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HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of HP EliteBook Folio 9470m. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the battery and screen are overall positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the price. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and sound.

performance, portability, usability, screen, battery

image quality, touchpad, connectivity, sound, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of HP EliteBook Folio 9470m from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the portability and screen. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably.

usability, performance, price, screen, portability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: New LED WXGA HD Glossy 15.6" Replacement Laptop LCD Screen for HP 2000-210US, 2000-410US, 2000-350US, 2000-356USHP EliteBook Folio 9470M 14" 1600 X 900 Notebook PC - Intel Core i7-3687U 2.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD Windows 7 Pro (Certified Refurbished)HP Pavilion G6-1B50US Laptop LCD Screen Replacement 15.6" WXGA HD LED

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP EliteBook Folio 9470m from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the performance.

performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP EliteBook Folio 9480m 14" LED Notebook - Intel Core i5 i5-4210U 1.70 GHz

May, 2016

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Ultrabook

 

Compact business. Full connectivity, almost 8 hours of battery runtime, perfect input feedback and a noble aluminum-magnesium chassis. A challenge for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and the gathered premium ultrabooks?

Catchy, significant materials, Sturdy chassis, First-class maintenance, Removable battery, Business ports, Strong feedback of the input devices, High system performance, Fast SSD, Long battery runtime, Low operating noise, Very good illuminated input...

Low contrast, small viewing angles, Very low brightness with battery use, HD resolution, no panel options, High price without IPS panel, 3G modem, Standard setting "Fan Always On When AC", The low contrast and the HD resolution are small deficits. The...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (zdnet.com)

HP EliteBook Folio 9470m review

 

The EliteBook Folio 9470m is a well-made ultrabook with a particularly good keyboard and touchpad. We like the removable battery and optional battery slice, but would prefer a higher screen resolution across the range. Windows 8 fans will also note the...

Solid, smart-looking chassis ; Excellent keyboard and touchpad ; Good battery life ; Removable battery and second battery (slice) option ; Windows 7 downgrade option

Most models have a low-resolution screen ; No touchscreen option for Windows 8 fans ; Expensive

Conclusion 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 would prefer a higher screen resolution...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Dustin Sklavos (anandtech.com)

HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Ultrabook Review: Ultrabooks in Enterprise

 

Something funny happened when a lot of us weren't really paying attention last year: Intel's nascent "ultrabook" specification and definition quietly expanded and, in the process, sort of redefined what a notebook was. In their own circular way, Intel...

Whenever I ask a vendor what the resolution of the notebook they're releasing is, the reply of "1366x768" is always tinged with either sheepishness or defiance. I'm reasonably certain that somewhere in the bowels of the HPs and Dells of the world...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: K. T. Bradford (digitaltrends.com)

HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Review

 

The HP EliteBook Folio 9470m offers a nice balance of portability and power with long battery life, but its display is a drawback.

The HP EliteBook Folio 9470m, like the Folio 13 before it, offers a nice balance of portability and power with long battery life. There are some significant drawbacks, the biggest one being the display. Our $1,349 base configuration isn’t the only one...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

HP EliteBook Folio 9470M

 

The HP EliteBook Folio 9470m is a sturdy, business-friendly Ultrabook that lasts a long time on a charge, but we'd like to see a better display and webcam at this price.

Attractive and durable lightweight design; Long battery life; Includes Ethernet and VGA ports; Wide range of security options

Mediocre screen for price; Poor webcam quality; Inconsistent touchpad

Click to EnlargeBusiness users shopping for an enterprise-friendly Ultrabook will find plenty to like in the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m, including its many connectivity options, strong battery life, TPM security and MIL-SPEC tested chassis. However, for...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Ultrabook Review

 

What we've got here is the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Ultrabook , a business-oriented notebook made to work in the Windows 8 environment with an amalgamation of hardware that's precision-tuned to suit your in- and out-of-office needs. At first glance,...

With the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Ultrabook you're getting one of the nicest business-minded computers on the market today. Priced at $1,349.00 USD straight from HP, you're going to get what you paid for. This is a machine you're going to be able to...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

HP Elitebook Folio 9470m Ultrabook

 

IT folks are just starting to evaluate Windows 8 for use in business, whether they support a 20-person shop or a 20,000-employee enterprise behemoth. The HP Elitebook Folio 9470m ($1,349 direct) is aimed at the corporate shop, where tens or thousands...

USB 3.0 only. SSD-based. Anti-glare screen. Dual pointing devices. Backlit keyboard. Has Windows 7 downgrade rights. Full size Ethernet. User replaceable battery. Fully IT serviceable. WiDi compatibility

No touch screen. Windows 8 user interface awkward with touchpad, only semi-usable with pointing stick

The HP Elitebook Folio 9470m is one of the first Windows 8 corporate notebooks on the market. On one hand, it's a speedy and slim ultrabook, on the other, you'll probably want to "downgrade" to Windows 7 once you take it out of the box.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

Light, sleek, and sturdy design, Spacious backlit keyboard with touch pad and pointer, Good array of ports, Removable battery and optional second battery, Choice of Windows 7 or Windows 8

No touch screen, Premium price, Loose-feeling keys and annoyingly narrow power button

True, a lot of companies are taking it slow when it comes to evaluating and adopting the new operating system. And maybe your IT department can't invest in training everyone for touch and Windows 8 right now. But with the near-ubiquity of touch-enabled...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

HP EliteBook Folio

 

The HP EliteBook Folio business laptops are lightweight with excellent battery life. Read our full review and compare it to the best.

The HP EliteBook Folio features very impressive battery life and a powerful processor

The connectivity options are lacking on this business laptop, and the hard drive will fill up quickly

The HP EliteBook Folio is just a couple steps short of being a top-ranked business laptop.

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Ultrabook

 

This business Ultrabook is one of the best looking and most comfortable units on the market, also among the most expensive

Strong build quality ; Excellent keyboard ; Useful built-in features

Relatively low screen resolution ; The price ; TrackPoint can get in the way

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 machines aimed at high-end business users.

May, 2013

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: / Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No

Graphics

Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3200 x 2000 / 4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3200 x 2000 / 3280 x 2000 / 3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub) / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:No / Yes

Networking

3G standards:EVDO, HSPA / HSPA+
4G:N / No / Yes
4G standards:LTE / WiMAX

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17

Processor special features

Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Y / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI:N / No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Y / Yes
Processor package size:31 / 40
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Face recognition: Yes
Password protection: Yes

Software

Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:32
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Memory card slot(s): Yes

Technical Details

Built-In Optical Drive: No

Weight & Dimensions

Power adapter depth:1.95
Power adapter height:0.882
Power adapter width:3.78