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HP Envy TouchSmart 15-j003sg


HP Envy TouchSmart 15-j003sg
HP Envy TouchSmart 15-j003sg (Envy TouchSmart 15 Series)
Intel Core i7-4700MQ 4 x 2.4 - 3.4 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
2.6 kg ( = 91.71 oz / 5.73 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
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 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%
50% HP ENVY TouchSmart 15
Source: Good Gear Guide English 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%
70% HP Envy TouchSmart 15 laptop review - Haswell laptop is decent 15in desktop replacement
Source: Tech Advisor English 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%
70% HP Envy Touchsmart 15
Source: Techreview Source English 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%
80% HP Envy TouchSmart 15 review
Source: Techradar English 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%
70% HP Envy TouchSmart 15
Source: Laptop Mag English 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%
80% HP Envy TouchSmart 15t review: When gaming is a priority, but cash flow is tight
Source: PC World English 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%

Foreign Reviews

89% Volle Haswell Power unter dem FullHD-Touchscreen
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN 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-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.6 kg:

With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.

HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.

In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.

73.63%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

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


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