You might think touchscreens have become the norm, but when it comes to laptops, they’re often overlooked. MacBooks have yet to go all-in on touch, although Apple has experimented a little bitand many cheap laptops omit the feature to cut costs. But the ability to interact with the screen of a laptop can be very useful, and not just for scrolling. Most touchscreen laptops have 360-degree hinges that let you also use them like a tablet, hence the name “2-in-1.” This mode makes it easier to use your machine for bingeing shows, reading long-form articles or stories, and drawing. Of the many touchscreen laptops we’ve tested, these are our favorites.
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