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Learn more about Windows 8 Enjoy stunning images with this HP ENVY Touch-Screen Ultrabook 4-1105dx laptop that features a 14" high-definition touch screen for brilliant visuals and simple navigation. The 500GB hard drive offers plenty of space for storing music, movies and more.
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Questions & Answers for HP - ENVY Touch-Screen Ultrabook 14" Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Midnight Black

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What is the maximum allowable RAM

The HP - ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 14" Laptop (4-1105dx) comes with 4 GB RAM. What is the maximum memory allowed?
2 years ago
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It supports up to 16GB but track down the installation instructions first. You have to all but disassemble the thing to get to the memory. WE gave up. Very unfriendly design
1 year, 10 months ago
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will this work with my T- mobile hot spot?

2 years ago
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notlnda
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Yes, it will work with any wireless hotspot/connection
2 years ago
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This HP PC has 802.11b/g/n Wireless connection, as long as your t-mobile hot spot supports the 802.11b/g/n Wireless connection, you should not have any problems. I cannot guarantee compatibility because HP does not test or support third party products.
2 years ago
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Can you turn off the touch screen option?

2 years ago
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There is not a way to turn off the touch ability of the screen, if you do not want to use the display touch, you can use the keyboard and mouse.
2 years ago
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The main thing to know is that Windows 8 is designed especially for touch-screen computers, to make desktops and laptops work more like tablets. It is Microsoft's way of addressing the popularity of tablets, namely the iPad. But Windows 8 will work with mouse and keyboard shortcuts, too. It'll take some getting used to, though.

There are two versions of Windows 8, or more precisely, there's Windows 8 and there's Windows RT. They look the same, but they run on different processing chips. Windows 8 runs on standard chips from Intel and AMD and is the version you'd get if you're upgrading your home desktop or notebook PC. Windows RT is the version for light, small tablets and laptop-tablet hybrids.

Windows 8 will run programs written for older versions of Windows. Windows RT won't. It's limited to applications specifically written for it and available through Microsoft's store. (As a consolation, a version of Microsoft Office is included free on Windows RT devices).

Here are some tips on how to navigate the new Windows:

— When you start a Windows 8 machine, you're greeted with a screen that shows the time and a pretty picture. To get past it with a touch-screen device, swipe upwards with your finger from the bottom edge of the screen. If you have a keyboard, hit any key.

— Next, you'll see a mosaic of Live Tiles, each representing an application. Programs specifically written for Windows 8 will run in this new environment, which is unofficially nicknamed Metro. Each application fills the screen when you run it. Applications written for older Windows versions will open up in something that looks very much like the old Windows Desktop environment. You can switch back and forth between Metro and the new Desktop, though Microsoft wants people to eventually use only Metro.

— The Desktop screen lacks a Start button, so it's hard to start programs from there. Microsoft's idea is that users should learn to go to the Metro tiles to start programs or access settings, even if many programs, including some Windows utilities, will open up in Desktop. To get back to the tiled Start screen with a mouse or touchpad, move the mouse cursor to the top right corner of the screen, then swipe it down to the "Start" icon that appears. If you have a touch screen, reveal the Start icon by swiping in from the right edge of the screen.
— In the Desktop environment, you can glance at the Taskbar to see which Desktop programs are running. If you're a mouse or touchpad user in Metro and want to see what's running, you have to know this trick: Move the cursor into the top left corner of the screen, then drag it down along the left edge of the screen. If you have a touch screen, swipe in from the left edge, then quickly swipe back in.

— Neither environment will show you programs that are running in the other environment, but if you have a touch screen, swiping in from the left side of the screen lets you jump between open applications. The "Alt-Tab" combination does the same thing with a keyboard, in case you aren't using a touch screen.

— There are two versions of Internet Explorer, one for each environment. A Web page you open in one doesn't appear in the other, so if you're trying to find your way back to a page, it helps to remember which browser you were using.

— When using Metro on a touch screen, you close a program by first swiping your finger down from the top edge of the screen. That shrinks the window. Then you swipe your finger down to the bottom edge of the screen. Don't stray to the right or left edges of the screen, or the app will end up "docked" in a column along that edge. You can perform the same action with a mouse cursor by clicking and dragging from the top edge of the screen, but using the old "Alt-F4" command is easier.

