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HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 (2013)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 (2013). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the sound and portability. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the touchpad and durability. The image quality and battery get mixed comments.

performance, usability, price, portability, sound

durability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 (2013) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 (2013)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 (2013) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and size. The portability and price also get good comments. Opinions about the reliability and usability are different, and some have doubts about the battery and image quality.

performance, price, portability, size, design

screen, durability, image quality, battery

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 (2013)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 (2013) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Comments about the reliability and design are overall positive. The keyboard and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the portability. Some have doubts about the image quality and battery.

performance, usability, keyboard, design, reliability

sound, battery, image quality

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Envy 15-j070us 15.6-Inch Touchscreen LaptopHP Envy 15-j070us 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Andronico (laptopmag.com)

HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Review

 

The HP Envy Touchsmart 15 is an attractive notebook with a crisp screen and booming audio, but it doesn't pack the same graphics punch as competitors.

Attractive design and comfortable keyboard; Strong overall performance; Sharp audio; Crisp 1080p display; High-quality webcam

Below-average battery life; Graphics performance trails competitors; Can get hot on bottom

The HP Envy Touchsmart 15 is an attractive notebook with a crisp screen and booming audio, but it doesn't pack the same graphics punch as competitors.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Harley Ogier (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 laptop

 

HP's latest 15-inch ENVY laptop instils anything but.

Good computing performance ; Large keyboard with numeric keypad

Unacceptably low 1366x768 resolution ; Heavy at 2.6kg, bulky at 30mm thick ; Slow mechanical storage

Functional, but feels like a budget model with a AU$1,400/NZ$1,900 price tag.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Harley Ogier (pcworld.idg.com.au)

HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 laptop

 

HP's latest 15-inch ENVY laptop instils anything but.

Good computing performance ; Large keyboard with numeric keypad

Unacceptably low 1366x768 resolution ; Heavy at 2.6kg, bulky at 30mm thick ; Slow mechanical storage

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Matthew Bolton (techradar.com)

HP Envy TouchSmart 15 review

 

Well-judged blend of quality, price and features

Powerful processor ; Good graphics card ; Loads of RAM ; Nicely made ; Comfortable to use

Rubbish battery life ; Iffy trackpad ; Poor viewing angles on screen ; Loud and hot ; No SSD

HP's Envy line is the company's high-end range - the top-class stuff, in theory - but has produced mixed results recently. We were impressed by the Spectre XT and Envy X2, but weren't so sure about the Envy 6 or Envy 4.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (pcadvisor.co.uk)

HP Envy TouchSmart 15-joo5ea review

 

One of the key benefits of Intel's new Haswell processors is the improved power-efficiency that leads to greater battery life and portability. It seems a little odd, then, that the first Haswell laptop we've seen from HP should be a 15.6-inch desktop...

The HP TouchSmart 15 is not particularly portable, even by the standards of other 15.6-inch laptops. However, its high-quality screen and speaker system make it an excellent entertainment machine for use at home, while the i7 processor provides desktop...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Alan Martin (trustedreviews.com)

HP Envy Touchsmart 15

 

A laptop with 16GB RAM for £1,000, but will the HP Envy Touchsmart make your friends envious?

Impressive specs for the price ; Great game performance for a laptop ; Impressive sound output

Lack of SSD makes a speedy laptop feel sluggish ; Flakey keyboard and uninspiring trackpad ; Unimpressive screen

On the plus side, the resolution is very good for this size, and the 15.6 inches of space means that the touch interaction works far better than on some smaller Ultrabooks where we’ve been struggling for accuracy against the smaller screen real estate....

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

HP Envy TouchSmart 15

 

Certainly not a small and light offering, ideal for a tower/desktop replacement, the native resolution is 1920x1080 just like what a standard panel will display. The advantage it can travel with you when required to do so.

The HP Envy TouchSmart 15 measures 37.5x24.5x3cm and weights a tad under 2.6kilos. The visible screen is 34x19.5cm which gives the notional diagonal imperial measurement of 15.6inches which shows the same resolution as most panels, it also means you...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Lee Bell (theinquirer.net)

HP Envy Touchsmart 15 review

 

A stylish desktop replacement with powerful specs and a touchscreen display

Slim for a desktop replacement, stylish aluminium body, super-fast application performance, responsive touchscreen

Lack of SSD storage can slow down the Envy when starting up and shutting down

The HP Envy Touchsmart 15 is quite the powerhouse and thus is a suitable desktop replacement for those wanting a portable machine with gaming capabilities similar to those of a mid-range gaming tower PC.

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: PingaPaTi (newegg.com)

A pinch of salt

 

People who review without getting informed are just ignorants.

I am writing this review to give an example of how just you have to take the reviews with a pinch of salt.I came here to see if this was a good buy or not and then I read the review from Victor J. above.His cons and whinning come from being uninformed...

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Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: David L (officedepot.com)

HP Envy TS 15-j040us LAPTOP

 

Great Laptop fast, however update to windows 8.1 our of box is impossible. You must contact Microsoft L2 Support to have them install 8.1 due to OEM video card INTEL HD 4000 incompatibility issues and some of later updates create blue/black screen and...

Display Screen, Lightweight, Performance

unable to upgrade to 8.1 w/o support micrsft l2

Feb, 2014
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Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD
Panel Type:IPS

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):47

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Processor package size:37.5