HP Envy TouchSmart 15-j003sg
Average of 8 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Envy TouchSmart 15-j003sg
Source: Gadgetspeak Archive.org version
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%
Source: Good Gear Guide Archive.org version
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%
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
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%
Source: Techreview Source Archive.org version
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%
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
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%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
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%
Source: PC World Archive.org version
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%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 82%
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.
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.
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.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.
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.
Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.
In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).
73.63%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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