Reviews and Problems with HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11
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Review HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11-e000sb Notebook
30 November 2013
Excerpt: The beauty and the beast? The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11 looks nice, but can it offer enough performance with the AMD A4-1250? We will use the competitors, Lenovo IdeaPad S210 Touch 20257 and Acer Aspire V5-122P-61454G50NSS , for comparison in our test. These models belong to the same price category as our test model. The case of the TouchSmart 11 is made of anodized aluminum, which means the laptop remains cool.
Pros: High quality workmanship, Very long battery life, Integrated SD card reader, Premium service extends warranty by one year, The cable and plug are very robust, The low noise emissions and the extra year of coverage thanks to Premium Service.
Cons: Hard-to-access USB ports, Modest brightness, Limited performance, A brighter display.
Conclusion: The really sad truth is that we could have had a winner here. There are undeniable pluses—the low price, the competent touch screen and touch pad, even decent audio. But the Pavilion's performance is simply not up to snuff. We recommend passing up the Pavilion TouchSmart 11 in favor of one of its budget rivals, particularly the Intel Core i3-based Asus VivoBook X202E or even the "Bay Trail" Atom-powered Asus Transformer Book T100T
Pros: Good touch screen and touch pad, Decent battery life, Respectable sound, Low price
Cons: Sluggish performance, Heavy for its small size, Low screen quality
Summary: HP's Pavilion 11 Touchsmart is a good model to consider if you're after a laptop that's small, yet well featured. It's not overly fast, but it has enough grunt for basic Web, communications, and multimedia tasks.
Summary: The logical successor to the Pavilion dm1, the Pavilion TouchSmart 11 is a most attractive buy at its price. The excellent battery life and the responsive 11.6-inch touchscreen add to the compact and very portable design. This is a perfect laptop for someone buying one for the first time, or for someone who cares only about good battery life and doesn't mind a smaller screen.
Pros: Excellent battery life, Well built, Good display with consistent touchscreen response, Comfortable keyboard
Cons: Multi-tasking performance is average, Glossy display
Summary: As one of the only touch-screen notebooks under $400, the HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11z has plenty to offer students and other consumers looking for a basic portable notebook. Don't expect to do much in the way of multitasking, but the 11z is a small, attractive system good for Web browsing, email and light document editing. Plus, you can take advantage of Windows 8's growing touch app selection. However, we'd like less preloaded software.
Pros: Responsive touch screen, Good battery life, Premium build quality, Plenty of ports
Cons: Not made for heavy multitasking, Narrow viewing angles, Somewhat heavy for an 11-inch notebook
Conclusion: The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11 would make a good buy for students on a tight budget, but not so good for business users needing more power. If we were making the decisions at HP, we would have left the touch capabilities out and spent the money on either a faster processor, or a better quality screen. As a result of the poor performance, we find it hard to recommend the TouchSmart.
Excerpt: HP's Pavilion 11 Touchsmart is an 11.6in notebook (some call it a 'sub-notebook') that runs an AMD A6 accelerated processing unit (APU), 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive . It's a small and highly portable laptop of 1.5kg, and it’s also cheap. We think of it as a souped up netbook. See all budget laptop reviews .
HP's AMD based 'mini' notebook has good features and is useful if you're after something small and inexpensive
Good Gear Guide.au
12 September 2013
Excerpt: HP's Pavilion 11 Touchsmart is an 11.6in notebook (some call it a 'sub-notebook') that runs an AMD A6 accelerated processing unit (APU), 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. It's a small and highly portable laptop of 1.5kg, and it’s also cheap. We think of it as a souped up netbook.
Pros: Small and easy to carry every day, Above-average graphics performance, Good array of ports
Cons: Sometimes felt a little sluggish, Keyboard is cramped