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HP ProBook x360 435 G7 laptop review: AMD Ryzen also shines in the business convertible

2-in-1 powered by Renoir. If the Ryzen 4000 series is already found in regular business laptops, why not in convertibles too? HP probably thought of that when they developed the ProBook x360 435 G7. The result: A convertible laptop that is faster than the competition and that easily outperforms even much more expensive HP EliteBooks.
Benjamin Herzig, 👁 Andreas Osthoff, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain),

Convertibles with 360° hinges are part of last decade's PC innovations that have achieved lasting success. The previously widespread designs with rotating hinges have been completely replaced, and the new 360° designs are also available in significantly more variants than the older tablet PCs ever were. They haven't replaced traditional laptops, and convertibles and clamshell laptops rather lead a peaceful coexistence.

At HP, convertibles are marked with the "x360" code. An example of this is our current test device, the HP ProBook x360 435 G7. The ProBook series is HP's low-cost office laptop series aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). As the name of the HP laptop also indicates, this is the AMD version with a 13.3-inch display. Our test device comes with the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor, 16 GB of RAM, a Full HD display, and a 512 GB SSD. This comparatively well-equipped package costs around 860 Euros (~$1,017) in HP's Campus program. For regular customers, it costs about 915 Euros (~$1,082).

Since we haven't reviewed a direct predecessor, we compare the HP ProBook x360 435 G7 with the high-end HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 business model as well as with the HP Envy x360 13 2020 consumer model. In addition, we also include the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga in the comparison as a competitor model from Lenovo.

HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U (ProBook X360 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U 6 x 2.3 - 4 GHz, Renoir (Zen 2)
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4 3200, 1 out of 2 SO-DIMM slots free, single-channel
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, 10-point touchscreen, native pen support, LGD0675, IPS LED, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G, 512 GB 
, M.2 2280, PCIe NVMe, 436 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Raven/Renoir/VanGogh/Cezanne - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.9 x 308.5 x 222.9 ( = 0.7 x 12.15 x 8.78 in)
Battery
45 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 3-cell
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: six-row chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.372 kg ( = 48.4 oz / 3.02 pounds), Power Supply: 330 g ( = 11.64 oz / 0.73 pounds)
Price
860 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87 %
09/2020
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
R5 4500U, Vega 6 R4000
1.4 kg17.9 mm13.3"1920x1080
89 %
03/2020
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
i7-8565U, UHD Graphics 620
1.3 kg16 mm13.3"1920x1080
86 %
06/2020
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
R5 4500U, Vega 6 R4000
1.3 kg16.4 mm13.3"1920x1080
88 %
03/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
1.4 kg17.6 mm13.3"1920x1080

HP ProBook with aluminum case

HP ProBook x360 435 G7
HP ProBook x360 435 G7

Although it's "only" a 400 series ProBook, i.e. the cheapest business series, the case is almost completely made of aluminum. Only the keyboard and a small strip on the display cover, which protects the area of the Wi-Fi antennas, are made of plastic. As a result, the device is in a league that is actually above its price range in terms of feel. The stability and workmanship are also virtually perfect. The base unit can't be pushed in anywhere, and it can't be twisted in any way either. Even the display cover, which is additionally reinforced by the glass pane in front of the display panel, is hardly twistable whereby it transfers pressure to the panel relatively quickly. In this regard, the ProBook is clearly better than the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga with its fiberglass-plastic case.

You'll look in vain for real causes for criticism when it comes to quality, since there's nothing to complain about the two hinges either. They have a firm grip on the display and allow the laptop to be folded by 360° as well opened with one finger.

If there is one thing you can criticize, it's the uninspiring design. A silver case with a black keyboard and a black display frame isn't exactly original. While this is, of course, not a real problem, there's a more serious point of criticism: The wide bezels above and below the display.

The HP ProBook x360 435 G7 is larger than the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 and the HP Envy x360 13 2020 due to the large display bezels. The ProBook is also heavier. On the other hand, it's somewhat on par with the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga.

Size comparison

311.5 mm / 12.3 inch 219 mm / 8.62 inch 17.6 mm / 0.693 inch 1.4 kg3.14 lbs308.5 mm / 12.1 inch 222.9 mm / 8.78 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.4 kg3.02 lbs306.5 mm / 12.1 inch 194.6 mm / 7.66 inch 16.4 mm / 0.646 inch 1.3 kg2.78 lbs306 mm / 12 inch 205 mm / 8.07 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.3 kg2.8 lbs

Connectivity

Compared to Lenovo and their ThinkPad L13 Yoga, HP takes a different approach to charging because the ProBook still has a proprietary charging port. There is one USB-C port less than with the ThinkPad, and this single port in the ProBook can naturally be optionally used for charging. Thunderbolt 3 is not supported by the USB-C port, which is normal for budget business devices, but it's a disadvantage compared to the EliteBook x360 1030 G4.

