HP EliteBook series is targeted at business users and it seems that the upcoming series of HP EliteBooks will be much more powerful as they will feature AMD Ryzen Mobile Raven Ridge APUs that come with AMD Vega graphics. There will be three models coming out with different screen sizes, namely the HP EliteBook 735 G5, 745 G5 and 755 G5, with 13″, 14″ and 15″ screens respectively.
At the entry-level we have the Ryzen 3 2300U, at the mid-range, we have the Ryzen 5 2500U and then there is the top of the line Ryzen 7 2700U. AMD Mobile Ryzen 5 comes with Precision Boost 2 And Mobile XFR.
The Ryzen 3 2300U features 4 cores and 4 threads while the higher end versions come with 4 cores and 8 threads. You can check out the details regarding the core counts and the clock speeds here. With the HP EliteBook, you can equip up to 16 GB of RAM, which should be plenty for Chrome as well as other programs that you might be using on a daily basis.
These NoteBooks will ship with SSDs as standard so you will have faster boots, read and write speeds. While at this point I cannot comment on how good the standard SSDs will be, we will let you know once we get our hands on one of these laptops. Different models have different storage options starting with 120 GB of SSD space.
It is nice to see that there are partners that are willing to power their products with AMD hardware. We have seen only a few models from Dell and the following is what the company had to say in this regard:
Make no mistake about it. Intel is the big player, AMD is the second player. There’s enough diversity between them that there are use cases to have them both in our portfolio, but just the sheer breadth of the Intel processor portfolio is massive compared to even the accelerated AMD world.
Furthermore, there is still much that AMD is working on. AMD has had a great comeback, especially in the CPU market and according to AMD CEO Lisa Su:
The Raven Ridge/Ryzen Mobile design was sort of like the first step, but we are nowhere near done with everything that can be done, so you are going to see that power profile get better and better as new systems come out. So yes, I am very optimistic about the whole, like I said, I am simply amazed with some of the things that you can do, or we can do with in partnership with the OEMs.
Let us know what you think about HP EliteBook series being powered by AMD Ryzen Mobile Raven Ridge APUs and whether or not you are interested in buying one of these devices.