HP unveils Pavilion Aero 13 laptop built with AMD that's under 1 kg
HP's new Pavilion Aero 13 laptop should be able to upgrade to Windows 11 later this year.
What you need to know
- HP announced the HP Pavilion Aero 13 laptop today.
- The laptop weighs less than 1 kg and runs on up to an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U mobile processor and AMD Radeon graphics.
- It will be available in July starting at $749 and should be able to upgrade to Windows 11.
HP announced the Pavilion Aero 13 laptop today. It weighs less than 1 kg (2.2 lbs) and runs on up to an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U mobile processor alongside AMD Radeon graphics. The laptop will launch in July with a starting price of $749. HP highlights that it should be able to upgrade to Windows 11 when the operating system rolls out later this year.
The Pavilion Aero 13 is an AMD-exclusive, meaning you will only be able to order it with Ryzen processors. HP explains that the AMD Zen 3 chips inside the laptop "deliver impressive performance and battery life." The company promises up to 10.5 hours of battery life, though that will vary in the real world based on usage.
The laptop is HP's first 13.3-inch laptop with a 16:10 aspect ratio, which allows it to present more content on the screen at once than16:9 devices. It's also the first Pavilion laptop with a 90% screen-to-body ratio.
|Category||HP Pavilion Aero 13|
|Operating System||Windows 10 (should be able to upgrade to Windows 11 in the future)|
|Processor||Up to AMD Ryzen 7 5800U mobile processor|
|Graphics||AMD Radeon graphics|
|Display||13.3-inch, 2.5K resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio, 400 nits, 100% sRGB,|
|Battery||Up to 10.5 hours|
|Weight||Under 1 kg (2.2 lbs)|
|Color||Pale rose gold|
The Pavilion Aero 13 will be available in four colors, pale rose gold, warm gold, ceramic white, and natural silver.
Alongside the Pavilion Aero 13, HP announced the HP M24fwa FHD Monitor (24-inch) and HP M27fwa FHD Monitor (27-inch). Both monitors feature HP Eye Ease and Eyesafe certified technology and deliver 99% sRGB color quality. Each monitor also supports AMD FreeSync. The HP M24fwa FHD Monitor and HP M27fwa FHD Monitor will be available in July starting at $230 and $290, respectively.
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That laptop looks pretty impressive! It is a Pavilion series though so it remains to be seen what corners had to be cut to reach such a good price point... Speakers and ports maybe? Poor and/or noisy cooling with thermal throttling? 4GB RAM and/or slow eMMC storage on base model? Hopefully it has none of those problems and instead has a Ryzen 5, 1080p-ish 300nit screen, 8GB of RAM etc on the base model. I guess we'll find out soon enough. It looks very promising though, early impressions I love the screen, design and powerful CPU.