— In the Desktop version of Internet Explorer, you can see at a glance which pages you have open in "tabs." In Metro, each Web page fills the screen, leaving no room for tabs.

To see which other pages are open on a touch-screen computer, you swipe your finger down from the top of the screen to reveal thumbnails of the other windows. Don't sweep too far, or you'll shrink the window instead.

If you're using a mouse in Metro, you right-click anywhere on the screen to reveal the tabs. Of course, this means right-clicking no longer does any of things it can be used for in previous versions of Windows, such as letting you open a link in a new tab.

— When Microsoft introduced Windows 95, some people thought it was amusing and counterintuitive that the procedure for shutting down the computer began with the "Start" button. In Windows 8, that incongruity is gone along with the Start button, but shutting down with a mouse or touchpad isn't obvious either. Move the cursor into the top right corner of the screen. A menu will pop out. Sweep down to the "Settings" button that appears, and click it. Then click "Power," then "Shut down." If you're on a touch screen, start by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, then tap "Settings."
2 years ago
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What software is included? Please list all.

2 years ago
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Win Office is not included. The MS Store is available with free and fee versions of apps. I'd recommend visiting a BestBuy store to test-drive the apps for yourself....
1 year, 7 months ago
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davespc
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This HP PC has the following software pre-loaded:

Operating System:

Genuine Windows 8

Microsoft:

Microsoft Office 2010 Transition (Buy Microsoft Office to activate Office software on this PC.)
Windows Essentials 2012 (Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Writer)
Windows Live (Mail, Calendar, People, SkyDrive)
Microsoft App Store
Getting started with Windows 8

Communication Chat:

HP MyRoom Premium: 4-way IM, text and video chat, plus file sharing in a private virtual room from PC or box.net.
Skype

Games:

Xbox Live
Solitaire
Mahjong
FreshPaint
Taptiles
Wordament
HP Games
HP Games powered by WildTangent; includes 10 free rental sessions of “Plants vs. Zombies”, 2010 Game of the Year, and 1 free game Farm Frenzy valued at $19.99 MSRP.

HP Help Support:

HP Online User Guide (available in HP Support Assistant)
HP Recovery Manager: Recover, restore, and create recovery media for, your PC.
HP Support Assistant: Update your PC, troubleshoot problems and get technical support.
HP Utility Center: Access HP utilities in one convenient location.
HP ePrint: Print remotely to any web-connected HP ePrint-enabled products registered to your ePrintCenter account--without file size or type limitations!
HP CoolSense: Automatic air conditioning for your laptop when used on the go.
HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection: Hard drive locking to help prevent file loss in case of a drop.

Shopping Services:

HP+ Best Offers: Promotions designed to deliver the best HP experience.

Books, Music, Photos, and Videos:

Amazon Kindle e-reader
Snapfish (Links on desktop and in Internet Explorer Favorites)
Netflix: Watch movies and TV online or via DVDs with subscription.
iHeart Radio
HP Connected Music by Meridian: Your choice of music download options and more all in one place.
Basic video player
Zune video player
Basic music player
Zune music player
Beats Audio: Best-sounding audio available on a PC.
HP Connected Photo powered by Snapfish: Sync photos snapped on your smartphone or tablet; edit and share through social networks in seconds.
Adobe Shockwave Player
Cyberlink YouCam DE: Chat live and capture video or photos. Be yourself or a favorite avatar!
Cyberlink Mediasuite
Cyberlink Power2Go
Cyberlink LabelPrint
Cyberlink Power Director
Cyberlink Photo Director

Productivity Tools:

Internet Explorer 10.
HP Magic Canvas: Personalize your desktop with shortcuts to your favorite applications.

Security Protection:

Free 60-day Norton Internet Security subscription
HP Connected Backup
Free 90-day Absolute Data Protect subscription: Freeze your computer and delete its data remotely, plus track it on an internet map.
2 years ago
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HP Team
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Optical Drive

Is there a DVD +r/w -r/w drive?
2 years ago
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V
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London
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No optical drive - Most true "Ultrabooks" don't order to reduce size and weight. Ask yourself how much you use the optical drive on your current PC to see if you need it or not.
2 years ago
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This HP PC does not have an internal DVD drive (optical drive). You may purchase an external USB optical drive.
2 years ago
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HP Team
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what software is included .

