HP ProBook x360 435 G7: AMD Ryzen 4000 as unique selling point
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020 Laptop Review: Business convertible with small improvementsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 - only available with Intel. HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 - ditto. And Dell's Latitude 9410 2-in-1 can also only be bought with Intel CPUs. This Intel exclusivity also extends to the less expensive business convertibles: The Dell Latitude 5310 2-in-1, the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga, and the HP EliteBook x360 830 G7. All these laptops with 360-degree hinges are only available with Intel Comet Lake CPUs.
An incomprehensible situation for us, since the AMD Ryzen 4000 series is superior to the current Intel processors in terms of CPU and GPU performance. Users who appreciate convertible features, such as being able to use a pen, should have the option for AMD CPUs as well.
Fortunately, there's at least one option for this user group: The HP ProBook x360 435 G7, which we recently subjected to an extensive test.
As was to be expected: In terms of performance, the HP laptop outperforms its competitors. This applies both to the similarly expensive Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga and the much more expensive HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4.
The latter also applies to the remaining characteristics of the HP laptop: In HP's business portfolio, the ProBook 400 series only represents the entry-level solution, but the ProBook 435 x360 G7 doesn't lag behind in any way. Very good input devices, a high-quality aluminum case, and long battery life make it a great work device. Nevertheless, this naturally raises the question of why HP only uses the Ryzen 4000 CPUs in the cheapest convertible model.