Something worth mentioning: HP completely forgoes the implementation of HDMI 2.0, which would actually be possible with the Ryzen 4000 CPU. Only version 1.4b is supported. This is still an advantage compared to the Envy x360 13, which has no HDMI port at all. Its USB-A ports are also hidden behind flaps and are less practical.

Left: Kensington lock, USB-A 3.0
Left: Kensington lock, USB-A 3.0
Right: microSD, combo audio, HDMI 1.4b, USB-A 3.0, USB-C 3.1 Gen 2
Right: microSD, combo audio, HDMI 1.4b, USB-A 3.0, USB-C 3.1 Gen 2

SD card reader

We tested the microSD card reader with our reference card, the Toshiba Exceria Pro M501, and found that it's only an average model in terms of speed. But at least the ProBook has a card reader in contrast to the much more expensive HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
77.8 MB/s ∼100% +3%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
75.4 MB/s ∼97%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
 
74.4 MB/s ∼96% -1%
Average of class Convertible
  (7.5 - 197, n=157)
64.5 MB/s ∼83% -14%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
86 MB/s ∼100% +1%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
85.4 MB/s ∼99%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
85.1 MB/s ∼99% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (19.2 - 246, n=152)
79.9 MB/s ∼93% -6%

Communication

The HP ProBook 435 x360 G7 has a modern Wi-Fi 6 solution in the form of the Intel Wireless AX200 (2x2) chip, but the transfer rates are disappointing. The HP laptop is just as good as the ThinkPad L13 Yoga, which still used the 9560AC chip. The HP Envy x360 shows what would actually be possible with Wi-Fi 6.

WWAN is not available on a budget business laptop like the ProBook x360 435 G7. It's worth mentioning as a disadvantage compared to more expensive business laptops.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1333 (1206min - 1383max) MBit/s ∼100% +134%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (523 - 1640, n=58)
1133 MBit/s ∼85% +99%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
830 (516min - 916max) MBit/s ∼62% +46%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
682 (614min - 703max) MBit/s ∼51% +20%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
569 (551min - 604max) MBit/s ∼43%
Average of class Convertible
  (28.7 - 1470, n=178)
559 MBit/s ∼42% -2%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1246 (1148min - 1320max) MBit/s ∼100% +48%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (553 - 1645, n=57)
1052 MBit/s ∼84% +25%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
843 (762min - 862max) MBit/s ∼68%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
688 (362min - 697max) MBit/s ∼55% -18%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
664 (628min - 714max) MBit/s ∼53% -21%
Average of class Convertible
  (36.4 - 1411, n=178)
553 MBit/s ∼44% -34%
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HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø570 (551-604)
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø829 (516-916)
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1332 (1206-1383)
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800 Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø681 (614-703)
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø842 (762-862)
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø664 (628-714)
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1246 (1148-1320)
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800 Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø676 (362-697)

Webcam

ColorChecker
13.7 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
19.9 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
21 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
17 ∆E
19 ∆E
0.6 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
ColorChecker HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U: 13.13 ∆E min: 0.59 - max: 20.97 ∆E

Security

For a business laptop, there aren't many security features in the HP convertible. There's just a fingerprint scanner and a Kensington lock. Other business models that are also in this price range offer, for example, smart card readers, infrared cameras or even mechanical privacy shutters for the webcam. At least the infrared camera is optionally available.

Accessories

Apart from the power adapter with the proprietary charging connection, no other accessories are included. A digitizer pen is optionally available, a clear disadvantage compared to the ThinkPad L13 Yoga. With the latter, you can also store the pen in the case, which isn't possible with the HP ProBook.

Maintenance

Seven screws need to be loosened at the bottom. Clips are also available, but only the hooks on the back have to be loosened individually. The other clips will open by themselves.

Inside, you find the two RAM slots and the M.2 2280 slot under two covers. These components can be upgraded at any time just like the Wi-Fi module in the M.2 2230 format. The battery and cooling system can also be replaced.

On the other hand, the keyboard, which is embedded into the palm rest, is not replaceable.

A view inside the HP ProBook x360 435 G7
A view inside the HP ProBook x360 435 G7

Warranty

The 12-month manufacturer's warranty is extremely limited, but it's just as short with the ThinkPad L13 Yoga. For a price premium, the warranty can be extended and improved through the addition of on-site service. There's only pickup-and-return service ex-works, so the laptop would be picked up by the manufacturer in case of it requiring service.

