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HP EliteBook 735 G5 (7 2700U, Vega 10) Laptop Review

Mike Wobker, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Marius S.), 09/17/2018

Powerful subnotebook. The EliteBook 735 G5 is the smallest model of HP's AMD-exclusive business notebooks. Although it performed well in our tests, the capabilities of the Ryzen APU were not exhausted. In this review, we show why the EliteBook 735 G5 is a great business laptop regardless.

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HP EliteBook 735 G5

In May of this year, HP introduced the AMD exclusive 5th generation EliteBooks. The models differ primarily in size and have a very similar design otherwise. For users, this means that they will not miss out on features, regardless of whether they choose the 13, 14- or 15-inch model. The EliteBooks 745 G5 and 755 G5 were already able to show their prowess in our tests and proved themselves to be well performing business laptops, even though the full power of the AMD Ryzen 7 2700U CPU has been throttled via TDP limits.

The same appears to be true of the EliteBook 735 G5. Still, the hardware properties of the AMD Ryzen 7 2700U, the Radeon RX Vega 10 graphics unit, the 8 GB of RAM and the 256 GB SSD are a solid foundation for a smooth system performance despite throttled performance. On top of that, there are business features for device management, a smartcard reader, a docking station connector and a mechanical webcam cover.

At around 1.500 Euros (~1753.86 USD), there are many competitors, some of which we used for a performance comparison. They consist of the ThinkPad T580 from Lenovo, Fujitsu's LifeBook U938, the Huawei MateBook X Pro and Dell' Latitude 7390. We have also included the 15-inch EliteBook 755 G5.

HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA (EliteBook 700 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, single-channel
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, BOE074A, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
AMD CZ FCH
Storage
Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G, 256 GB 
, 151 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Raven - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: combined audio jack, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17 x 310 x 229 ( = 0.67 x 12.2 x 9.02 in)
Battery
50 Wh Lithium-Ion, 3 cells, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 705 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP (1.280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, HP Driver Packs; HP System Software Manager (SSM); HP BIOS Config Utility (BCU); HP Client Catalog; HP Manageability Integration Kit Gen2; Ivanti Management Suite, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.33 kg ( = 46.91 oz / 2.93 pounds), Power Supply: 283 g ( = 9.98 oz / 0.62 pounds)
Price
1500 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case - Aluminum Business Notebook

HP's EliteBook 735 G5 is made of aluminum. The entire case has a matte silver finish, which gives it a very premium look. At the same time though, the surface does seem to be susceptible to scratches. The display is surrounded by black plastic, which does not taint the overall premium look. The opening angle of the screen is around 140 degrees and thus allows for adjustments which are just sufficient for different seating positions.

Overall, the case appears to be well-made and does not warrant criticism. A few screws on the bottom reveal the inside of the notebook to users, making several custimizations possible.

HP EliteBook 735 G5
HP EliteBook 735 G5
HP EliteBook 735 G5
HP EliteBook 735 G5
HP EliteBook 735 G5
HP EliteBook 735 G5
HP EliteBook 735 G5
HP EliteBook 735 G5
HP EliteBook 735 G5
HP EliteBook 735 G5

Compared to other competing 13-inch notebooks, the HP EliteBook 735 G5 is slightly wider and has a greater height as well. While it also surmounts other devices in terms of depth, it can still be described as small and light. Its weight is almost identical to that of comparable devices, which means that it definitely has the mobility you would expect from a subnotebook.

Size Comparison

Features - HP Notebook with LTE

All of the EliteBook 735 G5's ports are easily accessible and despite the small size, none of the plugs are in each other's way. If requested, HP will install a smartcard reader in a slot that is otherwise covered.

A SIM card slot is available as well, enabling mobile internet access through LTE. Not only can the USB type-C port be used for connecting external devices, but also to charge the 735 G5. HP has installed a docking connector for stationary use as well. Compatible stations can be purchased from HP's store or third-party suppliers.

