HP Announces new HP EliteBook 705 G4 series of notebooks
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:
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.