HP - ENVY Touch-Screen Ultrabook 14" Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Midnight Black
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14" touch screen for hands-on control
Touch, tap, glide and make the most of Windows 8. HP BrightView glossy screen maintains the vivid colors in your photos and videos. Typical 1366 x 768 HD resolution. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i3-3217U mobile processor
Smart dual-core, four-way processing performance for HD-quality computing.
4GB system memory for basic multitasking
Adequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs all at once.
2-in-1 hybrid hard drive provides both size and speed
Incorporates a medium-capacity 500GB hard drive at 5400 rpm featuring HP ProtectSmart for safe, serviceable storage, plus a 32GB solid state drive as a cache to speed up start times.
Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Third-generation on-processor graphics with up to 1664MB total graphics memory provide proficient image quality for Internet use, photo editing, video streaming and casual games.
Built-in Beats Audio speakers
Boost your audio with dual speakers and a subwoofer for rich, dynamic sound and smooth playback. Beats technology captures the original emotion and energy of the studio recording.
Weighs 4.7 lbs. and measures 0.9" thin
Lightweight design, featuring a slightly smaller screen and omitting the DVD/CD drive for improved portability. 4-cell lithium-ion battery.
Long battery life gives you more time away from an outlet
Rated up to 4 hours and 45 minutes.
Brushed aluminum finish in midnight black
Creates a sophisticated look and provides a rigid but lightweight frame. Natural silver palm rest and black soft-touch base.
Bluetooth interface syncs with compatible devices
Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the laptop and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.
2 USB 3.0 ports maximize the latest high-speed devices
Also includes 1 USB 2.0 port to connect more accessories and peripherals. The USB 3.0 ports are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices (at 2.0 speeds).
HDMI output expands your viewing options
Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer
Supports Secure Digital and MultiMediaCard memory card formats.
Wireless and wired network connectivity
Built-in high-speed wireless LAN connects to your network or hotspots on the most common Wi-Fi standards. The Gigabit Ethernet LAN port also plugs into wired networks.
Microsoft Windows 8 operating system
Designed for touch, mouse and keyboard, so you can choose how you get around. Use the touch screen to easily zoom and customize your new Start screen, or restore the familiar Windows desktop experience.
Built-in HP TrueVision HD webcam with digital microphone
Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications. Automatically adjusts for available light.
Backlit keyboard for easy typing in dim or dark locations
Island-style keyboard with chiclet keys. HP ImagePad touchpad with multitouch support for gestures.
HP CoolSense technology keeps you comfortable
Automatically adjusts the laptop's temperature based on use and conditions, so the surface stays cool instead of heating up.
Multimedia software package included
CyberLink YouCam, PhotoDirector and PowerDirector.
Microphone input. Headphone output.
This laptop does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.
Intel, Pentium, Celeron, Core, Atom, Ultrabook, Intel Inside and the Intel Inside logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
- HP ENVY Touch-Screen Ultrabook 14" Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive
- 4-cell lithium-polymer battery
- 65W AC adapter
- Software: CyberLink PowerDirector, CyberLink PhotoDirector and more
- Owner's manual
- Energy Star CompatibleYes
- Processor BrandIntel®
- Battery Type4-cell Lithium Polymer (Li-Polymer)
- Type of Memory (RAM)DDR3 SDRAM
- Direct-Disc LabelingNo
- Digital Media Reader or SlotsYes, digital media card reader
- Built-in WebcamYes
- Wireless NetworkingWireless-B+G+N
- AudioBeats Audio
- Laptop WeightUltraportable (5.5 lbs. or less)
- Pointing DeviceImagepad with multitouch gesture support and on/off button
- HDMI OutputYes
- Operating System PlatformWindows
- Included SoftwareCyberLink PowerDirector, CyberLink PhotoDirector and more
- Best Buy PC AppNo
- Graphics ChipIntel
- Backlit KeyboardYes
- Drive Capacity500GB
- Graphics CardIntel® HD Graphics 4000
Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 76 reviews(76 Reviews)
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Sturdy computer can't go wrong withPosted .
