Pros

  • Well-rounded port selection
  • Sturdy build

Cons

  • Heavy for its size

At A Glance

The Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 is a decent performer with good features that lets you take advantage of Windows 8's touch capabilities, but it's also on the heavy side.

Manufacturer’s Description

Pick up the power of touch. Now with the intuitive power of touch and Windows 8, the HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 is up for even more. With an eye-catching metal design, it packs Beats Audio, a booming subwoofer, and graphics performance that will blow you away. Enjoy fast, easy, trusted Web browsing with Windows Internet Explorer.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5-3317U
Processor speed 1700.0 MHz
Display
Display size 14.0 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Touchscreen Multitouch
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel HD Graphics 4000
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Raid type none
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
General Information
UPC Code 662712927831
Battery
Vendor Rated Battery life 7.25 hours
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • HDMI
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Memory
Memory size 4096.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Memory max 16.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 13.4 inches
Depth 10.2 inches
Height 1.0 inches
Weight 4.5 pounds
Weight with Accessories 5.3 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8
Other Features
Devices
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 57.0
Worldbench Version 8
Battery
Battery Life 4:07   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 11.8   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 2058.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Peacekeeper 2014.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 4244.0   score (higher is better)
File Compression 158.2   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 616.7   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 252.0   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 305.7   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 3.0   Watt hours
Idle power usage 9.1   Watts
Gaming
3DMark 11, 1280x720 Performance 255.0   score (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, Low Quality, 1366x768 383.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Low Quality, 1366x768 5.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1366x768 17.4   Frames per second (higher is better)