Need your help/comments/opinion in choosing between these two laptops


May 10, 2015
I am trying to buy a ultrabook that has low weight (<3.75lbs) , decent battery life and I have finalized the following two laptops:

Toshiba Tecra Z40: $799
5th Gen. Intel® Core™ i5-5200U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.70GHz) with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Windows 7 Professional
4GB DDR3L 1600MHz (4GB x 1)
500GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
14.0" HD TFT LED Backlit Display (1366x768)
Intel Dual-Band Wireless-AC 7265 Plus Bluetooth 4.0
1 Year Standard Limited Warranty (1 Year on Battery)

HP Elitebook Folio 9480m: $1099

Windows 7
14-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD SVA Anti-Glare (1366x768) for Webcam
Integrated HD Webcam
4GB 1600MHz DDR3 (1D)
500GB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive
32 GB Flash Cache
Back-lit TouchPad Keyboard
Intel(R) 7260ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.0
45 Watt Smart nPFC AC Adapter
Power Cord - 1.0 Meters
4-cell (52 WHr) battery Long Life
Intel i5-4210U (1.7GHz w/ Turbo, 3MB Cache) Processor

Which one to buy?
Hows 4th gen i5 vs 5th gen i5 ?
does both the laptops have flash cache ?
Is there any other laptops that I am currently not looking at ? (price <$1100)

Your advice/comments/help will be greatly appreciated.

Enjoy the summer while it lasts!


May 10, 2015

Well, try to ignore the price for a moment. What about 32 GB flash cache? isn't it awesome to have a flash memory that will make the laptop faster? Brandwise, is Toshiba as good as HP?