The 14-inch HP Envy TouchSmart features a 3rd generation Intel core processor, Windows 8 and an HP Imagepad display for the perfect hands-on experience. Matt Mira and Michael Kosta check out the device for its Gadget Pr0n rating.
What You need To Know
The 14-inch HP Envy TouchSmart laptop has a nice brushed metal design on the outer display and an aluminum design on the inside.
The glass trackpad is almost the least enjoyable one we've ever used.
The keys are all backlit but the backlight button is constantly on, which is annoying (and doesn't go off until all the other ones are on).
The ports included 2 USB 3.0., 1 USB 2.0, HDMI and Ethernet, as well as a multi-card reader.
There's also a Beats by Dre speaker bar, which sounds genuinely loud for a 14-inch laptop.
The touchscreen has a 1366x768 resolution and is glossy.
The viewing angle wasn't as good as we'd like to see.
However, we found the touch screen to be very responsive, especially with the Windows 8 UI.
We found ourselves skipping the sub-par keyboard and trackpad to exclusively use the touchscreen.
The HP Envy TouchSmart comes with an Intel i5 processor with a 500 GB hybrid drive and 32 GB cache of flash memory.
Graphics-wise, there is an Intel HD 4000 graphics, so it won't be the most powerful thing in the world but it was certainly serviceable.
There's also 4 GB of RAM with an option to upgrade to 8 GB.
The battery life wasn't great at a whopping 5 hours.
While this is better than a gaming laptop, it's still not as good as a lot of ultrabooks out there.