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HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 reviews of HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the portability and screen are generally positive. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the image quality and reliability. Comments are divided on the battery.

usability, performance, price, screen, portability

reliability, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the durability and portability. The price and performance also get good feedback. Reviews about the screen and keyboard are mixed. The image quality and reliability get less positive comments.

usability, performance, price, portability, durability

reliability, image quality

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n024sa 15.6-inch Laptop (AMD Quad-Core A8-4555M, 1.6GHz Processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD, Radeon HD 7600G, Integrated WebcamHP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n024sa 15.6-inch Laptop (AMD Quad-Core A8-4555M, 1.6GHz Processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD, Radeon HD 7600G, Integrated Webcam

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the keyboard and reliability. The usability and price also get good feedback. The size and portability get mixed views.

performance, price, usability, reliability, keyboard

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

This summary is based on the products: HP 15-n047cl Pavilion Touchsmart 15 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop Computer, Intel 4th generation Core i5-4200U, 6GB Memory, 750GB Hard Drive, CD/DVD, WirelHP 15-n047cl Pavilion Touchsmart 15 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop Computer, Intel 4th generation Core i5-4200U, 6GB Memory, 750GB Hard Drive, CD/DVD, Wirel

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n010sg Notebook

 

Slim all-rounder. It's a slim 15.6-inch all-rounder including a touchscreen that Hewlett Packard has with its Pavilion TouchSmart 15. A Core i7 and GeForce core provide enough computing power. Owing to the ULV CPU, the laptop should also offer long...

Decent application and gaming performance; Modest power consumption; Good battery runtimes

Dark screen with bluish cast; 12 month warranty only; No VGA out; Fast Ethernet only

Hewlett Packard only includes a 12-month warranty at a purchase price of 800 Euros (~$1088). The competition offers more here. Why HP installs such a dark screen is also inconceivable.

Nov, 2013

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

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15 review

 

The Pavilion laptops have traditionally been HP's affordable ‘everyday computing' range. But the new HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15 shows signs of starting to move upmarket a bit. Here's our full HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15 review.

The lack of decent screen resolution is disappointing in a laptop costing Almost £700, but the Pavilion TouchSmart 15 is a solid workhorse of a laptop with a reasonable mid-range price tag. It's not particularly portable, but it'll be a choice for...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15 Sleekbook review

 

A likeable touchscreen laptop, but we've seen other budget touchscreen laptops with better battery life and performance

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Executor78 (newegg.com)

Good enough for me

 

Came with a deeply discounted McAfee Internet protection software suite (worth every penny even at full price). Touchscreen really lets Windows 8.1 potential shine through. APU provides light gaming (wouldn't recommend anything beyond Sims or Civ)....

Windows 8.1 (yes that IS a pro); Touchscreen; Zippy APU Processor; more than enough RAM; huge Hard Drive; lightweight; feels brand-new

Updates, updates, updates, get your Windows updates here. Not really surprising given that this is a recently purchased machine

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Almighty (officedepot.com)

This machine flies in adobe CC products.

 

Had to do work in a bind. Needed a good, quick raster performance product. Gives workstation performance in illustrator, photoshop, indesign. Going to get 128MB SSD drive and 16 GB's for this machine. Runs 2.6-2.9 Ghz. Video card lacks firepower with...

value, Quality, Performance

no windows 8 disc included

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Fred (officedepot.com)

Quality Control Disappointing

 

This is my first laptop. I bought HP since I liked their printers and it had the best screen display. Once it arrived, I could not log on unless it was beside the modem. Therefore it was difficult to set up as I spent many hours running all the tests...

value, Easy to Use, Display Screen, Lightweight, Performance

battery life, Difficult to Set Up, Quality

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: tech learner (officedepot.com)

A few tweaks

 

My first laptop. Battery seems to run down fairly quickly but most of the time I can leave the thing connected to power source. I don't care much for the Windows 8.1 but it is better than 8 and not HP's fault. Overall a good machine which appears to be...

value, Easy to Use, Display Screen, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance

battery life, Heavy/Bulky

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Gormflaeth (officedepot.com)

Great computer!!!

