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New AMD Ryzen and Vega powered Elitebooks leak on HP's Support Website

The HP Elitebook 755 G4
The HP Elitebook 755 G4
HP has reportedly has plans for a slew of Ryzen and Vega powered Elitebooks going by a listing on its Care Pack Central support page. References to the new Elitebooks appear to have since been removed but we can expect the official unveil to be not too far away.

HP's Care Pack Central is at it again and this time, the support website has inadvertently leaked some information about new Elitebooks powered by the AMD Ryzen APUs with Radeon Vega graphics. The news comes courtesy of a sighting by Tom's Hardware of the Care Pack Central's website, which listed 68 new SKUs all of which are variants of the Elitebook 735 G5, the Elitebook 745 G5, and the Elitebook 755 G5.

While detailed specs are not yet available, the listing gives a fair idea of the CPU, memory, and SSD details for each SKU. First up is the Elitebook 735 G5, which sports a 13-inch display and features options of choosing between a Ryzen 3 2300U, a Ryzen 5 2500U, or a Ryzen 7 2700U APU with onboard Radeon Vega graphics, choice of SSD storage between 120 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB and memory choices of either 4 GB, 8 GB, or 16 GB. The Elitebook 745 G5 comes with a 14-inch display and offers the same choice of internals with a slightly upgraded minimum internal SSD storage of 128 GB. The Elitebook 755 G5 offers a larger screen real estate with a 15-inch display and a minimum of 256 GB SSD storage. CPU and RAM choices are the same as  that of the other models. 

HP's Elitebook series comprise the OEM's business notebook segment and we've mostly had good things to say about them. The recent Elitebook 755 G4 scored a respectable 85% in our review and makes for a formidable business laptop. The Ryzen Mobile APUs have demonstrated exemplary performance so far in our preliminary benchmarks of both the Ryzen 5 2500U and the Ryzen 7 2700U, with the latter giving the higher TDP Intel Core i7-7700HQ a run for its money.

While HP already has the Envy x360 15 powered by Ryzen Mobile, the Elitebooks are the company's first business class notebooks to be equipped with the new APUs. For modern business use cases, the new Ryzen Mobile-powered Elitebooks should offer great value for deploying en masse in large organizations with the performance to boot. 

HP hasn't officially announced the new Ryzen Mobile-powered Elitebooks but given their listing on the Care Pack Central site, their launch is imminent. The notebook listings on the website seem to have been taken down at the time of this writing but expect to see more details down the road. Pricing and other details are still scarce at this point. 

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AMD Ryzen-powered HP Elitebook configurations. (Source: Tom's Hardware)
AMD Ryzen-powered HP Elitebook configurations. (Source: Tom's Hardware)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-03- 6 (Update: 2018-03- 6)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.