REVIEW: HP ENVY 23 TOUCHSMART – ALL IN ONE PC!!

l_17392843This new PC from HP has revolutionized the way traditional computers are looked at. Hp Envy 23 Touchsmart is a smart looking touch screen desktop computer which combines in some really interesting features. It is a computer which is envied by all its counterparts in the same league and hence has been cleverly named Envy by HP.

Full Product name: HP Envy 23 Touchsmart

Price: Around 70000 INR

This new offering from HP Company has been successful in breaking the traditional ways in which a desktop computer was looked at. It is a smart, sleek and attractive looking touch screen desktop. The computer has a beautiful looking AIO with a large 23″ HD display. It runs on third-generation Intel Core i5-3470S processor and has 4GB of RAM. It also comes preinstalled with Windows8 .It comes with an Nvidia GeForce GT 630M graphics card which helps it to give a decent graphic performance. The computer has an intuitive touch which makes its usage even more interesting and easy.

A standard wireless mouse and keyboard are provided with the desktop. The big optical wireless mouse like any other typical mouse has a scroll wheel and two buttons. The mouse overall is accurate and responsive. The large black keyboard on the other hand has regular style keys. It also has a plastic border which is black in color around the edge. The lower left corner of the back of the screen mainly consists of ports. The ports on the left side include two USB 3.0 ports, a card reader and microphone and headphone jacks. The back ports include a lock slot and four USB 2.0 ports. On the other hand the right side of the screen consists of a HDMI output, plus, minus buttons to move through the menus, and a Blu- ray drive.

The 23-inch touch screen comes with 1080 x 1920 resolutions. The computer has a DVD-RW player and a built-in Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi. As a touch screen the computer works pretty well, its touch is very smooth and quick. All the pictures and videos look and sound fairly clear and nice on touchsmart. All in all this new experiment from the HP Company is a big winner as it is easy, sturdy and fun to operate.

Ratings

Performance: 6/10

Features: 7/10

Pricing: 7/10

Specifications 

*Windows 8, 64-bit
*Third-generation Intel Core i5-3470S processor.
*4GB of RAM
*An Nvidia GeForce GT 630M graphics card.
*1 TB HDD
*23-inch touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 resolutions.
*DVD-RW
*Built-in Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros

Large 23″ 1080p HD screen. 10-point touch.

Cons

Glossy screen. USB 2.0 ports.

Bottom Line

A beautiful looking AIO with a large 23″ HD display, but gives an average performance.

(First Published on Youth24x7)

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