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HP ENVY Touchsmart

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of HP ENVY Touchsmart. 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 really like the price and design. The keyboard and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the size and battery. Comments about the sound and durability are different.

usability, portability, keyboard, design, price

performance, reliability, screen, battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP ENVY Touchsmart is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 review:

 

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: Josh Fields (reviewed.com)

HP Envy TouchSmart 17

 

A powerful desktop replacement that costs less than most ultrabooks

Mar, 2014

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HP Envy TouchSmart

 

The HP Envy 23-d060qd TouchSmart is the example that all other all-in-one PCs should follow. Using the 23-inch touchscreen, you'll quickly learn and enjoy using Windows 8. The computer handles any program you throw at it, and as an entertainment hub,...

The i7 processor runs all programs and many games with ease, and the 8GB of RAM keep everything running smoothly and quickly

The unit does not have many available USB ports, so you'll have to manage the inputs more than any other all-in-one PC we reviewed

The HP Envy 23-d060qd TouchSmart fits well in any home, due to its functionality, design and performance.

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

HP ENVY TouchSmart 14-k102tx

 

The HP ENVY TouchSmart 14-k102tx laptop runs on Windows 8.1 (64 bit) OS and has Intel Core i5 (4th generation) 1.6 GHz processor. It has integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 / 2 GB DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M processor. The HP ENVY TouchSmart 14-k102tx...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

HP Envy Touchsmart 14-k013TX

 

HP Envy Touchsmart 14-k013TX ultrabook has Intel Core i5 (4th generation) 1.6 GHz with Intel Turbo boost up to 2.6Ghz processor, Windows 8 OS and Nvidia GeForce GT 740M graphics processor with 2GB DDR3 dedicated graphics memory. This HP laptop is ideal...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops Vishal Mathur (digit.in)

HP ENVY TouchSmart 14 Review

 

Over time, the addition of the touchscreen has made ultrabooks heavy. However, if you have no problem in coming to terms with that aspect, the TouchSmart 14 ultrabook will undoubtedly impress. Excellent battery life, very good performance and a build...

Excellent battery life ; Very good performance ; Premium build & finish ; Brilliant keyboard

No dedicated graphics at this price ; Poor black levels at high brightness ; Sharp edges around the keyboard

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4-1113tu

 

The HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4-1113tu runs on the latest Windows 8 OS. It has HP Imagepad that delivers pinpoint precise control with the touch of a finger you can Scroll, zoom, rotate images, and navigate web pages with ease. This HP Ultrabook has...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: kalopie00 (cnet.com)

"Very Buggy"

 

I've had this computer two years, and it was ok for the first 1/3 of my ownership, but it has become increasingly buggy, slow, and hard to use. The battery life has been cut in half, it dies on me at random, and also the entire computer crashes if a...

touchscreen, sleek start screen

laggy playing games and using internet, poor battery, buggy

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: mia_d (cnet.com)

"Good laptop with a few easy-to-deal-with issues"

 

My first laptop was one of the old dell inspirons, you know, the ones from the lollipop commercials, and this was a massive step up. That one lasted me two years before it got so slow and broken in some places that I had to toss it. This Christmas will...

good size/weight, fairly fast, lasting me a while, great touch screen, backlit keeyboard

touchpad in an awkward place for typing, slow/spazzy internet,

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: thrillticket (cnet.com)

"Perfect! 90% used on my lap in the bed. Even at night."

 

Very happy with this computer. Much lighter than what I previously had. Overall performance is great. I would definitely recommend this computer with the i5 CORE processor.

Light weight, keyboard lights up for night time use not to disturb the wife. Hp CoolSense keeps it running cooler than most, but I use a tilted cooling pad anyway. I also use a flex fan over the power button. The left side gets warm.

The touch screen is too sensitive on the right side to where as the function screen will pop out too often. Lately I have been having my screen freezing. Not sure why yet. The external Beats speakers sound HORRIBLE!

Apr, 2013
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Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: / No / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):2

Design

Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Display

Detachable display: No
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD / HD Ready / No / QHD+
Panel Type:IPS

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.65 / 1.69
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x152 / 0x166 / 0x416 / 0x41E / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3200 x 2000
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3280 x 2000
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.65
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

3G standards:HSPA+
4G:No / Yes
4G standards:WiMAX

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:8

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor:No / Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-4100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3300 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17 / 47 / 55 / 65

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 40
Thermal solution specification:2011C
UART: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:32 / 8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Number of storage drives installed:1