HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11 New Update

Review: HP Pavilion TouchSmart  11


The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11 e030sa reminds us a little of the netbooks of yesteryear – small, running a grown-up version of Windows, good battery life – however not much in the means of power.

But this little tike likewise takes place to be packing a quad-core AMD processor, so in concept it need to be a bit more excellent than a netbook – most of which had relatively basic processors.

What truly impresses us most about this little laptop computer is the price tag connected to it – simply ₤ 330 and you’ve yourself a great deal of very portable computing for practically nothing. At 11 inches, the TouchSmart is best for working in tight circumstances, such as a hectic train, and the touchscreen gives it a boost of usability that you’d typically expect in something much more costly.

HP’s no stranger to the world of spending plan computing however, with current forays consisting of the larger HP Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook 15 and the HP Structure 14 Chromebook. Both performed actually well at their particular rate point.

There’s not much else offered today that can really compete with the TouchSmart. Sure, there are a lot of RT devices floating about, however the HP offers the complete, untainted Windows 8 experience.

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11 review

The Asus Vivobook S200 turned up trumps when we examined it last year, and it’s among really couple of laptops offered now that are able to contend straight with the TouchSmart 11. It, too, provides an 11-inch touchscreen at a reasonable rate, albeit a little more expensive.

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11 review

You can definitely forget about the 11-inch Macbook Air – the TouchSmart is plain old bargain-bucket computing. Due to its pleasing cost, as well as the little screen size and touch abilities, we reckon HP’s aiming this directly at university student trying to find something they don’t need to be too precious about. Simply chuck it in a bag and away you go.

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11 review

There’s certainly scope for it to work within the business sector too, since it’s running a full variation of Windows, allowing you to install any application and work conveniently from the desktop. Nevertheless, there are different restrictions that might make it unsuitable. For instance, is the screen too small to permit you to work correctly? And, is it actually fast sufficient to meet the needs of a power user?


While ultra-portables such as the Lenovo Yoga 11S and the Sony Vaio Duo 11, are designed to stand for the pinnacle in mobile computing development, with convertible screens and powerful processors, regardless of the cost, the HP Structure TouchSmart 11 is the polar reverse – it provides as much as can be, for as little money as possible. Surprisingly, the spec sheet becomes quite competitive.

The TouchSmart gets an 11.6-inch screen with 10-point multi-touch built in. Less than a year ago you would’ve struggled to get a touchscreen on anything below ₤ 600, so kudos to HP for executing it into its entry-level laptop computer. It works well too. As you’d get out of 10 point, inputs are accurate and smooth, and there’s actually no lag either.

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11 review

While the absence of complete HD is not a surprise at this rate point – the TouchSmart rather has 1366 x 768 pixels – what does surprise us is the lack of quality. The panel is of a fairly poor quality – the outcome which is a fairly blotchy general look – and the TouchSmart likewise doesn’t have an array of good seeing angles. HP has certainly made the screen its chosen corner to cut.

That’s not the only area that experiences its budget nature – the processor takes a wallop too. The AMD could play the quad-core card to bring in the punters, however behind the curtains the A4 chip is really created primarily with mobile computing in mind. Performance isn’t meant to be its forte, with simply 1GHz on tap. You’ll discover smartphones packing even more punch nowadays.

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11 review

However, the on-board Radeon HD 8210 graphics guarantee good ideas for HD content, while 4GB of memory does assist to relieve issues a little, giving this laptop computer greater capability to multitask. There’s a 500GB disk drive – no SSD at this rate, naturally– which is plenty for those wishing to install great deals of applications and shop a respectable amount of films and music on board. Media capabilities do not end there – the TouchSmart boasts DTS Sound+, which offers it a charitable capability for volume, but do not anticipate an especially invigorating soundtrack.

We were pleased to see that on the connection front, things haven’t been stretched a dollar. Though the TouchSmart seems it only has three routine USB 2.0 ports (considering that there’s no trademark blue in sight), two are really USB 3.0, signified by the Superspeed label. There’s likewise HDMI or VGA for connecting approximately bigger screens, and an SD card slot, in addition to an Ethernet port – however no Gigabit Ethernet.

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11 review

A complete variation of Windows 8 is present right here, providing the TouchSmart the full performance it requires. Any desktop apps can be set up, although sadly this has provided HP license to outfit the TouchSmart with its option of bloatware. We kind of understand why: when a laptop is this inexpensive, manufacturers need to make up costs elsewhere, but it’s never ever an advantage to see – specifically when it can be damaging to the performance of a device which currently has a hard time in this department.

