Best Laptop by Touchpad of 2022

Why the Surface Book 2 has the best touchpad

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Precision gestures are a big part of Windows — they act as shortcuts, adding to your overall productivity and the device's overall ease of use. While many laptops cannot take advantage of Precision gestures, Microsoft took full advantage, and the result is a beautiful touchpad that is a joy to use.

It is a single piece with no visible buttons, and it has a layer of glass on the top for a premium user experience. Your fingers will glide over it without resistance while remaining responsive — the touchpad senses up to five points of touch at a time.

Attached to the touchpad and keyboard is a beautiful 15-inch touch display with a 3240 x 2160 resolution. Inside the chassis is up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8650U, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB solid-state drive (SSD).

The Surface Book 2 has a 2-in-1 design, so you'll be able to remove the tablet from the keyboard and use the Surface Pen for drawing or writing. Toss in support for Windows Hello and a great battery, and you have one of the best overall laptops you can buy right now.


The Surface Book and Surface Laptop both feature great touchpads and are overall both premium devices. For a great Ultrabook, available in both 13- and 15-inch configurations, have a look at the XPS line from Dell. Need something sleek and portable? The Samsung Notebook 9 15 Ext is outstanding. For a 2-in-1 with a near-perfect touchpad, the Surface Pro should be your first choice.

Updated May 22, 2018: We refreshed this list to ensure you'll still find the laptops with the absolute best touchpads.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.