HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15 – Review




For a starting price of four hundred and fifty euro, the Pavilion TouchSmart quite a complete laptop with a 15 “touchscreen. Hardware, certainly at the entry level models, not very fast and the screen is poor. The build quality and finish on the other hand well and the battery life is pretty long for laptops in this price range.

Good build quality and finish
Relatively long battery life
Keyboard and touchpad in order
Low noise


Bad screen
Poor performance

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HP has a range of affordable laptops released with the Pavilion TouchSmart starting at a price of 450 euros. The laptops are equipped with a 15 “display that is equipped with a touchscreen.’s Touch Marts are available with AMD APUs or Intel processors and come with 4GB, 6GB or 8GB memory that is expandable. In this price range are ssd’s not an option , HP delivers 500GB or 750GB hard drives large Tweakers tested a model with a Core i3 processor, 6GB memory and a 500GB HDD.. HP TouchSmart 15 n209ed
Appearance, keyboard, touchpad

HP TouchSmart has attempted to give. Appearance of an ultrabook However, the laptop is of a thickness of 26 millimeters and a weight of 2560 grams is not very thin, and on the heavy side. The lid of the laptop has a brushed aluminum look; underneath is a lighter gray border applied. The bottom of the TouchSmart is matte black plastic, while inside the brushed aluminum look of the lid again. Connect nicely to the edges and the whole laptop gives a solid impression.

The display of the pavilion is framed with a black border at the bottom with the HP logo on top, and the webcam. The touch screen provides a glossy screen on which is not laminated. Tn the screen has not the best viewing angles; mostly far from below or from above looking at the screen delivers poor image. The color is not good, and the screen has a very cold color temperature, producing a blue cast. The very low maximum brightness makes it shiny screen in brightly lit conditions bad read.

The keyboard is nice and tap reasonable. The travel is in order and the slightly rough finish of the keys have a nice feedback for your fingers. The space bar makes more noise and the plastic gives some along when the keys are pressed hard.

“For normal, light use laptops soon powerful enough”

The touchpad works fine and has a textured surface that gives clear feedback. The touchpad is integrated into the palm rest, so he can not move with the click with. The two separate mouse buttons are firm and well-clicks.
Battery Tests and speed

In combination with the Core i3 processor retrieves the laptop as we have tested a battery time of four hours and three minutes while browsing. With video playback keeps the laptop’s four and a half hour from which both very good performance for laptops in this price range.

The hard drive is occasionally heard when he is active. The fan is barely audible, but during heavy load does sound quite nice to.

The processors in the TouchSmart are called U-processors from Intel or AMD APUs. The U-Series Core i3’s and i5’s are somewhat slower than the M processors from Intel, but still perform faster than the AMD APU’s. The latter, however, will be somewhat more graphic than the Intel processors, but are less efficient. For normal, light use, such as the Internet, social media applications and word processing, the laptops soon powerful enough. For gaming, the bar should be placed, however, very low.

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What connections are concerned, the TouchSmart reasonably equipped. There are two fast USB 3.0 ports and one USB 2.0 port is present, and a card reader nor lacking. Video output is a HDMI port available and there are a headset jack and network presence. The wired network is unfortunately no gigabit network port, but slower 100Mbit version. For wireless connections is a wifi n adapter installed. Furthermore, a DVD burner and webcam available.

HP has put the Pavilion TouchSmart series of excellent laptops on the market, offering a nice mix of features. However, the display is as common in this price range, the weak point. In addition to the low resolution, the color, and especially the brightness and contrast poor. That gives the laptop considerable downsides, as he scored just fine on performance, battery life and sound development. The memory is easily expandable; Replacing the hard drive is a lot more difficult.

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