HP ENVY 4

  |   by NotebookReview Staff

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

  • Pros

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

    • 1366 x 768 screen resolution
    • TN-type display with limited viewing angles
    • No easy access for upgrades

Quick Take

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

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