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HP Envy TouchSmart 15-j003sg

Specifications

HP Envy TouchSmart 15-j003sgNotebook: HP Envy TouchSmart 15-j003sg (Envy TouchSmart 15 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 73.63% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: 85% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the HP Envy TouchSmart 15-j003sg

80% HP Envy TouchSmart 15
Source: Gadgetspeak English
If you want Windows 8 then this is an excellent overall product, I have detailed the only weaknesses I can find. Windows 8 needs touch and this of course has it, it is nice to get a full 1920x1080 screen on a notebook. It is a little heavier because of the touch screen but as stated if you are using it on a Desktop its good and you do have the option to transport.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80%
50% HP ENVY TouchSmart 15
Source: Good Gear Guide English
I wanted to like HP’s ENVY TouchSmart 15, I really did. HP built up some real brand loyalty in my head, thanks to a couple of exemplary ENVY models back when the name was young and fresh. Brand loyalty can’t compete with experience and testing, however, and the latest ENVY really let me down.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% HP Envy TouchSmart 15 laptop review - Haswell laptop is decent 15in desktop replacement
Source: PC Advisor English
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 performance levels for even the most demanding graphics and video applications.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% HP Envy Touchsmart 15
Source: Techreview Source English
Graphics performance was only average at best. Playing today's 3D games will require you to dial down the graphics settings in order to get a playable experience. Non-gamer users will be pleased with streaming HD media playback and other similar non-gaming tasks.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% HP Envy TouchSmart 15 review
Source: Techradar English
The TouchSmart 15 is potentially a great option for creative pros, or someone looking for a premium entertainment laptop that can do games and Full HD movies. It's a shame this its most notable issues are in such important areas, but they're by no means fatal flaws. HP has struck a great balance of quality, features and price here. If the problems sound like the kind of things you can live with, we think it's a great option.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% HP Envy TouchSmart 15
Source: Laptop Mag English
If you're looking for an attractive touch notebook with a full HD display and a comfortable keyboard, the $1,058 HP Envy Touchsmart 15 is definitely a strong contender. We also like the sharp and bright webcam on this notebook and crisp Beats Audio.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% HP Envy TouchSmart 15t review: When gaming is a priority, but cash flow is tight
Source: PC World English
HP doesn’t market the Envy TouchSmart 15t as an Ultrabook, because Intel won’t allow a manufacturer to label a laptop as such if it measures more than 0.9 inch thick. This machine is quite stout at 1.18 inches. It’s also very heavy, tipping the scales at 5.6 pounds. Battery life is the final, less-than-impressive metric: In our tests it petered out in just 3 hours, 19 minutes.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

89% Volle Haswell Power unter dem FullHD-Touchscreen
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 82%

Comment

Model:

The HP Envy TouchSmart 15-j003sg is aimed at gamers who need to keep a tight rein on their spending. The most important aspect is the specs, and it delivers with a quad-core Intel Core i7-4700MQ CPU, 8GB of RAM, and the Nvidia GeForce GT 740M graphics processor with 2GB of VRAM. While this may not be top of the line out there in the market, it will certainly allow users to play most demanding games, albeit at lower settings. For the price, this is the best one can expect, which is exactly what the machine aims to be.

The 15 inch touch screen is a full HD affair, and the only real let down of the specs lies in the 5400 rpm HDD. A solid state hard drive would have been ideal, but at this price, who cares? The onboard speakers produce decent audio, and the keyboard is comfortable to use. It is a little on the heavy side at 2.5 kg and it is not slim enough to be classified an ultrabook. It looks good. The body does not feel premium, yet decently sturdy. The battery life is also nothing less than predictably lousy, lasting approximately 3 hours of moderate use. At the end of the day, if one is looking for a gaming laptop to fit a small budget - the HP Envy TouchSmart 15-j003sg is awesome. 

NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GT 700M series. Based on the Kepler architecture and manufactured by TSMC in a 28nm process.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


4700MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.6 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

HP reviews


73.63%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-08-20 (Update: 2013-08-20)