One thing I know that is constant is change and life is ever changing. Thankfully, we have the internet and social networks to keep up with our loved ones. It’s an amazing thing to be able to chat with friends and family across the world anytime that you want to. Since all of my work is done online, I have the advantage of being able to chat with friends and family on a regular basis through social networks. Over the years, I have come to realize the need for a great laptop and how much it really does make a difference in the work that I get done.
Although my life revolves around being on a computer, I never cared to have the most expensive laptop or even looked at all the details before buying one. I am a horrible shopper when it comes to certain things, especially laptops. I would see a decent priced laptop that had a large screen and I would buy it. It wasn’t long before I realized that was not the smartest idea. My laptop hard drive would be full within months, it was slower than molasses and it didn’t have the features that I really needed.
I (finally) purchased a laptop that has everything I need and I am completely obsessed with it. I bought a HP Envy Touchsmart laptop and my world has been changed.
There were a few things about this laptop that really stuck out to me that I never knew I wanted.
- AMD A10/FX Eligible Games. Once I’m finished with work for the day, the first thing I like to do it play games. It’s a way for me to disconnect from the world and relieve stress. This laptop provides extreme performance of AMD’s most powerful mobile processor to deliver exceptional Gaming and Entertainment experience– the AMD FX Special Edition APU. The AMD FX Special Edition APU introduces mobile systems with AMD’s highest performing APUs, exclusive at Best Buy. When you are looking for a notebook, the AMD FX Special Edition APU will provide you with unbelievable performance, gaming and productivity. Plus, with the new FX APU powered notebook, be unbeatable and experience the processing power of 10 compute cores (4 CPU + 6 GPU)! That means I can play all my favorite games without any issues or having my laptop lag. Happy Dance. If you’re looking for a great place to find games, check out Steam.
- 15.6″ touch screen for hands-on control. I really contemplated whether or not I wanted a touch screen. I didn’t see a need for it but at the same time I figured why not? I quickly learned that I loved the touch screen sine I was new to Windows 8. There was a learning curve with Windows 8 but I feel like the touch screen was built for it. I also liked that I was able to just touch the screen whenever I was still trying to figure out my mouse controls.
- Built-in dual speakers with subwoofer. Beats Audio outputs amazing sound, rich audio and deep bass. If you’re like me, music is always playing on my computer. I’m the type of person who has to have music on noise when I’m working. The Beats Audio on the HP Envy Touchsmart adds an extra boost to my music. Sometimes I find myself dancing or singing instead of working. Regardless, it’s a great addition.
- Weighs 6.1 lbs. and measures 1.2″ thin. Thin and light design with DVD/CD drive omitted for improved portability. I’m always on the go so this laptop is perfect to pick up and throw in my bag without breaking my back or shoulder. I enjoy working at different locations and I don’t always know what my work space is going to be like. You never know if I’ll have a whole table or if I’ll be sharing one. The HP Envy Touchsmart is perfect for all those unknowns.
- Dragon voice assistant capability. Where are my multi-taskers? This feature is the best for those of you who like to get as much done as possible in little time. Easily control your applications through simple voice commands. Search the Web, update your social media sites, check e-mail and more.
- Built-in HP TrueVision HD webcam with dual-array digital microphone. Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends, or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications. Automatically adjusts for available light.
This is a great laptop whether you’re trying to keep up with friends on social networks or making videos for your next blog. It’s very user friendly and offers a variety of specs that you didn’t know you even needed. You can purchase the HP Envy Touchsmart at Best Buy. Head in to a local Best Buy and play with one of their displays to give it a try. You can find more info online. If you decide to buy one online Best Buy offers FREE shipping on orders $35 and up or free store pickup. You can pick up your order in little as 45 minutes after ordering it. Talk about great customer service!
Let me know what you think about the laptop. I’m interested in learning what your requirements are for buying a new computer.
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.