Input devices: HP laptop is also suitable for longer text

Keyboard

The square, flat keys of the six-row backlit chiclet keyboard have a very pleasant, matte feel. HP describes the keyboard as a "Premium Keyboard" with "Durakeys", and this name thoroughly fits the keyboard. The typing experience is very pleasant with an estimated travel of 1.5 to 1.8 mm as well as a crisp pressure point and good resistance. You can type longer text without problems on this keyboard. The only unpleasant aspects are the small vertical arrow keys and the lack of dedicated page up/page down keys as well as home and end keys. 

HP ProBook 435 x360 G7 keyboard area
HP ProBook 435 x360 G7 keyboard area

Touchpad and touchscreen

The Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga doesn't offer a glass touchpad, but the HP ProBook 435 G7 does. At a size of 11.5 x 7 cm, the high-quality surface is also considerably larger than on its direct competitor. One thing they have in common: There are no dedicated buttons, and you press the bottom area of the ClickPad to perform a click instead. The click mechanism is cushioned with a good pressure point. The software implementation of the touchpad is also very good with the Microsoft Precision TrackPad driver, and gestures work perfectly. All in all, it's a very good touchpad.

The built-in 10-point touchscreen works flawlessly. The HP ProBook does have a built-in digitizer, but due to the lack of a suitable pen, we couldn't test it. In contrast, there's no TrackPoint - this is reserved for the HP EliteBooks of the 800 series and also only available for non-convertibles. If you want this feature in a convertible, you have to resort to a Lenovo ThinkPad.

Display: HP laptop with less brightness than promised

HP ProBook x360 435 G7 subpixel matrix
HP ProBook x360 435 G7 subpixel matrix
Almost no backlight bleeding (represented in an intensified way here)
Almost no backlight bleeding (represented in an intensified way here)

As is often the case with business laptops, there are various IPS LCD variants: An entry-level display with 250 cd/m² and a 45% NTSC color-space coverage, the brighter low-power display with 400 cd/m² and a 72% NTSC coverage, and the SureView display with up to 1,000 cd/m² (also a 72% NTSC coverage). All three are glossy touchscreens.

Our test device comes with the middle variant, the low-power display. The panel comes from LG and unfortunately can't deliver the promised brightness: At an average of 344 cd/m², it stays well below the 400 cd/m². Consequently, the panel is hardly brighter than the display of the ThinkPad L13 Yoga, which is actually only supposed to reach 300 cd/m². The in-house competition in the form of the HP EliteBook and the HP Envy can show off with significantly brighter displays.

310
cd/m²
317
cd/m²
313
cd/m²
357
cd/m²
354
cd/m²
350
cd/m²
363
cd/m²
373
cd/m²
360
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LGD0675
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 373 cd/m² Average: 344.1 cd/m² Minimum: 14.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 360 cd/m²
Contrast: 2213:1 (Black: 0.16 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.4 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 2
ΔE Greyscale 4.5 | 0.64-98 Ø6
90.6% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 59% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.29
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
LGD0675, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.3
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
InfoVison IVO857A, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
N133HCE-EP2, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Response Times
-53%
-5%
11%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
45.6 (23.6, 22)
74 (30, 44)
-62%
47.6 (24.8, 22.8)
-4%
40 (21.6, 18.4)
12%
Response Time Black / White *
30.8 (18, 12.8)
44 (22, 22)
-43%
32.4 (16.4, 16)
-5%
28 (15.6, 12.4)
9%
PWM Frequency
952 (100)
25000 (45)
25000 (50)
Screen
-7%
10%
21%
Brightness middle
354
542
53%
452.6
28%
340
-4%
Brightness
344
653
90%
438
27%
336
-2%
Brightness Distribution
83
70
-16%
93
12%
90
8%
Black Level *
0.16
0.22
-38%
0.29
-81%
0.18
-13%
Contrast
2213
2464
11%
1561
-29%
1889
-15%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.4
4.72
-39%
2.67
21%
1.3
62%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
5.8
10.5
-81%
4.11
29%
2.8
52%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2
1.36
32%
0.7
65%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.5
7.71
-71%
2.1
53%
1.9
58%
Gamma
2.29 96%
2.31 95%
2.01 109%
2.15 102%
CCT
6046 108%
6670 97%
6505 100%
6735 97%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
59
63
7%
62.2
5%
64.1
9%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
90.6
100
10%
97.6
8%
99.6
10%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-30% / -15%
3% / 7%
16% / 19%

* ... smaller is better

Colors
Colors
Grayscales
Grayscales
Saturation
Saturation
Colors (calibrated)
Colors (calibrated)
Grayscales (calibrated)
Grayscales (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)

Out of the box, the color reproduction is a bit too warm, but this could be completely corrected with the CalMan software and the X-Rite i1 Pro 2 colorimeter. As a result, the grayscales, colors, and saturation are displayed comparatively correctly, and thanks to the very good contrast of 2,213:1 and the black level of 0.16 cd/m², the colors are bright and blacks are really black.

