Good touchscreen responsiveness; respectable parts; affordable price.
Attractive design, Excellent touchpad, Good performance
Wellrounded port selection, Sturdy build
Excellent touch experience, Few potential dealbreakers, Decent array of ports
Slick design; Solid performance; Fast boot time
HP's Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 is an attractive ultrabook with a respectable mix of components for its price, a responsive touch screen, and a backlit keyboard.
Weak screen; touchy touchpad; almost heavy for this class.
Heavy for an Ultrabook, Lots of bloatware, Narrow viewing angles on display, Unimpressive battery life
Heavy for its size
Uninspired design, Ugly screen, Unimpressive battery life
Dim display; Mushy keyboard ; Below-average battery life
The Envy TouchSmart 4 isn't very configurable, so you can't make it too much more powerful than it already is. It's on the heavy side for an "ultrabook" (if you consider 4.5 pounds heavy). Its touch pad is jumpy at default settings.
By TweakTown on May 21, 2013
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...89
By Maximum PC on April 24, 2013
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...70
By uk.hardware.info on March 10, 2013
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 NotebookCheck on December 21, 2012
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....82
By liliputing.com on December 10, 2012
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...-
By G4tv.com on December 04, 2012
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 November 27, 2012
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...70
By PC Advisor on November 13, 2012
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...70
By pcworld.com_techhive.com on November 09, 2012
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...70
By The Verge on November 05, 2012
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...66