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HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

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Overall 8

HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Ultrabook Review

17 April 2014
  • Summary: Business users looking to make the leap to a Windows 8-based Ultrabook don't have a ton of options designed specifically for them, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for a second rate experience. HP's EliteBook Folio 9470m delivers a premium Ultrabook experience with IT users in mind, and though it's a little heavier and pricier than some competing consumer models, you'd be hard pressed to find any glaring weaknesses here.
  • Pros: Solid Build Quality:, Speedy SSD:, Keyboard Done Right:, USB 2.0 Be Gone!:, Docking Port:
  • Cons: A Bit Heavy (for an Ultrabook):, Price:, Pedestrian Resolution:
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Overall 7

HP Elitebook Folio 9470m review: Touchless

1 May 2013
  • Summary: 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.
  • Cons: 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.
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Gadling Gear Review: HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Laptop

29 April 2013
  • Summary: Putting this laptop through its paces I was continually impressed by the overall excellent performances. For standard, day-to-day tasks such as email, browsing the web and listening to music, the EliteBook won't even break a sweat. More demanding tasks such as photo editing, video conferencing and watching streaming movies went off without a hitch as well.
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HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Ultrabook Review

17 April 2013
  • Conclusion: 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 use for years to come, and with the hardware this Ultrabook comes with right out of the box, it's unlikely you'll need to update your innards any time soon.
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HP Elitebook 9470M review: a potent Ultrabook

6 April 2013
  • Excerpt: You have work horses and you have show horses, and the same is true for Ultrabooks. The HP Elitebook Folio 9470m falls in the former category, an Ultrabook aimed at the business segment. It's also a great option if you're looking for a potent and versatile laptop. Elitebook is what HP calls its most business-oriented laptops, and they come with security features and a docking port.
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HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Ultrabook Review: Ultrabooks in Enterprise

29 March 2013
  • Conclusion: 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 there's a product designer who just knows that some bean counter is going to hamstring his or her beautiful design with a dismally low quality display just to save a few bucks per unit.
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HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Review

7 March 2013
  • Pros: 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
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Overall 7

Expert Review

6 February 2013
  • Conclusion: 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 displays—from smartphones to tablets, kiosks, and the flood of touch-screen laptops coming out—you or your users will soon crave touch controls, and touch pad gestures are no substitute.
  • Pros: 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
  • Cons: No touch screen, Premium price, Loose-feeling keys and annoyingly narrow power button
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HP Elitebook Folio 9470m – business users finally get some Ultrabook love

4 February 2013
  • Conclusion: The Elitebook Folio 9470m has just been released but it’s already available in major stores and online. The price starts at $1049 and goes to $1448, plus there’s a Select Edition series that packs the dual SSD configuration and i7 CPU (naturally, it costs even more). That’s a pretty high price for what you’re getting, but if you need a great business laptop that is compact, light, fast, has a long battery and looks good in any setting, the Elitebook Folio 9470m might...
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Overall 8
Performance 9
Battery performance 9
Display 6
Weight 9
Noise 8
Gaming performance 7
Connectivity 8
Keyboard 9
Temperature 8

Review HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Ultrabook

24 January 2013
  • Summary: 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?
  • Pros: 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 devices for frequent writers. Very quiet when running on battery and reasonably cool under normal load. Full i5-performance without throttling, supported by a blazing fast Intel 520 Series SSD.
  • Cons: 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 Asus Zenbook UX31A shows off with Full HD, but the business user also needs readability and does not only want to watch 1080p movies.
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