HP Envy 4 TouchSmart

  • HP Envy 4 TouchSmart
71
Based on 23 scores, 35 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
    11
  • Bad:
    6

Pros:

  • Good touchscreen responsiveness; respectable parts; affordable price.
  • The touchscreen will make you a believer in Windows 8, Excellent keyboard and trackpad; great for heavy typists, Excellent price for the available components, Audio quality is superb, Includes Ethernet port and HDMI out
  • Attractive design, Excellent touchpad, Good performance

Cons:

  • Weak screen; touchy touchpad; almost heavy for this class.
  • Large; it's the biggest ultrabook ever, in size and weight, Battery life is significantly less than advertised at 5.5 hours, Available upgrades are limited and expensive; no SSD upgrade

Expert reviews and ratings

By TweakTown on 89

Let's get down to the nuts and bolts. We've seen the hard numbers and the subjective feelings towards this computer, so just where does it stack up? Taking the price into consideration, it does pretty well. The system is currently available directly...

By Maximum PC on 70

This we know: Windows 8 is more usable with a touchscreen, plain and simple. Whether that’s a practical scenario for tower-and-monitor setups is arguable, but it turns out that using touch on a laptop comes pretty naturally—even more so than we...

By uk.hardware.info on -

The HP Envy Touchsmart 4-1102ed is a touchscreen Ultrabook. It has an energy-efficient Intel Core i5 processor and a TN screen with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels. It's a powerful enough 14-inch Ultrabook, with as only drawback the relatively high...

By custompcreview.com on -

Overall performance on the HP ENVY TouchSmart 4 is decent for its purposes, but it's definitely lacking some horsepower for those looking to use it for more CPU/GPU intensive applications such as gaming or video editing. For its intended purpose of word...

By GadgetReview on 90

The HP ENVY Touchsmart 4 is an excellent laptop for business or personal use. The touchscreen and...

By NotebookCheck on 82

When it comes to the features offered by the HP Envy TouchSmart 4-1102sg we're talking about a powerful mix. The touchscreen, the included external DVD drive and the speakers with a subwoofer lift the notebook distinctly above other media-laptops....

By liliputing.com on -

At 4.5 pounds, the HP Envy TouchSmart 4 isn’t the most portable ultrabook on the market. In fact, I’m not sure why Intel insists on grouping notebooks with 14 and 15.6 inch screens into the ultrabook category in the first place, but that’s Intel’s...

By G4tv.com on -

Video Review: The 14-inch HP Envy TouchSmart features a 3rd generation Intel core processor, Windows 8 and an HP Imagepad display for the perfect hands-on experience. Matt Mira and Michael Kosta check out the device for its Gadget Pr0n...

By Digital Trends on 70

The addition of the touchscreen drives up the Envy's price, drops the battery life, and makes the Ultrabook heavier than before. None of these trade-offs seem worth it. Touch does make the Windows 8 experience a little more enjoyable on laptops that...

By PC Advisor on 70

The chief issue, as mentioned, with the Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 is its weight. To be fair, HP is hardly alone - I've seen a number of Ultrabooks, including older, non-touch based systems come in at over four pounds. If the heft doesn't bother you,...

By PC World on 70

The Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 is a decent performer with good features that lets you take advantage of Windows 8's touch capabilities, but it's also on the heavy...

By The Verge on 66

It's getting hard to tell HP's thin and light consumer laptops apart: from the upcoming $1,399.99 Envy Spectre XT TouchSmart to the lowly $579.99 Envy Sleekbook 6, they all share extremely similar chassis. Only the quality of the materials and...

By Notebook Review on 66

The HP ENVY 4 TouchSmart Ultrabook might not be the least expensive Windows 8 laptop that you can find but it is one of the most affordable Windows 8 notebooks that offers a great Windows 8 experience complete with a touchscreen. Yes, you are almost...

By LaptopMag on 60

HP's first Windows 8 notebook offers an attractive design and a touch-screen display, but skimps on the battery...

By cnet on 70

The HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 is a good gateway to the Windows 8 experience with a responsive touch screen in a traditional laptop...

International Review By infokomputer.com on 68

Utamakan Produktivitas dan Layar LuasMelalui model ini Hewlett-Packard (HP) menawarkan ultrabook Windows 8 dengan desain clamshell biasa, bukan convertible yang dapat diubah-fungsikan menjadi komputer tablet.HP Envy TouchSmart 4 Ultrabook merupakan...

International Review By zoom.cnews.ru on -

Внешний вид Как и любой другой представитель серии Envy, ультрабук TouchSmart 4 отличается привлекательным внешним видом. В нем превалирует металл и прорезиненный пластик. Взглянем на ноутбук более пристально. К сожалению, красота не всегда...

International Review By PCMweb on 50

Sinds de lancering van Windows 8 verschijnen er steeds meer ‘aanraaklaptops' op de markt. Logisch, want het nieuwste besturingssysteem van Microsoft schreeuwt om een aanraakscherm. We hebben zes laptops voor je...

International Review By 3dnews.ru on -

Что же в итоге можно сказать про HP TouchSmart 4? Только то, что перед нами обычный ультрабук, пусть и с сенсорным экраном. Остальные технические характеристики у этой модели вполне заурядные: процессор Intel Core i5 с TDP в 17 Вт, 6 Гбайт оперативной...

International Review By Les Numériques on 60

HP signe une bel ultrabook dont le tarif est à la hauteur de l'équipement, de la qualité du châssis et de la puissance de calcul. Malheureusement tant que le fabricant n'aura pas décidé de faire des efforts sur l'écran et sur la partie audio - pourtant...