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HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 (2013)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and performance. The usability and sound are also mentioned favorably. The resolution and energy efficiency get mixed comments, and some have doubts about the touchpad.

screen, sound, usability, performance, portability


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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 51 reviews)

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HP Envy TouchSmart 15


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

If you're looking for an attractive touch notebook with a full HD display and a comfortable keyboard, the $1,058 HP Envy Touchsmart 15 is definitely a strong contender. We also like the sharp and bright webcam on this notebook and crisp Beats Audio....

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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

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great purchase


with the amount i paid it is really great deal working great, much faster..

value, Easy to Use, Battery Life, Display Screen, Quality


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Great laptop for the price.


Very easy to use and very nice looking. Processor is fast.This product is... Big screen size, easy to set upAbout me... Budget Conscious, Comfortable with technology

Big screen and price

No Bluetooth or backlit keyboard

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Love HP Envy, hate Windows 8!


I love my HP Envy. The biggest problem with it is that it comes with Windows 8 which is the worst windows operating system I have ever used. I have worked with computers for 40 years so when I say it is the worst operating system I have ever used, you...

value, Easy to Set Up

Difficult to Use, Heavy/Bulky, battery life, windows 8

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HP Envy


It's a fine laptop. The MAJOR caveat is that it only comes with Windows 8 with no possible way to downgrade to Win 7. There are no drivers being written and no alternatives have surfaced. I purchased it for one of my users and I will have to replace it...

Quality, Easy to Set Up

windows 8

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Over all good


I needed a new computer that will work with several applications at once and do video conferencing. This does well, but the display is not as sharp as my last HP.This product is... A touch pad that works great, easy to set up, lightning fastAbout me......

It's fast

The Display is not a sharp as I'd like

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Nice Computer


When I ordered this computer online it specified it had a DVD drive. I was thrilled with all the features, so therefore, I ordered it. I played with it a bit & added some of my data & got the hang of Windows 8. When I went to install my embroidery...

I loved everything except no DVD drive

It did not have a DVD drive on it as specified on Best Buy web site

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Too Many Problems


Have issues with the touch screen now and then remember to get a plan. And windows 8 hard to use.

Battery Life, Performance, Features

value, Display Screen, Quality

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"I would buy this product again and agai


This product is awesome , if u love touch scree n a nice laptop , go for this , its best in the business with awesome config