HP Envy TouchSmart 15-j144na Laptop, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB, 15.6" Touch Screen, Silver £699.95 @ John Lewis
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HP Envy TouchSmart 15-j144na Laptop, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB, 15.6" Touch Screen, Silver £699.95 @ John Lewis

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Found 28th Nov 2014
Product information

Packed full of features, the HP Envy TouchSmart 15 is a premium laptop with fantastic performance. A Full HD touch screen, 2 subwoofers, an Intel Core i7 processor and dedicated graphics card are just some of the features that will help you get the most out of your laptop. And it doesn't compromise on looks either, the sleek design is eye catching and compact for the amount of raw power contained inside.
Key Features:
With a fourth generation Intel Core i7 processor and huge 16GB of RAM the Envy TouchSmart 15 will power through any tasks you give it, and even boost it's performance when you have multiple programs open.
An NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M with 2GB of dedicated memory will ensure graphics run smoothly and with incredible detail. Whether you’re editing images or playing the latest games, the GT 840M will ensure great visuals.
802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity delivers the quickest of wireless networking capability, with connections to ac routers performing at up three times faster than 802.11n (the previous generation). The built-in Gigabit Ethernet port will allow you to connect to a router with wires to ensure a fast and stable connection.
The sound quality will blow you away too, thanks to the quad speakers with a built-in subwoofer. The Envy TouchSmart 15 also features Beats Audio, to give you highly optimises sound.
The Full HD display is the best way to take advantage of the power of this machine. Photos and videos look incredibly clear and vibrant, while the addition of touch screen technology means that controlling the Envy TouchSmart 15 is as simple as a tap, swipe or pinch.
Security is key in the Envy 15, with a built-in HP SimplePass Fingerprint Reader ensuring that you can lock your personal account to anyone but you.
Keep your documents, videos, music, programs and other files close, thanks to the huge 1TB hard drive.
The island-style chiclet keyboard is backlit so you’ll find typing easy in the dark and the light. The touchpad supports multi-touch gestures, so you can navigate Windows 8.1 with ease.
You’ll be able to plug in a wealth of additional devices, thanks to the 4 USB 3.0 ports. USB 3.0 allows for ultrafast data transfer between USB 3.0 devices, but is also compatible with older USB 2.0 products. An SD card slot will see you transferring files from your camera memory card or from other devices with ease and simplicity, while Bluetooth enables you to send data between Bluetooth devices wirelessly. You can also connect an external monitor or HDTV thanks to the HDMI port.
Software Included:
Beats Audio with SRS 3D
HP Connected Music
HP Connected Photo
HP SimplePass
HP Games by WildTangent
HP CoolSense
HP ePrint
Windows Live Essentials
CyberLink YouCam DE
Internet Explorer 11
7-Zip
Box (50 GB of free storage)
Accessories Included AC adapter Battery life Information Up to 6 hours Bluetooth Enabled Information Yes - 4.0 Brand
HP
CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive Information NO Computer Support Helpline Information Free 90 day computer support Dimensions H29.9 x W379.5 x D250.7 mm Ethernet Port Information YES- 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Finish Natural silver; Aluminium finish Graphics card Information NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M, 2GB Graphics card type Information Dedicated Hard drive Information 1TB hard drive Headphone socket YES Keyboard Full-size, island-style, backlit with numeric keypad Manufacturer Part Number (MPN) J0C01EA #ABU Memory (RAM) Information 16GB Memory Card Slots Information SD card reader Model name / number Envy TouchSmart 15-j144na NFC enabled Information NO Operating system Information Windows 8.1 (64 Bit) Ports Information 4x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI Processor Information Quad-core Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor speed Information 2.4GHz to 3.4GHz with Turbo Boost Screen finish Information Matte Screen Resolution Information 1920 x 1080 pixels Screen size Information 15.6" Screen Type FHD BrightView LED-backlit touch screen Sound Beats Audio with 4 speakers and two Subwoofers Touch Screen YES Voice Recognition NO Webcam (front-facing) Information HP TrueVision HD Webcam Webcam (rear-facing) Information NO Weight 2.56kg Wireless Display Information NO Wireless networking Wi-Fi- 802.11ac

22 Comments

good laptop

Just watch out for the touchpad; I found it pretty stiff to press the so-called "buttons" unless you're an elephant... You can tap of course.

Looks real smart to me and would be an upgrade for me except my current Vaio has an SSD for the windows system , would anyone know if it'd be possible to install one to this HP ?

