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HP EliteBook Folio 9480m
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HP EliteBook Folio 9480m 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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Introducing the next generation HP EliteBook Folio 9480m Ultrabook. Timeless, ultra slim profile in an all metal design with optional 4G Broadband wWAN, and 4th Generation Intel Core Processing... More
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21 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 4,416 user and expert reviews, HP has good reviews for its portable PCs. HP also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The HP EliteBook Folio 9480m is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 9480m range from 2.5h to 4,400h. With a battery life of 13.25 hours, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has one of the longer battery lifes amongst laptops of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook Folio 9480m supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this spec and age. Most medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This HP notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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Light

The average weight of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 9480m is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. At only 1.6 kilograms, the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m (1.6kg).

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The hard drive speeds of laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook Folio 9480m range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has a fairly big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. Portable PCs of this age and type have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a very big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Operating Vibration

With an operating vibration of 0.75 gravity, the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has a fairly big operating vibration compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 110G.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most laptops of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook Folio 9480m have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Flash Memory

Similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have flash memory of between 8GB and 32GB. The HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has a quite big flash memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m is 240 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². With a display brightness of 250 candellas per square meter, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Short Power Adapter Height

At only 22.4 millimeters, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a quite short power adapter height compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m. The shortest power adapter height of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1mm, the tallest is 67mm, and the average power adapter height is 29mm.

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Very Thin

The heights of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m range from 12mm to 310mm. At only 18.9 millimeters, the EliteBook Folio 9480m is quite thin compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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15 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m is 380MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook Folio 9480m the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If the storage medium of this HP portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T420s (SSD).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The average processor clock speed of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17R (1.8GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m. The internal memory of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook Folio 9480m. Medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 9480m have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type is 120GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Vibration

At 1.5 gravity, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a fairly big non-operating vibration compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Portable PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m have non-operating vibrations of between 1G and 160G.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Shock

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has one of the bigger non-operating shocks (200 gravity) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago the non-operating shocks range from 1G to 240G.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m

Released Over Two Years Ago

This HP laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has a fairly average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has a pretty average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Asus P550CA (15.6").

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Specification

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Camera
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Intel VPro Technology
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Certificates
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

20 August 2014

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Excellent build quality
Sturdy
Long battery life and 15-inch screen for an excellent price
Dual-band 802 11ac wireless
Good sound
Those with Gold and Rose Gold MacBooks might scream "not fair"
1 366-by 768 resolution is a bit grainy
Dowdy design
A little unstable due to their size and weight
Expensive

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 21 January 2016 by John k.
(Verified Purchase)

I paid $570 which is a nice price for this hi-performance laptop. Intel Core i5 is the mid-high range (not as high as the i7, higher than the i3 and all the other non-i processors). All USB ports... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp j5p81, hp p3e06, hp p3e06u, hp j5p81u, j5p81utaba, hp j5p81ut, hp p3e06ut
Barcodes 00888793419823, 00888793420003, 00888793530474, 08887934198230
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