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HP EliteBook Folio 9480m 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 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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HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all HP laptops and also specifically for HP medium processor core laptops and found that in both cases HP had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs 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 laptop.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has a better processor family than most medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all laptops of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook Folio 9480m is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 20h. At 13.25 hours, the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 14 5000 (14.5h and higher rated).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP EliteBook Folio 9480m supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The EliteBook Folio 9480m has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m. The smallest internal memory of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most laptops of a similar spec and age to it have an HDD storage medium. 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 are a similar age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a front camera.

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Light

Notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of only 1.6 kilograms, the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.6kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at 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 typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Quite Big Operating Vibration

Portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m have operating vibrations of between 0.5G and 110G, and the average operating vibration is 1.3G. At 0.75 gravity, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a fairly big operating vibration compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

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

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Very Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The processor caches of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Short Power Adapter Height

With a power adapter height of only 22.4 millimeters, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a quite short power adapter height 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. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago the power adapter heights range from 1mm to 67mm, and the average power adapter height is 29mm.

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Very Thin

The EliteBook Folio 9480m is quite thin (only 18.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The thinnest notebook PC of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook Folio 9480m is 12mm thick, the thickest is 310mm, and the average height is 28mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz. The EliteBook Folio 9480m has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops that have been around for more than two years is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of this age and spec is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB. At only 256 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the HP 2570p (320GB and higher rated).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Screen Size

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

If this HP portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo G50-70 (15.6") which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Vibration

Medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have non-operating vibrations of between 1G and 160G, and the average non-operating vibration is 2.3G. With a non-operating vibration of 1.5 gravity, the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has one of the bigger non-operating vibrations amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Shock

The non-operating shocks of laptops of this age and type range from 1G to 240G. The HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has one of the bigger non-operating shocks (200 gravity) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the EliteBook Folio 9480m has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook Folio 9480m.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C55 (2.13GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Processor Lithography
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
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Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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Display Brightness
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3D Compatible
Full HD
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G Standard
3G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
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Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Power
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Certificates
Certification
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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 j5p80utaba, hp p242049, hp p242049p
Barcodes 00012302565101, 00888793419809, 00888793530481, 00889296072997, 08887934198094
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