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HP EliteBook Folio 9470m
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HP EliteBook Folio 9470m 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB May 2013
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Everything a business Ultrabook should be. Travel light at full power. HP's first business Ultrabook with docking capabilities included, the HP EliteBook Folio keeps you productive from the... More
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9 Reasons For

HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

HP has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The EliteBook Folio 9470m is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the EliteBook Folio 9470m have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 1,100MHz. The HP EliteBook Folio 9470m has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9470m.

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SSD Storage Medium

The EliteBook Folio 9470m has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of this type and age. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook Folio 9470m has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook Folio 9470m also have a front camera.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.6 kilograms, the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m is fairly light compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9470m. The lightest similar spec notebook PC that has been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook Folio 9470m is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo T420s (£1,388.87) (1.7kg).

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this type and age have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP 8440p (250GB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook Folio 9470m does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9470m which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The EliteBook Folio 9470m does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the EliteBook Folio 9470m also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this spec and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The HP EliteBook Folio 9470m has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 9470m has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9470m.

If you want a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Asus X550CA (£630.00) (6GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the EliteBook Folio 9470m has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the T410 (£263.99) (14.1"), or the L540 (£600.00) (15") both from Lenovo.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The EliteBook Folio 9470m has a relatively typical processor clock speed (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Asus X553MA (£257.99) (1.86GHz).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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Expert Reviews

(40)
9 October 2013

Summary: Elitebook Folio 9470m packs a number of features and great performance in a very professional looking package.Ultra-sleek, thin and light, finished with a classy soft touch silver paint.... Read more…

6 June 2013

The HP EliteBook Folio 9470m is a well-made ultrabook-style system with a particularly good combination of keyboard and touchpad. We like the removable battery and the optional battery slice, but...

HP's EliteBook Folio 9470m is a well built, good looking and very comfortable to use Ultrabook, and it's also very fast. All of that good stuff comes at a high price that's perhaps typical of...

29 April 2013

Over the past few years our expectations of what our laptops are capable of have changed dramatically. Not all that long ago we were content with simply having a reasonably fast portable computer... Read more…

19 April 2013

The HP EliteBook Folio 9470m falls into the same trap as so many other laptops: it has good processing power, the body is well built and the battery life is more than sufficient, but the screen is...

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User Reviews

(108)
Reviewed 13 May 2015 by Nick T.
(Verified Purchase)

I'm a little upset with Samsung and how this firmware update had NO warning what so ever that data may be lost or come corrupt. Also for future reference firmware updates should NEVER, EVER be... Read more…

Reviewed 7 March 2015 by James M.
(Verified Purchase)

This drive was great until the bundled software "Magician" prompted me to update the firmware. I don't know if the firmware update failed, or if it was just a bad load, but it bricked the SSD. My... Read more…

Reviewed 7 January 2015 by Edward N.
(Verified Purchase)

Thats a verrry large difference...

Reviewed 1 March 2015 by Edward P.
(Verified Purchase)

I chose Samsung's 850 PRO for quality and reliability, but instead.... contact Samsung for RMA; wait for shipping label; wait to be shipped to Samsung; wait for Samsung RMA dance; wait for... Read more…

Reviewed 8 September 2014 by RICHARD G.
(Verified Purchase)

I wish I could install this ssd on my head...

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 64b, d2b53u, hp 9470, d2b53up, hp 3427, hp 64bi, d2b53upa, hp 3427u, hp c7q21, hp e1y62, hp 64bit, hp 9470m, hp e1y37, hp b9c87, hp e1y62u, hp e1y37u, hp b9c87a, d2b53upab, hp b9c87u, hp c7q21a, c7q21awabb, hp b9c87aa, hp p243640, c7q21awaby, c6z63utaba, d2b53upaba
Barcodes 00042111131990, 00071040194264, 00087111765444, 00087111765499, 00087111765574, 00087758053423, 00088022176767, 00803982816498, 00807320195047, 00887111611994, 00887111612052, 00887111612069, 00887111612076, 00887111612083, 00887111612090, 00887111612106, 00887111612137, 00887111612151, 00887111612175, 00887111612182, 00887111612243, 00887111612274, 00887111612366, 00887111612373, 00887111628992, 00887111647733, 00887111765406, 00887111765420, 00887111765444, 00887111765468

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2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14"
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