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.
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:
HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Ultrabook Review: Ultrabooks in Enterprise
4 May 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...
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.
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.
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.
Conclusion: 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 available.
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
Cons: Display resolution and quality is too low, Small keys on right edge of keyboard, Uninspiring performance
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.
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
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).
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 ...
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, bu...