HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4t-1100

Specifications

HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4t-1100Notebook: HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4t-1100
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 65.71% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)

Reviews for the HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4t-1100

HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4t-1100 Review
Source: Student Buying Guide English
With a limited selection of touchscreen enabled laptops on the market the HP ENVY TouchSmart 4t really stands out as being a solid offering that won’t break the budget and doesn’t force too many compromises. While there are other touchscreen laptops that have started filtering out, none really hit the price point of the Envy TouchSmart 4t. The touchscreen feature is really great for navigating the large icons in Windows 8, much easier than using the touchpad. We do wish the screen offered a higher resolution 1600 x 900 option, and a matte finish to reduce glare would be a nice option too. Other nice features include the speedy Intel Core i5 3rd generation processor, spacious hard drive options with a fast SSD cache addition to speed it up, premium brush metal finish and soft touch bottom, and very thin design of 0.9”. If you’re a student, don’t forget to register for the HP Academic Program student discount and you can score the ENVY TouchSmart 4t for the rather incredible price of $685.99 at the current time!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/22/2012
60% HP Envy Touchsmart 4
Source: Good Gear Guide English
There just isn't enough good stuff inside the HP Envy Touchsmart 4 to justify its $1599 price tag. It's basically a stock-standard 14in Ultrabook with a touch panel, and it's quite heavy compared to other 14in Ultrabooks, too. We'd like to see this model offered with a better quality screen, more RAM, dual-band wireless and perhaps a 120GB solid state drive for the price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
HP Envy TouchSmart 4 ultrabook review
Source: Liliputing English
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 decision, not mine. What you do get with the Envy TouchSmart 4 is a reasonably fast, reasonably affordable notebook with Windows 8 and decent, but not spectacular battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2012
70% HP Envy Touchsmart 4 Review
Source: Digital Trends English
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 convert to tablets (like the Dell XPS 12, Lenovo Yoga, or even HP’s own Envy x2, but the gains don’t balance the losses here.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 review
Source: PC Advisor English
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, then the Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook is nicely priced, sturdy and all-around pleasant way to get the full Windows 8 touch experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4t-1100
Source: PC Mag English
The HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4t-1100 may lose step or two to other ultrabooks in terms of processing power and battery life, but it does have a little something special to make up the difference, namely Windows 8 and touch functionality. For some, that's reason enough to opt for the Editors' Choice Toshiba Portege Z935-P300, and skip Windows 8 entirely. For others, however, it's a welcome change, and the HP Envy 4 TouchSmart is a capable laptop that offers touch without all of the complications seen in hybrid ultrabooks. For those who want a solid Windows 8 experience with touch, but without any tablet functionality, the HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4t-1100 is a solid ultrabook. For those who want to take touch a step further, however, you'll want a hybrid, like the Dell XPS 12 or the Sony VAIO Duo 11.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4t-1100 Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
To say that Windows 8 has complicated the PC-buying experience is an understatement. HP's newest ultrabook offers solid performance and a touch-screen Windows 8 experience for a reasonable starting price of $799. But it's fairly heavy, and the display isn't great, though you may not notice behind the glare that comes with the glass.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4
Source: Techreview Source English
The Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 is HP's first Windows 8 notebook offering that features an attractive design and a sleek touch-screen display. It does give solid performance and speedy boot times, but the battery life is below par and the keyboard could be better.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $904 HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 is a good-looking notebook that serves up plenty of power with a blazing fast boot time, good audio, and a fairly responsive touch-screen display. Using the screen to navigate Windows 8 worked well, as did the touchpad. However, this system loses points for its below-average battery life. And, you have to take a leap of faith that a lot more Windows 8 apps will make it to the marketplace.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4, portátil táctil con Windows 8
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Fast boot speed; good sound quality; metal case.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2012

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. 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.


1.8 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 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 %

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65.71%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-10-31 (Update: 2012-10-31)