Tech deal of the week: save £50 on the HP Envy 4-1204 ultrabookHP's Envy 4-1204 for £549 with two-year warranty

03 October 2013

HP Envy 4-1204

On the lookout for a new laptop? HP is currently offering its Envy 4-1204 ultrabook at a cut-price £549 - £50 cheaper than its standard retail price. 

The offer also includes a free carry case and two-year warranty via HP's Pickup and Return service.

The HP Envy Touchsmart 4-1204 ultrabook is an ultraportable laptop that's lightweight (at just 1.8kg) but features enough processing speed to be ideal for everyday computing tasks. 

It comes with Windows 8 64 pre-installed and features a 14-inch screen, 500GB hard drive, 1.8Ghz processor and 4GB of memory, and offers five and a half hours of battery life from a single charge.

HP is also currently bundling the Envy Touchsmart 4-1204 with an extra year's warranty, meaning you will be covered by HP's Pickup and Return service for two years. You'll also get a HP Signature Slim Brief carry case (which usually retails for around £18).

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All in all the HP Envy Touchsmart 4-1204 is an ideal device for anyone wanting a portable laptop for use both at home and on the move. But how does it measure up against similarly powered ultrabooks by the likes of Sony, Toshiba, Acer and Samsung? And how does its screen perform when you use it to watch movies and other video content?

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Tech deal of the week

Spotted the HP Envy Touchsmart 4-1204 ultrabook for less elsewhere? Let us know - email with the details. All prices and availability correct at Thursday 3 October 2013.

Visit the HP UK store website to buy it.

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