Just bought this. Have some heat. Not the Alienware the 12 yr old grand daughter wanted. Will she be happy, or will I be in the bad books
Edited by: "5757alan" 28th Nov 2014

I've been looking for a work laptop and this is just right. Thanks OP!

I'm thinking of getting a 512 SSD to replace the mechanical drive on this pc, as it has only 8GB of flash "cache".

eldaras

I've been looking for a work laptop and this is just right. Thanks OP!I'm … I've been looking for a work laptop and this is just right. Thanks OP!I'm thinking of getting a 512 SSD to replace the mechanical drive on this pc, as it has only 8GB of flash "cache".



I'd always get an SSD although not sure I'd bother with 512, depends how much stuff you need to carry with you but normally 256 more than adequate with Cloud storage or just having a Portable HDD/NAS etc at home

I posted this earlier which is worth a look also - hotukdeals.com/dea…290

I want this laptop to run a few VMs on it too... and they are going to use quite a bit of storage.

What I'll try to do is to get an mSATA drive. The HP documentation says that it supports up to a 24GB msata, but I've seen some comments on the HP forums for the 15t models, that it's possible to install any mSATA drive.

Thought VM's ate into RAM rather than HDD storage?

I mean that I'll have a couple of VMs both eating memory and storage

I'm going to run a couple of VMs using Virtual box and each vm will run a few docker containers.
Edited by: "eldaras" 28th Nov 2014

all hp laptops have 15% off on the hp website

I may be missing something but hp ENVY for both i7 and i5 are cheaper on very.co.uk. This model is 623 and i5 is only 515 on very

I just bought an i7 version of this for 600.

Original Poster

link?

Doesn't seem all that great, seen better dell deals.

BarackObama

I just bought an i7 version of this for 600.



LInk?

eldaras

I mean that I'll have a couple of VMs both eating memory and storage … I mean that I'll have a couple of VMs both eating memory and storage :)I'm going to run a couple of VMs using Virtual box and each vm will run a few docker containers.



I guess this is Docker?

docker.com/wha…er/

eldaras

I want this laptop to run a few VMs on it too... and they are going to … I want this laptop to run a few VMs on it too... and they are going to use quite a bit of storage.What I'll try to do is to get an mSATA drive. The HP documentation says that it supports up to a 24GB msata, but I've seen some comments on the HP forums for the 15t models, that it's possible to install any mSATA drive.



make sure you enable the Virtualisaion option in the bios. HP set it to disabled for "performance" reasons.

fishmaster

I guess this is Docker?https://www.docker.com/whatisdocker/



personally if you want to run VMs that do not require a host OS and addtional software, i would setup your own server and use proxmox and add your OS's to that, then you can use RDP to acces them. paying for it is just silly. proxmox is free and you will have full control over the settings of each OS you add.

+1 heat for the deal.
Edited by: "r00tbeer" 20th Dec 2014

Ridiculous that they want £700 for a laptop with a GTX 840M in it. If it was a GTX 860M then it would be a decent buy.



eldaras

I want this laptop to run a few VMs on it too... and they are going to … I want this laptop to run a few VMs on it too... and they are going to use quite a bit of storage.What I'll try to do is to get an mSATA drive. The HP documentation says that it supports up to a 24GB msata, but I've seen some comments on the HP forums for the 15t models, that it's possible to install any mSATA drive.



You can put 128GB mSata SSD (might be able to put in higher capacities as well), but it might not let you install OS onto that drive. My brother has HP DM4 3002 beats audio, which also has mSata slot. Docs say it supports 24GB mSata SSD, but he installed 128GB as a test and it works fine for fast storage. Windows 8 did not see mSata drive though for OS installation. He tried everything, but Windows installation just does not see the drive, while HDD and even test sata SSD are showing up fine. This envy comes with Windows 8, so will have later BIOS (UEFI) revision and it might have no problems with mSata for windows installation.

r00tbeer

personally if you want to run VMs that do not require a host OS and … personally if you want to run VMs that do not require a host OS and addtional software, i would setup your own server and use proxmox and add your OS's to that, then you can use RDP to acces them. paying for it is just silly. proxmox is free and you will have full control over the settings of each OS you add.+1 heat for the deal.



Any advantage in proxmox that over ESXi?

I had a 17" Touchsmart i7 4700MQ, it broke so I got a refund and changed it for 15" version, not bad laptops but it developed a flickering line fault on the screen, which seems to be driver related so I got rid of it. The touchpads on these Touchsmart laptops are hopeless, absolutely horrible, makes the thing a chore to use. Glad I sacked it off really.
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