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76
Global
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Summary

HP provides solid performance for the price with the Envy TouchSmart 15, but it's held back from greatness by below-average battery life and a lackluster display. At first glance, the design of the TouchSmart 15 is fine, but TechRadar takes issue with the touchpad location, noting that its offset location resulted in them "pressing right-click" when they "meant to left click." The attractive exterior is matched by interior specifications that provide good "overall performance," though gaming on the machine is "mixed" due to its GeForce GT 740M graphics card, according to Laptop Magazine. The issues with the Envy TouchSmart come from a display that TrustedReviews says has a "grainy, meshy feel" which makes icons "appear less sharp," and a less-than-stellar battery life of just over three hours, which PC World calls a "less-than-impressive metric." If you mostly use the Envy TouchSmart at home it isn't a bad laptop, but the mediocre battery life and iffy display might present some problems on the go.

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User Reviews

90
jlmarsha
It's not as thin as it looks in photos, the weight is strangely distributed...read more
80
karan1003
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
90
theoc94
Build quality: Overall the build quality is very good. For the price you would...read more
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72
Average Critic Score

Battery life

70
 

Speed and features

80
 

Noise

60
 

Durability

60
 

Display

68
 

Portability (size / weight)

60
 

Design and form factor

75
 

How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

73
 

User

78
 
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81
 

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78
 

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90
 
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89
 

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86
 

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80
 
84

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Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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