I don't doubt what you're saying about their being several laptops that meet my criteria, my issue is finding them all. I have tried to go to CNet but they don't have a touch screen filter so I have to weed out the touch from the not which isn't always easy.
One thing that I am unsure of is the difference (if there even is one) between the Dell Inspiron 15z and the Dell XPS 15z.
If it is at all posssible could you shoot out some names of asus laptops that meet my criteria? Thank you very much for all of your help, i really appreciate it.