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HP ENVY 4-1100SL C0U78EA

HP ENVY 4-1100SL C0U78EA
alaScore 91

404 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 404 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money and performance. The keyboard and portability also get good opinions. Views are divided on the reliability.

design, portability, keyboard, performance, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP ENVY 4-1100SL C0U78EA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for HP ENVY 4-1100SL C0U78EA


alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of HP ENVY 4-1100SL C0U78EA from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

portability, performance, design, keyboard, usability


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

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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...

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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.


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HP Envy 4 1104TU Review


Ultrabooks are being sold across the board at different price ranges, and it seems like pricing of products is slowly coming down. They were first launched at price tags crossing Rs. 70,000, but with prices dropping, adoption rates are likely to rise....

The HP Envy 1104TU sells at a price of Rs. 52,990 here in India. For that price, you get most of what you get in the Spectre XT, but for a lot less. The Spectre XT was priced at Rs. 64,990. but the 1104TU is a good Rs. 12,000 less. In that price, you...

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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...

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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...


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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.

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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...

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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...

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HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4


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.

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HP Envy Ultrabook 4-1015dx


There was a time, last year or so, when an ultrabook represented a distinct product within a computer line. Now, as is the case with Hewlett-Packard, there are whole lines of ultrabooks. Yes, that makes shopping a little more difficult, but the extra...

The HP Envy 4-1015DX has an aggressive price, a sleek design for a budget laptop, strong battery life, and extras like Bluetooth and a backlit keyboard.

This entry-level configuration has an older, slower Intel Core i3 processor, although HP's site has affordable upgrade options; also, the heavier chassis and lack of DVD drive don't quite make sense.

HP's Envy 4 is an attractive, affordable type of ultrabook with a basic but solid set of features, even if it lacks the speed of more expensive alternatives in our entry-level configuration. Your best bet is to pay more for a faster version, or...