specifications more suited for desktop. For example, you get 4GB RAM, and a 128GB SSD. You also get an intel m3 processor. Whilst giving a fraction of the performance of a standard i3, it's far more power efficient and still provides a good experience for basic browsing, work, and viewing media.
Speaking of viewing media, the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 12.3" is packed with a stunning Quad HD 2736 x 1824 resolution PixelSense display. It's a great option for artists or for those looking for good brightness and colour quality whilst watching movies or videos. It's of course not the most powerful Surface laptop on the market, but with touch enabled displays like this one, you often have to make some sacrifices to reach this more than reasonable price point.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5” i5 - £979
It’s at this price point that we really start to see and feel the premium experience that Microsoft had always planned for their Surface lineup shine through. There’s a lot of good things to say about this laptop, from the display, to the hardware, to the overall build quality and keyboard, so let’s jump straight in.
Firstly, the internal hardware in this laptop is a huge step up from the choice above. You are given an 8th generation i5. It’s not quite desktop grade, as expected, but it performs very well. It’s got enough power to get through all basic tasks without breaking a sweat.
It also includes integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620, which is powerful enough for light gaming and even basic video editing. By default, this version comes with 8GB RAM and a 128GB SSD. Despite all of this powerful hardware, the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 is incredibly lightweight and very thin.
You get the same PixelSense display technology with a Quad HD 2256 x 1504 resolution. The keyboard is often highly rated and the trackpad is certainly large enough for easy operation. And, of course, touch is enabled on this display.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" i7 - £1329.00
If you can fit it into your budget, the upgraded Surface Laptop 2 with an i7 is well worth the purchase. Over the version above, there’s little that has changed on the outside. You get the same display, same keyboard, same touch technology, and everything else that has been mentioned.
On the inside, however, you get an even more powerful 8th generation Intel i7 processor, a larger 256GB SSD, and 8GB RAM. If the programs you use require more intensive hardware to perform well, this will be a viable purchase. It’s really quite hard to find such a lightweight and thin laptop that offers the kind of performance that the Surface Laptop 2 does.
Whilst you could get much better performance for the price by purchasing a bulky gaming laptop, this is an ultraportable laptop certainly designed more towards those needing a laptop with more battery life and usage during the office or at school.
So that brings us to the end of our guide on the best Microsoft Surface laptops with touch support. Each of these laptops stand at a distinct price point and offer differing experiences based on the hardware included. We have included a price table that shows how much you can save through Techscheme below.
|10" Surface Go
|Surface Pro 6 12.3"
|Surface Laptop 2 13.5” i5
|Surface Laptop 2 13.5" i7
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