The color-space coverage is a slight disappointment. 90% of sRGB is not bad at all, but there are also some colors missing, which can lead to image distortions when editing them. The ThinkPad L13 Yoga as well as the in-house competition offer better color-space coverage.

sRGB: 90.6%
sRGB: 90.6%
AdobeRGB: 59%
AdobeRGB: 59%
Outdoors (overcast sky)
Outdoors (overcast sky)

Although outdoor use is possible in principle thanks to the brightness of over 300 cd/m², you have to live with annoying reflections even in the shade because of the glossy surface. In order to outshine the reflections, more brightness would be necessary.

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
30.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 12.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 78 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
45.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23.6 ms rise
↘ 22 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 71 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.7 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 not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9600 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

As is typical for IPS panels, the viewing-angle stability is perfect.

Performance: HP ProBook outperforms the competition

HP offers five different AMD CPUs of the Ryzen 4000 series in the ProBook 435 G7: The Ryzen 3 4300URyzen 5 4500U, anRyzen 7 4700U non-Pro versions as well as the Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U and Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U Pro variants. Since the HP laptop is a compact model, there's no dGPU; instead, the integrated AMD graphics are used. The fastest GPU available in this case is the AMD Radeon RX Vega 7.

You'll find maximum flexibility in the compact HP laptop when it comes to the RAM, because with two slots, you can install up to 64 GB of DDR4 3200 memory. This gives the HP ProBook x360 435 G7 a big advantage compared to the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga, even though HP admittedly only sells the convertible with up to 16 GB of memory ex-works. A single M.2 2280 SSD completes the package.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z Caches
CPU-Z Caches
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z Memory
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
 
 

Processor

The AMD Ryzen 5 4500U is a hexa-core processor of AMD's "Renoir" series. The six cores have clock rates in the range of 2.3 to 4 GHz. The CPU is classified as "ULV", which means that it has a typical consumption of 15 watts. Comparisons with other CPUs are possible with our CPU Comparison List.

The following applies for both the Cinebench loop and the individual tests: The HP ProBook x360 435 G7 beats all its direct competitors. The HP Envy x360 13 with the same CPU is only slightly but consistently slower. The Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga, which is sold exclusively with Intel Comet Lake processors, is on average around 44% slower in the multi-core test. In single-core operation, the difference is smaller, but the Envy is still behind. The difference to the expensive HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 is even more blatant, especially under continuous load.

You can get the CPU's full performance even without the power adapter being connected.

