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alaTest has collected and analyzed 226 reviews of HP ENVY 4. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and price. The design and portability also get good feedback. There are mixed comments on the touchpad and screen, while there are some critical reviews about the image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP ENVY 4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of HP ENVY 4 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviews about the price and design are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are mixed comments on the image quality and durability.

performance, portability, usability, design, price

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Envy dv4-5220us 14-Inch LaptopHP Envy 4-1110us 14-Inch Ultrabook (Black)HP ENVY TouchSmart Sleekbook 4-1115dx 14-Inch Laptop (3rd Generation Intel CoreTM i5-3317U processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive) Black

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Katherine Stevenson (

HP Envy TouchSmart 4 Review


Good touchscreen responsiveness; respectable parts; affordable price

Weak screen; touchy touchpad; almost heavy for this class

This we know: Windows 8 is more usable with a touchscreen, plain and simple. Whether that’s a practical scenario for tower-and-monitor setups is arguable, but it turns out that using touch on a laptop comes pretty naturally—even more so than we...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Karl Stiefel (

Review HP Envy TouchSmart 4-1102sg Ultrabook


Be envious. A touchscreen, strong speakers and a 32 GB SSD cache

Aluminum casing; Good design; Touchscreen; Good speakers

Reflective display with moderate brightness

which is compensated for by the touchscreen.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Manuel Christa (

Review HP Envy 4-1000sg Ultrabook


Entry-level Ultrabook. Premium slim and light chassis, fast proce

Sturdy aluminum chassis; Upscale design; Flawless keyboard and precise touchpad; ExpressCache SSD; Affordable price

Low processing power; Not really suitable for games; Reflective and not very bright display; Cooling fan is always on and quite audible; Weak cooling system

For about 100 Euros (~$130) more, the HP Envy 6-1000sg offers more performance and a 15.6-inch display - and weighs 400 grams (0.88 pounds) more. The Samsung Series 5 535U4C utilizes lower performance AMD hardware, but comes with a DVD optical drive...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Kif Leswing on 09/18/2012 11:34 PST var ref = docu (

HP Envy 4 Review


Budget laptops, in general, used to be clunky hunks of plastic, more three-dimensional than thin, a collection of loosely grouped computer parts. Because of the recent Ultrabook (Intel's thin-and-fast laptop) craze, even mid-to-low range computers...

This kind of laptop, frankly, feels like a revelation. It wasn’t too long ago that laptops in the $600-$700 range were bulky, assembled without much care to optimize space. In that respect, the HP Envy 4 is a resounding success. There aren’t many...

Sep, 2012


Expert review by: K. T. Bradford (

HP Envy Touchsmart 4


HP's Envy line has always signified premium quality and beautiful design – usually with high price tags as a result. But as the Envy line moved into Ultrabook territory, prices came down to meet the near-$1,000 goal set forth by Intel. Earlier this...

Attractive design ; Excellent touchpad ; Good performance

Heavy for an Ultrabook ; Lots of bloatware ; Narrow viewing angles on display ; Unimpressive battery life

The addition of a touchscreen drives up the Envy Touchsmart's price, shortens the battery life, and makes the Ultrabook heavier. In the end, the gains don't balance the losses.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Sean Hollister (

HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 review


To prepare for the Windows 8 onslaught, laptop manufacturers are trying all sorts of inventive touchscreen notebook designs. Some screens flip, some spin, some twist, and some can actually be...

Excellent touch experience ; Few potential dealbreakers ; Decent array of ports

Uninspired design ; Ugly screen ; Unimpressive battery life

Patience, friends

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (

HP ENVY 4 Review: Windows 8 TouchSmart Ultrabook


The HP ENVY 4 TouchSmart combines the best features of an Ultrabook with the touchscreen interface of Windows 8 all at a fair price.

Great Windows 8 touchscreen experience ; Good price/performance ratio ; Excellent battery life

1366 x 768 screen resolution ; TN-type display with limited viewing angles ; No easy access for upgrades

The HP ENVY 4 TouchSmart Ultrabook might not be the least expensive Windows 8 laptop that you can find but it is one of the most affordable Windows 8 notebooks that offers a great Windows 8 experience complete with a touchscreen. Yes, you are almost...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (

HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4


HP's first Windows 8 notebook offers an attractive design and a touch-screen display, but skimps on the battery life.

Slick design; Solid performance; Fast boot time

Dim display; Mushy keyboard ; Below-average battery life

Click to EnlargeThe $904 HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 is a good-looking notebook that serves up plenty of power with a blazing fast boot time, good audio, and a fairly responsive touch-screen display. Using the screen to navigate Windows 8 worked...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (

HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 review: A solid mainstream touch-screen Win 8 laptop


Laptops with touch screens aren't new territory for HP. Windows 8 and its touch-friendly interface, however, gives consumers more of a reason to have one, even on traditional laptop designs like the HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 (4t-1100 series to be...

HP's Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 is an attractive ultrabook with a respectable mix of components for its price, a responsive touch screen, and a backlit keyboard.

The Envy TouchSmart 4 isn't very configurable, so you can't make it too much more powerful than it already is. It's on the heavy side for an "ultrabook" (if you consider 4.5 pounds heavy). Its touch pad is jumpy at default settings.

The HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 is a good gateway to the Windows 8 experience with a responsive touch screen in a traditional laptop body.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Cory Gunther (

HP ENVY 4 Ultrabook Review


What we have here today is the shiny new HP ENVY 4 Ultrabook sporting a 3rd gen Intel Core-i5 dual-core processor and of course those Beats Audio speakers. It packs a lot of power under the hood and all folded up will only be about 0.78″ thick, but is...

All in all this is a rather great machine. It's lightweight, portable, thin, powerful, sounds great, and has a bright and vivid screen. Oh and did we mention affordable. For everything you get this is certainly an affordable Ultrabook, I just wish it...

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000


Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM77
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-2367M / I5-3317U