HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4: fast, capable but heavy Windows 8 Ultrabook

The Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 is decent with good features that lets you take advantage of Windows 8's touch capabilities, but it's heavy

By Jon L. Jacobi, PC World |  Hardware, HP, laptops

HP ships a somewhat cluttered Windows 8 software installation. On hand are Norton Internet Security, Microsoft Office, Kindle, Netflix, iHeart Radio, Fresh Paint, all of which are free or trials. There is also Cyberlink's YouCam for the HD Webcam as well as a number of useful HP utilities for backup, etc.

Bottom line

The chief issue, as mentioned, with the Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 is its weight. To be fair, HP is hardly alone--I've seen a number of Ultrabooks, including older, non-touch based systems come in at over four pounds. If the heft doesn't bother you, then the Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook is nicely priced, sturdy and all-around pleasant way to get the full Windows 8 touch experience.


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