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HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Ryzen 5 4500U: Ø864 (856.11-890.49)
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø446 (440.95-506.36)
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Ryzen 5 4500U: Ø814 (768.42-834.85)
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800 Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø506 (500.98-533.71)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core) - CPU (Multi Core)
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2219 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (1843 - 2530, n=11)
2212 Points ∼100% 0%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2095 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Convertible
  (200 - 2829, n=53)
1271 Points ∼57% -43%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
1204 Points ∼54% -46%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core) - CPU (Single Core)
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
448 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (424 - 453, n=10)
447 Points ∼100% 0%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
424 Points ∼95% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
422 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Convertible
  (78 - 496, n=53)
371 Points ∼83% -17%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit - CPU Multi 64Bit
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
890 (856.11min - 890.49max) Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (715 - 1007, n=16)
890 Points ∼100% 0%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
835 (768.42min - 834.85max) Points ∼94% -6%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
519 Points ∼58% -42%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
515 Points ∼58% -42%
Average of class Convertible
  (33 - 1049, n=353)
342 Points ∼38% -62%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit - CPU Single 64Bit
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
174 Points ∼100%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
173 Points ∼99% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (156 - 177, n=11)
173 Points ∼99% -1%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
168 Points ∼97% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
164 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Convertible
  (19 - 213, n=342)
112 Points ∼64% -36%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Convertible
  (447 - 5811, n=44)
1380 Seconds * ∼100% -142%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
792.5 Seconds * ∼57% -39%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
605 Seconds * ∼44% -6%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (533 - 748, n=8)
605 Seconds * ∼44% -6%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
570 Seconds * ∼41%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
4455 MIPS ∼100% +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (4278 - 4338, n=8)
4302 MIPS ∼97% +1%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4281 MIPS ∼96% 0%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4278 MIPS ∼96%
Average of class Convertible
  (1307 - 5167, n=43)
3969 MIPS ∼89% -7%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 - 7z b 4
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
24362 MIPS ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (23237 - 25891, n=8)
24267 MIPS ∼100% 0%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
23237 MIPS ∼95% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
19305 MIPS ∼79% -21%
Average of class Convertible
  (3541 - 31114, n=44)
15819 MIPS ∼65% -35%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
1098 Points ∼100% +1%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
1096 Points ∼100% +1%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (1082 - 1108, n=8)
1096 Points ∼100% +1%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
1082 Points ∼99%
Average of class Convertible
  (233 - 1566, n=29)
1017 Points ∼93% -6%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (4352 - 5091, n=8)
4597 Points ∼100% +6%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4469 Points ∼97% +3%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4352 Points ∼95%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
4228 Points ∼92% -3%
Average of class Convertible
  (770 - 5443, n=29)
3551 Points ∼77% -18%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset - 4k Preset
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6.93 fps ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (5.86 - 7.16, n=7)
6.75 fps ∼97% -3%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6.7 fps ∼97% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
4.42 fps ∼64% -36%
Average of class Convertible
  (0.58 - 8.81, n=44)
3.95 fps ∼57% -43%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Convertible
  (46.9 - 238, n=24)
87.1 s ∼100% +12%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
78 s ∼90%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (58.2 - 78, n=8)
66.5 s ∼76% -15%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
61.8 s ∼71% -21%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean - Overall mean
Average of class Convertible
  (0.611 - 2.74, n=25)
1.004 sec * ∼100% -54%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
0.696 sec * ∼69% -6%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
0.654 sec * ∼65%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (0.614 - 0.654, n=7)
0.637 sec * ∼63% +3%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
0.629 sec * ∼63% +4%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
890 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
51.9 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
174 Points
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System performance

The HP ProBook x360 435 G7 always ran smoothly in everyday use and also performed well in the benchmarks.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (4189 - 4791, n=7)
4486 Points ∼100% +5%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
4472 Points ∼100% +4%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4282 Points ∼95%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
3242 Points ∼72% -24%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
2838 Points ∼63% -34%
Average of class Convertible
  (605 - 5161, n=134)
2659 Points ∼59% -38%
Productivity
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
7752 Points ∼100% +15%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
6980 Points ∼90% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
6972 Points ∼90% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (6400 - 7752, n=7)
6908 Points ∼89% +2%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
6746 Points ∼87%
Average of class Convertible
  (1121 - 7945, n=136)
5502 Points ∼71% -18%
Essentials
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
9907 Points ∼100% +17%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
9124 Points ∼92% +8%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
8799 Points ∼89% +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (8327 - 9124, n=7)
8721 Points ∼88% +3%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
8459 Points ∼85%
Average of class Convertible
  (2489 - 10546, n=136)
7304 Points ∼74% -14%
Score
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
4884 Points ∼100% +9%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (4393 - 5024, n=8)
4681 Points ∼96% +4%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4481 Points ∼92%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
4353 Points ∼89% -3%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4004 Points ∼82% -11%
Average of class Convertible
  (872 - 5214, n=137)
3358 Points ∼69% -25%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (5084 - 5543, n=8)
5277 Points ∼100% +4%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
5249 Points ∼99% +3%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5084 Points ∼96%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
5063 Points ∼96% 0%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4884 Points ∼93% -4%
Average of class Convertible
  (1007 - 5366, n=259)
3831 Points ∼73% -25%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
4284 Points ∼100% +10%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (3889 - 4658, n=8)
4252 Points ∼99% +9%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
4127 Points ∼96% +6%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3941 Points ∼92% +1%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3889 Points ∼91%
Average of class Convertible
  (741 - 4741, n=309)
2871 Points ∼67% -26%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3889 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5084 points
PCMark 10 Score
4481 points
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DPC latencies


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HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
6903.3 μs * ∼100%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

The 512 GB SSD from Western Digital definitely offers sufficient capacity. Moreover, it's also quite fast as a PCIe NVMe SSD. But other M.2 2280 SSDs like the Toshiba model in the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yogafor example, are sometimes even significantly faster. But you should practically only notice this when copying large amounts of data.

HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
Average WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
6%
-21%
46%
7%
Write 4K
94.14
146.4
56%
94.8
1%
172.3
83%
139 (94.1 - 191, n=27)
48%
Read 4K
41.01
46.91
14%
45.5
11%
44.37
8%
44.2 (27.6 - 53.1, n=27)
8%
Write Seq
1465
981.3
-33%
731.5
-50%
1492
2%
1265 (750 - 1768, n=25)
-14%
Read Seq
1453
908.1
-38%
958.7
-34%
1471
1%
1237 (423 - 1710, n=25)
-15%
Write 4K Q32T1
322.6
474.9
47%
224.6
-30%
483.1
50%
404 (239 - 749, n=27)
25%
Read 4K Q32T1
421.8
442.3
5%
365.2
-13%
550.6
31%
421 (229 - 654, n=27)
0%
Write Seq Q32T1
1463
1451
-1%
863.8
-41%
2950.5
102%
1491 (1319 - 2544, n=27)
2%
Read Seq Q32T1
1751
1638
-6%
1580
-10%
3289.4
88%
1741 (473 - 3433, n=27)
-1%
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 1751 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1463 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 421.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 322.6 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1453 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1465 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 41.01 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 94.14 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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: Ø1744 (1415.37-1752.11)

Graphics card

Neither the fastest iGPU from AMD nor the slowest: This is how we could describe the AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 that we find in the HP ProBook x360 435 G7. Nevertheless, it's practically enough to achieve twice as fast results compared to the Intel UHD Graphics 620 in the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 YogaAnd there's still room for improvement: Because memory in the ProBook only runs in single-channel mode, the GPU can't develop its maximum performance. You can simply add a second RAM module to improve performance even more. With dual-channel RAM, the HP Envy x360 13 performs about 21% better than the ProBook.

Even on battery power, the Radeon delivers 100% of its performance.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4419 Points ∼100% +21%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (3660 - 4713, n=9)
4290 Points ∼97% +17%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
3660 Points ∼83%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1849 Points ∼42% -49%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
1666 Points ∼38% -54%
Average of class Convertible
  (173 - 17421, n=366)
1516 Points ∼34% -59%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (685 - 932, n=10)
835 Points ∼100% +22%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
821 Points ∼98% +20%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
685 Points ∼82%
Average of class Convertible
  (85 - 5126, n=63)
638 Points ∼76% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
412 Points ∼49% -40%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2854 Points ∼100% +28%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (2228 - 3239, n=10)
2787 Points ∼98% +25%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2228 Points ∼78%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1333 Points ∼47% -40%
Average of class Convertible
  (132 - 13158, n=273)
1215 Points ∼43% -45%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
1177 Points ∼41% -47%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
22109 Points ∼100% +33%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (16629 - 24163, n=8)
20915 Points ∼95% +26%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
16629 Points ∼75%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
10274 Points ∼46% -38%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
9248 Points ∼42% -44%
Average of class Convertible
  (1023 - 38419, n=319)
7517 Points ∼34% -55%
3DMark 11 Performance
3805 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
13166 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2008 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
781 points
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Gaming performance

With the Radeon RX Vega 5, the HP ProBook x360 435 G7 is definitely suitable to play older games, but you have to reduce the level of detail considerably. If you play a little bit every now and then, you should definitely invest in the version with the Vega 7 and make sure that you have dual-channel RAM.

low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 39.4 24.7 12.7 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 89.2 68.3 35.4 33.3 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 35.6 26.8 24.4 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 31.8 11.8 fps
Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019) 36.4 11.5 fps

Emissions: Moderate speakers in the HP laptop

Noise emissions

In idle usage, the fan usually stands still but not continuously. When it's running, however, it remains quiet. Even under load, the fan doesn't become disturbingly loud. But it pulsates slightly, which can be a bit annoying.

We couldn't detect any coil whine.

Noise Level

Idle
29.3 / 29.3 / 30.4 dB(A)
Load
31.3 / 34.6 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: 29.3 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2029.332.131.631.536.92527.827.628.228.627.93128.529.333.426.827.84030.427.331.326.927.45027.529.129.227.427.46325.925.326.924.324.78024.523.324.723.524.510025.824.626.824.725.312523.222.224.522.623.316023.422.822.22323.420022.722.42222.522.825022.322.823.222.322.931521.621.221.521.121.340021.320.420.62020.750021.620.420.219.820.763023.120.519.919.219.480023.220.319.918.218.8100024.620.819.917.518.2125023.820.619.117.417.8160025.220.919.317.217.4200024.820.518.516.517.1250024.118.917.216.416.6315023.11816.716.216.440002117.116.41616.1500017.816.21615.915.8630016.315.915.915.815.980001615.815.815.815.81000015.715.815.715.615.81250015.515.615.715.315.61600015.315.415.315.215.5SPL34.631.230.329.329.7N21.51.41.21.3median 22.7median 20.4median 19.3median 17.4median 17.8Delta2.82.22.62.12.9hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U

Temperature

Stress test (Prime95 + FurMark)
Stress test (Prime95 + FurMark)

The HP ProBook x360 435 G7 stays comparatively cool. Although we measure 45.3 °C (~114 °F) on the bottom, this is only a single hotspot. The majority of the case only heats up slightly or not at all.

