Summary: 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. Excellent battery life, very good performance and a build quality that is in line with HP’s push towards standardizing the design accents across machines. We are not very sure about the price, because it doesn’t have a dedicated graphics chip.
Pros: Excellent battery life, Very good performance, Premium build & finish, Brilliant keyboard
Cons: No dedicated graphics at this price, Poor black levels at high brightness, Sharp edges around the keyboard
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.
Conclusion: As with last year's product, the keyboard is a strong point for the Envy 14. There's no mushy feel when typing and the backlit keys help when it's dark. More importantly, however, are the changes that HP made to the touchpad and click buttons. Last year's touchpad was extremely bad. The company was aware of the issue and supplied updated drivers that helped to an extent but it was still a bad system. I'm happy to report that HP's new image sensor technology delivers.
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.