Why your next PC should be touchscreen

A touchscreen PC is more than a tablet with a keyboard! You can enjoy the best of both worlds

Windows 8 has changed the way we think about touchscreen PCs. With the new touch-friendly OS and an advance in display technology, it’s time to embrace the new era

Until Microsoft unleashed the new Windows 8 operating system; folks were rightly sceptical of touchscreen PCs. We loved Windows 7 (as did around 500 million other people), but it wasn’t exactly designed to be touch-friendly, like our tablets and smartphones.

All that changed with Windows 8. Rebuilt from the ground up to harness every little swipe, pinch and tap, Microsoft’s new OS makes it possible to have the best of both worlds from your laptop computer or all-in-one PC.

No manufacturer has embodied this new, bright era batter than Lenovo, which has already unleashed some fabulous touchscreen PCs rocking Windows 8.

All of these machines bring everything you’re used to from a desktop-style PC, with a proper keyboard, a precision mouse or trackpad, and rich productivity apps to assist with your work and study life. Don’t worry, you won’t have to give up Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop or any of your favourite programmes!

However, when the time comes to take a load off, catch up on your favourite websites or play a few games, the flexibility touchscreen comes into its own. You’ll learn there’s no need to reach for the tablet or smartphone.

This new generation of touchscreen PCs comes in various guises and Lenovo has something for everyone.

Take the new Lenovo Z500 Touch, for example. It’s a 15.6-inch powerhouse that can handle the most advanced gaming and memory-intensive tasks, while also boasting a beautiful and super-responsive HD touchscreen that allows you to prod and poke your way around the Windows 8 OS with consummate ease.

For those with an on-the-go lifestyle, it doesn’t get better than the portability of a Lenovo Windows 8 Ultrabook with a touchscreen. The Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Touch and IdeaPad U410 Touch offer great battery life, powerful Intel Core i7 processors, plenty of RAM and delightful screens, all crammed into a super-slim package with a price that’s right.

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For those with even less room in their day-bag for a PC, it’s essential to checkout the IdeaPad Yoga 11S. It’s everything you want from a Windows 8 Ultrabook and a tablet PC in one tight package that doesn’t scrimp on specs or functionality. Thanks to the unique, hinged design it can be physically transformed depending on your needs.

Want to type up a report on a laptop? No worries, just open the lid. Want to browse the web on a tablet? Flip over the hinges. Want to watch movies? You can use the keyboard as a stand! No wonder they called it Yoga; It’s got more poses than your average bikram class!

At the other end of the scale, if you’d rather your PC to be sat on your desk, there are plenty of options for all-in-one PCs with delightfully-large, tactile touchscreens.

Imagine a 27-inch screen on which you can draw, play multi-touch games like Fruit Ninja, breeze through your favourite web apps, get truly hands-on with powerful video and photo editing apps and interactive music creation tools. Now meet the Lenovo IdeaCentre A720.

It’s a great entertainment hub with a beautiful HD screen and powerful speakers to enhance your video and musical needs, while it’s also super-light, flexible and portable too. Lay it flat to turn it into an air-hockey table or place it at 45-degrees to create the perfect canvas for touchscreen-aided digital design.

Last, but not cetainly now least, why not take a look at the Lenovo IdeaCentre B540 all-in-one PC. It's got a stunning screen and all the power without the clutter of a dull, boring old tower PC!

Touch is the future of computing and there’s no better time to jump on board. With Lenovo’s range of powerful, touch-enabled Windows 8 machines, there’s something for every need and every budget. Join the revolution today and get those fingers at the ready.

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