HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 comparison

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HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4

HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro
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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus
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Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch

Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch
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Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488

Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488
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Price $399 to $789 at 2 stores $1,119 at 1 store $1,269 to $1,523 at 4 stores $459 to $899 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 2.5 stars out of 3 reviews 3.0 stars out of 8 reviews
Release date November 01, 2012 September 03, 2013 June 19, 2013 August 28, 2012 September 26, 2012
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. A major update to our favorite Windows 8 hybrid, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is still a better laptop than tablet, but the new version adds a future-proof better-than-HD display at a great price. If you’re just looking for an all-around excellently made Windows touch ultrabook and don’t mind that it's on the expensive side (and doesn’t convert to a tablet), the improved Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is worth the investment. Samsung's midprice Series 5 UltraTouch looks and feels like a more expensive machine, but keeps it simple by skipping the complex hybrid mechanics of so many new Windows 8 systems. Considering the total package of features and price, the Acer Aspire M5 feels like a safe bet if you want an all-encompassing Windows 8 laptop with touch that won't cost a fortune.

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Product Description - 14 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 - Microsoft Windows 8 - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB
- 13.3 in - 4th gen Core i3 4010U - Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
- 13 in - 4th gen Core i5
Samsung Series 5 Ultra - 3rd Gen Core i5
- 13.3 in i5-3317U - Windows 8 64-bit Edition - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD
Acer Aspire - 14 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 3317UB - Microsoft Windows 8 - 6 GB RAM - 500 GB
Packaged Quantity Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1
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Software Included Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Samsung Fast Start
Fast Browsing
Samsung Fast Solutions
AllShare Play
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Battery Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 4-cell
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System Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Notebook
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Display 14 in 1366 X 768
13.3 in 3200 x 1800
13 in 3200 x 1800
13.3 in LED backlight Yes 1366 x 768 / HD
14 in
Graphics Info unavailable Info unavailable Intel HD 4400
Intel HD Graphics 4000
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Operating System Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Info unavailable Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows 8
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable 15.5 mm
13.6 mm
12.4 in x 8.6 in x 0.8 in
13.39 in x 9.65 in x 0.81 in
Storage 500 GB
128 GB SSD
Info unavailable 500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm + 24 GB SSD cache
500 GB
Weight Info unavailable 3.1 lbs
3.06 lbs
3.7 lbs
4.63 lbs
Networking Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 4.0
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Optical Drive Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
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Processor Intel 3rd Gen Core i5
Intel 4th gen Core i3 4010U / 1.7 GHz / 3 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i5
3rd Gen Core i5
Intel 3 i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 3317UB
Memory 4 GB
4 GB
Info unavailable 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
6 GB
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