HP Envy 4 TouchSmart Review, Specs and Features, Pros and Cons

HP Envy 4 TouchSmart Review, Specs and Features, Pros and Cons

Laptops with touch screens aren’t new for HP, Windows 8 and its touch-friendly interface is best suitable for touchscreen devices. HP Envy 4 TouchSmart from HP is a is the 14-inch touch screen with no flipping screens or twisting hinges. HP Envy 4 TouchSmart is powered by a Dual-core Intel Core i5-3317U Processor with 3MB cache, 17W TDP. HP has installed a Intel HD Graphics 4000 with 8GB DDR3-1600 RAM along with 500GB plus 32GB SSD hard disk capacity 5,400rpm. Envy 4 TouchSmart has 802.11a/b/g/n wireless network adapter, Internal Bluetooth v4.0, and integrated 720p webcam with Beats Audio with stereo speakers plus subwoofer. Envy 4 is equipped with LED Backlit keyboard and measures a body dimension of 13.38 x 9.28 x 0.78 inches weighing around 4.77 lbs with 4-cell (52 WHr) Li-Po integrated battery. HP Envy 4 TouchSmart is priced in an affordable price of $974.98 with 1-year limited hardware warranty. HP Envy 4 is a nice touchscreen ultrabook with nice features and specs in an affordable price.

HP Envy 4 TouchSmart Specs & Features:

  • Runs on Windows 8 Pro (64-bit) OS.
  • 14-inch glossy LED HD TouchSmart display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
  • Powered by a Dual-core Intel Core i5-3317U Processor.
  • 1.7GHz, 2.6GHz Turbo frequency, 3MB cache, 17W TDP.
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 8GB DDR3-1600 RAM (2 DIMM, 16GB max supported)
  • 500GB hard disk with 5400rpm HDD plus 32GB mSATA SSD.
  • 802.11a/b/g/n wireless network adapter.
  • Internal Bluetooth v4.0.
  • Integrated 720p webcam.
  • LED Backlit keyboard.
  • Equipped with Beats Audio with stereo speakers plus subwoofer.
  • Measures a body dimension of 13.38 x 9.28 x 0.78 inches weighing around 4.77 lbs.
  • Fueled with a 4-cell (52 WHr) Li-Po integrated battery.
  •  Affordable price of $974.98.
  • 1-year limited hardware warranty.

Pros & Cons:

Pros:

  • Runs on latest Windows 8 64bits OS.
  • Nice display of 14-inch glossy LED HD TouchSmart display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
  • Powered by a Dual-core Intel Core i5-3317U Processor.
  • Standard laptop design with touch screen.
  • Sizeable hard drive with flash acceleration.
  • Equipped with Beats Audio with stereo speakers plus subwoofer.
  • LED Backlit keyboard.
  • Nice and fluid performance.
  • Sleek in design.
  • Fast boot time.
  • Affordable price of $974.98.

Cons:

  • Hinges too wobbly for touch.
  • Below-average battery life.
  • Isn’t very configurable, so you can’t make it too much more powerful than it already is.
  • It is quiet heavy for an ultrabook.

Verdict:

HP Envy TouchSmart UltraBook 4 is a good gateway to the Windows 8 experience with a responsive touch screen in a traditional laptop body and will offer you an attractive design and a touch-screen display. Envy TouchSmart UltraBook is a nice device with very nice specs and features but the major problem with the laptop is its battery life is not up to mark, so if you want to buy TouchSmart UltraBook 4 be prepared. TouchSmart UltraBook 4 is a nice device which will provide full touch experience of windows 8 in an affordable price which is very nice.

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