CES 2022 | HP Pro x360 435 G9 with AMD Barcelo-U brings convertible flexibility for hybrid work
HP is introducing a new range of ProBook models powered by AMD Barcelo-U processors at CES 2022. While the ProBook 405 Series G9 devices are conventional form factor laptops, the Pro x360 435 G9 is a convertible. The Pro x360 435 G9 is designed for hybrid work scenarios with the convertible form factor allowing easy adaptability.
The HP Pro x360 435 G9 is powered by AMD Barcelo-U APUs. These are new refreshes to the Ryzen 5000 series that now includes Zen 2 Lucienne, Zen 3 Cezanne, and Zen 3 Refresh Barcelo. HP offers a choice of several Barcelo APUs for the Pro x360 including the Ryzen 3 5425U, Ryzen 5 5625U, and the Ryzen 7 5825U. The Ryzen 5 5625U and the Ryzen 7 5825U are also available in their Pro variants as well.
The Pro x360 435 G9 offers a 13.3 16:9 FHD IPS display that is available in three brightness options of 250, 400, and 1000 nits — the 1000-nit option also offers HP SureView Reflect and HP Eye Ease for enhanced privacy and low blue light emissions, respectively.
Storage options range from 128 GB PCIe NVMe SSDs all the way up to 2 TB. Buyers can also configure the Pro x360 435 with up to 32 GB of dual-channel DDR4-3200 RAM. Port selection includes 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-As, 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C with DisplayPort-out and power delivery, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x 3.5 mm combo audio jack, and a microSD card slot. Biometric authentication is facilitated by the optional IR camera or the fingerprint scanner.
As a convertible, the Pro x360 435 can be configured to offer two cameras — a user-facing 720p camera (with optional IR) and an optional world-facing 5 MP sensor with auto-focus.
Networking is facilitated by either a Qualcomm WCN6900 Wi-Fi 6E or a Realtek Wi-Fi 6 WLAN card depending on the SKU, both with Bluetooth 5.2. A 3-cell 42 Whr Li-Pol battery that supports HP Fast Charge powers the internals.
HP said that the Pro x360 435 comes with HP Wolf Security for Business that offers a hardware-based always-on defense from the BIOS to the OS and apps. Combined with manageability features in Pro versions of AMD Ryzen APUs, Wolf Security is designed to make IT administration easy in remote hybrid work scenarios. The laptop is also designed to pass MIL-STD 810H testing.
The HP Pro x360 435 G9 will be available from April. Pricing details will be made available closer to launch.
HP Press Release