 

Not only is this things gorgeous and streamlined, it's screaming fast for just about anything you could need it for! HOWEVER, please note that the over 4GB of shared video memory is NOT "reallocatable" for gaming, but this PC does absolutely support...

value, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance

Display Screen

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: merben (officedepot.com)

Great Purchase

 

Replaced Sony Viao laptop.

value, Easy to Use, Battery Life, Display Screen, Lightweight, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Teddy (officedepot.com)

Amazing, no regretss.

 

I went in to office depot wanting the most power for the least amount of money. And this is it, Running an A10 Quadcore processor this is blistering fast. 8GB's of ram is more than enough to multitask. (Average user only uses 4GB's) The Graphics card...

value, Easy to Use, Display Screen, Lightweight, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance

battery life

Feb, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Beats Audio / Dolby Advanced Audio / DTS Sound + / DTS Sound+
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Battery

Battery Capacity:41
Battery capacity (Watt hours):41
Battery life (max):6.15
Battery performance:2800
Battery Technology:Li-Ion polymer / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium, Black, Silver / Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Magnesium
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8670M / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.65 / 1.98
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 7000 / AMD Radeon HD 8000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.65 / 1.7 / 1.98
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7400G / AMD RADEON HD 7600G / AMD Radeon HD 7620G / AMD Radeon HD 8330 / Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 4400

Keyboard

Built-in touchpad: Yes
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):12 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G LTE: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000 / 100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 179921.3
Operating altitude:0 - 120078.7
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80 / 20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD / No
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Beats Audio / Dolby Advanced Audio / DTS Sound + / DTS Sound+
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Thunderbolt technology:N / Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Package depth:3.15 / 5.51
Package height:13.6
Package weight:8.16 / 9.04
Package width:18.1 / 18.9 / 22
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:2 / 4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
Total number of SATA connectors:2 / 4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Chipset:AMD A70M / AMD A70M FCH / AMD A76M FCH / Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 19
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 10 / 12
Motherboard chipset:AMD A70M / AMD A70M FCH / AMD A76M FCH / Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x4, 2x4 / 2x4 / 4x1, 1x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:2117U / A10-4655M / A4-4355M / A4-5000 / A8-4555M / I3-3227U / i3-4005U / I5-3337U / i5-4200U / i7-4500U
Processor boost frequency:2.4 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 3
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / AMD A / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:2117U / A10-4655M / A4-4355M / A4-5000 / A8-4555M / I3-3227U / i3-4005U / I5-3337U / i5-4200U / i7-4500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile / Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1168 / Socket FP2 (µBGA-827)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0 / L1 / P0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology:No / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology version:9.5
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:71469 / 72055 / 72057 / 75105 / 75459 / 75460
Processor code:SR0VQ / SR0XF / SR0XL / SR16Z / SR170
Processor package size:31 / 40
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
UART:Y

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:Y

Software

Bundled software:DTS Sound+‏\nHP Connected Music\nHP Connected Photo\nHP Coolsense\nHP ProtectSmart\nHP Games powered by WildTangent\nHP Connected ePrint\nCyberLink Power DVD\nWindows Live Essentials\n7-Zip / HP Registration\nGetting Started guide\nHP Utility Center\nHP Recovery Manager\nDTS Sound+\nHP Connected Music\nHP Connected Photo\nHP Coolsense\nHP ProtectSmart\nHP Connected ePrint\nCyberLink Power DVD\nWindows Live Essentials\n7-Zip: Box (25 GB)
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
Trial software:Symantec Norton Internet Security 2013

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 256 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.2
Height:0.827 / 0.874 / 0.89 / 0.945 / 0.972
Weight:4.63 / 4.87 / 5.03 / 5.51
Width:14.8 / 15.2