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HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 (2013)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 (2013). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the sound and price. The portability and usability also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the touchpad, and the durability and image quality get mixed views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 (2013) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 (2013)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 (2013) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The portability and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability and image quality.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Envy TouchSmart 15-j002ea 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Core i7 2.4GHz, 8GB RAM, TB HDD , Windows 8)HP Envy TouchSmart 15-j002ea 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Core i7 2.4GHz, 8GB RAM, TB HDD , Windows 8)

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 (2013)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 (2013) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Views about the reliability and design are generally positive. The keyboard and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the portability. The image quality and battery get less positive views.

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sound, battery, image quality

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Envy 15-j070us 15.6-Inch Touchscreen LaptopHP Envy 15-j070us 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Alan Martin (trustedreviews.com)

HP Envy Touchsmart 15

 

A laptop with 16GB RAM for £1,000, but will the HP Envy Touchsmart make your friends envious?

Impressive specs for the price ; Great game performance for a laptop ; Impressive sound output

Lack of SSD makes a speedy laptop feel sluggish ; Flakey keyboard and uninspiring trackpad ; Unimpressive screen

On the plus side, the resolution is very good for this size, and the 15.6 inches of space means that the touch interaction works far better than on some smaller Ultrabooks where we’ve been struggling for accuracy against the smaller screen real estate....

Aug, 2013

Techradar Recommended 2013

Expert review by : Matthew Bolton (techradar.com)

HP Envy TouchSmart 15 review

 

Well-judged blend of quality, price and features

Powerful processor ; Good graphics card ; Loads of RAM ; Nicely made ; Comfortable to use

Rubbish battery life ; Iffy trackpad ; Poor viewing angles on screen ; Loud and hot ; No SSD

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP Envy TouchSmart 15-joo5ea review

 

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...

The HP TouchSmart 15 is not particularly portable, even by the standards of other 15.6-inch laptops. However, its high-quality screen and speaker system make it an excellent entertainment machine for use at home, while the i7 processor provides desktop...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

HP Envy TouchSmart 15

 

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.

The HP Envy TouchSmart 15 measures 37.5x24.5x3cm and weights a tad under 2.6kilos. The visible screen is 34x19.5cm which gives the notional diagonal imperial measurement of 15.6inches which shows the same resolution as most panels, it also means you...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Lee Bell (theinquirer.net)

HP Envy Touchsmart 15 review

 

A stylish desktop replacement with powerful specs and a touchscreen display

Slim for a desktop replacement, stylish aluminium body, super-fast application performance, responsive touchscreen

Lack of SSD storage can slow down the Envy when starting up and shutting down

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.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Harley Ogier (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 laptop

 

HP's latest 15-inch ENVY laptop instils anything but.

Good computing performance ; Large keyboard with numeric keypad

Unacceptably low 1366x768 resolution ; Heavy at 2.6kg, bulky at 30mm thick ; Slow mechanical storage

Functional, but feels like a budget model with a AU$1,400/NZ$1,900 price tag.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Andronico (laptopmag.com)

HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Review

 

The HP Envy Touchsmart 15 is an attractive notebook with a crisp screen and booming audio, but it doesn't pack the same graphics punch as competitors.

Attractive design and comfortable keyboard; Strong overall performance; Sharp audio; Crisp 1080p display; High-quality webcam

Below-average battery life; Graphics performance trails competitors; Can get hot on bottom

The HP Envy Touchsmart 15 is an attractive notebook with a crisp screen and booming audio, but it doesn't pack the same graphics punch as competitors.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Harley Ogier (pcworld.idg.com.au)

HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 laptop

 

HP's latest 15-inch ENVY laptop instils anything but.

Good computing performance ; Large keyboard with numeric keypad

Unacceptably low 1366x768 resolution ; Heavy at 2.6kg, bulky at 30mm thick ; Slow mechanical storage

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

A pinch of salt

 

People who review without getting informed are just ignorants.

I am writing this review to give an example of how just you have to take the reviews with a pinch of salt.I came here to see if this was a good buy or not and then I read the review from Victor J. above.His cons and whinning come from being uninformed...

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Feb, 2015

Consumer review (officedepot.com)

HP Envy TS 15-j040us LAPTOP

 

Great Laptop fast, however update to windows 8.1 our of box is impossible. You must contact Microsoft L2 Support to have them install 8.1 due to OEM video card INTEL HD 4000 incompatibility issues and some of later updates create blue/black screen and...

Display Screen, Lightweight, Performance

unable to upgrade to 8.1 w/o support micrsft l2

Feb, 2014
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Beats Audio
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:4

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera: Yes

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD / No
LED Backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:No / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:ClickPad / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
4G LTE: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4570
Operating altitude:0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

Disc types supported: No
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Beats Audio

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Package depth:8
Package height:34.5
Package weight:3.83
Package width:56
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:5.27
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.4
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.4
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I7-4700MQ / I7-4702MQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:PGA946
Processor threads:8
Stepping:C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):37 / 47
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75117 / 75119
Processor code:SR15H / SR15J
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Password protection type: Yes

Software

Bundled software:HP Registration\nHP Utility Center\nHP Recovery Manager\nSymantec Norton Internet Security 2013\nBeats Audio with SRS 3D\nHP Connected Music\nHP Connected Photo\nHP Coolsense\nHP ProtectSmart\nHP SimplePass\nHP Connected ePrint\nCyberLink Power DVD\nWindows Live Essentials\n7-Zip
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8
Trial software:Symantec Norton Internet Security 2013

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
HDD Capacity:1000
HDD interface:Serial ATA
HDD Speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total HDDs capacity:1000
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.1
Height :2.79 / 2.99
Weight:2.19 / 2.56
Width:38