The HP ENVY 4 is a 14-inch premium multimedia notebook available either with a standard 14-inch display or a “TouchSmart” touch screen display for use with Windows 8.
The HP ENVY 4 TouchSmart Ultrabook might not be the least expensive Windows 8 laptop (priced around $950 with touch screen) but it is one of the most affordable Windows 8 notebooks that offers a great Windows 8 experience complete with a touch screen.
- Windows 8 Pro (64-bit)
- 14-inch glossy LED HD TouchSmart display (1366 x 768)
- 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 5400rpm HDD plus 32GB mSATA SSD cache
- 802.11a/b/g/n wireless network adapter
- Internal Bluetooth v4.0
- Integrated 720p webcam
- LED Backlit keyboard
- Beats Audio with stereo speakers plus subwoofer
- 1-year limited hardware warranty
- 4-cell (52 WHr) Li-Po integrated battery
- 65W power adapter
- Weight: 4.77 lbs.
- Dimensions: 13.38 x 9.28 x 0.78 inches
- 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.
Read Our Full Review: HP ENVY 4 Review: Windows 8 TouchSmart Ultrabook