Macworld says $400 HP Touchsmart 11 and $525 Envy are Mac copycats

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  1. camtech, Jun 30, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2013

    camtech macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2013
    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
  2. B... macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2013
  3. mattferg macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2013
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Is the same guy who gave Chevy Nova the name.

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