HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Windows 8 Ultrabook

If you are a solid HP fan in terms to ultrabooks and maybe to other gadgets or paraphernalia, you’d sure love to hear that somehow you’ll learn to get disappointed a bit with the company’s Folio 13 next-in-line: the EliteBook Folio 9470m. Though you’d love to choose from a wide range of configurations and options that include a 4G connectivity, for such a premium price at $1200-$1400, you’d better pray hard for a better model soon. This should not, however, end you up discouraged because you are just about to see the real beauty behind.

Did I get you excited? Luckily, the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m seemed to be aiming hard at the corporate side of the consumers who are looking forward for a more versatile piece of an ultrabook with the latest Windows version on it. With vPro and some additional security features like a fingerprint scanner resting on one side of the wrist rest, the EliteBook Folio 9470m seemed like it’s about to promise a lot better in today’s computing generation. On the aesthetic side, the EliteBook Folio 9470m of HP wins in taking simplicity with elegance; the combination of silver and black for the magnesium construction is one solid feel already, though those who cater carbon fiber would still take the crown.

At 0.75 inches thick, the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m is essentially not a Macbook Air competitor in terms of portability. However, on my experience, the EliteBook Folio 9470m is surprisingly light at 4.4lbs with battery on it. Moreover, the EliteBook Folio 9470m is easy to carry, with not variables or distractions to pull you off the comfort whether when you’re at a chore or not. Adding more to the convenience is the wide range of ports, not limiting to a number of USB 3.0 ports, VGA, full-sized Ethernet port, and a docking port. Better than this, since this is more aimed on the business side, a ‘trackpoint’ is also available for playing the pointer easily. This, however, does not really end so well: having an extra pointing device in between the G and H means another set of physical buttons for the left and right clicks. There’s an amply spaced glass pad on it, though you’d be sure to read the next story.

For a Windows 8 device, it is not really a requisite to have a touch display or panel to make the Metro Live Tiles work. However, how would you like to have an ultrabook that supports Windows 8 but without the touch? This must be another trend—if not a mistake—made by HP in this new Elitebook of theirs. As for me, one reason I assumed in this attachment to a non-touch display is that the ultrabook won’t get any heavier than expected. This may be justifiable for you though, but for those rivals piling up with a full-featured Windows 8 including touch, the EliteBook Folio 9470m is just about to get behind sooner than expected. Now, could you imagine the new Windows using the glass pad, if not the trackpoint?

Getting enough with the frustrations, the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m is nevertheless one powerful device with just the right amount of specs to get the business hours productive. Included in the list are: an Intel Core processor from i5 to i7, a standard 4GB for the RAM, a standard Intel HD 4000 GPU, and the very fancy SSD that is available in different configurations. Surprisingly, for such a basket of fruits, the EliteBook Folio 9470m is not really the fastest when compared to rivals: at boot time, the EliteBook Folio 9470m scored at around 21 seconds which is just on the average, but this should not really be if you’d learn that the EliteBook Folio 9470m of HP has lower-than-average display brightness. Lastly, the EliteBook Folio 9470m is at least good at maintaining body heat when in multi-tasking phase.

Ultimately, I would love to tell you that the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m is not meant for heavy gamers or multimedia enthusiasts, considering the graphics processor it has, plus a relatively poor display: 1366×768 resolution for a 14-incher with a no-no viewing angles. Try the camera on, and you’d be surprised how the premium-priced ultrabook of HP still has a 720p quality webcam.

HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Windows 8 Ultrabook Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 62,000.00

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