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HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the keyboard and performance. The design and portability also get good feedback, whereas the connectivity and size get less positive comments.

battery, portability, design, performance, keyboard

price, screen, resolution, size, connectivity

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Review

 

HP's EliteBook line is all about business. That often means design that's less about sleek lines and more about packing in the ports and battery life. This is why many of HP's business laptops look like they came from a time capsule buried in the sands...

Slim and light for a 14-inch laptop ; Lots of ports ; User-removable battery that doesn't jut out ; Pointstick and touchpad with discrete mouse buttons

Display resolution and quality is too low ; Small keys on right edge of keyboard ; Uninspiring performance

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

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HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

 

Windows 8 in a business laptop: well, it needed to happen sooner or later, but in the case of the Elitebook Folio 9470m, the execution feels premature and expensive. It's a shame, because the 9470m is a direct descendent of last year's HP Folio 13...

The HP Elitebook 9470m has a solid, lightweight design, great battery life, and lots of ports and security features.

There's no touch screen, it has a non-high-res display, and there's a general lack of unique features to justify its high price.

The HP Elitebook Folio 9470m does a serviceable job at being a good thin all-around Windows 8 business laptop, but it doesn’t rise from the pack, and it doesn’t take any chances.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader / No / Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:HD+ / WSXGA / WSXGA+ / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:FreeDOS / NO OS / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Downgradable
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 4000 / HD Graphics 4400

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:QM77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I5-3337U / I5-3427U / I5-3437U / I5-4310U / I7-3667U / I7-3687U / I7-4600U
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