The range of laptops equipped with AMD’s Ryzen Mobile 4000 family of microprocessors is gradually growing. These chips arrived last spring determined to compete one-on-one with Intel solutions for this type of computer, and to achieve this AMD introduced modifications to its microarchitecture that aim to significantly increase its performance/watt ratio.
This new laptop from HP’s ProBook range features one of these CPUs, but this is by no means its only interesting feature. Also, its case is made of magnesium alloy with a very clear objective: to make it as light as possible. And yes, it is very light. The lighter version weighs a very modest 990g, and, as we will see, despite its lightness its structure makes no concessions.
HP ProBook 635 Aero G7 Datasheet
|HP ProBook 635 Aero G7|
|Screen||13.3-inch Full HD LCD (1,920 x 1,080 dots) up to 1,000 nits|
|Processor||Up to AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U|
|Memory||Up to 32GB DDR4-3200|
|Storage||Up to 1TB PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe M.2 SSD|
|Graphics||AMD Radeon Vega|
|Wireless Connectivity||WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0|
|Connectivity||1 x USB 3.2 type C, 2 x USB 3.1 type A, 1 x 3.5 mm jack and 1 x HDMI 2.0|
|Battery||3 cells and 53 Wh|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro / Home|
|Dimensions||30.76 x 20.45 x 1.79 cm|
HP ProBook 635 Aero G7: Technical Specifications
HP proposes this laptop with several different versions, but all of them have something in common: they integrate a 13.3-inch LCD panel with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 dots). What varies from one version to another is the brightness delivery capacity of this screen, which can fluctuate between 250 and 1000 nits. And also its NTSC color space coverage, which reaches 72% in the most advanced version.
Depending on the CPU, it is available with several different Ryzen Mobile 4000 family processors. The most advanced of them all is the Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U, but there are also versions of this ProBook equipped with Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 PRO, Ryzen 5, and Ryzen 3 chips.
Regarding the main memory, it can be equipped with a maximum of 32 GB DDR4-3200 in the dual-channel version, but in this field, it has an interesting feature that many users appreciate: it is possible to easily access the memory slots to upgrade the modules if in the future there is a need to expand the capacity of this subsystem.
SSD up to 1 TB and a careful connectivity
HP proposes several options to solve the secondary storage subsystem. The most modest of them is an SSD with a SATA M.2 interface and a capacity of 128 GB, and the most advanced is a 1 TB solid-state drive with NVMe M.2 interface. The impact of this drive on computer performance is profound, so it is a good idea for users to have several options with different performances available to them.
In the picture above you can see the ports that reside in the right profile of this laptop: the power connector, an HDMI 2.0 output, and a USB C-type port capable of reaching a maximum transfer rate of 10 Gbps. On the left side reside two additional USB Type-A ports, the ever-recommended Kensington connector, and the headphone output in 3.5 mm jack format.
As far as wireless connectivity is concerned, this device uses an Intel AX200 controller that makes it compatible with the WiFi 6 standard, as well as a chip that enables communications via Bluetooth 5.0. It is also available with an Intel XMM 7360 controller to enable communications via the 4G LTE standard.
HP ProBook 635 Aero G7: Price and Availability
HP has confirmed that this ultra-light laptop will arrive in stores the next November, although we still don’t know how much we will have to pay to get it. We will update this article as soon as it is available.