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HP EliteBook Folio 9480m
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HP EliteBook Folio 9480m 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Aug 2014
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
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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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and HP also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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

The HP EliteBook Folio 9480m is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m range from 2h to 4,400h. With a battery life of 13.25 hours, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has one of the longer battery lifes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 14 7000 (14.5h).

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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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Quite Big Internal Memory

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. The smallest internal memory of laptops of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops 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 in fact the best storage medium across all notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC is HDD.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also have a front camera.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.6 kilograms, the EliteBook Folio 9480m is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m. The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook Folio 9480m the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst laptops of this age.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The HP EliteBook Folio 9480m is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 9480m have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the EliteBook Folio 9480m which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of this type and age is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

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 notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of only 14 inches, the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the EliteBook Folio 9480m does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has a fairly average processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa (£399.99) (2.1GHz).

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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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
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
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 12 August 2013 by Redlad
(Verified Purchase)

Just as easy, if not easier, as operating a windows phone. Quite adequate set up instructions included. Syncing very easy to do. Good quality screen and display make it a pleasure to operate.... Read more…

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Lightweight
Cheap, fast, runs openelec, can put into standby and wake up from standbuy with ir remove
Good price, fast little unit
Fast. High Performance. All USB ports are 3.0
You have to do a bit of tinkering and probably void the warranty to install openelec
Could not be identified by computer as videographics card
Drivers could not be installed even with disk provided
Both displayports are inoperable, I have spent 250 in cables trying to get any monitortv to work to no avail
No dvd-cd-rom optical drive. I bought an external one for 28 (elsewhere)

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 9480, hp 9480m, j8v41uaaba
Barcodes 00888793642627, 08887936426102

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