HP has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The EliteBook Folio 9470m is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the EliteBook Folio 9470m have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 1,100MHz. The HP EliteBook Folio 9470m has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9470m.
SSD Storage Medium
The EliteBook Folio 9470m has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of this type and age. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.
If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.
Has a Front Camera
The EliteBook Folio 9470m has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook Folio 9470m also have a front camera.
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With a weight of only 1.6 kilograms, the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m is fairly light compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9470m. The lightest similar spec notebook PC that has been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook Folio 9470m is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.
Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo T420s (1.7kg).
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.
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Very Small Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this type and age have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.
If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP 8440p (250GB) which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The EliteBook Folio 9470m does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9470m which have a full-size keyboard.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of this age and type.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The EliteBook Folio 9470m does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the EliteBook Folio 9470m also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this spec and age.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This notebook PC was released over three years ago.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The HP EliteBook Folio 9470m has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 9470m has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 9470m.
If you want a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Asus X550CA (6GB).
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Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 14 inches, the EliteBook Folio 9470m has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.
If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the T410 (14.1"), or the L540 (15") both from Lenovo.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The EliteBook Folio 9470m has a relatively typical processor clock speed (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Asus X553MA (1.86GHz).
Colour of Product
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Intel QM77 Express
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
Maximum Number of SMP Processors
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots (available)
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
1366 x 768
Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
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