Summary: If you're looking for an attractive touch notebook with a full HD display and a comfortable keyboard, the $1,058 HP Envy Touchsmart 15 is definitely a strong contender. We also like the sharp and bright webcam on this notebook and crisp Beats Audio. However, this laptop had trouble with the most demanding games, and it can run hot under stress.
Conclusion: I wouldn’t advise the HP Envy 15 to users who want to have faster access to apps on the go but those looking for higher performance for office and home workloads and require large amounts of storage, this notebook is built for them.
Excerpt: One of the key benefits of Intel's new Haswell processors is the improved power-efficiency that leads to greater battery life and portability. It seems a little odd, then, that the first Haswell laptop we've seen from HP should be a 15.6-inch desktop replacement system rather than a slimline Ultrabook .
Conclusion: The TouchSmart 15 is potentially a great option for creative pros, or someone looking for a premium entertainment laptop that can do games and Full HD movies. It's a shame this its most notable issues are in such important areas, but they're by no means fatal flaws. HP has struck a great balance of quality, features and price here. If the problems sound like the kind of things you can live with, we think it's a great option.
Conclusion: On paper, the specifications are impressive for the price, but the cut corners are obvious in the keyboard, touchpad and screen. A solid laptop then, but we’d hope for more to replace our desktop full time.
Pros: Impressive specs for the price, Great game performance for a laptop, Impressive sound output
Cons: Lack of SSD makes a speedy laptop feel sluggish, Flakey keyboard and uninspiring trackpad, Unimpressive screen
Excerpt: Verde com inveja? O Envy 15-j011sg está destinado para usuários multimídia conscientes com os preços. O poderoso hardware de gama media na forma de um Core i5-4200M, e uma GeForce GT 740M foi colocado em um elegante chassi de 15 polegadas junto com uma tela Full HD. O sistema de som demonstra ser o maior destaque.
Excerpt: Hjertet i den nye Envy er Intels helt nye 4-kernede Haswell-processor, et separat grafikkort baseret på Nvidias nyeste Kepler-teknologi og gavmilde 8 GB hukommelse. Harddisken er på forrygende 2 TB, og skærmen har naturligvis ægte fuld hd-opløsning.