HP EliteBook Folio 9470m


HP EliteBook Folio 9470mNotebook: HP EliteBook Folio 9470m (EliteBook Folio 9470 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3427U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 1300 euro
Average Score: 72.93% - average
Average of 14 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 61%, performance: 84%, features: 74%, display: 70% mobility: 94%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

80% HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Ultrabook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Because it's a business laptop, it comes with Windows 7 Pro installed, a vPro chipset, and you also get HP's ProtectTools software. This includes a suite of applications ranging from theft recovery (Computrace) to drive encryption, and there is also a credential manager that can keep records of your passwords, fingerprints and face (for face recognition logins).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% HP EliteBook Folio 9470m
Source: Digital Versus English
The HP EliteBook Folio 9470m falls into the same trap as so many other laptops: it has good processing power, the body is well built and the battery life is more than sufficient, but the screen is of such terrible quality (despite its matte surface) that it drags the overall rating all the way down to three stars.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Ultrabooks in Enterprise
Source: AnandTech English
Whenever I ask a vendor what the resolution of the notebook they're releasing is, the reply of "1366x768" is always tinged with either sheepishness or defiance. I'm reasonably certain that somewhere in the bowels of the HPs and Dells of the world there's a product designer who just knows that some bean counter is going to hamstring his or her beautiful design with a dismally low quality display just to save a few bucks per unit.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/29/2013
70% HP EliteBook Folio 9470m
Source: Digital Trends English
The HP EliteBook Folio 9470m, like the Folio 13 before it, offers a nice balance of portability and power with long battery life. There are some significant drawbacks, the biggest one being the display. Our $1,349 base configuration isn’t the only one available. HP also offers the same internals, plus a 1600 x 900 display, for $1,549.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% HP Elitebook Folio review: Delivering the business goods
Source: PC World English
The Elitebook Folio 9470m satisfies a lot of business needs, offering a full range of connections and security features you won’t find in most consumer laptops. It’s attractive, compact, and reasonably lightweight, and it offers good—if not always outstanding—performance and battery life. HP could have provided a higher-resolution display option, a better keyboard, and a little more system memory; some users might wish for more storage space, too. The price tag is also a tad high—but not sufficiently so to deter business travelers from taking it into serious consideration.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
HP's EliteBook Folio 9470m smartly fills a gap in the EliteBook line. Like Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon, it brings elegant engineering and IT-friendly manageability to the ultrabook segment; even more than the Lenovo, it'll appeal to companies that use docking stations and laptops as desktop solutions. While users appreciate its sleek styling, comfortable keyboard, and soft-touch paint, IT managers will applaud its battery flexibility and the option to downgrade to Windows 7.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
73% HP Elitebook Folio 9470m review: Big business ultrabook, hold the touch
Source: CNet English
The Elitebook Folio 9470m is a light, full-featured variation on the business ultrabook, with all the security extras, ports, and solid construction you’d want and a killer battery life. It lacks originality, and has a high price tag. The lower-res screen lacks touch, and the entire laptop feels too traditional for its own good. Traditionalists may love it, but keep in mind that more flexible computers are available, including forthcoming models from HP; the Elitebook Revolve bears serious consideration.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 70% mobility: 90%
80% HP EliteBook Folio 9470m review
Source: English
Although a little heavy for an ultrabook, the EliteBook Folio 9470m redeems itself with a removable battery and desktop dock support, plus other features to appeal to enterprise buyers. However, the lack of a touchscreen means that it is not ideal for Windows 8.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% HP EliteBook Folio 9470M
Source: Laptop Mag English
Business users shopping for an enterprise-friendly Ultrabook will find plenty to like in the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m, including its many connectivity options, strong battery life, TPM security and MIL-SPEC tested chassis. However, for around the same price, the 3-pound ThinkPad X1 Carbon provides a superior screen, keyboard, touchpads and webcam, but lacks the 9470m's port spread, docking capability and replaceable / expandable battery.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Ultrabook Review
Source: Slashgear English
With the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Ultrabook you’re getting one of the nicest business-minded computers on the market today. Priced at $1,349.00 USD straight from HP, you’re going to get what you paid for. This is a machine you’re going to be able to use for years to come, and with the hardware this Ultrabook comes with right out of the box, it’s unlikely you’ll need to update your innards any time soon.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/03/2013
60% HP Elitebook Folio 9470m Ultrabook
Source: PC Mag English
The HP Elitebook Folio 9470m has a good base of hardware, particularly if your business is planning to continue to use Windows 7 for the next year or so while your development team evaluates Windows 8. However, this is not the system to buy if you're jumping into Windows 8 with both feet. The awkward controls while in Windows 8's main screen means that your mainline users will gripe quite a bit when presented with the new interface, leading to decreased adoption. Better to grab one of the systems with a touch interface like the Acer Iconia W700-6465 or the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist if you're going with Windows 8. Otherwise, more traditional systems like the Toshiba Portege Z935 and the Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 make more sense if you're sticking to Windows 7.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% HP Elitebook Folio 9470m
Source: IT Reviews English
The HP Elitebook Folio 9470m is ahead of the curve by offering Windows 8 in a business laptop. Pity it's not great in Windows 8. The HP Elitebook Folio 9470m is one of the first Windows 8 corporate notebooks on the market. On one hand, it's a speedy and slim ultrabook, on the other, you'll probably want to ""downgrade"" to Windows 7 once you take it out of the box.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
A business Ultrabook turns out to be one of our favorites
Source: Engadget English
The way we feel about the EliteBook Folio 9470 reminds us of how we felt about the HP Folio 13, which we reviewed nearly a year ago. Both are buttoned-up sorts of systems: serious-looking, and with enough security features to satisfy the IT guys. And yet, conservative as they seem, they ended up being among the best Ultrabooks in their day -- so good, in fact, that we'd recommend them even to regular consumers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2012

Foreign Reviews

87% HP EliteBook Folio 9470m (H4P04EA)
Source: Computer Magazin - Heft 01/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 87%
80% Sehr mobil, aber mäßiges Display
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 61% performance: 81% features: 74% display: 59% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 76%
80% Ein Ultrabook ganz klar für Business-Kunden
Source: German DE→EN
Positive: above-average workmanship; robust body; waterproof keyboard Negative: mediocre display resolution; small storage
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus Pro PU500CA, Dell Latitude 6430m, HP EliteBook Folio 9470m – test biznesowych ultrabooków
Source: PC Turkish PL→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/14/2013
81% HP EliteBook Folio 9470m
Source: Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 93% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 100%
Обзор ультрабука HP Elitebook Folio 9470m: кандидат в парижскую палату мер и весов?
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Elegant and executive; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2013
Обзор HP EliteBook Folio 9470m: корпоративный ультрабук с большими возможностями
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Good features. Negative: Mediocre display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2013
Обзор Hp Elitebook Folio 9470M: Ультрабук Бизнес-Класса
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Elegant design and quality materials; comfortable keyboard and touchpad. Negative: Average display quality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2013
HP EliteBook Folio 9470m - v tenkém provedení s dokováním
Source: CZ→EN
Positive: Good battery life; removable battery; backlit keyboard with TrackPoint; touchpad; dock connector. Negative: Noisy cooling system; quality of the display; no higher screen resolution options.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/13/2012


Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

3427U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.8 - 2.8 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.6 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

HP reviews

72.93%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-12-27 (Update: 2012-12-27)