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HP EliteBook Folio 9480m
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HP EliteBook Folio 9480m 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 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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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs HP is one of the superior brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around 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 9480m is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has a better processor family than most portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 9480m processor families range from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h. With a battery life of 13.25 hours, the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 14 7000 (14.5h).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. 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 amongst all laptops of this type and age.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m, 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, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

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Light

The lightest notebook PC of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook Folio 9480m is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of only 1.6 kilograms, the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m is one of the lighter notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m (£1,682.50) (1.6kg).

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m. The hard drive speeds of portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 9480m range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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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 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. At 3.3 gigahertz, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable 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 the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. The EliteBook Folio 9480m has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of a similar type and age 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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Very Big Processor Cache

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has one of the biggest processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average processor cache of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m is 2.9MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook Folio 9480m is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of a comparable age and type to 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.

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

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook Folio 9480m the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The EliteBook Folio 9480m does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook Folio 9480m the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m have between one and eight battery cells, including the EliteBook Folio 9480m which has four battery cells.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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4 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

With a processor clock speed of 2.1 gigahertz, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 (£260.69) (2.13GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

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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
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 OpenGL 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
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 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 FDI Technology
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)
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

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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…

Bright Image
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 p3e07, hp p3e07u, hp i74600, j5p82utaba, hp i74600u, hp p3e07ut
Barcodes 00012302565125, 00888793420010, 08887934200100

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2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
£ 268.99
Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
A Lot Newer PCI Express Slot Version
Two More Battery Cells
Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Two Less USB 3.0 Ports

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Lenovo ThinkPad T540
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
£ 1,048.87
5,186.75h Longer Battery Life
Nine Battery Cells
200MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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