System Performance

At this point in Ivy Bridge's life, performance is a fairly known quantity. I'm kind of curious to tease out the differences between the newer (and very similar) Intel Core i5-3337U with the older i5-3427U, and thankfully I can do exactly that. HP's EliteBook Folio 9470m should be ever so slightly faster than the Dell XPS 13 due to its higher turbo clock, but we'll see how that works out.

PCMark 7 (2013)

Cinebench R11.5 - Single-Threaded Benchmark

Cinebench R11.5 - Multi-Threaded Benchmark

x264 HD 5.x

x264 HD 5.x


As a general rule, the 9470m's i5-3427U is ever-so-slightly faster than the XPS 13's i5-3337U. It's consistent (excepting the Cinebench single-threaded performance), but it's there. That said, it's still pretty negligible, and again I would find it difficult to recommend upgrading to an i7.

Futuremark 3DMark 11

3DMark (2013)

3DMark (2013)

3DMark (2013)

Interestingly but unsurprisingly, the Folio's missing second memory channel (due to only one of the DIMM slots being populated) has a consistent effect on the HD 4000 IGP's performance, taking about 10% of its performance off of the table. For enterprise users, the HD 4000's performance shouldn't be a big deal, but if you're interested in getting a little extra zazz out of it, install a second DIMM.

In and Around the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Display, Battery, Noise, and Heat
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  • Voldenuit - Friday, March 29, 2013 - link

    Of course, things being what they are, HP only includes a 1366x768 TN panel display in the basic model of the 9470m

    I stopped reading right there. Can we put sentences like these in the first line or title of all future mobile reviews?
  • speculatrix - Sunday, March 31, 2013 - link

    Shame that anandtech spent so much time reviewing this. I never got beyond the screen spec.. in fact I skipped as much of the article as possible to get to screen spec first.
  • Mumrik - Sunday, March 31, 2013 - link

    Yup. I noticed the trackpoint and got interested. The I saw the resolution and just jumped, and skimmed, the conclusion.
  • speculatrix - Sunday, March 31, 2013 - link

    Now that you can fly replace a desktop computer with a laptop/notebook computer and not compromise on performance, storage, memory or GPU, the only real differentiator is screen quality and build quality.

    Whenever I see a laptop review here the first thing I look for its the screen resolution and type. This means that this HP will never be considered for my next laptop replacement due in 4 months.
  • Stephen Owen - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - link

    This is a beautiful laptop with every other feature you would want. To scimp so badly on the literally feature which integrates the user with the computer (The flipping screen!!) is penny-pinching shortsightedness as bad as I've ever seen.

    This thing looks wonderful and exudes desirability. Until you turn it on. Ten seconds with the screen and you know it was hamstrung by someone's red ink.
  • frostyfiredude - Friday, March 29, 2013 - link

    1300$ for a 1366x768 TN with 159:1 contrast ratio. That's embarrassing. Does HP no long have standards? 199$ netbooks had better displays.
  • mayankleoboy1 - Friday, March 29, 2013 - link

    Didnt Intel specify that for a Notebook to be labelled as an Ultrabook, it had to have 1080P display ?
  • JarredWalton - Friday, March 29, 2013 - link

    I wish! Maybe in the Haswell (3rd Gen Ultrabook) we can get that? Doubtful, though -- and really, I'm not sure we'd even see it in the generation after that. Honestly, until Windows can handle DPI scaling perfectly, I don't see it happening. Windows 8 skirts the issue by doing well on the new Windows 8 UI and Apps, but not on desktop apps.
  • jabber - Friday, March 29, 2013 - link

    Time to just send those poor screen machines straight back Jarred.
  • James5mith - Friday, March 29, 2013 - link

    No, Intel's new requirement is that Ultrabooks have touchscreens. Nothing about resolution sadly. Also, as a side rant: Why can we get 1080p panels on 13" laptops, and 15" laptops, but 14" laptops only come with 1600x900 as the max resolution?

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