In the stress test with Prime95 and FurMark, the ProBook can cool a CPU consumption of 25 watts for a prolonged period of time. As a result, the temperatures stabilize at over 90 °C (~194 °F), and the clock rate is 3.3 GHz.

Max. Load
 39.6 °C
103 F
37.3 °C
99 F
32 °C
90 F
 
 39.5 °C
103 F
35.9 °C
97 F
31.8 °C
89 F
 
 27.8 °C
82 F
26 °C
79 F
25.8 °C
78 F
 
Maximum: 39.6 °C = 103 F
Average: 32.9 °C = 91 F
38.4 °C
101 F
45.3 °C
114 F
39.4 °C
103 F
43.2 °C
110 F
41.2 °C
106 F
33.5 °C
92 F
25.8 °C
78 F
26.1 °C
79 F
26.7 °C
80 F
Maximum: 45.3 °C = 114 F
Average: 35.5 °C = 96 F
Power Supply (max.)  38.2 °C = 101 F | Room Temperature 20.3 °C = 69 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.9 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 30.3 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39.6 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 45.3 °C / 114 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.1 °C / 77 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 27.8 °C / 82 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.9 °C / 84 F (+1.1 °C / 2 F).
Load (top)
Load (top)
Load (bottom)
Load (bottom)

Speakers

"Moderate" is a good description for the speakers in the HP ProBook x360 435 G7. The volume is okay but not above average, and there's pretty much no bass at all. Still, they are slightly better than the stereo speakers in the ThinkPad L13 Yoga

With the combo audio connection, you can achieve much better sound output.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.530.22528.627.13126.829.34026.927.85027.426.16324.323.68023.523.110024.72512522.626.81602334.820022.53925022.343.531521.148.94002054.950019.857.763019.259.480018.259.2100017.561.5125017.465.2160017.264.5200016.563.4250016.463.5315016.260.940001659.9500015.962.9630015.863.2800015.859.51000015.655.71250015.351.71600015.247.5SPL29.374.1N1.232.5median 17.4median 59.2Delta2.18.533.632.527.92930.431.230.629.123.826.524.424.723.324.12424.123.226.822.932.122.739.722.948.62160.820.864.119.46119.160.118.862.618.567.417.867.216.668.616.165.915.764.215.763.715.659.515.555.615.645.115.646.415.543.115.341.215.141.829.375.81.233.2median 17.8median 59.52.411.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500ULenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (74.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.6% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 50% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 42% worse
» The best had a delta of 10%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 47% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 44% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (75.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.1% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | reduced highs - on average 8.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (27.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 79% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 17% worse
» The best had a delta of 10%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 82% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 13% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy management: HP laptop is well optimized

Energy consumption

Although the consumption is not ideal at minimum activity, the more you move towards the load range, the better the HP laptop stands in relation to its comparison devices. HP has optimized its ProBook well.

The maximum consumption doesn't even exceed the 50-watt barrier, which is clearly below the output of the 65-watt power adapter.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.33 / 0.52 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.8 / 5.7 / 7.9 Watt
Load midlight 29.3 / 48.6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
R5 4500U, Vega 6 R4000, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.3
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
i7-8565U, UHD Graphics 620, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
R5 4500U, Vega 6 R4000, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
 
Average of class Convertible
 
Power Consumption
-16%
-5%
-27%
-16%
-7%
Idle Minimum *
3.8
3.4
11%
3.9
-3%
3.7
3%
3.99 (3.2 - 4.6, n=9)
-5%
4.57 (1 - 23, n=414)
-20%
Idle Average *
5.7
7.8
-37%
5.8
-2%
6.2
-9%
6.97 (5.7 - 8.4, n=9)
-22%
7.73 (1.3 - 32.3, n=414)
-36%
Idle Maximum *
7.9
10.3
-30%
6
24%
11.2
-42%
8.9 (6 - 10.5, n=9)
-13%
9.25 (1.8 - 61, n=414)
-17%
Load Average *
29.3
36
-23%
41.5
-42%
44.3
-51%
37.7 (29.3 - 48, n=9)
-29%
27.5 (1.4 - 94, n=412)
6%
Load Maximum *
48.6
49.5
-2%
50.4
-4%
65
-34%
55.1 (45 - 67.1, n=9)
-13%
33.6 (6.8 - 118, n=413)
31%

