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First Look: HP's Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 has a touch display

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First Look: HP's Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 has a touch display

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HP's touch-screen mainstream ultrabook, the Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4, brings Windows 8 to life.

-Hey there, I'm Josh Goldman, senior editor with CNET, and this is a look at the HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4. Now, with a starting price of $799, the Envy is a step down from the Spectre XT TouchSmart which starts at $1399. They look a lot alike, though, with a silver and black brushed metal finish and a large keyboard and touchpad, but the Envy is thicker at nearly an inch and weighs just under 5 pounds. The Envy's 14-inch screen has a 1366 x 768 resolution instead of the 1920 x 1080 IPS panel on the Spectre. But as their names imply, they both have touchscreens for using the Windows 8 interface. Inside this Envy is a core i5 processor, 4GB of memory, and a 500GB hybrid hard drive. Add in the backlit keyboard and the price for this configuration comes in a few bucks over $900. The port assortment is good too including two USB 3.0 ports, but we're still testing it out, so check back soon for a full review, although it looks like a pretty good option if you're looking for a regular Windows 8 laptop with the benefits of a touch display. I'm Josh Goldman and that's a quick look at the HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4.

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