Due to the TouchSmart’s small size, HP has actually made the reasonable option of equipping it with a keyboard that’s 95 per cent of the typical size. It works quite well in practice, with suitable crucial feel, although if you’ve larger hands you might find that it’s just a little tight for working for long periods.

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11 review

Speaking of size, the TouchSmart might’ve a small screen, however it’s certainly not a slim laptop computer by any methods. It’s certainly erring on the chunky side, and the weight of 1.4 kg is not particularly outstanding either. Having said this, overall it feels reasonably well made and fairly stylish, if a little fundamental.



3DMark – Ice Storm: 13,340, Cloud Gate: 1165, Fire Strike 211
Cinebench 11.5 – graphics efficiency: 8.43 FPS, CPU performance: 0.47 pts
PC Mark 8 battery life (House test): 3hrs 42mins

Performance is bad in basic use – with just a couple of programs open in Windows and a number of browser tabs in action, the TouchSmart struggled. The Cinebench 11 score reinforces this feeling with a CPU score of just 0.47 pts, incredibly low, even for a spending plan processor.

The CPU may include four cores, however the clockspeed is a rather lowly 1.0 GHz – therefore it’s unsurprising that efficiency is held back. The TouchSmart has actually clearly been created for basic applications like web surfing and Workplace, however in practice it struggled even at this modest level.

With just four or 5 browser tabs open and a Word document in use, the TouchSmart felt as if it was at its limitation. This was backed up when we went into Job Manager and discovered that the CPU was going for anything from 50 per cent, all the means approximately a rather stunning 96 per cent, most of the time.

Honestly, we found this surprising, and we have not seen this bad a performance since we looked at the Asus Eee PC 1025C – ironically, a netbook – over a year earlier. Even a simple processor needs to be able to deal with fundamental tasks.

Multi-tasking is definitely not up to scrape right here. Other AMD processors (such as the A6) seem to have actually suffered the very same fate, where they look wonderful on paper but just can’t appear to deliver the products.

The lowly performance does have one plus point – battery life is much better than you could anticipate, with an excellent performance of simply under 4 hours in mixed use, its strengths certainly lie more in its movement rather than its processing prowess.

With a little more time invested fine-tuning the power choices, there’s definitely a couple of more hours to be eked out of the Structure. It ‘d make a great laptop for a couple of hours from the workplace, although you could want to bring the power supply simply in case you get captured out.

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11 review

Interestingly, the graphical efficiency of the AMD Radeon HD 8210 seemed to fare much better than the processor.

The benchmarks are absolutely nothing to write home about, but then again it’s not that away the performance of more costly laptop computers, such as the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite. Although many video games, besides actually basic 2D titles, run out the concern, we did handle to happily run 1080p films without concern.


We are in a little bit of a quandary with this evaluation. While the HP Structure TouchSmart 11 has a lot of good functions going all out, such as the wonderful touch abilities and strong battery life, not to point out the remarkable price tag, which make it best for portable computing for those with somewhat lighter wallets, it’s some actually rather significant imperfections. The most significant of these is the inadequate processor which makes the TouchSmart virtually unusable with more than a couple of applications running at once.

We liked

There’s lots to such as about the TouchSmart. Undoubtedly, the cost is a genuine winner, and it enables anyone simple access to the full Windows 8 experience, without being hampered by the constraints of Windows RT. To obtain exceptional touch abilities tossed into the bargain, too, is remarkable, it’s practically unheard of at this cost point.

Ignoring the processor efficiency, the rest of the TouchSmart is truly top notch. Great deals of helpful ports, a hard disk with lots of capability, excellent battery life and a little size which makes it extremely easy to include a bag (although you’ll certainly see it there). You actually do get a great deal of value for cash.

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11 review

We disliked

The TouchSmart’s biggest synthetic pas is the small amount of efficiency offered. The quad-core processor simply is not really powerful enough to handle even more than a few tasks at a time, which, in this day and age, is truly surprising. The screen quality is not really the best either, although we can forgive this due to the fact that it’s certainly one area where expense cutting needed to take place.

Final verdict

The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11 would make a bargain for students on a tight spending plan, however not so great for company users requiring more power. If we were making the choices at HP, we’d have left the touch abilities out and invested the cash on either a much faster processor, or a better quality screen.

As an outcome of the poor efficiency, we discover it hard to advise the TouchSmart. We ‘d suggest conserving your cash, waiting a bit longer and picking something like the Asus Vivobook S200. It’s a similar size, but provides far better efficiency, for simply a bit even more money.

Judul: HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11 New Update ; Ditulis oleh Princes Syahrini ; Rating Blog: 5 dari 5