Reviews and Problems with HP EliteBook Folio 9470m
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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:
Summary: There is also a more powerful and capable with Intel Core i7-3667U 2.0 GHz, 16 GB RAM, and 256 GB SSD cache with 32 GB flash compartment and SIM card 3G/LTE to enable access into the network. In any case, connectivity options, battery life, style and solidity of the chassis, integrated security, docking station and extra battery, nothing is missing, or nearly so, to meet business users, including those who work in organizations that are still skeptical about Windows 8...
Pros: Modern design, high autonomy, full allocation of ports, security options, touchpad responsive and accurate.
Cons: Limited resolution on the screen, poor quality of the webcam, keyboard uncomfortable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. HP also offers the same internals, plus a 1600 x 900 display, for $1,549. That’s still more expensive than the non-touch ThinkPad Carbon X1, which has a better overall display and keyboard.
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. 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
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...