Reviews and Problems with HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11
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HP Pavilion Touchsmart 11: A Little Engine That Could Use an Upgrade
14 April 2014
Excerpt: With the school season afloat and far too many enjoying the blessings of financial aid, living at home or starting their own ramen-only records, buying a computer isn't exactly at the top of the priority list for incoming students.
Summary: The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11's claim to fame is that it offers a touchscreen computing experience for an incredibly low price, and while that's certainly true, it's also a sluggish machine that makes even general computing chores feel laggy.
Pros: Price:, Premium Look and Feel:, Unlike MC Hammer, You CAN Touch This:, Exceptional Battery Life:
Cons: Dismal Performance:, Cramped Keyboard:, A Little Heavy:, Speakers and Screen:
Summary: The beauty and the beast? The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11 looks nice, but can it offer enough performance with the AMD A4-1250?
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.
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
Excerpt: 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.
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...
Excerpt: Ultra-cheap laptops are nothing new, but few are as beautifully designed as the HP Pavilion Touchsmart 11-e030sa and have ten point touchscreens for just over £300. Its brushed metallic finish and smart looks are immediately appealing and make it look a lot more expensive than it is.
Summary: Cheap and cheerful, but the performance of this entry-level laptop is underwhelming
Pros: Brilliant touch screen, Good battery life, Full version of Windows 8, Quite portable, Excellent connectivity, There's lots to like about the TouchSmart. Obviously, the price is a real winner, and it allows anybody easy access to the full Windows 8 experience, without being hampered by the limitat...
Cons: Very poor overall performance, Screen quality isn't great, Keyboard can be slightly tricky to use, Heavy, considering its small size, The TouchSmart's biggest faux pas is the tiny amount of performance available. The quad-core processor just isn't powerful enough to handle more than a few tasks a...
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
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.
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