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HP - ENVY TouchSmart 17.3" Touch-Screen Laptop

alaTest has collected and analyzed 632 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and size. The sound and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the connectivity and touchpad. The battery and portability get mixed views.

screen, usability, sound, size, performance

touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP - ENVY TouchSmart 17.3" Touch-Screen Laptop is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Good laptop, frustrating keyboard


HP makes great, clear displays, and the TouchSmart capability works fine. I tend to buy a machine to keep for the long haul, so I get something fairly current capability-wise, and this fits that bill. I keep our finances on the laptop, so I liked the...

Crisp, clear display

Tiny special keys cripple typing capability

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great laptop for work


This laptop was great value for money, easy to use. Has a god battery life. Love the tough screen.This product is... Good sound quality, Perfect for Business, Big screen size, A nice compact size, easy to set up, lightning fastAbout me... Parent with kids

easy to use


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Defective cd drive ruins a good computer


Got computer for photography business. Great display with accurate colors and a nice computer overall. But the cd drive has a factory defect that screws all that up. Had trouble reading discs, could write to a writable disc. So if you dont mind hooking...

Great screen and features

defective cd drive makes the whole thing useless


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Really good, versatile home unit for all


A great unit, that was purchased for a good price. Great features, and really good response. Easy to use, great graphics. Great beats sound system, and good battery life. Definitely recommendableThis product is... Good sound quality, A touch pad that...

Great graphics, ease of use, touchscreen capability

nothing I've come across

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cheaply made


upon turning my new computer on for the 3rd time, i discovered that my hard drive was dead. now i have to ship back to hp. such a waste of money.About me... Business Professional

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hp envy blew me away


all the bells & whistles. you won't be disapointedThis product is... A touch pad that works great, Big screen size, lightning fastAbout me... Basic web surfing & emails, Technology guru, Social media enthusiast, Computer technology beginner,...

finger password regongnition

windows 8

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Touch screen is so helpful with adjusting to Wind8


I really haven't had much time with the new laptop because my 4 year old is loving the with the touch screen. I'm forced to use the old one.This product is... Good sound quality, A touch pad that works great, Perfect for Business, Big...

only Windows 8, computer itself is great

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Great desktop replacement


This laptop came with Windows 8 installed, I updated it to Windows 8.1. After the update it was recommended to update drivers so that I could still connect to the internet seamlessly, however upon start up it now takes an extra couple minutes to get...

beats audio


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There was a a couple laptops all around the same price and features. I do believe I got the best laptop for the price.This product is... Good sound quality, A touch pad that works great, Perfect for Business, Big screen size, easy to set up, lightning...

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Getting used to Touch Screen - like it!


I am retired and I am 67 years old. The 20" screen is easy to read and the Touch Screen makes navigation easier. I do no like Windows 8 and I am looking for a way to go back to Windows 7. I also feel that the pricing for this computer at Best Buy is a...

20" sceen and Touch Screen

Windows 8