Left side: Kensington Lock, fan exhaust, 1x USB 3.1 Gen.1, smartcard reader
Left side: Kensington Lock, fan exhaust, 1x USB 3.1 Gen.1, smartcard reader
Right side: SIM card slot, combined audio jack, 1x USB 3.1 Gen.1, HDMI, LAN, docking connector, 1x USB 3.1 Typ-C, power supply
Right side: SIM card slot, combined audio jack, 1x USB 3.1 Gen.1, HDMI, LAN, docking connector, 1x USB 3.1 Typ-C, power supply

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Communication

For wired networking, HP has installed a LAN port on the EliteBook 735 G5. The integrated Wi-Fi module supports both the 5 GHz band and the fast "ac" standard. The 2x2 MIMO antenna technology allows for data transfer rates of up to 640 Mbit/s when receiving and up to 529 Mbit/s when sending data. This puts the Wi-Fi performance on the par with comparable devices.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
664 MBit/s ∼100% +4%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
640 MBit/s ∼96%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
525 MBit/s ∼79% -18%
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
525 MBit/s ∼79% -18%
Average of class Office
  (5 - 688, n=174)
458 MBit/s ∼69% -28%
HP EliteBook 755 G5 3UN79EA
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
355 MBit/s ∼53% -45%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
667 MBit/s ∼100% +26%
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
630 MBit/s ∼94% +19%
HP EliteBook 755 G5 3UN79EA
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
564 MBit/s ∼85% +7%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
529 MBit/s ∼79%
Average of class Office
  (34 - 688, n=174)
425 MBit/s ∼64% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
124 MBit/s ∼19% -77%

Security

The EliteBook 735 G5 can be unlocked with a fingerprint scanner. It responds quickly to contact and unlocks the system without any major delays. The device can be further secured via smartcard, TPM 2.0 and a Kensington Lock. On top of that, there are software solutions included, such as the HP system manager and the HP Manageability Integration Kit Gen2 for managing hardware, BIOS and security settings of the 735 G5 through Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager.

Accessories

The scope of delivery only includes a 45-watt power supply the EliteBook 735 G5 and the device itself. However, HP offers various docking solutions for their business notebooks on their own web page. Furthermore, bags, mice and keyboards can be obtained directly from HP.

Maintenance

Users of the HP EliteBook 735 G5 can open their notebook by removing all the screws on the bottom and then carefully dislodging the bottom plate using an old credit card or something similar. This reveals the SSD and RAM slots as well as further components. Our test device came with only one 8 GB RAM module installed in single-channel mode, which means that there is one free RAM slot.

Maintenance options
Maintenance options

Warranty

The HP EliteBook 735 G5 comes with a 36-month warranty. This period can be extended to 5 years with domestic on-site hardware support on the next business day for a premium of 350 Euros (~410 USD). For 438 Euros (~512 USD), this service is also available worldwide.

Input devices - Laptop with TrackPoint and ClickPad

Keyboard

The keyboard of the EliteBook 735 G5 provides a fairly soft feedback, but it has a clearly defined pressure point. Although users will immediately notice the smooth surface, it still allows for precisely positioning the fingertips on the respective keys. While the size of the letter keys is comfortable, the special keys and the arrow up and down keys in particular are rather slim. That said, their placement is still good which makes all of the keys easy to reach.

There are two brightness levels of the keyboard backlight for working in dark environments. They pleasantly illuminate all of the keys without blinding the user.

Touchpad

Aside from the ClickPad, the EliteBook 735 G5 also offers two lowered mouse buttons below the keyboard and a TrackPoint. The ClickPad's friction is rather too high, which slightly hinders mouse movements. Touch inputs are registered quickly however and double clicks are not an issue either.

The lowered mouse buttons' travel distance before a click is registered is surprisingly high. The feedback is very soft and the audible click only occurs on the lower end of the button press. The TrackPoint has a very rough texture which makes it conveniently grippy. Navigation with the cursor is very precise and on par with current ThinkPads in this range of devices.

Input devices
Input devices
Keyboard backlight
Keyboard backlight

Display - HP EliteBook 735 G5 with good Color Space Coverage

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The EliteBook 735 G5 is available with four different display variants. All of them have a native resolution of 1,920x1,080 pixels and rely on a 13.3-inch IPS panel. The main differences include the color space coverage, the Sure-View screen privacy feature and a touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

According to the manufacturer, our device has a matte FHD IPS display with a 400 cd/m² background illumination and 100% sRGB color space coverage. Our measurements attest the display a brightness of 426 cd/m², which even exceeds the manufacturer's specifications. This puts the HP notebook in second place of our comparison.

