Excerpt: 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? What the compact car is to the car industry, the 14-inch class is to the mobile computer. For Lenovo the T-series devices were the ultimate business tools in this form factor ( T430 , T430s , T430u ).
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.
Summary: Business 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.
Pros: Attractive and durable lightweight design, Long battery life, Includes Ethernet and VGA ports, Wide range of security options
Cons: Mediocre screen for price, Poor webcam quality, Inconsistent touchpad
This business Ultrabook is one of the best looking and most comfortable units on the market, also among the most expensive
Good Gear Guide.au
13 January 2013
Summary: 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.
Pros: Strong build quality, Excellent keyboard, Useful built-in features
Cons: Relatively low screen resolution, The price, TrackPoint can get in the way
Summary: Although a little heavy for an ultrabook, the EliteBook Folio 9470m redeems itself with a removable battery and desktop dock support, plus other features to appeal to enterprise buyers. However, the lack of a touchscreen means that it is not ideal for Windows 8.
Pros: Stylish and rugged, removable battery, supports desktop dock
Cons: Heavy for an ultrabook, no touch capability for Windows 8