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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB Nov 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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14 Reasons For

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all HP notebook PCs and also specifically for HP medium processor core laptops and found that in both cases HP had good reviews.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of this spec and age.

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

The EliteBook Folio 9480m is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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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 notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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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 laptops of this type and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think because of it's better review score, the HP 8460p is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the HP 8460p which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Light

Medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. At only 1.6 kilograms, the EliteBook Folio 9480m is fairly light compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The average hard drive speed of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 9480m is 5,900 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of this age and type.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook Folio 9480m is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Thin

The thinnest medium processor core notebook PC that is a comparable age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m is 12mm thick and the thickest is 310mm. With a height of only 18.9 millimeters, the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m is one of the thinner comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

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 portable PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years. 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP 8460p.

If you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 (SSD), or the DELL XPS 13 (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Laptops of this spec and age have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". The HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has a quite small screen size (only 14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

We compared all the other 14" laptops to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the HP 8460p is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 (15.6" and higher rated).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of this spec and age do not have a touch sensitive screen. The EliteBook Folio 9480m is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the VivoBook S200, or the S200E both from Asus which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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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 commonly found recovery operating system on medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has a pretty typical processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

We compared all the other 2GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the Acer Aspire V5-572G which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Z51 (2.4GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the Samsung NP540U3C which has better reviews.

If this HP notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the XPS 13 (512GB), or the Inspiron 17R (1TB) both from DELL which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 4GB internal memory laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the HP 8460p, and the DELL Inspiron 17 ($444.24) is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Inspiron 15 (8GB), or the XPS 13 (8GB) both from DELL which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Processor Codename
Processor Series
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Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
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Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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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 w10, hp w10p, hp j8u63, hp j8u63u, hp i54310, j8u63utaba, hp i54310u, hp j8u63ut
Barcodes 00888793416419, 00888793564684, 08887935646846
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