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HP Announces new HP EliteBook 705 G4 series of notebooks

The HP EliteBook 755 G4. (Source: HP)
The business oriented laptops are powered by AMD's 7th generation PRO APUs.

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HP announced today the arrival of its new EliteBook 705 G4 series of business-class notebooks. The devices are the first to be equipped with AMD's new 7th generation APUs. Three devices are included in the series, distinguished by their screen size. The 12.5” EliteBook 725, 14” EliteBook 745, and 15.6” EliteBook 755 all feature the same port layout and are configurable with the same component options. The laptops can be equipped with:

ComponentOptions
Processor
  • AMD PRO A12-8800B APU (2.1 GHz base / 3.4 GHz boost, 2 MB cache, quad-core)
  • AMD PRO A10-8700B APU (1.8 GHz base / 3.2 GHz boost, 2 MB cache, quad-core)
  • AMD PRO A8-8600B APU (1.6 GHz base / 3.0 GHz boost, 2 MB cache, quad-core)
Graphics
  • AMD PRO A12-8800B: Radeon R7 graphics
  • AMD PRO A10-8700B and AMD PRO A8-8600B: Radeon R6 graphics
RAM
  • Up to 16 GB DDR3L, 2 SO-DIMM slots
Storage
  • 1x 2.5" SATA HDD or SSD
  • 1x M.2 SATA or PCIe NVMe SSD
Connectivity
  • Intel 7265 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2x2) wireless card
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Optional HSPA+ and 3G or 4G SIM Mobile Broadband card
  • Otpional Near Field Communication module
Ports
  • 1x SD/SDHC/SDXC card reader
  • 1x external SIM
  • 1x USB 3.0
  • 1x USB 3.0 charging
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 1x DisplayPort
  • 1x VGA
  • 1x headphone/microphone combo
  • 1x 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN
  • 1x HP UltraSlim Dock connector

The 705 G4 series notebooks can be configured with up to a 46 Wh battery that the HP estimates may get up to 10.75 hours of battery life. HP says this is a 30% improvement over the last generation and would be more than enough to get a user through a typical workday. The devices also feature HP Fast Charge Technology, which “provides a 50 percent charge in 30 minutes with no impact on battery recharge cycles, thanks to a unique charging process and battery chemistry,” according to HP.

The design of the machines was highly emphasized, especially with regards to dimension and weight. The devices range from 18.9 mm to 19.4 mm thick and are made of magnesium and aluminum, which HP says make the devices very light and portable. The laptops are indeed lightweight, ranging from 2.78 lbs for the EliteBook 725 to the EliteBook 755’s starting weight of 4.06 lbs. (Note that higher capacity batteries and other configurations could add to the weight.)

The notebooks have features expected of business class machines, including drainage holes in the backlit keyboards, a multi-gesture trackpad, and built-in security measures and software to protect from intrusions, BIOS corruption, unauthorized access.

The EliteBook 705 G4 series laptops are expected to be ship in December and start at $769.

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Sam Medley, 2016-11-22 (Update: 2016-11-22)
Sam Medley
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I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.