Should Laptops Have a Touchscreen — My Opinion

I see the need, but…

Dom Kwolczak


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I found myself assisting a friend in selecting a new laptop for her business. One recurring question that surfaced while exploring our options was whether the laptops featured touchscreen capabilities.

Having owned and used multiple touchscreen laptops, I never actually used the touchscreen, mainly because it wasn’t as good compared to an actual tablet or smartphone.

That got me thinking, should all laptops have touchscreen capabilities in this day and age?

I mean I can see why Apple decided not to include this feature with their MacBooks!

Personally, I don’t think it’s a feature I will often find myself using, but let’s explore the advantages and disadvantages of laptops having touchscreens…

The Benefits of Touch Screen Laptops

To be truthfully honest, touchscreen laptops do have potential, especially if the laptop is able to convert into a tablet, in the same way as my Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 360.

However, based on my experience these touchscreens tend to be poor quality, but we’ll get to the disadvantages a little bit later in the article.