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HP Envy 4 series
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HP Envy 4 series

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Overall 7
7.0

HP Envy TouchSmart 4 Review

maximum pc
24 April 2013
  • Excerpt: 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 expected.
  • Pros: Good touchscreen responsiveness; respectable parts; affordable price.
  • Cons: Weak screen; touchy touchpad; almost heavy for this class.
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Overall 8
8.0
Performance 10
9.6
Battery performance 9
8.6
Display 7
7.4
Weight 9
8.7
Noise 8
8.3
Gaming performance 7
7.0
Connectivity 6
6.2
Keyboard 8
8.4
Temperature 7
6.6

Review HP Envy TouchSmart 4-1102sg Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
21 December 2012
  • Summary: Be envious. A touchscreen, strong speakers and a 32 GB SSD cache sounds like a powerful combination. Quick, clever, and versatile - but how well does the HP Envy Touchsmart 4-1102sg Ultrabook really perform the balancing act between tablet and notebook?
  • Pros: Aluminum casing, Good design, Touchscreen, Good speakers, Sound by Beats, the laptop speakers that clearly belong to the better class.
  • Cons: Reflective display with moderate brightness, The keyboard doesn't exactly excite us...
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Overall 8
8.0
Performance 10
9.6
Battery performance 9
8.6
Display 7
7.4
Weight 9
8.7
Noise 8
8.3
Gaming performance 7
7.0
Connectivity 6
6.2
Keyboard 8
8.4
Temperature 7
6.6

Review HP Envy TouchSmart 4-1102sg Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
21 December 2012
  • Summary: Be envious. A touchscreen, strong speakers and a 32 GB SSD cache sounds like a powerful combination. Quick, clever, and versatile - but how well does the HP Envy Touchsmart 4-1102sg Ultrabook really perform the balancing act between tablet and notebook?
  • Pros: Aluminum casing, Good design, Touchscreen, Good speakers, Sound by Beats, the laptop speakers that clearly belong to the better class.
  • Cons: Reflective display with moderate brightness, The keyboard doesn't exactly excite us...
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Overall 8
7.7
Performance 9
8.9
Battery performance 9
8.8
Display 7
7.0
Weight 9
8.9
Noise 8
7.6
Gaming performance 6
6.0
Connectivity 6
6.2
Keyboard 9
8.6
Temperature 6
6.4

Review HP Envy 4-1000sg Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
8 December 2012
  • Summary: Entry-level Ultrabook. Premium slim and light chassis, fast processor, and a long battery life - those are the attributes of Ultrabooks. Until now, the prices for such systems have been rather steep.
  • Pros: Sturdy aluminum chassis, Upscale design, Flawless keyboard and precise touchpad, ExpressCache SSD, Affordable price, The pleasing design and high build quality definitely meets Ultrabook standards.
  • Cons: 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, More power. The old Sandy Bridge CPUs are only suitable for surfing the internet and simple tasks. Most notebooks with Ivy Bridge CPUs are ...
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Overall 8
7.7
Performance 9
8.9
Battery performance 9
8.8
Display 7
7.0
Weight 9
8.9
Noise 8
7.6
Gaming performance 6
6.0
Connectivity 6
6.2
Keyboard 9
8.6
Temperature 6
6.4

Review HP Envy 4-1000sg Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
8 December 2012
  • Summary: Entry-level Ultrabook. Premium slim and light chassis, fast processor, and a long battery life - those are the attributes of Ultrabooks. Until now, the prices for such systems have been rather steep.
  • Pros: Sturdy aluminum chassis, Upscale design, Flawless keyboard and precise touchpad, ExpressCache SSD, Affordable price, The pleasing design and high build quality definitely meets Ultrabook standards.
  • Cons: 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, More power. The old Sandy Bridge CPUs are only suitable for surfing the internet and simple tasks. Most notebooks with Ivy Bridge CPUs are ...
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Overall 7
7.0

HP Envy Touchsmart 4 Review

Digitaltrends
27 November 2012
  • Conclusion: 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 convert to tablets (like the Dell XPS 12 , Lenovo...
  • Pros: Attractive design, Excellent touchpad, Good performance
  • Cons: Heavy for an Ultrabook, Lots of bloatware, Narrow viewing angles on display, Unimpressive battery life
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
9 November 2012
  • Conclusion: We're not sure how the new form factors and hybrid laptop/tablet options will shake out in the market in the months and years to come. But for us, Windows 8 works just fine on a laptop with a touch screen, especially if you aren't often trying to compute while walking around.
  • Pros: Attractive design, Responsive, glass-covered touch screen, Backlit keyboard
  • Cons: Glass over the touch screen adds reflection and glare issues, Heavy for an ultrabook, Loose, awkward power plug
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Overall 7
7.0

HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4t-1100

PC Magazine
8 October 2012
  • Conclusion: The HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4t-1100 puts touch into a standard ultrabook, a welcome change that won't force users too far outside of their comfort-zone.
  • Pros: Comes with Windows 8. Standard laptop design with touch screen. Intel Core i5-3317U processor. Sizeable hard drive with flash acceleration. Beats Audio.
  • Cons: Hinges too wobbly for touch.
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Overall 8
8.0

HP Envy 4-1043cl

PC Magazine
26 September 2012
  • Conclusion: 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 processor.
  • Pros: Ivy Bridge processor. Beats Audio. Six-month trial of Norton Internet Security. Two-year warranty period. Decent all-around performance.
  • Cons: Ho-hum 1,366 by 768 display. Bloatware. Battery life is good, but not great.
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Overall 7
7.0

HP Envy 4-1030US Ultrabook Review

LAPTOP Magazine
2 August 2012
  • Summary: For $799, the HP Envy 4-1030us is a highly portable and stylish Ultrabook that provides snappy performance at a reasonable price. Add to that excellent audio, a comfy backlit keyboard, a cool-running chassis and fairly long battery life, and this could easily be one of our favorite value-priced...
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