Even with an older AMD processor: The HP EliteBook 735 G6 can still be worth a buy
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 These are good reasons for us not to necessarily ignore the older model despite the now outdated hardware.