Review of the ProBook x360 435 G7 Notebook PC based on AMD Ryzen 4700U

Intro

Introduction
12 Oct 2020

AMD has been in the forefront in desktop PC processors but lesser known in the notebook space. Today, we are going to review the HP ProBook x360 435 G7 Notebook PC 2-in-1 convertible. This notebook weighs 1.45kg and has a dimension of 30.85 x 22.29 x 1.79 cm. This 13.3″ Windows 10 notebook is powered by the AMD Ryzen 4700U APU.

The onboard memory is a 16 GB single channel SO-DIMM which has another slot for expansion. The onboard graphics is the AMD Radeon graphics within the APU.

In terms of storange, it has a 1.0 Terabyte of SK Hynix NVME storage which runs at amazing speed.

For connectivity, on board is a Intel dual band wireless AC 9260 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0.

On the side of the notebook, you can find 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 USB Type C connectors, 1 headphone microphone combo, 1 HDMI 1.4b connector. There is also a microSD slot.

There are two webcams, the 720p HD cam is user facing while a 5 MP is mounted on the keyboard and can act as the rear camera when it is in tablet mode.

The package comes with a HP Smart 65 watt external AC power adapter for charging the 3 cell 45 Wh Li-on Battery. It takes around 2 hrs 20 minutes to fully charge the battery to 100%. the battery life can be up to 17 hours and 15 minutes.

As it is a convertible you can switch it between desktop mode or tablet mode easily. The set we have comes with a stylus which comes handy for writing notes while in tablet mode.

In the next few pages, we will look at it’s performance