The HP ENVY TouchSmart 14-k102tx (F7P50PA) is a high-end gadget built for ultra fast and responsive performance. Its sleek body accompanied by a massive hard disk and HD webcam can win hearts. Its highly powerful speakers combined with ultrasound graphics make it a good entertainment hub as well. However it lacks a backlit keyboard and an optical drive.
Display and Design
The HP ENVY TouchSmart 14-k102tx (F7P50PA) arrives with a 14-inch HD LED backlit display with the native resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. Its multi touch display lets you navigate through all your social apps, important documents and favourite media files smoothly by tapping, pinching, rotating and scrolling.
While the beautifully finished natural silver casing lets you grab attention in a crowd, its slim design (21.3 mm) makes it easily portable. The presence of a full size island style keyboard and a touchpad with support for multi touch gestures gives you the ease to compute comfortably. However, a backlit keyboard was expected in a gadget of this range.
Processor and OS
The notebook is powered by a 4th generation Intel Core i5 4200U, a Dual Core processor clocked at 1.6GHz. Its performance is enhanced by the presence of a mighty 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L RAM giving you the scope to carry highly powerful multitasking without any hassle. You can expand the RAM up to 16GB as well. It is supported by 3MB cache memory. A dedicated 2GB DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M graphics unit makes high end gaming a breeze. This touchscreen gadget sails on the freshly launched Windows 8 OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The HP ENVY TouchSmart 14-k102tx (F7P50PA) sports a front facing HP TrueVision HD webcam coupled with dual digital microphones. The laptop carries a 1TB SATA HDD preventing the user from suffering from lack of proper space. The presence of 24GB mSATA as flash cache gives the boost to provide accelerated response.
Coming to the entertainment options, the laptop is bound to make you go numb with its stereo speakers plus subwoofer which run Beats Audio.
Battery and Connectivity
The HP ENVY TouchSmart 14-k102tx (F7P50PA) is fuelled by a 3 cell Li-ion battery delivering power at 50WHr. From the connectivity point of view, it has features like Ethernet Gigabit LAN, Bluetooth v4.0, WLAN, 2 USB 3.0 ports and HDMI out.