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HP Envy TouchSmart 4 Touchscreen Ultrabook Laptop Review - Accessory Port Layout and Performance

By: Trace Hagan | Standard Laptops in Laptops | Posted: May 21, 2013 5:34 pm
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: HP

Accessory Port Layout and Performance




The left side, from back to front, features the Ethernet port, HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports and the SD card reader.




The right side, from back to front, features the power port, one USB 2.0 port, a headphone jack, microphone jack and Kensington lock.




The HP Envy TouchSmart 4 had the lowest performing USB 2.0 implementation as far as read speeds are concerned. It managed just 27.7MB/s. It appears that HP's implementation is always a problem as the HP Folio 13 we reviewed last year is the second slowest system in our chart.




The TouchSmart 4 redeems itself a bit when it comes to USB 2.0 write speed. It manages to beat out the older Folio 13 as well as the GIGABYTE U2442F with an average of 21MB/s.




As far as USB 3.0 performance goes, the TouchSmart 4 is roughly in the middle of the pack. USB 3.0 read speeds are a close spread.




The trend continues with USB 3.0 write speeds. The TouchSmart 4 hangs with the faster machines, but does start to fall behind the majority of the pack.

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