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alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 reviews of HP ENVY 4. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the usability and price are on the whole positive. The design and portability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP ENVY 4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of HP ENVY 4 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Opinions about the price and design are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are mixed comments on the image quality and durability.

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : K. T. Bradford (

HP Envy Touchsmart 4 Review


The addition of a touchscreen drives up the Envy Touchsmart's price, shortens the battery life, and makes the Ultrabook heavier. In the end, the gains don't balance the losses.

The addition of the touchscreen drives up the Envy’s price, drops the battery life, and makes the Ultrabook heavier than before. None of these trade-offs seem worth it. Touch does make the Windows 8 experience a little more enjoyable on laptops that...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (

HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 review


To prepare for the Windows 8 onslaught, laptop manufacturers are trying all sorts of inventive touchscreen notebook designs. Some screens flip, some spin, some twist, and some can actually be...

Excellent touch experience ; Few potential dealbreakers ; Decent array of ports

Uninspired design ; Ugly screen ; Unimpressive battery life

Patience, friends

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

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 : Brian Westover (

HP Envy 4-1043cl


The HP Envy 4-1043cl ultrabook offers plenty of fine features, like Beats Audio, WiDi 2.0, and generous offerings in software and warranty, not to mention a strong performance boost from Intel's latest third-generation processors.

Ivy Bridge processor. Beats Audio. Six-month trial of Norton Internet Security. Two-year warranty period. Decent all-around performance.

Ho-hum 1,366 by 768 display. Bloatware. Battery life is good, but not great.

Unfortunately, HP includes a fair amount of bloatware on most of its systems, and the Envy 4-1043cl is no exception. On the desktop you'll find links to eBay and rara Music, a paid music service. Dig in deeper and you'll find Microsoft Office Starter,...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Karl Stiefel (

Review HP Envy TouchSmart 4-1102sg Ultrabook


Be envious. A touchscreen, strong speakers and a 32 GB SSD cache

Aluminum casing; Good design; Touchscreen; Good speakers

Reflective display with moderate brightness

which is compensated for by the touchscreen.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Manuel Christa (

Review HP Envy 4-1000sg Ultrabook


Entry-level Ultrabook. Premium slim and light chassis, fast proce

Sturdy aluminum chassis; Upscale design; Flawless keyboard and precise touchpad; ExpressCache SSD; Affordable price

Low processing power; Not really suitable for games; Reflective and not very bright display; Cooling fan is always on and quite audible; Weak cooling system

For about 100 Euros (~$130) more, the HP Envy 6-1000sg offers more performance and a 15.6-inch display - and weighs 400 grams (0.88 pounds) more. The Samsung Series 5 535U4C utilizes lower performance AMD hardware, but comes with a DVD optical drive...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (

HP ENVY 4 Review: Windows 8 TouchSmart Ultrabook


HP's latest ENVY family member has a TouchSmart display and Windows 8 combined with premium components. Is this an Ultrabook worth buying?

Great Windows 8 touchscreen experience ; Good price/performance ratio ; Excellent battery life

1366 x 768 screen resolution ; TN-type display with limited viewing angles ; No easy access for upgrades ; The HP ENVY 4 TouchSmart combines the best features of an Ultrabook with the touchscreen interface of Windows 8 all at a fair price.

The HP ENVY 4 TouchSmart combines the best features of an Ultrabook with the touchscreen interface of Windows 8 all at a fair price.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Kif Leswing on 09/18/2012 11:34 PST var ref = docu (

HP Envy 4 Review


Budget laptops, in general, used to be clunky hunks of plastic, more three-dimensional than thin, a collection of loosely grouped computer parts. Because of the recent Ultrabook (Intel's thin-and-fast laptop) craze, even mid-to-low range computers...

This kind of laptop, frankly, feels like a revelation. It wasn’t too long ago that laptops in the $600-$700 range were bulky, assembled without much care to optimize space. In that respect, the HP Envy 4 is a resounding success. There aren’t many...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Cory Gunther (

HP ENVY 4 Ultrabook Review


What we have here today is the shiny new HP ENVY 4 Ultrabook sporting a 3rd gen Intel Core-i5 dual-core processor and of course those Beats Audio speakers. It packs a lot of power under the hood and all folded up will only be about 0.78″ thick, but is...

All in all this is a rather great machine. It’s lightweight, portable, thin, powerful, sounds great, and has a bright and vivid screen. Oh and did we mention affordable. For everything you get this is certainly an affordable Ultrabook, I just wish it...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Katherine Stevenson (

HP Envy TouchSmart 4 Review


Good touchscreen responsiveness; respectable parts; affordable price

Weak screen; touchy touchpad; almost heavy for this class

This we know: Windows 8 is more usable with a touchscreen, plain and simple. Whether that’s a practical scenario for tower-and-monitor setups is arguable, but it turns out that using touch on a laptop comes pretty naturally—even more so than we...

Apr, 2013

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