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HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15 Series

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n070saProcessor: AMD A-Series A4-4355M, AMD A-Series A4-5000, AMD A-Series A8-4555M, Intel Core i5 4200U, Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7400G, AMD Radeon HD 7600G, AMD Radeon HD 8330, AMD Radeon HD 8670M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 11.60 inch, 15.60 inch
Weight: 2.1kg, 2.28kg, 2.5kg, 3.8kg
Price: 500, 700, 799 euro
Average Score: 64.2% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 63%, features: 67%, display: 63%, mobility: 66%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 77%

 

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-b168ca

Specifications

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-b168caNotebook: HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-b168ca
Processor: AMD A-Series A8-4555M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7600G
Display: 11.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Pavilion TouchSmart 15-b168ca (Model)

Price comparison

Average Score: 65% - average

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Reviews

60% HP Pavilion 15-B168CA review
Source: IT Reviews English Archive.org version
The HP Pavilion 15-B168CA ($699.99 (CA) list), available in Canada, is a mainstream touch-screen laptop with a large 15.6-inch screen. The HP Pavilion 15-B168CA is a mainstream laptop with a large 15.6-inch touch screen. It has middle of the road power for all of your general tasks, and is a good first Windows 8 PC.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% HP Pavilion 15-B168CA
Source: PC Mag English Archive.org version
The 15-B168CA still doesn't have the power to play games smoothly at native resolution, for that you'll need a more performance oriented system like the HP Pavilion M6-1188CA. The 15-168CA's battery performance was kind of short, at 3 hours 19 minutes. Contrast this with the HP Pavilion M6-1188CA with almost six hours or the Samsung Series 3 with over five hours.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-b129ea

Specifications

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-b129eaNotebook: HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-b129ea
Processor: AMD A-Series A4-4355M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7400G
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Pavilion Touchsmart 15-b129ea (Model)

Price comparison

Average Score: 55% - poor

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Reviews

50% HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15 review
Source: PC Pro English Archive.org version
At only £449, the HP's 1TB hard disk and 8GB of memory make it look like a great deal, but we're not convinced. While touch-enabled rivals such as the Sony VAIO Fit 15E cost more, we'd advise it's a price worth paying for a more balanced package.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 50% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
60% HP Pavilion Touchsmart Sleekbook 15-b129ea review
Source: Trusted Reviews English Archive.org version
The HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-b129ea Sleekbook is sold as a cheap and cheerful 15.6-inch touchscreen laptop, and from a distance it certainly looks like it belongs in a higher price bracket with its stylish thin design. When put through its paces though, the points of cost saving become pretty starkly apparent: the screen isn’t particularly sharp or bright, it can be pretty sluggish in its day to day usage, there’s no DVD drive, and the battery capacity is so-so at just over four hours. A nice looking and competently performing budget touchscreen 15.6-inch laptop with some obvious cost savings, but there are better options out there in a similar price bracket.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 50% features: 70% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% emissions: 70%

 

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n010sg

Specifications

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n010sgNotebook: HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n010sg
Processor: Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M 2048 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.28kg
Price: 799 euro
Links: HP homepage

Price comparison

 

Reviews

72% Review HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n010sg Notebook | Notebookcheck
Slim all-rounder. It's a slim 15.6-inch all-rounder including a touchscreen that Hewlett Packard has with its Pavilion TouchSmart 15. A Core i7 and GeForce core provide enough computing power. Owing to the ULV CPU, the laptop should also offer long battery runtimes. Our test report reveals whether the laptop sticks out from the crowd.

 

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-N062SF

Specifications

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-N062SFNotebook: HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-N062SF
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8670M
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 3.8kg
Links: HP homepage

Price comparison

Average Score: 66.67% - average

Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Reviews

80% HP Pavilion TS 15
Source: Gadgetspeak English Archive.org version
It is 38x25.5x2cm, the thickest point is at the back and it is barely 1cm at the front. If you are considering Windows 8.1 for you next PC then it really should have touch and this offering from HP has it. Windows 8 was made for touch so if you can change your working style then this could well be a good way to adapt.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80%
80% HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15 review: solid workhorse of a laptop, but lacks a decent screen
Source: Tech Advisor English Archive.org version
The lack of decent screen resolution is disappointing in a laptop costing Almost £700, but the Pavilion TouchSmart 15 is a solid workhorse of a laptop with a reasonable mid-range price tag. It's not particularly portable, but it'll be a choice for people who want a fairly powerful all-round Windows laptop that can be used as a desktop-replacement PC at home.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

40% Difficile de recommander cet HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15 à cause de son écran
Source: 01Net French FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 40%

 

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n232sa

Specifications

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n232saNotebook: HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n232sa
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: HP homepage

Price comparison

Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Reviews

80% HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart (n232sa) review: budget laptop with good all-round performance and an attractive screen
Source: Tech Advisor English Archive.org version
The size and weight of the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart suggest that it's more intended as a desktop replacement system for use at home or in the office. However, its all-round performance, combined with an attractive screen and optical drive, provide very good value for money, and ensure that the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart will appeal to most users on a tight budget.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%

 

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n070sa

Specifications

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n070saNotebook: HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n070sa
Processor: AMD A-Series A4-5000
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8330
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n070sa (Model)

Price comparison

Average Score: 50% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Reviews

50% HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n070sa review How smart is this touch-capable computer?
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version
HP's latest machine looks good, feels sturdy, and is easy to carry day-to-day, and its AMD APU makes it a well-rounded budget system. The poor screen, speakers and keyboard, though, mean it's tricky to recommend this system for any sort of more intensive use – it's only suitable for basic tasks. If you need a modest laptop and you're concerned about its looks more than the fine details, though, you'll be happy with this.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 60% performance: 40% features: 60% workmanship: 80%

 

Comment

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.


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

AMD Radeon HD 7600G: Processor graphics card that is built into the Trinity A8 ULV series APUs from AMD. Based on the VLIW4 architecture of the Radeon HD 6900 desktop series.

AMD Radeon HD 8330:

An integrated GCN-based GPU with 128 shader units and no dedicated VRAM. It is typically clocked at 500 MHz and paired with AMD Richland A4-5000 "Kabini" APUs.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

AMD Radeon HD 7400G: Processor graphics card that is built into the Trinity A4 series APUs from AMD (e.g. A4-4355M). Based on the VLIW4 architecture of the Radeon HD 6900 desktop series.

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

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.

AMD Radeon HD 8670M: Lower mid-range graphics card based on the GCN architecture.

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


AMD A-Series:

A8-4555M: ULV-Trinity (19 W), 2 modules 1.6 - 2.4 GHz, HD 7600G GPU

A4-4355M: 17W ULV-Trinity, 1 module at 1.9 - 2.4 GHz, HD 7400G GPU

A4-5000: Quad-core APU for low-end laptops, codenamed Kabini. Based on the Jaguar architecture. Integrates an Radeon HD 8330 graphics card.

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.  

4500U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.0 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

Intel Core i5:

4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


2.1 kg:

3.8 kg:

A laptop with this weight is comparatively heavy and less designed for mobility than for use at the desk. Therefore, the devices tend to shine less with battery life than with a large screen and higher performance.


64.2%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.

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

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Stefan Hinum, 2013-06-23 (Update: 2013-06-23)