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HP EliteBook Folio 9480m
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HP EliteBook Folio 9480m 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Jun 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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16 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 3,456 expert and user reviews for HP laptops and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook 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 notebook PC.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook Folio 9480m range from 2h to 4,400h. At 13.25 hours, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

Alternative 13.25h battery life laptops currently available which you might also want to consider include the HP EliteBook 820 which is cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP EliteBook Folio 9480m supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this type and age. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This HP notebook PC also 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

Alternative 8GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the X1 Carbon, or the X1 both from Lenovo or the Asus X550CA (£1,392.00).

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (£1,529.99) (16GB) which is also cheaper.

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SSD Storage Medium

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it 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 laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media and we think the T420s (£1,388.87), and the T420s (£1,388.87) both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (£1,503.59) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo X1 Carbon, and the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (£1,529.99) is also worth considering.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the HP ZBook 17 is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m also have a front camera.

Other laptops with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo X1 Carbon.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Elitebook 820, or the ZBook 17 both from HP is also worth considering.

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Light

The EliteBook Folio 9480m is one of the lighter laptops of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook Folio 9480m (only 1.6 kilograms) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook Folio 9480m have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the X1 Carbon (1.4kg), the X1 (1.7kg), or the T420s (£1,388.87) (1.7kg) all from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook Folio 9480m range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

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

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Pricey

We think this notebook PC looks expensive compared to other notebook PCs of a similar age and type. The cheapeast similar spec notebook PC that was launched more than two years ago that we found costs £178 and the most expensive costs £1,964.

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Portable PCs of this age and type have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m is 520GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The EliteBook Folio 9480m has a quite small total storage capacity (only 180 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

There are a number of other 180GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo X1 Carbon, or the HP EliteBook 820 G1.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the EliteBook 840 (£1,289.99) (256GB), or the ZBook (£916.52) (500GB) both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (£1,299.89) (256GB) which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP EliteBook Folio 9480m does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 9480m also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Toughbook 53, or the Toughbook CF-53 both from Panasonic or the Lenovo X1 Carbon which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16,384 megabytes, the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m. The maximum internal memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m range from 8.1GB to 33GB.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

There are a number of other 2GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might also want to consider including the Lenovo X1, the Asus X550CA (£1,392.00), or the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 which is cheaper.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP ZBook (£916.52) (2.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative 14" notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the T420s (£1,388.87), the T430 (£1,269.95), or the X1 Carbon all from Lenovo.

If this HP laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (£1,503.59) (15.6" and cheaper), or the HP ZBook (£916.52) (15.6" and cheaper).

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Specification

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Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
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Installed SSD
Display
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Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
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Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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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
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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
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Energy Star Certified
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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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers j4c82awabf, j4c82awaby, hp p233659, j4c82awabu, j4c82awak8, hp p233659p, hewlettpackard j4c82, hewlettpackard j4c82a, hewlettpackard j4c82aw, hewlettpackard j4c82awa, hewlettpackard j4c82awab, hewlettpackard j4c82awabu
Barcodes 00888793209462, 00888793209837, 00888793209851, 00888793209899, 00888793210079, 00888793210123, 00888793213902, 00888793213933, 00889899385852, 08887932094626, 08887932139020

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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14"
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14"
£ 349.99 £1,682.50
£1,333 Cheaper
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14"
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