The ENVY TouchSmart 15-j150us 15.6" Multi-Touch Notebook Computer from HP has a glass fiber chassis, complete with silky soft-touch paint in a natural silver finish. The island-style keyboard features a numeric keypad and comfortable typing. The HP Clickpad supports multi-touch gestures, which makes navigating through Windows 8.1 a more intuitive experience.
The 15.6" widescreen display is also a touchscreen so you'll be able to utilize the multi-touch gestures integrated in Windows 8 along with the traditional keyboard and touchpad. The screen has a BrightView display with a glossy finish. The display also features LED-backlighting for vibrant color and lower power consumption. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a Full 1920 x 1080 native resolution supported by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600.
The system is powered by a quad-core Haswell 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor. It also has 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 1TB 5400rpm hard drive, a multi-format digital media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Intel WiDi, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in quad speakers with dual subwoofers utilizing Beats Audio technology.
Windows 8.1 improves the user experience of Windows 8 with several additions and changes. Windows 8.1 rolls out the Start button (although its functionality differs from its predecessor) and you will also be able to boot directly to the traditional desktop screen instead of the Windows 8.1 Start Screen. Windows 8.1 introduces a redesigned Start screen with tiles that update in real-time. Windows 8.1 also focuses on cloud storage as well as offers various apps through the Windows Store. Windows 8.1 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.