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HP EliteBook Folio 9480m
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HP EliteBook Folio 9480m 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 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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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average expert and user reviews, and HP also has good ratings for its medium processor core laptops.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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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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Quite Long Battery Life

The HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has one of the longer battery lifes (13.25 hours) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The shortest battery life of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m is 2.5h and the longest is 4,400h.

We compared all the other 13.25h battery life laptops to this portable PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the HP EliteBook 820 is also worth considering.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this age and spec.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo X1, and the Asus X550CA which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (16GB) which is also cheaper.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all portable PCs of this age and type.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of portable PC.

We compared all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media to this notebook PC and we think the T420s, and the X1 both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 820 G1 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the HP Elitebook 820 (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m also have a full-size keyboard.

Other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to consider include the Toshiba Satellite Z30 which is cheaper.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo X230, or the HP ZBook 17 is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m, the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has a front camera.

Other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at include the Toshiba Satellite Z30 which is cheaper.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Lenovo X230, or the HP Elitebook 820 is also worth considering.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.6 kilograms, the EliteBook Folio 9480m is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the X1 (1.7kg), or the T420s (1.7kg) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook Folio 9480m is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Thin

At only 18.9 millimeters, the EliteBook Folio 9480m is fairly thin compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m. The heights of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 12mm to 310mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of this age and type is 380MHz.

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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 HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook Folio 9480m. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 9480m is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 180 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago is 530GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 180GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the EliteBook 820 G1, and the EliteBook 820 both from HP is also worth considering.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook 840 (256GB), the Lenovo G500s (500GB), or the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (512GB) which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The EliteBook Folio 9480m does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo X220 ($2,453.32); or the HP EliteBook 820.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has a pretty average processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo X1, the Asus X550CA, or the HP EliteBook 820.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo G500s (2.4GHz and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

We compared all the other 14" laptops to this notebook PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the T420s, and the S400 both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G500s (15.6" and cheaper), the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (15.6" and cheaper), or the HP 15 (15.6" and cheaper).

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Specification

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Processor Lithography
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Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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
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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
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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers j4c82awabf, j4c82awaby, hp p233659, j4c82awabu, j4c82awak8, hp p233659p, hewlettpackard j4c82, hewlettpackard j4c82a, hewlettpackard j4c82aw, hewlettpackard j4c82awa, hewlettpackard j4c82awab, hewlettpackard j4c82awabu
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