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HP ENVY TouchSmart 15
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HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 12GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 12GB Dec 2014
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22 Reasons For

HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 3,995 user and expert reviews, HP has good ratings for its notebook PCs. HP also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years that we have assessed, the ENVY TouchSmart 15's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ENVY TouchSmart 15 range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ENVY TouchSmart 15. The discrete graphics adapter memorys of comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the ENVY TouchSmart 15 range from 0.51GB to 4GB.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The ENVY TouchSmart 15 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The ENVY TouchSmart 15 has a quite fast processor frequency (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the ENVY TouchSmart 15 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

If you are looking for a faster processor frequency then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 650 G1 (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY TouchSmart 15 is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The internal memorys of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ENVY TouchSmart 15 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ENVY TouchSmart 15, the internal memory of the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 of 12 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ENVY TouchSmart 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This HP notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops of this age and spec.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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16.78 Million Colours Display Number of Colours

This notebook PC has a 16.78 million colours display number of colours, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ENVY TouchSmart 15 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the ENVY TouchSmart 15 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years, the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 has a front camera.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ENVY TouchSmart 15 is 580GB. The HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 has a quite big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of the ENVY TouchSmart 15 of 4,096 megabytes is one of the biggest amongst laptops of this age and spec. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB.

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Has a Touchscreen

The ENVY TouchSmart 15 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ENVY TouchSmart 15 which do not have a touchscreen.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ENVY TouchSmart 15 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ENVY TouchSmart 15 is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the ENVY TouchSmart 15 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ENVY TouchSmart 15.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

At only 950 megahertz, the ENVY TouchSmart 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY TouchSmart 15. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ENVY TouchSmart 15 range from 5Wh to 100Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of only 41 watt-hours, the ENVY TouchSmart 15 has one of the smaller battery capacity (Watt hours)s amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Heavy

The ENVY TouchSmart 15 is quite heavy (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Laptops that are a similar age to the ENVY TouchSmart 15 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

The ENVY TouchSmart 15 is a four number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the ENVY TouchSmart 15.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the ENVY TouchSmart 15 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY TouchSmart 15.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ENVY TouchSmart 15 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

User Reviews

(14)
Reviewed 17 September 2015 by Matthew
(Verified Purchase)

Nice laptop. Doesn't seem quite as stable as my old Dell and the shell is easily scratched. The mouse pad colour bas also worn away very quickly. Touchscreen is awesome.

Reviewed 31 December 2014 by Amazon Customer "Chalks"
(Verified Purchase)

Good laptop, not so happy with Windows 8.1 so replaced with W7.

Reviewed 31 December 2014 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Good laptop, not so happy with Windows 8.1 so replaced with W7.

Although I did not buy this laptop from Amazon and bought it directly from HP I would like to warn others of the appalling problems I have had with this laptop and the problems are still... Read more…

Reviewed 19 November 2014 by Claus Heinrich

I bought this laptop and i am very surprised about the good quality for this low price. i use it to work and my son play games on it. ;) the name of the game was titanfall. i think other games... Read more…

Reviewed 3 October 2014 by Angus Nicolson
(Verified Purchase)

A great laptop. For having a good processer it can be slightly slow but is usually unnoticeable. It has a beautiful design and works effortlessly. Does many things dearer, top ended laptops do,... Read more…

Reviewed 15 September 2014 by Ahmed A.

Fantastic laptop graphics is good.

(Verified Purchase)

The design of laptop and touch screen, i7 were all good.. But HP has all extra stuff which i think sometimes slows down the laptop. I just suspect. However, its speed is quite good when i throw... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Awesome laptop, dual graphics cards, excellent graphics, no hardware issues (so far in 2 months), very good keyboard with backlighting, amazing value for money. My only complaint is that it lacks... Read more…

Reviewed 1 August 2014 by Retro Scendence "retroscendence"
(Verified Purchase)

Straight out the box and the mousepad / trackpad doesn't work. Contacted HP support, went through all the possible diagnostics etc, and told it must be faulty so I should return it for a... Read more…

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