HP announces EliteBook 705 G4 series business notebooks
HP has officially taken the wraps off of its new EliteBook 705 G4 series of notebooks. Targeted at business users, the 705 G4 series includes three models — the 725 (opens in new tab), 745 (opens in new tab) and 755 (opens in new tab) — that feature a thin and light design and AMD's latest 7th generation processors.
The major differentiator between the three models is the screen size. The 725 packs a 12.5-inch display, while the 745 and 755 come in at 14-inches and 15.6-inches, respectively. Each model is also configurable with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. If you're concerned about speed, you can also opt for up to 512GB of M.2 SSD storage.
HP is also touting the 705 G4 series' battery life, noting that it's 30% longer than previous generation EliteBook notebooks. The laptops also pack fast charging, making it much quicker to get back up and running. Add in Bang and Olufsen audio and security features from both HP and AMD, and the EliteBook 705 G4 series looks like an interesting option.
All three models are expected to start shipping in December and will start out at $769. If you're interested, you can learn more about each model at HP.
- See EliteBook 725 at HP (opens in new tab)
- See EliteBook 745 at HP (opens in new tab)
- See EliteBook 755 at HP (opens in new tab)
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"If you are interested in speed" It boggles my mind why systems such as these do not come standard with SSD drives.... Most would be much better served with even a small 256GB SSD than a 1TB drive.
I have a 745 with an ssd. It costs a little more but it was worth it. Very nice, well build machine...
I just wish they waited one more month and released with the first AMD Zen units. I hope this doesn't give another bad taste in peoples' mouths about AMD.
I think the APU is more like 6 months away. http://www.pcgameshardware.de/screenshots/1020x/2016/09/CPU-Roadmap-pcgh...
For the price, it looks as if they are plastic bodies?
For sure they are.
The previous Elitebook 700 shares many parts with the 800 series, and both are mostly made out of metal. The motherboard in my 840 has "INTEL" printed in very large letters, most likely to remind the repair personnel what they're working with. Elitebooks (700, 800, 1000, and Folio series) are usually made of premium materials, and the cheaper professional models are called Probook (400 and 600 series), and those are usually made of plastic. Review of a previous model - http://www.notebookcheck.net/HP-EliteBook-745-G3-Notebook-Review.158278....
Bezels! Hate bezels! Plastic bezels at that!!