View Full Version : Macworld says $400 HP Touchsmart 11 and $525 Envy are Mac copycats

Jun 30, 2013, 05:12 PM
Macworld's article claims that HP Touchsmart 11 and Envy are pretty much Macbook clones. After looking at the HP website, there are some differences and for the price, they are pretty competitive in features. For many people like me looking at the choices and options offered by Apple and HP, being informed is a good way to making a buying decision.

First, the $400 HP Touchsmart 11 is based around AMD's new Jaguar APU (utilized in eight-core versions for Sony's PS4 and Microsoft's Xbox One next gen game consoles).

Some notable features:

Choice of either dual core A4-1250 or quad-core A6-1650 APUs with Radeon GCN graphics

Ten point touchscreen, 11.6 Led-backlit display

Solid aluminum base frame

User upgradeable memory (4/8GB)

Ethernet, wireless 802.11bgn and optional Bluetooth

DTS Stereo Audio

Truevision webcam

Three cell battery for up to 7 hours operation

Weight: 3.04 pounds

Comparing pictures of the HP Touchsmart 11 and the Macbook Air, many people can see the clear resemblance.


Next, the HP Envy 15z-j000 Notebook PC is priced around $550-$650 depending on optional configurations:

AMD quad-core A8-5550m or A10-5750m APUs

Radeon 8000 integrated and optional HD 8750m discrete dual graphics

Display 15.6 HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1366x768)
optional 15.6 HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1920x1080)

Memory DIMMs expandable from 6GB to 16GB DDR3

Beats Audio crystal clear audio with four speakers and dual drive subwoofer

Dual microphones with advanced noise reduction

Gigabit Ethernet with 802.11bgn and Bluetooth

6-cell battery allows up to 9 hours operation


Jun 30, 2013, 05:23 PM
It's right there in the HP's name.

Jun 30, 2013, 06:15 PM
tbf looking at what you posted I was a bit surprised, but if you actually read the Macworld article it's not claiming they copied specs or form factor, but design, which is obvious if you see this:


Jun 30, 2013, 06:15 PM
It's right there in the HP's name.

Is the same guy who gave Chevy Nova the name.