433
cd/m²
412
cd/m²
399
cd/m²
451
cd/m²
464
cd/m²
396
cd/m²
449
cd/m²
421
cd/m²
410
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 464 cd/m² Average: 426.1 cd/m² Minimum: 23 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 461 cd/m²
Contrast: 1105:1 (Black: 0.42 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.49 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2, calibrated: 1.27
ΔE Greyscale 6.44 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
96% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 63% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.41
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
BOE074A, , 1920x1080, 13.3
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
B156HAK02.0, , 1920x1080, 15.6
HP EliteBook 755 G5 3UN79EA
BOE074E, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
JDI LPM139M422A, , 3000x2000, 13.9
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
Sharp LQ133M1JW28, , 1920x1080, 13.3
Dell Latitude 7390
LGD059B, , 1920x1080, 13.3
Response Times
11%
-2%
6%
-35%
2%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
42 (24, 18)
33.2 (15.6, 17.6)
21%
39 (20, 19)
7%
42 (20, 22)
-0%
43 (21, 22)
-2%
36.8 (18, 18.8)
12%
Response Time Black / White *
28 (14, 14)
27.6 (14.8, 12.8)
1%
32 (18, 14)
-14%
25 (12, 13)
11%
29 (16, 13)
-4%
30.4 (18.8, 11.6)
-9%
PWM Frequency
20500 (90)
21000 (90)
2%
217 (20)
-99%
Screen
-41%
-24%
28%
9%
2%
Brightness middle
464
254.5
-45%
456
-2%
550
19%
344
-26%
303.8
-35%
Brightness
426
238
-44%
410
-4%
512
20%
320
-25%
289
-32%
Brightness Distribution
85
87
2%
84
-1%
88
4%
77
-9%
86
1%
Black Level *
0.42
0.27
36%
0.62
-48%
0.32
24%
0.31
26%
0.31
26%
Contrast
1105
943
-15%
735
-33%
1719
56%
1110
0%
980
-11%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.49
4.58
-2%
7.09
-58%
2.28
49%
2.72
39%
2.9
35%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.77
17.99
-105%
12.64
-44%
4.36
50%
5.92
32%
5.79
34%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.27
4.34
-242%
0.8
37%
1.72
-35%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.44
3.3
49%
9.15
-42%
3.27
49%
2.74
57%
3.7
43%
Gamma
2.41 91%
2.403 92%
2.31 95%
2.35 94%
2.38 92%
2.118 104%
CCT
6922 94%
6355 102%
7195 90%
6819 95%
6794 96%
6323 103%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63
35
-44%
59
-6%
62
-2%
61
-3%
63
0%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
96
55
-43%
90
-6%
98
2%
94
-2%
95
-1%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-15% / -33%
-13% / -19%
17% / 25%
-13% / -1%
2% / 2%

* ... smaller is better

Our measurements attest the display a slightly heightened black value of 0.42 cd/m² and a good contrast ratio of 1105:1. In day-to-day use, colors appear saturated and distinct from one another. Black tones are slightly lacking in terms of depth, making them appear more like grays.

The display does not quite reach the denoted 100% sRGB color space coverage. At 96%, it can easily keep up with its competition and reaches second place in our comparison. At 63%, AdobeRGB coverage is high as well.

CalMAN - color accuracy
CalMAN - color accuracy
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - grayscales
CalMAN - grayscales
CalMAN - color accuracy (calibrated)
CalMAN - color accuracy (calibrated)
CalMAN - saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - grayscales (calibrated)
Color space coverage sRGB - 96 percent
Color space coverage sRGB - 96 percent
Color space coverage AdobeRGB - 63 percent
Color space coverage AdobeRGB - 63 percent

The EliteBook 735 G5 from HP is well-suited for outdoor use. The display brightness is high enough to keep screen contents readable in the shade. Thanks to the matte display, the view does not become obstructed by reflections or the like. In direct sunlight however, screen contents can only be made out with great difficulty.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14 ms rise
↘ 14 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 59 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
42 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 53 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 20500 Hz ≤ 90 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 20500 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 90 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 20500 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8933 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The IPS panel of the EliteBook 735 G5 has very good viewing angles, although screen contents appear slightly pale from very steep angles. Nevertheless, the HP notebook can be used from most positions without having to worry about an impaired view.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - HP Notebook with AMD Processor

HP offers different variants of the EliteBook 735 G5. The processor choices are limited to AMD's Ryzen 3 2300URyzen 5 2500U and Ryzen 7 2700U. With two RAM slots available, the memory configuration of the manufacturer features up to 32 GB of RAM and an SSD with capacities ranging from 128 to 512 GB. Every variant is powered by AMD's internal Radeon RX Vega 10. Whereas devices with the Ryzen 3 APU are suitable for simple office applications, the Ryzen 7 APUs can handle more complex applications as well.

