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The Envy Ultrabook and TouchSmart Ultrabook 4s are HP's budget entries into the Ultrabook category. Below we've broken their feature sets down further.
Both lines ship with Windows 8 pre-installed and come with 14-inch 1366x768 BrightView (glossy) LED displays, Beats Audio (dual speakers plus a "subwoofer"), Bluetooth capability, battery life rated at over 7 hours, and all the standard ports (HDMI, RJ-45, etc). No optical drive is built in, but you can always add an external if the need arises. You can also opt for a backlit keyboard.
The non-touchscreen Envy 4 is 0.78 inches thick and about 3.8 pounds. Presumably to cut cost, it ships with a Sandy Bridge rather than Ivy Bridge Core i3-2377M processor and runs Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics. However, you can configure it with 3rd gen Ivy Bridge i5 and discrete Radeon HD 7670M if desired. RAM starts at 4GB (upgradeable to 16GB) and the standard HDD is 500GB.
The TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 comes in a 0.9 inch thick form factor and weighs 4.77 pounds - additional thickness and weight of course thanks to the touchscreen capability. The standard processor is an Ivy Bridge Core i3-3217U (upgradeable to i5) with Intel HD 4000 graphics, but unlike the non-touchscreen Envy 4, you can't upgrade to discrete graphics.
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