The Best Touchscreen PCs
If we had time traveled around eight years back (when Nintendo DS was launched), then we would felt the full effect of the incredible novelty that touchscreens bring to the electronic market. A technology that once belonged to the exclusive club of high end devices is now available throughout every stratum of the gadgetry realm. However, its main application has been somewhat limited to mobile devices like smartphones, consoles and tablets. But, with the slated release of ‘touch friendly’ WIndows 8 OS, touchscreens may yet make their dominating presence felt even in the PC market. In this regard, let us check out ten such amazing touchscreen PCs currently available in the commercial scheme of things.
Powered by AMD Athlon X4 processor and up to 4GB RAM, the Dell Inspiron One 2305 is one sleekly built multimedia PC. Obviously, the definitive feature of this machine is its 23-inch multi-touch LCD screen with WLED Backlighting and full HD (1080p) resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Other media attributes include user friendly options like TV viewing and Blu-ray movies optimized with TV Tuner and Blu-ray drive.
Launched back in 2010, the TouchSmart 600xt from HP was one those earlier computers that patronized touchscreen technology in its PC avatar. With a powertrain consisting of Intel Core 2 Duo processor T6600, up to 6GB RAM and 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT230M, the machine easily caters to mid range requirements. Once again, the screen size is notched up to 23-inches, along with a wealth of other features such as wireless keyboard and mouse, 6 in 1 memory card reader and Bluetooth.
Price: around $1,200 (in 2010)
Supposedly inspired from the Toshiba’s line of Regza
TVs, the Qosmio DX730 comes with usual frills and thrills expected from multimedia oriented computers. Infused with Core i3 or i5 processor, along with up to 6GB of RAM and 1TB of storage; the 23-inch PC scores credibly enough in its performance. And, to notch up the user experience, it further features a Blu-ray drive, TV tuner for channel surfing and special Onkyo
The ASUS Eee Top ET2410INTS arguably insinuates the most robust set up, when it comes to those all-in-one PCs. With its powertrain comprising of 2.5GHz Core i5-2400S processor, 6GB of 1,333MHz DDR3 RAM and 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 540M GPU, the device holds its own against conventional mid ranged machines. The touchscreen imbibed 24-inch display further enhances upon the overall multimedia quotient.
Exhibiting a smaller screen size of 20-inches, the ‘olde’ MSI Wind Top AE2010 from 2009, is one the very few PC systems that takes up classic leather draping to make a definitive style statement. Coming to it specs, the touch interactive LCD screen is supported by an AMD Athlon X2 3250e processor, 4GB of DDR2 RAM and Integrated ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics card. Moreover, the computer also has a few safety features such as Easy Face Logon and Easy Face Auto Locker for personalized accessing.
Dell goes on to reduce the screen size further to 18.5-inches with its Studio One line of all-in-one computers. The vivacity of the lissome design is sustained by an Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 processor, 4 GB DDR2 RAM and Nvidia’s latest graphical set up. However, the crucial aspect is obviously the touchscreen display with 16:9 wide-screen flat panel high-definition attribute, complimented by optional wireless keyboard and mouse.
Price: $689 (for the highest model)
If you are up for a decent all-in-one system with a equally decent price, the Acer Aspire Z5801 is perfectly tailored for you. Showcasing a 24-inch touchscreen display, the real power is packed in its boisterous processing unit. This component houses an Intel Core i5 2400 processor with 4GB RAM and a whopping 1TB of storage. However, things are seriously notched up in the graphical scheme of things with Nvidia’s top of the line GeForce GT420.
The design may be a bit too cluttered, but the machine does pose an efficient low cost competitor to those other all-in-one champions. Exhibiting a 21.5-inch touchscreen display with relatively high resolution, IdeaCentre A600’s robust powertrain comprises of a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 processor, 3GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM and GeForce 8400M GS integrated graphics chip.
Price: $749 (for higher end model)
Packed with usual paraphernalia of multimedia PCs, the 24-inch Sony Touch Vaio L Series accentuates upon the svelte factor. Incorporating a multi-touch LCD display and 2TB memory with a wireless keyboard, mouse and remote control, it’s all about fusing TV media content with PC functionality. Moreover, the interactive experience is enriched on many levels with Sony’s very own Edge Access technology that allows us to access shortcuts placed around the black glass sections along the edge of the screen.
Price: starting from $1200
Posing as the jack of all trades, the Packard Bell oneTwo L i5871 insinuates minimalism quite literally. Powered by a Quad-core Intel Core i5 2400S processor @ 2.5GHz and an Intel HD 3000 graphical unit, the 23-inch system totally eschews speaker bars and Bluetooth connectivity. However, the contraption more that makes up for it by its native 1920×1080 screen resolution and support for USB 3.0 (through two ports).