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HP launches AMD-powered ProBook aimed at SMBs in Singapore

By Raymond Lau - on 24 Sep 2020, 3:02pm

HP launches AMD-powered ProBook aimed at SMBs in Singapore

Image: HP

HP has launched its latest laptop in Singapore aimed at small and medium businesses, and it’s powered by AMD under the hood.

Announced earlier in June, the new ProBook x360 435 G7 features AMD’s Ryzen 4000 series of mobile processors, which promises better all-round performance and battery life than anything Intel has to offer on the market right now, thanks to its smaller 7nm process and six to eight processing cores.

Two models are immediately available for Singapore SMBs to purchase, differing mainly in CPU, RAM, and storage sizes.

Key differing specifications are as follows:

Model no.

1U0V3PP#AB4

1U0V1PP#AB4

CPU

Ryzen 5 4500U

6 cores, 6 threads

Base Clock: 2.3GHz

Max Boost Clock: Up to 4.0 GHz

Ryzen 7 4700U

8 cores, 8 threads

Base Clock: 2.0 GHz

Max Boost Clock: Up to 4.1 GHz

RAM

8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200

16GB (1x16GB) DDR4 3200

Storage

512GB PCIe NVMe Value SSD

1TB PCIe NVMe Three Layer Cell SSD

Display

13.3-inch FHD (1920x1080) touch screen

13.3-inch FHD (1920x1080) touch screen

Price

SGD 1,729

SGD 2,099


Both models will come with a 13.3-inch full HD (1,920 x 1,080) touch display, with a 5-megapixel integrated webcam.

Interestingly, HP has also built a webcam in the palm rest of the laptop to complement its 360-degree hinge. This is ostensibly so users can take photos with the camera in full tablet mode, pop them into a note-taking app like OneNote, then scribble down some notes with the bundled HP Pro Pen.

Whether this feature will see much use is doubtful, as the laptop is still pretty bulky despite HP’s generous use of the word “ultraslim”.  The ProBook x360 435 G7 measures up to 1.79cm thick and starts under 1.5kg, but it’s the overall bulk of the 13.3-inch package that makes it a little difficult to wield as a tablet.

Image:HP

Thankfully, this means a healthy serving of ports. The ProBook x360 435 G7 offers users two USB 3.1, one USB-C for power delivery and display output, one HDMI, and one 3.5mm headphone jack.

Connectivity-wise, you’ll get support for the latest wireless protocols, Wi-Fi 6 as well as Bluetooth 5.

HP is also keen to emphasise the slew of privacy of security features that come with the ProBook x360 435 G7, including both hardware and software.

Features like a fingerprint reader, TPM 2.0 security chip, and physical webcam shutter come standard in all models. HP also touts security extras like a self-healing BIOS that automatically recovers from attacks or corruption without IT or user intervention, and an AI-driven malware protection solution.

Both laptops are available for purchase now on HP’s online store.