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I am in love with the new HP Envy TouchSmart Laptop. I have an HP Pavilion desktop that I love, but I really would love to have the portability of a laptop combined with the power of a desktop, and HP has done just that. At any given moment on my computer, I can have four to six different windows open in several different programs, and it can become a bit overwhelming. Not for the HP Envy TouchSmart. This laptop provides extreme performance of AMD’s most powerful mobile processor – the AMD FX Special Edition APU – (exclusive at Best Buy) to give you unbelievable performance, gaming and productivity with the processing power of 10 computer cores (4CPU + 6GPU). How’s that for powerful?
Let’s check out some of the features of this awesome little workhorse:
- 15.6 inch touch screen for hands-on control
- AMD FX-7500 accelerated processor (with the AMD Quad-Core FX-7500 APU handling the AMD Radeon graphics alongside the central processor, it balances the load, enabling greater performance, immersive graphics and oodles of intelligent features!)
- 6GB system memory for dependable multi-tasking (I constantly have at least three programs running with multiple windows open with music, videos, graphics at any given time. This high bandwidth RAM allows everything to run smoothly with no crashes or lagging between programs)
- 750GB hard drive for lots of file storage space
- AMD Radeon R7 graphics provides solid image quality for Internet use, movies, photo editing and casual gaming.
- Built-in dual speakers with subwoofer (Beats Audio baby! Amazing sound, rich audio and deep bass!)
- Weighs 6.1lbs and measures 1.2 inches thin
- Dragon voice assistant capability
- 2 USB 3.0 ports maximize the latest high-speed devices
- HDMI output expands your viewing options
- Wireless and wired network connectivity
- Windows 8.1 operating system
- Built-in HP TrueVision HD webcam with dual-array digital microphone (a definite must for my sister in Pennsylvania and I – we love to video chat with each other since we don’t get to visit in person often!)
- Backlit keyboard for easy typing in dim or dark locations
- Multimedia software package included – CyberLink YouCam, PowerDirector, PhotoDirector and MediaEspresso. HP Connected Photo, Connected Music, ePrint and SimplePass.
- Does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive (which I don’t consider a drawback – I’ve used the one on my desktop three times in the five years that I’ve had it. Definitely not a deal breaker for me.)
Am I right or am I right? Is this not a laptop that truly has it all and can handle the work of a desktop but in a more compact and portable design? The HP Envy TouchSmart Laptop is on this mom’s wish list! Best Buy makes it easy to gift yourself or a loved one with free shipping on orders of $35 or more and free store pickup.