In our test device, an AMD Ryzen 7 2700U ensures smooth system performance. Furthermore, users have access to a 512 GB SSD and 8 GB of single-channel RAM. AMD's Radeon RX Vega 10 takes care of displaying screen contents. As a result, the HP notebook is suitable for many office applications and can even perform more computing-intensive tasks.

 

Processor

Our HP EliteBook 735 G5 contains a AMD Ryzen 7 2700U CPU. This 4-core processor is suitable for slim and mobile notebooks and theoretically offers better performance than Intel's Core i7-8650U. Here, the actual performance depends heavily on the cooling solution and the predefined TDP. The latter can be adjusted from 12 to 25 watts by the manufacturer.

Our Cinebench endurance test revealed that the EliteBook 735 G5 can only maintain its maximum performance for a short time. The benchmark result quickly drops by about 15% and eventually stabilizes at 540 points. This puts the performance only very slightly ahead of the Intel Core i5-8250U-CPU.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit

In comparison with the competing devices that we have selected, the performance of the EliteBook 735 G5 is good on average. The peak value in the Cinebench test puts the HP laptop in the first place in our comparison.

The relative performance of other processors compared to the AMD Ryzen 7 2700U can be viewed on our CPU benchmark list.

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Dell Latitude 7390
Intel Core i7-8650U
176 Points ∼100% +20%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
Intel Core i7-8650U
166 Points ∼94% +13%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
147 Points ∼84%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
Intel Core i5-8250U
144 Points ∼82% -2%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
  (134 - 150, n=9)
143 Points ∼81% -3%
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
Intel Core i7-8550U
141 Points ∼80% -4%
HP EliteBook 755 G5 3UN79EA
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
134 Points ∼76% -9%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 178, n=478)
108 Points ∼61% -27%
CPU Multi 64Bit
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
640 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
  (530 - 719, n=9)
630 Points ∼98% -2%
HP EliteBook 755 G5 3UN79EA
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
623 Points ∼97% -3%
Dell Latitude 7390
Intel Core i7-8650U
619 Points ∼97% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
Intel Core i7-8650U
605 Points ∼95% -5%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
Intel Core i5-8250U
529 Points ∼83% -17%
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
Intel Core i7-8550U
514 Points ∼80% -20%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1050, n=482)
318 Points ∼50% -50%
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
147 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
640 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
38.31 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
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System Performance

The EliteBook 735 G5 only reached mediocre results in the PCMark 8 benchmark. The HP notebook is surpassed by devices with the Intel CPUs Core i7-8650U and Core i5-8250U in both the Work as well as the Home-test. In day-to-day use, the system runs smoothly however, and responds to every input without delay. Additionally, programs launch quickly and run smoothly.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Dell Latitude 7390
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3068 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3050 Points ∼99% 0%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
3047 Points ∼99%
HP EliteBook 755 G5 3UN79EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
2941 Points ∼96% -3%
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
2872 Points ∼94% -6%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 2700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
  (2410 - 3047, n=5)
2829 Points ∼92% -7%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
2711 Points ∼88% -11%
Average of class Office
  (320 - 3503, n=97)
2524 Points ∼82% -17%
Productivity
Dell Latitude 7390
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
7142 Points ∼100% +39%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6809 Points ∼95% +32%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
6079 Points ∼85% +18%
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
5886 Points ∼82% +14%
Average of class Office
  (1444 - 7142, n=97)
5372 Points ∼75% +4%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
5146 Points ∼72%
HP EliteBook 755 G5 3UN79EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
4325 Points ∼61% -16%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 2700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
  (3408 - 5146, n=5)
4308 Points ∼60% -16%
Essentials
Dell Latitude 7390
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
8253 Points ∼100% +26%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7951 Points ∼96% +22%
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
7165 Points ∼87% +10%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
7149 Points ∼87% +9%
Average of class Office
  (2683 - 8787, n=97)
6799 Points ∼82% +4%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
6537 Points ∼79%
HP EliteBook 755 G5 3UN79EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
6278 Points ∼76% -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 2700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
  (5395 - 6537, n=5)
6090 Points ∼74% -7%
Score
Dell Latitude 7390
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4053 Points ∼100% +21%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3933 Points ∼97% +17%
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
3546 Points ∼87% +6%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3514 Points ∼87% +5%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
3354 Points ∼83%
Average of class Office
  (803 - 4269, n=98)
3134 Points ∼77% -7%
HP EliteBook 755 G5 3UN79EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
3087 Points ∼76% -8%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 2700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
  (2584 - 3354, n=5)
3008 Points ∼74% -10%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Dell Latitude 7390
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5197 Points ∼100% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5038 Points ∼97% +8%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
4747 Points ∼91% +2%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
4666 Points ∼90%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 2700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
  (4391 - 4774, n=5)
4546 Points ∼87% -3%
HP EliteBook 755 G5 3UN79EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
4495 Points ∼86% -4%
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
4417 Points ∼85% -5%
Average of class Office
  (1226 - 5428, n=303)
3953 Points ∼76% -15%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Dell Latitude 7390
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3886 Points ∼100% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3728 Points ∼96% +10%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3676 Points ∼95% +8%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
3402 Points ∼88%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 2700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
  (3155 - 3640, n=5)
3308 Points ∼85% -3%
HP EliteBook 755 G5 3UN79EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
3186 Points ∼82% -6%
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
3183 Points ∼82% -6%
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4458, n=355)
3009 Points ∼77% -12%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3402 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4666 points
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Storage Solution

