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Melanie Pinola

Windows 8 Touchscreen Laptops on My Wish List

By November 5, 2012

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Samsung Series 7 SlateI'm in the market for a new laptop. To make the most out of Windows 8, I want a touchscreen. So I scoured the lists of new Windows 8 laptops to see which ones had the best features and versatility, and narrowed it down to the ten that looked most interesting.

My laptop requirements might be different than yours, of course, but perhaps on of these hybrid laptop-tablets would meet your needs too.

I'm waiting specifically for a laptop between 11- and 14-inches, weighing 3 pounds or less, with a full HD display and--here's the kicker--stylus support. Of the ones on my roundup, it looks like only the Asus Vivo Tab (the larger version with full Windows 8) and the Samsung Series 7 Slate fit the bill. Unfortunately, neither of these appear available for order yet.

The Asus Transformer Book looks great too because the keyboard dock adds battery life and hard drive storage, while the ThinkPad Twist pulls my heartstrings too because of its unparalleled keyboard (and business class PCs tend to be so much better than consumer class ones).

What to do?

Right now I'm going to what and see until the reviews come in, and perhaps there will be some laptop holiday deals that will make the terrible wait worth it. At the very least, there should be even more touchscreen laptops to choose from in the next few months, making this decision both great and much worse.

Are you going to buy a Windows 8 laptop (touchscreen or no) or tablet?

Windows 8 Touchscreen Laptops and Tablet PCs

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