I bought this computer within the first week it was advertised so probably paid more for it than computers that will arrive down the line. However, I'm quite happy with it and feel it's the nicest computer I've owned thus far. I do enjoy the touchscreen even though the screen can be pushed back only so far and not 360 degrees. The screen, the backlit keyboard, and the computer appearance are probably my 3 most favorite features. As an ultrabook, you have to expect that the DVD drive will be missing, but there are a sufficient number of USB 2 and 3 ports as well as an HDMI port. The sound quality is excellent and not muffled and hard to distinguish like other computers. Overall, I would recommend as a cost-effective touchscreen computer if you really want touch.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Windows 8 system with great featuresPosted .
I ordered the ENVY Touch-Screen Ultra book the first day it was available and got it on the following Wednesday. It was on sale that weekend for $599.00 and I am very happy with my purchase. Being new to Windows 8, but well verse with Windows 7, I found the setup using Desktop mode in Windows 8, that there was little difference in configuring either system. Out of the box, I plugged in a Logitech Wireless Mouse and turned it on. If you have an E-mail address that is linked to a Microsoft Live ID Account, The name on your account will be your Name when you log in with your password to Windows 8. Windows 8 has pre-installed Security Software, unlike Windows 7, where you have to download it. What they have done is change the name back to Defender, but it’s the same Security Essentials. Now getting back to the setup, it will ask if you want to install Norton Internet Security. Because Norton is free for only two months and the conflict with Defender, do not install Norton. With Defender, you will need to turn it on and Update the latest Definitions. This will give you your Firewall and Anti-virus protection that you need. When the Start Screen pops up you will see that you new computer has a beautiful screen with many apps and programs that are pre-loaded. Going to the Store, there are many additional free apps. Tapping the Desktop box on the Start Screen will bring up a Windows 7 like Desktop. I added addition Desktop Icons and continued to customize my new system as if it was Windows 7. As you should know, this system does not include a DVD drive, so to load additional software; I used an external Pioneer Blu-Ray drive that required the use of the other two USB Ports that were available. The drive worked fine, but you will need to purchase third-party software if you want to watch a movie. Overall as I get used to using Windows 8, the ENVY Touch-Screen Ultra book with the I3 Core processor is giving me a good experience in learning to use Windows 8. I look at my purchase as two Systems in one. The Touch Screen mode, giving me the feel of using a Microsoft Tablet, and the Desktop as a place to run all the programs I would be running on Windows 7. With great features, I feel that for the money it was a great buy.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Worth itPosted .
It’s difficult to review a new laptop that comes with a new operating system and not let one taint the other. First, this was purchased during the after Thanksgiving Cyber week sales so the value was excellent, especially because this laptop has a touch screen and backlit keyboard. HP has been doing touch screens for ages so I consider them one of the leaders in that area. I’ve had the opportunity to use Windows 8 on this touch screen laptop and a standard laptop and I can tell you that it is so much easier on a touch screen. Certain things that could have been designed into Win8 for mouse use don’t exist, but then Microsoft does not have a reputation for doing things right the first time. I do feel HP and ALL the laptop manufacturers are stretching the limit of the term “Ultrabook”. While this laptop is lighter and thinner than my previous laptop, it’s not by much. I’ve seen some ads for “Ultrabook” but in the description, the name changes to “Sleekbook”. You might be surprised by how much you use the back lit keyboard. I don’t recommend using it all the time if you are on battery. It’s just another thing that will drain it faster. That’s the other disappointment. Battery life is not what I hoped it would be for something called Ultrabook. With the standard SATA hard drive rather than Solid State, the hard drive sucks up the juice too. Added software is adequate. Not much bloatware installed, but a number of HP centric apps and links to HP websites are installed. One of my criticisms on the Win8 side is that Window Media Player does not play MPG movies. Sound is there but no video. I’m sure it’s a codec thing but so far I have not been able to find the solution. The included CyberLink Media viewer will work but is very poor. Black and white movies have a purple hue that goes on and off, and color movies have a lot of color shift. These problems are not apparent on a 3rd party viewer I downloaded and now use so it’s not a laptop video issue. Sound is mediocre. Definitely not worth a trademark. In fact I would make no comment about it at all if HP hadn’t made a big deal out of branding it. It’s sound. I can hear it. Big deal. If I want to hear it well, I still have to wear headsets. You’re not going to be able to have a party and expect this laptop to provide the tunes without hooking it up to something everyone can hear. Although the branding is to sell the laptop, not provide good sound. The battery is not user changeable (if changeable at all), so who knows what will happen in a year or so when batteries usually start losing their life. Value of this device based on 12 – 16 months of life suddenly diminishes (but it's too early to tell now).I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great value for a great productPosted .
