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HP EliteBook Folio 9480m
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HP EliteBook Folio 9480m 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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Introducing the next generation HP EliteBook Folio 9480m Ultrabook. Timeless, ultra slim profile in an all metal design with optional 4G Broadband wWAN, and 4th Generation Intel Core Processing... More
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12 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

HP is one of the better rated notebook PC brands according to average expert and user reviews, and HP also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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

The EliteBook Folio 9480m is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP EliteBook Folio 9480m supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most laptops of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m also have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2232382_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m also have a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Acer Aspire S3[plb_2647566_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Light

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of only 1.6 kilograms, the EliteBook Folio 9480m is one of the lighter medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m amongst portable PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook Folio 9480m is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2232382_price] (SSD), or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". The EliteBook Folio 9480m has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 14 inches) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

Alternative 14" laptops currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T420[plb_1562255_price].

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Inspiron 15[pl_2554981_price] (15.6"), or the Latitude E6540[pl_2556859_price] (15.6") both from DELL which is also higher rated.

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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 a similar age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m, the EliteBook Folio 9480m does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider including the Asus VivoBook S200[plb_1482031_price], or the Samsung NP540U3C[plb_2012503_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the EliteBook Folio 9480m over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

Alternative 2GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at include the DELL Latitude 15 3540[plb_2417458_price], or the Acer Aspire V5-572G[plb_1569977_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP 8440p[plb_2912403_price] (2.4GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

If this HP notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the XPS 13[pl_2556381_price] (512GB), or the Inspiron 17R[pl_2548954_price] (1TB) both from DELL which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 4GB internal memory laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus VivoBook S200[plb_1482031_price] is also worth considering.

If this HP laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Inspiron 15[pl_2554981_price] (8GB), or the XPS 13[pl_2556381_price] (8GB) both from DELL which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio 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 ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

20 August 2014

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Excellent build quality
Sturdy
Long battery life and 15-inch screen for an excellent price
Dual-band 802 11ac wireless
Good sound
Those with Gold and Rose Gold MacBooks might scream "not fair"
1 366-by 768 resolution is a bit grainy
Dowdy design
A little unstable due to their size and weight
Expensive

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 21 January 2016 by John k.
(Verified Purchase)

I paid $570 which is a nice price for this hi-performance laptop. Intel Core i5 is the mid-high range (not as high as the i7, higher than the i3 and all the other non-i processors). All USB ports... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp w10, hp w10p, hp j8u63, hp i54310, hp j8u63u, hp j8u63ut, hp i54310u
Barcodes 00888793416419, 00888793564684, 08887935646846

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DELL XPS 13 vs HP EliteBook Folio 9480m

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2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 13.3"
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
£ 899.00
A Lot Bigger Internal Memory
Two More Battery Cells
Bigger Processor Cache
240g Lighter
Hugely Lower User Review Score
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Latitude 14 5404 vs EliteBook Folio 9480m

DELL Latitude 14 5404 vs HP EliteBook Folio 9480m
DELL Latitude 14 5404
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
HP EliteBook Folio 9480m
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
£ 2,135.78
Nine Battery Cells
Bigger Internal Memory
Bigger Battery Capacity
1MB Bigger Processor Cache
One Less Built-In Speaker
Smaller Total Storage Capacity

Asus X551CA vs HP EliteBook Folio 9480m

Asus X551CA vs HP EliteBook Folio 9480m
Asus X551CA
2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
£ 322.97
A Lot Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
500GB Bigger Hard Drive Capacity
Bigger Total Storage Capacity
150MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Only One USB 3.0 Port
Two Less USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
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