HP has installed a 256 GB Toshiba SSD in our test device. It has been split up into a 20 GB recovery partition and a 217 GB system partition. The remaining 150 GB is available for user data and programs.

The installed SSD achieves good read and write speeds in our memory benchmarks. Compared to an average SSD in our database, the storage inside the EliteBook 735 G5 is faster by up to 50%. The HP notebook is also able to go head-to-head with our selected competing devices.

The relative performance of other storage devices compared to Toshiba's KBG30ZMV256G can be viewed on our HDD /SSD benchmark page.

HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
HP EliteBook 755 G5 3UN79EA
Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
Average Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
 
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-2%
6%
-25%
1%
Write 4k QD32
158
220.3
39%
273.6
73%
277.2
75%
223 (158 - 340, n=3)
41%
Read 4k QD32
318.8
306
-4%
360
13%
246.5
-23%
283 (265 - 319, n=3)
-11%
Write 4k
79.61
63.21
-21%
117.5
48%
79.77
0%
83.7 (79.6 - 89.3, n=3)
5%
Read 4k
42.83
20.23
-53%
33.79
-21%
26.45
-38%
41.6 (40.7 - 42.8, n=3)
-3%
Write 512
642.8
549.8
-14%
461.4
-28%
335.2
-48%
614 (449 - 750, n=3)
-4%
Read 512
858.8
858.5
0%
627.9
-27%
320.2
-63%
683 (569 - 859, n=3)
-20%
Write Seq
719.1
522.6
-27%
459.9
-36%
401
-44%
749 (695 - 834, n=3)
4%
Read Seq
1052
1701
62%
1317
25%
464.9
-56%
1040 (1003 - 1065, n=3)
-1%
Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
Sequential Read: 1052 MB/s
Sequential Write: 719.1 MB/s
512K Read: 858.8 MB/s
512K Write: 642.8 MB/s
4K Read: 42.83 MB/s
4K Write: 79.61 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 318.8 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 158 MB/s

Graphics Card

AMD's internal graphics card Radeon RX Vega 10 is responsible for displaying screen contents on the EliteBook 735 G5. The performance benefits significantly from the installed RAM and supports dual-channel mode. Since only one RAM module is installed in our test device, a RAM upgrade can be expected to improve graphics performance as well.

The results of our graphics benchmarks place the HP EliteBook 735 G5 far ahead of notebooks with an Intel UHD Graphics 620, but also far behind notebooks with a Nvidias GeForce MX150. When using dual-channel RAM, the performance can be expected to be closer to the MX150.