Bought it during Cyber Monday. Can't beat the price. Super value. It is everything you expect for a modern laptop. Thin, not too heavy, good look, decent performance for light duty tasks such as web browsing, MS office, Quicken, etc. It starts up quickly, usually in less than 15 seconds or so. The touch screen is great. You almost mistaken it as am iPad. Love Windows8 with touch screen. Now I use both Win8 screen and desktop. I navigate using touch screen, touch pad, and mouse, whichever way I feel like it. That's what I call a total freedom. Win8 with touch screen is a must, and this laptop delivers it with an incredible price. The biggest complain I have with this laptop is the highly reflective display. There is almost no way to not to see yourself in the display. After a while you kind of ignore it. But it's a shame that manufacturers somehow decided a while ago that consumers want a reflective screen. Another issue I have is the touch pad and the select buttons hidden under it. The touch pad is not that great but acceptable. The select buttons are way too stiff. A wireless mouse solves the problem. But it is hard to imagine that HP cannot get this little thing right. If not for the reflective display and the stiff select buttons, I would rate this laptop a 5 starts. Anyhow I would recommend this PC to my friends and family.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great student computerPosted .
I really like the start up it is super fast which is very convenient during school. Also the features are really great I love playing around with this lap top and seeing what else it can do. The battery life is also very great it is far better than my old hp and that is really a great feature for me as a student also.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Incredible buy for the money - Can't be beat!Posted .
I researched all the new Windows 8 laptops coming out as well as already out and this by far is the best deal out there. Windows 8 can only be truly appreciated with a touchscreen. Today I tried out a co-workers new 15.6" non touchscreen version and really didn't like it. He used mine with the touchscreen and is willing to give up the optical drive and the larger screen for the touch screen. It stacks up against any touchscreen laptop under $1,000 - The new Ivy i3 processor is plenty quick and 4 GB of RAM is more than any day to day user will ever need. I Photoshop 200-400 pics a day and upload them with ease from the SD reader and edit several websites with no problem. I bought this so I didn't have to lug around my $3k Dell 1747 - There is no noticeable difference in power running multiply programs; playing movies or anything else I can throw at it. The only other laptop I considered was the Lenovo Yoga IdeaPad and it was only because the screen rotation of 360 degrees is brilliant - however to me it wasn't worth the extra money. Bottom line, you will be pleasantly surprised how incredible this laptop is for the money -I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great value touchscreen laptopPosted .
Overall, very satisfied with the laptop -- touchscreen is really cool. Disappointed, though, with the cable that plugs into the laptop from the power supply -- connector is already falling apart because it sticks out far and is prone to being banged about. An annoyance in an otherwise good product.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Good budget ultrabookPosted .
Overall I am satisfied with this product. I upgraded from a 15.6" laptop with a battery that lasted 2 hours if I was lucky - the battery on this lasts a good 4-5 hours, which is decent. I do a lot of programming, web design, and things of that nature and it is nice to be able to get away from an utlet for a while.The touch screen is really great, although it's not really needed except when navigating/using windows 8. The laptop is pretty thin, but I expected it to be a bit thinner for an ultrabook. The audio is good, but I think there was a problem with the Beats audio drivers when I first purcahsed this laptop back in December 2012. Since then I believe it has been fixed (or I fixed it myself?). The touchpad has been a bit finicky but you can customize a lot of its features which is nice (I disabled the windows 8 swiping features because I kept accidentally using them). I've had a few strange problems with the wfif adapter but I fixed it by reinstalling some wifi drivers. Also, the ethernet port is really convenient and clever, in my opinion. Backlit keyboard is really a plus and I won't buy a laptop without it anymore. I wish the battery would last around 7 hours instead of 4-5 and the battery is built in (not replaceable), but that is the case with most ultrabooks now anyways. Overall this is a good buy, especially for the price. I would not recommend this for gaming or anything that requires a lot from the CPU because it's running on the little 1.8GHz i3 processor so it can't handle anything crazy - but it works great for most tasks and software.I would recommend this to a friend
Q: QuestionCan you turn off the touch screen option?
