Pros

  • Intel Core i7 mobile processor
  • Discrete Nvidia graphics processor
  • 15.6-inch, 1920-by-1080-pixel display

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Lousy battery life
  • Single-band Wi-Fi adapter

At A Glance

This notebook boasts a Core i7 processor, a discrete Nvidia GPU, and a 1920-by-1080 display. It's a very good value.

Manufacturer’s Description

It's a blockbuster in every way. The HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Notebook is optimized for touch and Windows 8, so you can enjoy it to the fullest. A stunning HD display brings movies and video calls to life. Beats Audio and amazing hardware make songs sound their best. The HP Envy TouchSmart 15. The perfect combination of entertainment and design.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7 - 4700MQ
Processor speed 2400.0 MHz
Number of Cores 4.0
Display
Display size 15.6 inches
Touchscreen Yes
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Switchable
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia Geforce GT 740m
Secondary Graphics Chipset Intel HD 4600
Graphics Memory 2.0 GB
Storage
Drive 1 size 24.0 GB
Drive 1 type Solid-State Drive
Drive 2 size 1000.0 GB
Drive 2 type Hard Disk Drive
Drive 2 speed 5400.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • Line In 1/8
  • Line Out 1/8
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • Bluetooth
Memory
Memory size 8.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 14.94 inches
Depth 9.87 inches
Height 1.18 inches
Weight 5.62 pounds
Weight with Accessories 6.9 pounds
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Home
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 295.0
Worldbench Version 8.1
Battery
Battery Life 3:19   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 16.2   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 3021.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Peacekeeper 3123.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 4356.0   score (higher is better)
File Compression 131.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 196.9   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 132.5   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 222.2   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 4.8   Watt hours
Idle power usage 16.3   Watts

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