Excerpt: This laptop has an Intel i7 quad-core processor and comes with Windows 8.1, which works well with the 15-inch touchscreen. While you might not use the touch display very much during editing, it can be useful to be able to quickly interact with an editing program’s UI.
Summary: - HP's latest ENVY TouchSmart 15 laptop is a series of tradeoffs that makes it just a suitable laptop for those that want some decent computing performance but aren't as concerned with the display.
Summary: Upon concluding, we would like to say that the Envy x360 possess the qualities and features any one desires to be there in their convertible. Though it is larger in size and heavier in weight, but its productivity and media use is noticeable.
Summary: Slim all-rounder. It's a slim 15.6-inch all-rounder including a touchscreen that Hewlett Packard has with its Pavilion TouchSmart 15. A Core i7 and GeForce core provide enough computing power. Owing to the ULV CPU, the laptop should also offer long battery runtimes.
Pros: Decent application and gaming performance, Modest power consumption, Good battery runtimes, The decent application performance.
Cons: Dark screen with bluish cast, 12 month warranty only, No VGA out, Fast Ethernet only, A much brighter screen, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a VGA out and a longer standard warranty.
Summary: The HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 is a laptop with high performance, capable of replacing a desktop in most uses except in those extremely stressful (audio / video editing, gaming hardcore), obviously provided that you do not need a optical drive, here a priori excluded from the design.
Pros: Compact and stylish, CPU and GPU performance, Sound quality above average.
Cons: Autonomy is not brilliant, Lack of optical drive.
Review HP Pavilion Sleekbook TouchSmart 15-b153sg Notebook
23 June 2013
Summary: Low-cost touchscreen. Laptop sales are in decline, the outlook is gloomy. Can a touchscreen help reverse this trend? HP certainly hopes so, equipping a 450 Euros (~$588) device with such a panel. But does this also equate to a possible tipping point for the cheap laptop segment?
Pros: Very silent, Low power consumption, Touchscreen is nice to have, Nice keyboard, Slim chassis, The sturdy display lid of the touch panel. Silent and cool - this is how every laptop should be.
Cons: Short battery life, Low display brightness, Strong blue tint (without calibration), Mediocre speakers, Rather heavy at 2.5 kg, Barely any gaming performance, Low system performance, If it had to be a slow laptop, it could at least have been a highly mobile one, meaning one with a very bright disp...
Excerpt: Certainly not a small and light offering, ideal for a tower/desktop replacement, the native resolution is 1920x1080 just like what a standard panel will display. The advantage it can travel with you when required to do so.
Conclusion: The HP Envy Touchsmart 15 is quite the powerhouse and thus is a suitable desktop replacement for those wanting a portable machine with gaming capabilities similar to those of a mid-range gaming tower PC.
Pros: Slim for a desktop replacement, stylish aluminium body, super-fast application performance, responsive touchscreen.
Cons: Lack of SSD storage can slow down the Envy when starting up and shutting down., Keyboard is irritatingly difficult to master, touchpad is a little stiff, unimpressive battery life.
Summary: Well-judged blend of quality, price and features
Pros: Powerful processor, Good graphics card, Loads of RAM, Nicely made, Comfortable to use, The Intel Core i7 CPU isn't the top of the line, but it's one of the more powerful we've seen in a sub-£1,000 laptop. It's more than capable of handling the likes of video editing and Photoshop. The graphics ar...
Cons: Rubbish battery life, Iffy trackpad, Poor viewing angles on screen, Loud and hot, No SSD, The viewing angles on the screen are really disappointing – they kind of undermine its use for some of the apps it should be ideal for. The trackpad's inconsistency was frustrating, too. The thing is, these ...