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer The main thing to know is that Windows 8 is designed especially for touch-screen computers, to make desktops and laptops work more like tablets. It is Microsoft's way of addressing the popularity of tablets, namely the iPad. But Windows 8 will work with mouse and keyboard shortcuts, too. It'll take some getting used to, though. There are two versions of Windows 8, or more precisely, there's Windows 8 and there's Windows RT. They look the same, but they run on different processing chips. Windows 8 runs on standard chips from Intel and AMD and is the version you'd get if you're upgrading your home desktop or notebook PC. Windows RT is the version for light, small tablets and laptop-tablet hybrids. Windows 8 will run programs written for older versions of Windows. Windows RT won't. It's limited to applications specifically written for it and available through Microsoft's store. (As a consolation, a version of Microsoft Office is included free on Windows RT devices). Here are some tips on how to navigate the new Windows: — When you start a Windows 8 machine, you're greeted with a screen that shows the time and a pretty picture. To get past it with a touch-screen device, swipe upwards with your finger from the bottom edge of the screen. If you have a keyboard, hit any key. — Next, you'll see a mosaic of Live Tiles, each representing an application. Programs specifically written for Windows 8 will run in this new environment, which is unofficially nicknamed Metro. Each application fills the screen when you run it. Applications written for older Windows versions will open up in something that looks very much like the old Windows Desktop environment. You can switch back and forth between Metro and the new Desktop, though Microsoft wants people to eventually use only Metro. — The Desktop screen lacks a Start button, so it's hard to start programs from there. Microsoft's idea is that users should learn to go to the Metro tiles to start programs or access settings, even if many programs, including some Windows utilities, will open up in Desktop. To get back to the tiled Start screen with a mouse or touchpad, move the mouse cursor to the top right corner of the screen, then swipe it down to the "Start" icon that appears. If you have a touch screen, reveal the Start icon by swiping in from the right edge of the screen. — In the Desktop environment, you can glance at the Taskbar to see which Desktop programs are running. If you're a mouse or touchpad user in Metro and want to see what's running, you have to know this trick: Move the cursor into the top left corner of the screen, then drag it down along the left edge of the screen. If you have a touch screen, swipe in from the left edge, then quickly swipe back in. — Neither environment will show you programs that are running in the other environment, but if you have a touch screen, swiping in from the left side of the screen lets you jump between open applications. The "Alt-Tab" combination does the same thing with a keyboard, in case you aren't using a touch screen. — There are two versions of Internet Explorer, one for each environment. A Web page you open in one doesn't appear in the other, so if you're trying to find your way back to a page, it helps to remember which browser you were using. — When using Metro on a touch screen, you close a program by first swiping your finger down from the top edge of the screen. That shrinks the window. Then you swipe your finger down to the bottom edge of the screen. Don't stray to the right or left edges of the screen, or the app will end up "docked" in a column along that edge. You can perform the same action with a mouse cursor by clicking and dragging from the top edge of the screen, but using the old "Alt-F4" command is easier. — In the Desktop version of Internet Explorer, you can see at a glance which pages you have open in "tabs." In Metro, each Web page fills the screen, leaving no room for tabs. To see which other pages are open on a touch-screen computer, you swipe your finger down from the top of the screen to reveal thumbnails of the other windows. Don't sweep too far, or you'll shrink the window instead. If you're using a mouse in Metro, you right-click anywhere on the screen to reveal the tabs. Of course, this means right-clicking no longer does any of things it can be used for in previous versions of Windows, such as letting you open a link in a new tab. — When Microsoft introduced Windows 95, some people thought it was amusing and counterintuitive that the procedure for shutting down the computer began with the "Start" button. In Windows 8, that incongruity is gone along with the Start button, but shutting down with a mouse or touchpad isn't obvious either. Move the cursor into the top right corner of the screen. A menu will pop out. Sweep down to the "Settings" button that appears, and click it. Then click "Power," then "Shut down." If you're on a touch screen, start by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, then tap "Settings."