On our GPU benchmark page, the performance of other devices with an AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 can be viewed.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
3450 Points ∼100% +19%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
  (2688 - 3728, n=5)
2987 Points ∼87% +3%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
2907 Points ∼84%
HP EliteBook 755 G5 3UN79EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
2728 Points ∼79% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8650U
1802 Points ∼52% -38%
Dell Latitude 7390
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8650U
1697 Points ∼49% -42%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1657 Points ∼48% -43%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 4967, n=603)
1222 Points ∼35% -58%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
2793 Points ∼100% +61%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
  (1567 - 2442, n=5)
1840 Points ∼66% +6%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
1740 Points ∼62%
HP EliteBook 755 G5 3UN79EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
1713 Points ∼61% -2%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1169 Points ∼42% -33%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8650U
1118 Points ∼40% -36%
Dell Latitude 7390
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8650U
977 Points ∼35% -44%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 4109, n=430)
941 Points ∼34% -46%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
17345 Points ∼100% +75%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
  (9364 - 15613, n=5)
11213 Points ∼65% +13%
HP EliteBook 755 G5 3UN79EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
10578 Points ∼61% +7%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
9904 Points ∼57%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
9291 Points ∼54% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8650U
8948 Points ∼52% -10%
Dell Latitude 7390
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8650U
8247 Points ∼48% -17%
Average of class Office
  (1208 - 27117, n=474)
6562 Points ∼38% -34%
3DMark 11 Performance
2950 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
8140 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1581 points
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Gaming Performance

AMD's Radeon RX Vega 10 offers sufficient performance to smoothly run older games on low settings. Titles from five years ago or more are not a problem. Since the HP EliteBook 735 G5 does not support the 1,366x768 pixels resolution, the options for comparing the various detail levels are limited. However, most titles run smoothly at 1,600x900 as well, as long as the details are set to low.

In our GPU list, games that run well on the AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 can be looked up.

Rise of the Tomb Raider
1920x1080 High Preset AA:FX AF:4x
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
27 fps ∼100% +125%
HP EliteBook 755 G5 3UN79EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
12 fps ∼44% 0%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
12 fps ∼44%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
  (10.9 - 12, n=3)
11.6 fps ∼43% -3%
Average of class Office
  (4.2 - 32.9, n=55)
11.4 fps ∼42% -5%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
6.5 fps ∼24% -46%
1024x768 Lowest Preset
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
86 fps ∼100% +132%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
37 fps ∼43%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
  (33 - 37, n=3)
34.5 fps ∼40% -7%
HP EliteBook 755 G5 3UN79EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
33 fps ∼38% -11%
Average of class Office
  (6.2 - 111, n=95)
26.7 fps ∼31% -28%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
18.9 fps ∼22% -49%
BioShock Infinite
1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
28 fps ∼100% +100%
HP EliteBook 755 G5 3UN79EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
14 fps ∼50% 0%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
14 fps ∼50%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
  (8 - 14.2, n=4)
12.6 fps ∼45% -10%
Average of class Office
  (2.54 - 54.8, n=210)
10.2 fps ∼36% -27%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
8.6 fps ∼31% -39%
Dell Latitude 7390
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
8 fps ∼29% -43%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8 fps ∼29% -43%
1280x720 Very Low Preset
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
161 fps ∼100% +96%
HP EliteBook 755 G5 3UN79EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
86 fps ∼53% +5%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
82 fps ∼51%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
  (65.7 - 86, n=4)
79.6 fps ∼49% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
60 fps ∼37% -27%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
57.9 fps ∼36% -29%
Dell Latitude 7390
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
56 fps ∼35% -32%
Average of class Office
  (12.2 - 204, n=324)
52.6 fps ∼33% -36%
Thief
1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FXAA & High SS AF:8x
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
17 fps ∼100% +70%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
10 fps ∼59%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
  (9.7 - 10, n=2)
9.85 fps ∼58% -1%
HP EliteBook 755 G5 3UN79EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
9.7 fps ∼57% -3%
Average of class Office
  (0.3 - 23, n=37)
6.97 fps ∼41% -30%
1024x768 Very Low Preset
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
47 fps ∼100% +31%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
36 fps ∼77%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
  (34 - 36, n=2)
35 fps ∼74% -3%
HP EliteBook 755 G5 3UN79EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
34 fps ∼72% -6%
Average of class Office
  (2.2 - 56, n=83)
17.7 fps ∼38% -51%
low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 8214fps
Thief (2014) 3610fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 3712fps

Emissions - No disturbing noises coming from HP EliteBook 735 G5

Noise Emissions

The EliteBook 735 G5's fans often stay turned off during day-to-day use and only begin to spin up under higher load. This makes the HP notebook almost inaudible during simple office use. Under load, a noise similar to a turbine emerges, which, while it is not loud, it is piercingly audible. We were not able to detect further noise emissions coming from the HP EliteBook 735 G5.