2 years ago
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sheryl
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It does not include Windows Office, if that's what you're asking...separate purchase. I was recently able to upgrade my original to the 2013 versions of Office Home/Student, which is what I need. You can also get the Win 365 that's all cloud-based.
1 year, 7 months ago
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davespc
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answer 2
This HP PC has the following software pre-loaded:

Operating system:

Genuine Windows 8

Microsoft:

Microsoft Office 2010 Transition (Buy Microsoft Office to activate Office software on this PC.)
Windows Essentials 2012 (Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Writer)
Windows Live (Mail, Calendar, People, SkyDrive)
Microsoft App Store
Getting started with Windows 8

Communication Chat:

HP MyRoom Premium: 4-way IM, text and video chat, plus file sharing in a private virtual room from PC or box.net.
Skype

Games:

Xbox Live
Solitaire
Mahjong
FreshPaint
Taptiles
Wordament
HP Games
HP Games powered by WildTangent; includes 10 free rental sessions of “Plants vs. Zombies”, 2010 Game of the Year, and 1 free game Farm Frenzy valued at $19.99 MSRP.

HP Help Support:

HP Online User Guide (available in HP Support Assistant)
HP Recovery Manager: Recover, restore, and create recovery media for, your PC.
HP Support Assistant: Update your PC, troubleshoot problems and get technical support.
HP Utility Center: Access HP utilities in one convenient location.
HP ePrint: Print remotely to any web-connected HP ePrint-enabled products registered to your ePrintCenter account--without file size or type limitations!
HP CoolSense: Automatic air conditioning for your laptop when used on the go.
HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection: Hard drive locking to help prevent file loss in case of a drop.

Shopping Services:

HP+ Best Offers: Promotions designed to deliver the best HP experience.
Books, Music, Photos, and Videos:
Amazon Kindle e-reader
Snapfish (Links on desktop and in Internet Explorer Favorites)
Netflix: Watch movies and TV online or via DVDs with subscription.
iHeart Radio
HP Connected Music by Meridian: Your choice of music download options and more all in one place.
Basic video player
Zune video player
Basic music player
Zune music player
Beats Audio: Best-sounding audio available on a PC.
HP Connected Photo powered by Snapfish: Sync photos snapped on your smartphone or tablet; edit and share through social networks in seconds.
Adobe Shockwave Player
Cyberlink YouCam DE: Chat live and capture video or photos. Be yourself or a favorite avatar!
Cyberlink Mediasuite
Cyberlink Power2Go
Cyberlink LabelPrint
Cyberlink Power Director
Cyberlink Photo Director

Productivity Tools:

Internet Explorer 10.
HP Magic Canvas: Personalize your desktop with shortcuts to your favorite applications.

Security Protection:

Free 60-day Norton Internet Security subscription
HP Connected Backup
Free 90-day Absolute Data Protect subscription: Freeze your computer and delete its data remotely, plus track it on an internet map.
2 years ago
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HP Team
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Boise, ID
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Can it fold over into a tablet?

2 years ago
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No - The Lenovo Yoga IdeaPad for $999 does.
2 years ago
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Anonymous
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This HP PC does not fold over into a tablet.
2 years ago
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Can the touch screen be used in other programs such as quick books pro

2 years ago
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I can't say specifically about Quickbooks, but in Desktop mode, all the programs I've had installed (Office, CyberLink, etc), the touch screen works. Depending on the program, it may not be easy. For example, tapping just the right icon on the Word ribbon may be a chore if you don't have the screen sized right.
1 year, 10 months ago
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YES. Use it like a touchpad. It's another input device.
1 year, 11 months ago
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Is Midnight Black a BB customization

Is blacktop cover same as if purchased from hp or customization from best buy
2 years ago
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I can't say yes or no to that. Only a BB exec could, but they usually brag about anything being a BB exclusive. I can tell you that I do my corporations laptop purchases and have seen this same design on other machines, but can't say whether they called it Midnight Black.
1 year, 10 months ago
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No, midnight black is the standard color of the top cover.
1 year, 11 months ago
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can you buy a docking station to put it in at home?

2 years ago
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Yes. HP does not make a dock specifically designed for this laptop, but several manufacturers make a USB docking station that will work with this and most other laptops; Targus, Kennisington, etc.
1 year, 10 months ago
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You can buy a universal docking station. Nothing specific for this model. Check out HP's website.
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