The ProBook x360 435 G7 powered by AMD Ryzen 7 4700U exhibits pretty good stability and performance thoughout our days of usage. As a notebook that targets SMEs, 3D graphics is not the main focus but the raw power to perform content creation is there for the users.
In comparson to a 10th Generation Intel notebook, the performance is almost on par. This could be due to the fact that the notebook only came with a single SODIMM and it was run in a single channel DDR mode.
In terms of features, this notebook features HP SureStart for BIOS protection which is indeed a good thing to have to protect against the BIOS from being tempered. The PCIE based 1.0 Terabyte of SK Hynix NVME storage make it easy to edit 4K video without lags as it’s read speed is amazingly fast. The on board Intel dual band wireless AC 9260 802.11ac allows one to upload youtube videos to at a faster rate than non AC router.
For faster transfers of images and video, there is USB-C port and a microSD slot. It is a pity that it did not include a LAN port and 4G capability (for mobility).
Installation is pretty straightforward. When booted for the first time, you will have to go through all the WIndows standard questions and connect to WIFI for latest updates. Everything is pretty smooth sailing, just that it takes some time for it to be set up for the first time use. Packaging is rather simple which came a simple setup instruction.
Most people will be worried about the hinge. I find it quite sturdy when flipping it over to use it as a huge tablet. In Tablet mode, the screen is responive to touch. It is all about getting used to the tablet interface of Windows 10 as I still prefer to type on the keyboard.
As for battery life, it can last me for 2 days without a recharge (that depends on what you do with it).
In Conclusion, HP has made an affordable business notebook that works well in it’s thin, lightweight and solid sturdy aluminium design. So, what are your thoughts about this notebook?
Pricing starts from S$1729. A similar configuration but lower processor of Ryzen 5 4500U starts from S$1599.
Here are my ratings out of 10 stars.
|Performance||8 / 10|
|Features||10 / 10|
|Ease Of Installation||10 / 10|
|Documentation||7 / 10|
|Packaging||7 / 10|
|Overall Rating :||8.3 / 10|