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