Here are the products I recommend for the full Windows 8 experience:
There’s a reason laptops now outnumber desktops. They have a convenient and durable design. The best touchscreen upgrade to the laptop comes from the company that is Apple’s only competition in the touchscreen smartphone market.
The Series 5 has good battery life and is optimized for speed. It has a Intel Core i5 Processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 128 GB Solid State Drive. It’s lightweight and powerful which is what the title ultrabook should infer, but it also has a beautiful fancy 13.3” LED HD 10 finger multi-touch screen.
Convertibles try to give you the best of laptop and tablet. They have a position where they look like a laptop and one where they look like a tablet. The two I recommend are both by Lenovo, who are typically known for business machines.
The Yoga is pretty unique. Most convertibles are like the next one, but the Yoga has a screen that just keeps folding backwards. It turns into a tablet, but the keyboard is actually exposed on the underside of the machine. The keyboard and touchpad turn themselves off when it’s opened passed 180°. You can set it up like an easel or lay it flat like a tablet. It has similar specs to the others on this list.
The Twist is like the convertibles that have been around for a while. It has a single twisting hinge at the bottom of the screen. When you want it to be a tablet you turn the screen around and close it, hiding the keyboard. This is also the most portable of my recommendations. It’s screen measures 12.5” rather than 13.3”.
But what if you want to use Windows 8 to its fullest on your desktop? Then you’re going to have to acquire a touch screen monitor. As far as I can tell you’ve got a few options:
Acer has 23” and 27” models that are both beautifully designed and include the latest technology.