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HP ProBook 635 Aero G7: Magnesium ProBook with AMD Ryzen 4000 weighs only 999g

HP ProBook 635 Aero G7: Magnesium ProBook with AMD Ryzen 4000 weighs only 999g
HP ProBook 635 Aero G7: Magnesium ProBook with AMD Ryzen 4000 weighs only 999g
HP is expanding its mid-range ProBook 600 series with a new, lightweight 13.3-inch model powered by AMD Ryzen 4000. For the first time in a ProBook laptop, HP is using magnesium as the chassis material to reduce weight. However, if you want a weight of less than the magical 1 kg, you have to do without some extras.
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Weight reduction is without doubt one of the most important priorities of many manufacturers in recent years. Whether LG with the Gram or Lenovo with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon - a low weight is a good selling point.

HP relies on this argument in a segment where one would perhaps rather not expect it: The business middle class. The new HP ProBook 635 Aero G7 weighs less than 1 kg in the entry-level configuration. It is also one of the lightest HP laptops with Ryzen 4000 CPU, the AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U as the fastest option.

To keep the weight low, HP does not compromise on expandability: With two RAM slots, the HP ProBook Aero 653 G7 can be upgraded up to 64 GB. The ProBook 635 G7 is sold as standard with 32 GB.

On the other hand, a reduction in thickness seems to have been less important, as at 17.9 mm the HP laptop, whose casing is partly made of magnesium for the first time in a ProBook, does not set any new records in this area. There is also a restriction in terms of weight: 999 grams is only the weight of the entry-level configuration. Extras such as LTE, a backlight keyboard, the larger 53 Wh battery or HP's Sure-View display are not included.

Even with these extras, the ProBook should still be an extremely light 13.3-inch laptop that includes all important business features, numerous legacy ports such as two USB-A ports and HDMI and HP's premium keyboard.

The HP ProBook 635 Aero G7 is scheduled for launch in November 2020.

Spec sheet HP ProBook 635 Aero G7
Spec sheet HP ProBook 635 Aero G7
 
 

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Benjamin Herzig
Editor of the original article: Benjamin Herzig - Managing Editor - 903 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
I was an ardent reader of Notebookcheck’s laptop reviews even back in school. After writing reviews as a hobby, I then joined Notebookcheck in 2016 and have worked on device reviews and news articles ever since then. My personal interest lies more with laptops than smartphones, with business laptops being the most interesting category for me. Technology should make our lives and work easier and good laptops are an essential tool for that to happen. This is why laptop reviews are not just my work but are also my passion.
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Marvin Glöckner
Translator: Marvin Glöckner - Translator - 42 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I had a happy childhood full of LAN parties, Peltier cooling, 3dfx accelerator cards, dual CPU motherboards and thermal paste everywhere; followed by a happy youth with more LAN parties, building gaming rigs in acoustic guitars, pizza boxes and trumpet cases. As an adult I am more interested in the tidier, compact gaming world of laptops.
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Benjamin Herzig, 2020-09-16 (Update: 2020-09-16)