Noise Level

Idle
30.25 / 30.25 / 30.25 dB(A)
Load
37.3 / 37.3 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.25 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.736.834.332.933.72533.439.134.940.133.43135.642.934.839.435.64030.533.933.430.530.55036.136.237.234.736.16328.831.434.929.928.88025.626.827.226.625.610026.226.62624.926.212525.125.225.325.425.11602423.923.623.92420023.223.322.222.823.225022.723.222.22222.7315222221.121.32240021.322.220.619.921.350021.221.31919.321.263020.920.818.618.920.980022.923.418.318.522.910002525.517.91825125024.824.717.517.624.8160026.526.417.917.526.5200026.526.817.817.426.5250027.327.317.717.427.3315030.43017.717.530.4400024.524.517.817.624.55000232317.917.923630020.520.6181820.5800018.518.317.91818.51000018.318.1181818.31250018.218.117.917.918.21600018.218.119.217.918.2SPL37.337.330.330.337.3N2.42.41.31.22.4median 23median 23.3median 18median 18median 23Delta2.12.22.11.42.1hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

In our test, the surface temperatures of the EliteBook 735 G5 only barely surpassed 30 °C (~86 °F) during idle. The HP laptop remains cool during office use and does not heat up excessively under load either. With temperatures around 36 °C (~96.8 °F), the business notebook is still useable.

Our stress test fully exhausts the performance of the 735 G5 and  shows that the clock speeds of the CPU fall short of its base clock speed of 2.2 GHz and drop down to a minimum of 1.8 GHz. During this, core temperatures rise to up to 65 °C (149 °F). Since this load should only occur in our extreme test scenario, users should not expect any limitations in day-to-day use due to excessive core temperatures.

Max. Load
 35.6 °C
96 F
26 °C
79 F
33 °C
91 F
 
 34.3 °C
94 F
36 °C
97 F
33.7 °C
93 F
 
 27.8 °C
82 F
26.2 °C
79 F
28.2 °C
83 F
 
Maximum: 36 °C = 97 F
Average: 31.2 °C = 88 F
35.4 °C
96 F
36.5 °C
98 F
35.2 °C
95 F
36 °C
97 F
35.7 °C
96 F
34.8 °C
95 F
31.4 °C
89 F
30.9 °C
88 F
31.4 °C
89 F
Maximum: 36.5 °C = 98 F
Average: 34.1 °C = 93 F
Power Supply (max.)  45.6 °C = 114 F | Room Temperature 22.1 °C = 72 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31.2 °C / 88 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 36 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 36.5 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.7 °C / 82 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 28.2 °C / 82.8 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.3 °C / 82.9 F (+0.1 °C / 0.1 F).
Thermal image during idle - Top
Thermal image during idle - Top
Thermal image during idle - Bottom
Thermal image during idle - Bottom
Thermal image under load - Top
Thermal image under load - Top
Thermal image under load - Bottom
Thermal image under load - Bottom

Speakers

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The speakers of the EliteBook 735 G5 reach a low total volume, which is sufficient for playing multimedia content in quiet environments. The sound quality is good enough to be able to forego using external speakers or headphones. While the acoustic pattern shows a trend towards higher tones, they are fairly balanced. At high volumes however, the speakers of the HP notebook sound slightly tinny.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.332.930.32532.540.132.53138.439.438.44032.930.532.95039.434.739.4633529.9358026.826.626.810027.224.927.212525.525.425.516035.123.935.120041.622.841.625041.32241.331548.921.348.940063.119.963.150061.319.361.36306318.9638006218.562100066.81866.8125067.417.667.4160066.617.566.6200065.817.465.8250068.417.468.4315069.217.569.2400070.817.670.8500070.117.970.1630067.51867.580006418641000063.21863.21250062.217.962.21600056.117.956.1SPL79.330.379.3N42.21.242.2median 63.1median 18median 63.1Delta9.11.49.135.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EAApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (70.81 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.2% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 51% of all tested devices in this class were better, 14% similar, 35% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 46% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 44% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 96% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Energy Management - HP EliteBook with moderate Battery Life

Energy consumption

Our energy consumption measurements show that the EliteBook 735 G5 requires a little more power than similar devices. During idle, it has the second highest energy consumption of our selected competition at 9.4 watts, which is only exceeded by the EliteBook 755 G5. Under load, the differences are less pronounced. The maximum of 45.6 watts already reaches the limits of the included 45-watt power supply.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.38 / 0.9 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 5.5 / 9.4 / 11.6 Watt
Load midlight 39 / 45.6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
2700U, Vega 10, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
8650U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP EliteBook 755 G5 3UN79EA
2700U, Vega 10, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
8550U, GeForce MX150, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G, LTPS, 3000x2000, 13.9
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Dell Latitude 7390
8650U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
 
