HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 comparison

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HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4

HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4
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Alienware 14 (Core i7, 16GB, 256GB SSD, Nvidia GTX765M)

Alienware 14 (Core i7, 16GB, 256GB SSD, Nvidia GTX765M)
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Alienware 18

Alienware 18
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HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11z

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11z
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HP Pavilion Chromebook 14

HP Pavilion Chromebook 14
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Price $559 to $789 at 2 stores $329 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.9 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 4.5 stars out of 5 reviews 2.5 stars out of 1 review 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.5 stars out of 1 review
Release date November 01, 2012 August 20, 2013 October 04, 2013 July 02, 2013 February 04, 2013
The Bottom Line The HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 is a good gateway to the Windows 8 experience with a responsive touch screen in a traditional laptop body. Dell has revamped its gaming line, including the new Alienware 14. The design changes don't go nearly far enough, but no complaints about the performance. There's a premium to be paid, but the massive Alienware 18 is a show-off-worthy desktop replacement that takes down even the newest PC games, and is just plain fun to use. HP revives an 11-inch favorite with the Pavilion TouchSmart 11z, but there are better performance-for-money deals to be had. The HP Pavilion Chromebook 14 advances the argument for Chrome as a low-cost mainstream computing environment, but the laptop's most noteworthy feature is a slightly bigger screen.

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Product Description - 14 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 - Microsoft Windows 8 - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB
- 14 in - 4th gen Core i7 4700MQ - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - 16 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD + 750 GB HDD
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, English - 16 GB RAM - 750 GB
- 11.6 in - A4 A4-1250 - Windows 8 64 - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD
HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook 14-c010us - 14 in - Celeron 847 - Google Chrome OS - 2 GB RAM - 16 GB SSD
Packaged Quantity Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1
Battery Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 4-cell - up to 4.25 hour(s)
System Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Chromebook
Display 14 in 1366 X 768
14 in
Info unavailable 11.6 in 1366 x 768
14 in LED backlight HD BrightView 1366 x 768 / HD
Graphics Info unavailable nVidia GeForce GTX 765M with 2GB GDDR5 - 2 GB
Dual nVidia GeForce GTX 770M with 3GB GDDR5 - nVidia SLI Enabled
Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, English
Windows 8 64
Google Chrome OS
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 11.4 in x 8.5 in x 0.86 in
13.7 in x 9.4 in x 0.8 in
Storage 500 GB
256 GB SSD / 7200 rpm + 750 GB HDD / 7200 rpm
750 GB / 7200 rpm
500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm
16 GB SSD
Weight Info unavailable 6.12 lbs
Info unavailable 3.08 lbs
4 lbs
Optical Drive Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Networking Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 802.11 b/g/n
802.11n , 10/100 Ethernet
Bluetooth
Processor Intel 3rd Gen Core i5
Intel 4th gen Core i7 4700MQ
Info unavailable AMD A4 A4-1250 / 1 GHz / 1 MB Cache
Intel Celeron 847 / 1.1 GHz / 2 MB Cache
Memory 4 GB
16 GB DDR3L
16 GB DDR3L
4 GB DDR3
2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
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