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

Charging time: 123 minutes
Charging time: 123 minutes

Although the internal 45 Wh battery doesn't offer a generous capacity, HP is able to get a good runtime out of the ProBook 435 x360 G7. Nearly 10 hours in the Wi-Fi test and nearly 8 hours in the Wi-Fi test at full brightness indicate that the ProBook should be easily able to make it through a regular workday. Especially in the practical tests, it scores better than the ThinkPad L13 Yoga.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge Chromium)
9h 40min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 max Brightness (Edge Chromium)
7h 59min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
10h 59min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 03min
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
R5 4500U, Vega 6 R4000, 45 Wh
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
i7-8565U, UHD Graphics 620, 56 Wh
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
R5 4500U, Vega 6 R4000, 51 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, 46 Wh
Average of class Convertible
 
Battery Runtime
89%
53%
11%
27%
Reader / Idle
729
1916
912
801 (117 - 2892, n=307)
H.264
659
394
-40%
464 (206 - 1070, n=127)
-30%
WiFi v1.3
580
564
-3%
708
22%
459
-21%
467 (153 - 1141, n=290)
-19%
Load
63
177
181%
116
84%
123
95%
145 (49 - 677, n=308)
130%

Pros

+ high performance
+ upgradeable RAM
+ good battery life
+ low heat development
+ high-quality aluminum case
+ comfortable input devices

Cons

- comparatively large and heavy
- stylus not included and no slot in the case to store it
- only 1x USB-C
- no Thunderbolt 3
- only a few security features
- display: Less than 400 cd/m²
- short warranty period
- disappointing AX Wi-Fi

Verdict

In review: HP ProBook x360 435 G7. Review device provided by
In review: HP ProBook x360 435 G7. Review device provided by

With the ProBook x360 435 G7, HP offers something that neither Dell nor Lenovo have in the business segment: A convertible laptop with an AMD Ryzen 4000 processor.

This alone is enough to give the HP ProBook a purchase recommendation, because in terms of performance, it's clearly superior to its direct competitor, the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga. Not only does this apply to the CPU performance but also to that of the GPU. In addition, HP continues to use RAM slots unlike Lenovo. Consequently, memory can be expanded to a maximum of 64 GB. Although this results in less available space for the battery, the HP laptop also has a strong performance in this category thanks to its low consumption. The picture is similar in terms of heat development, which is kept within limits despite the good performance.

Even if you switch the focus from the components to the exterior characteristics, the HP ProBook 435 x360 G7 is still convincing to a large extent: The case is almost entirely made of aluminum, which provides for great stability and a high-quality feel. The keyboard is suitable for frequent typing, and the touchpad is virtually flawless.

The ProBook naturally has weaknesses too. It's relatively large and heavy for a 13.3-inch convertible, and the display bezel is quite wide. A pen isn't included with the ProBook, and the optionally available stylus can't be stored in the case either. In terms of the port configuration, we find that at least a second USB-C port should be built in, and Thunderbolt 3 is also missing. Security features like a mechanical webcam shutter or a smart card reader are missing. Furthermore, the display doesn't meet the promised brightness level, and the Wi-Fi module's performance isn't as good as we had hoped for. In addition, the warranty is extremely short at only 12 months.

A business convertible and AMD Ryzen 4000: This combination makes the HP ProBook x360 435 so attractive.

You should keep these points of criticism in mind when buying. Despite this criticism, the HP ProBook x360 435 G7 is overall a very attractive package. If you are looking for a business convertible, it should definitely be on the list.

HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U - 09/08/2020 v7
Benjamin Herzig

Chassis
85 / 98 → 87%
Keyboard
86%
Pointing Device
87%
Connectivity
66 / 75 → 88%
Weight
71 / 20-75 → 92%
Battery
88%
Display
84%
Games Performance
57 / 78 → 73%
Application Performance
88 / 85 → 100%
Temperature
91%
Noise
90%
Audio
67 / 91 → 74%
Camera
22 / 85 → 26%
Average
76%
87%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > HP ProBook x360 435 G7 laptop review: AMD Ryzen also shines in the business convertible
Benjamin Herzig, 2020-09-18 (Update: 2020-09-18)
Benjamin Herzig
Editor of the original article: Benjamin Herzig - Editor
In 2010 I started to get more and more involved with technology, especially notebooks have been my passion ever since. Of course I came across the detailed tests of Notebookcheck very quickly. With time I learned more and more about notebooks and started writing small reviews about notebooks in forums and blog pages. To earn some extra money during my studies I turned my hobby into my profession and joined the team of Notebookcheck in 2016. My personal interest is especially in business notebooks.