Average of class Office
 
Power Consumption
1%
-4%
10%
39%
23%
5%
-16%
Idle Minimum *
5.5
4.7
15%
5
9%
4.7
15%
2.4
56%
3.3
40%
5.34 (4.9 - 5.9, n=5)
3%
7.78 (0.77 - 32, n=913)
-41%
Idle Average *
9.4
7.9
16%
10.6
-13%
8.7
7%
5.5
41%
5.9
37%
9.3 (8.1 - 10.6, n=5)
1%
11.6 (4.2 - 42, n=913)
-23%
Idle Maximum *
11.6
11.4
2%
12.9
-11%
9.8
16%
6
48%
6.2
47%
11 (8.7 - 12.9, n=5)
5%
14.1 (5 - 67, n=913)
-22%
Load Average *
39
47.2
-21%
40.6
-4%
39.4
-1%
31
21%
43.2
-11%
34.8 (29.3 - 40.6, n=5)
11%
37.3 (7.43 - 99.3, n=898)
4%
Load Maximum *
45.6
48.1
-5%
46.6
-2%
40.4
11%
32.6
29%
45.2
1%
42.8 (38.5 - 46.6, n=5)
6%
45.8 (12.2 - 129, n=900)
-0%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The HP EliteBook 735 G5 ran for five and a half hours in our Wi-Fi battery test which aims to create a real-world scenario, before the device had to be charged again. This puts it far behind the average of comparable devices and yields it the last place in our comparison.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
9h 10min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
5h 32min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 25min
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
2700U, Vega 10, 50 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
8650U, UHD Graphics 620, 56 Wh
HP EliteBook 755 G5 3UN79EA
2700U, Vega 10, 56 Wh
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
8550U, GeForce MX150, 57 Wh
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 50 Wh
Dell Latitude 7390
8650U, UHD Graphics 620, 60 Wh
Average of class Office
 
Battery Runtime
-24%
32%
83%
70%
100%
14%
Reader / Idle
550
715
30%
1160
111%
1167
112%
557 (101 - 1857, n=770)
1%
WiFi v1.3
332
252
-24%
499
50%
506.3
53%
506
52%
664
100%
404 (105 - 964, n=295)
22%
Load
85
99
16%
157
85%
123
45%
101 (37 - 259, n=715)
19%
H.264
433
413 (139 - 791, n=149)

Verdict - Well-performing Business Notebook that falls short of its full Potential

Pros

+ robust design
+ good display
+ good system performance
+ decent speakers

Cons

- no SD card slot
- short battery life
- mouse buttons have a long travel distance
- Ryzen performance falls short its capabilities
Review: HP EliteBook 735 G5. Test device supplied by HP Germany.
Review: HP EliteBook 735 G5. Test device supplied by HP Germany.

The EliteBook 735 G5 from HP particularly impresses with its attractive design, which is suitable for every business environment. The hardware configuration is good enough for non-daily office applications and tinkerers can perform maintenance on the device themselves with a little effort.

Buyers of the HP EliteBook 735 G5 can expect a performant 13-inch business notebook. Although HP could have gotten more out of the hardware.

With the EliteBook 735 G5, although HP has a performant 13-inch device on offer, the hardware configuration falls short of its capabilities. Under load, the performance drops by around 15% after only a short time and the business notebook experiences considerable throttling during the endurance stress test. This does not matter for day-to-day office use however since the system performs all of its tasks smoothly. This still nets the EliteBoook 735 G5 a recommendation. 

HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA - 09/13/2018 v6
Mike Wobker

Chassis
92 / 98 → 94%
Keyboard
86%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
50 / 80 → 63%
Weight
71 / 20-67 → 100%
Battery
85%
Display
88%
Games Performance
65 / 68 → 95%
Application Performance
83 / 92 → 90%
Temperature
93%
Noise
92%
Audio
71%
Camera
27 / 85 → 32%
Average
76%
86%
Office - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > HP EliteBook 735 G5 (7 2700U, Vega 10) Laptop Review
Mike Wobker, 2018-09-17 (Update: 2018-09-19)