HP brings 2nd Gen Ryzen processors to new EliteBook 700 G6 laptops

What you need to know

  • HP today announced its new EliteBook 700 G6 series business laptops.
  • The pair of notebooks pack processing power from AMD's 2nd Gen Ryzen chips with Vega graphics.
  • The PCs are expected to launch later this month starting at $930.
  • HP's current EliteBooks are available to order starting at $950.

HP announced a new pair of laptops for its EliteBook lineup today, both of which feature AMD's 2nd Gen Ryzen Pro processors. The new EliteBook 700 G6 series includes the EliteBook 735 G6 and EliteBook 745 G6, which are built for business with a slim metal design and HP's usual suite of security features.

At the heart of these laptops is the upgrade to the 2nd Gen Ryzen Pro processors, which come equipped with integrated Vega graphics. That's a step up from the 700 G5 series, which packed AMD's previous generation of chips.

At the top end, the laptops can be outfitted with the Ryzen 7 3700U, along with up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. There's also the option for LTE connectivity for those that need to get work done on the go.

As for what differentiates the two models, the 735 G6 comes with a 13.3-inch screen, while the 745 G6 includes a 14-inch panel. They're designed to be relatively portable as well, with the 735 weighing 2.9 pounds and the 745 coming in at 3.3 pounds. No matter which model you go with, both can only be equipped with a 1080p screen.

Being business laptops, HP has included its usual round of security features as well. Those include self-healing and hardware-enforced security capabilities to protect against malware, a privacy shutter for the webcam, and more. There are also collaboration keys on the keyboard to make interacting with calls as simple as possible.

The new EliteBook 700 G6 series is expected to launch later in June starting at $930 for the 745 and $1,200 for the 735. If you've had your eye on an EliteBook, you can grab any one of HP's currently available models starting at $950.

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