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Q: QuestionWhat software is included? Please list all.
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer This HP PC has the following software pre-loaded: Operating System: Genuine Windows 8 Microsoft: Microsoft Office 2010 Transition (Buy Microsoft Office to activate Office software on this PC.) Windows Essentials 2012 (Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Writer) Windows Live (Mail, Calendar, People, SkyDrive) Microsoft App Store Getting started with Windows 8 Communication Chat: HP MyRoom Premium: 4-way IM, text and video chat, plus file sharing in a private virtual room from PC or box.net. Skype Games: Xbox Live Solitaire Mahjong FreshPaint Taptiles Wordament HP Games HP Games powered by WildTangent; includes 10 free rental sessions of “Plants vs. Zombies”, 2010 Game of the Year, and 1 free game Farm Frenzy valued at $19.99 MSRP. HP Help Support: HP Online User Guide (available in HP Support Assistant) HP Recovery Manager: Recover, restore, and create recovery media for, your PC. HP Support Assistant: Update your PC, troubleshoot problems and get technical support. HP Utility Center: Access HP utilities in one convenient location. HP ePrint: Print remotely to any web-connected HP ePrint-enabled products registered to your ePrintCenter account--without file size or type limitations! HP CoolSense: Automatic air conditioning for your laptop when used on the go. HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection: Hard drive locking to help prevent file loss in case of a drop. Shopping Services: HP+ Best Offers: Promotions designed to deliver the best HP experience. Books, Music, Photos, and Videos: Amazon Kindle e-reader Snapfish (Links on desktop and in Internet Explorer Favorites) Netflix: Watch movies and TV online or via DVDs with subscription. iHeart Radio HP Connected Music by Meridian: Your choice of music download options and more all in one place. Basic video player Zune video player Basic music player Zune music player Beats Audio: Best-sounding audio available on a PC. HP Connected Photo powered by Snapfish: Sync photos snapped on your smartphone or tablet; edit and share through social networks in seconds. Adobe Shockwave Player Cyberlink YouCam DE: Chat live and capture video or photos. Be yourself or a favorite avatar! Cyberlink Mediasuite Cyberlink Power2Go Cyberlink LabelPrint Cyberlink Power Director Cyberlink Photo Director Productivity Tools: Internet Explorer 10. HP Magic Canvas: Personalize your desktop with shortcuts to your favorite applications. Security Protection: Free 60-day Norton Internet Security subscription HP Connected Backup Free 90-day Absolute Data Protect subscription: Freeze your computer and delete its data remotely, plus track it on an internet map.
Answered by HP Team
Q: QuestionDoes this lapcome come with a CD/DVD drive?
Asked by Norm.
- A:Answer No. You won't find a CD/DVD drive on an Ultrabook. It adds weight and drains the battery. "Ultrabook" is trying to emulate the tablet experience where all your media is downloaded. For the times you need a CD\DVD drive, you'll have to buy a USB plug in drive. I've had mine a couple months and have yet to use it.
Answered by tr
Q: QuestionDoes this computer have an SSD hard drive?I see the same computer in Hp website which has an SSD hard drive. Does this computer have it too ?
Asked by uppi.
- A:Answer This HP PC has Hard drive acceleration cache (32GB solid-state drive cache) with Intel Rapid Start Technology and Intel Smart Response Technology.
Answered by HP Team
Q: QuestionIs the battery replaceable or sealed?Is there a battery compartment that allows replacing a dead battery?
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer The battery compartment on this HP PC is sealed and if you need to replace the battery, you will need to contact HP Total Care.
Answered by HP Team
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer Yes, but you have to completely disassemble the chassis. It's not easy, but it is doable.
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Q: QuestionWhat is the maximum allowable RAMThe HP - ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 14" Laptop (4-1105dx) comes with 4 GB RAM. What is the maximum memory allowed?
Asked by hfw10027.
- A:Answer It supports up to 16GB but track down the installation instructions first. You have to all but disassemble the thing to get to the memory. WE gave up. Very unfriendly design
Answered by NerdHurd