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Even with an older AMD processor: The HP EliteBook 735 G6 can still be worth a buy

Despite the older AMD processor: The HP EliteBook 735 G6 can still be worth a buy
Despite the older AMD processor: The HP EliteBook 735 G6 can still be worth a buy
The HP EliteBook 735 G6 is about to be replaced by a newer EliteBook laptop. Does that mean that you have to ignore it? We think not - if you consider certain conditions.
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The AMD Ryzen 4000 series is taking the laptop market by storm. The "Renoir" CPUs are also slowly arriving in business laptops such as the HP EliteBooks, for example. At the end of May, the manufacturer announced the EliteBook 855, 845 and 835 G7.

However, the 2020 EliteBooks not only contain the latest AMD processors, but they also bring a new design. The redesign eliminates two connections: The RJ45 Ethernet port and the proprietary HP side docking port, but there is an additional USB-C port in return. 

The majority of users should probably not be bothered by this change. However, if you use RJ45 Ethernet often, then you always need to have an adapter at hand. And if you already own a side docking station from HP, it will be useless with the new models.

For such users, the HP EliteBook 735 G6, which we recently reviewed, can be an interesting alternative. Although only AMD Ryzen 3000 chips (code name: Picasso) are in last year's model, the dockingport and RJ45 Ethernet are still present. If the best possible CPU performance is not the highest priority, even the somewhat older hardware can still do a good job.

Especially as it can also be worthwhile in terms of price-performance: After all, the new model series will be coming on the market shortly, so that the previous HP laptops in the EliteBook series will eventually be sold at a lower price. These are good reasons for us not to necessarily ignore the older model despite the now outdated hardware.

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Benjamin Herzig
Editor of the original article: Benjamin Herzig - Managing Editor - 912 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
I was an ardent reader of Notebookcheck’s laptop reviews even back in school. After writing reviews as a hobby, I then joined Notebookcheck in 2016 and have worked on device reviews and news articles ever since then. My personal interest lies more with laptops than smartphones, with business laptops being the most interesting category for me. Technology should make our lives and work easier and good laptops are an essential tool for that to happen. This is why laptop reviews are not just my work but are also my passion.
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Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 364 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Benjamin Herzig, 2020-06-19 (Update: 2020-06-18)