There have been many Ultrabooks launched this year and HP has done its best to release as many of them as possible. We are now going to review a business-class beast, HP EliteBook Folio 9470, which is both a good performer and handsome. The previous models of Ultrabooks from HP had a brushed metal finish which gave them a stern feel, but this one has a soft-touch finish making us want to own one. This is a device for those who’re often on the go. With this device, you can step out confidently because it brings an additional battery which will power the device for an additional 20 hours. This is the best you can ask for.
HP EliteBook Folio 9470 Review
This is a 14-inch device meant primarily for business users and comes loaded with business applications. You won’t say it is unbelievably thin because it has an Ethernet port and it weighs about 3.6 pounds, justifying the components used. Its rivals are thinner and lighter, but it comes packed with a lot of advantages you will not want to miss. However, it is not chunky, so, you can just flip it out of your bag easily and start using it while traveling. The basic battery is a 52Whr replaceable battery and as mentioned above, you could also make use of the additional battery, should you need it. It is powered by an Intel Ivy Bridge Processor and has 4GB of RAM.
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HP EliteBook Folio 9470 also has an SSD with a capacity of 180GB. The keyboard is surprisingly good. We haven’t seen such a comfortable keyboard in other similar devices. The tactic feedback is good and there is optimum travel for fingers to give you the traditional keyboard feel. None of the keys has been shrunken and so you will not find it difficult to type. The only two keys that have been made smaller are the right and the left arrow keys. However, this shouldn’t be a big drawback as you will not be using it too often.
One disappointment is the power button. There is hardly any button and so you will have to push it hard to turn on the device. The sounds are not as good as expected and it isn’t loud even at the maximum volume. The display has a resolution of 1366x768p, what should have otherwise been 1080p to qualify the device to be called as business-class. The matte screen doesn’t provide good viewing angles, too. You will notice some color washout when you change the angle of the display. It runs on Windows 7, but you can also use other OS if you want to.
It has all the ports you will want to see, including, three USB 3.0 ports, a VGA port, a fingerprint scanner, a DisplayPort, a smart card reader and so on. It also has TPM, which will be a delight for businesses because they can lock away all confidential information without any trouble. In conclusion, HP EliteBook Folio 9470 adds value to every dollar that you will be paying for this. It is worth your hard-earned money and you will not regret having bought this device.
Author Bio: Allan Goltz likes writing articles related to Technology News, Gadget Reviews and How To. He also writes occasionally for buycharter.com – a site that offers savings and current information on charter tv.