Excerpt: Over time, the addition of the touchscreen has made ultrabooks heavy. However, if you have no problem in coming to terms with that aspect, the TouchSmart 14 ultrabook will undoubtedly impress.
Summary: 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.
Pros: 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.
Cons: 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.
Pros: Soft-touch magnesium alloy base gives grip to the underside. Stable, with solid performance. Outstanding audio quality. Love the approach to bundling. Slim power brick includes a USB charging port.
Cons: Weak on the specs: Slow CPU and no graphics card. Design is difficult to open and even pick up single-handedly. Feels awfully heavy in the MacBook Air era.
Excerpt: Now, here's where I make a pause to explain the tricky timing we went through in testing and reviewing the Envy 14. This second-gen model was launched in August and we received our test system about a month later.
Conclusion: HP ENVY 14 Spectre – очень яркий и интересный гаджет. У нас он вызвал в основном положительные эмоции. Это ультрабук премиум-класса с эффектным дизайном и отличным подбором материалов. Превосходная акустика является приятным дополнением и одной из главных его особенностей.