The HP has unveiled its new laptop series called the HP EliteBook 705 G4. This EliteBook series by HP, which is targeted at premium and business users has already won many accolades for its design and performance. With some amazing features under the hood, it is one of the best business class laptops. The HP EliteBook 705 G4 will have three variants, and each variant has a different screen size- the 12 Inch EliteBook 725, 14-inch EliteBook 745 and 15.6-inch EliteBook 755.
However, the port layout is the same for all these laptops and they can be configured by the same components. The important thing to note is that the 705 G4 series will be powered by the APUs of AMD. Additionally, the HP will be launching a separate version of the series which will be powered by AMD’s mysterious Zen chips.
HP EliteBook 705 G4 – Elegant Design:
Apart from the screen sizes, all three variants of the HP EliteBook 705 G4 have the same design and apparently look identical. The design is elegant, and the laptop sports a premium build. In the EliteBook series aluminum is used as the primary manufacturing material.
The HP is offering different resolutions for each variant. The 12.5-inch screen will have two options- one of 1366 x 768 pixels and another one is HD option with the resolution being 1920 x 1080 pixels. The 14-inch variant will have three display options 1366 x 768 pixels, the 1920 x 1080 pixels and 2560 x 1440 pixels. The 15.5-inch screen will have two display options to choose from- 1366 x 768 pixel and 1920 x 1080 pixel, which is similar to the 12.5-inch display options. The display quality is good and provides good viewing experience with some great color saturation and depth.
The keyboard has been designed for comfortable typing, and it does not make much noise while typing. The multi-touch touchpad is very responsive and gestures work properly without any trouble. The speakers are good enough for ordinary experience, and HP audio boost technology balances the sound with decent bass, loudness, and clarity.
Connectivity options are adequate, and it includes a couple of USB 3.0 slots with a USB type-c port, an audio jack, an SD card reader. A display port along with an HP ultra slim dock connector is also there.
HP EliteBook 705 G4 – Performance and Battery Life:
It is one of the first premium business segment laptops which runs on AMD APUs and all the three models in the HP EliteBook 705 G4 can be configured using any of the three below-mentioned processors. The three processors which can be utilized for configuring all the three types are:
The three processors which can be utilized for configuring all the three types are:
> AMD Pro A12 with initial clocking speed of 2.1 GHz ( Maximum 3.4 GHz)
> AMD Pro A10 with initial clocking speed of 1.8 GHz (Maximum 3.2 GHz)
> AMD Pro A8 with initial clocking speed of 1.6 GHZ (Maximum 3.0 GHz)
All the three processors provide one of the finest computing experience and can be compared to Intel Skylake series of the processors. The APU is ably assisted by the 16GB DDR4 RAM which is enough for handling various high-end applications at the same time. The HP EliteBook 705 G4 has two GPUs to choose from namely Radeon R5 Graphic card and R7 graphic card (configuration depends on the processor).
The battery life is one thing which HP has focused on in the EliteBook 705 G4 series. The 3-cell and 44 Wh Li-ion battery perform exceptionally well and with a single charge it can last up to 9 hours and 45 minutes.
> It is ultra thin and sleek with elegant design and excellent build quality.
> Premium keyboard along with responsive touchpad which supports Multi Gestures.
> Fast charging, Up to 50% in 30 minutes.
> High on performance.
> Excellent security features.
> Host of configuration options available.
> 30% longer battery runtime.
> Viewing angles could have been better.
> Bit costly than its competitors with almost identical features.
HP EliteBook 705 G4 – Conclusion and Price:
The HP EliteBook 705 G4 boasts of many business class features, with some added security options and excellent software which can handle all the business needs, makes this series one of the best business laptops in the market.
The HP is starting shipping the HP EliteBook 705 G4 in December 2016 with the price of $769.