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HP unveils new ProBook PCs powered by AMD's Ryzen PRO 5000 chips

Hp Probook 635 Aero G
Hp Probook 635 Aero G (Image credit: HP)

What you need to know

  • HP launched the latest in its line of ProBook PCs at CES 2021.
  • Each of the four new PCs are powered by AMD's Ryzen PRO 5000 chips.
  • Availability runs from February through April, with pricing to be announced later.

Not content to roll out just one new line of work PCs, HP also unveiled a series of new ProBook laptops at CES 2021. These new ProBooks are meant to offer another alternative for mobile workers looking for power on the go. That's backed up by plenty of horsepower from AMD's latest Ryzen PRO 5000 series processors.

The new HP ProBook 635 Aero G8 is at the top of the refreshes, sharing a sleek design with its ProBook siblings. With AMD PRO Ryzen 5000 processors on board, you also get long battery life, Wi-Fi 6, 4G LTE, and more. There's also a privacy camera to keep things extra secure, along with an IR camera and fingerprint reader to lock things up with Windows Hello.

CategoryHP ProBook 635 Aero G8
OSWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
ProcessorNext-gen AMD
Ryzen PRO
RAMUp to 32GB DDR4-3200
Dual-channel
Upgradeable
GraphicsAMD Radeon
Integrated
StorageUp to 1TB Gen 3x4 NVMe SSD
Up to 512GB NVMe SSD
128GB Gen 3x2 NVMe SSD
Display13.3 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
Anti-glare, Sure View, 1000 nits
Anti-glare, Low power, 400 nits
Anti-glare, 250 nits
PortsUSB-C
Two USB-A
3.5mm audio
HDMI 2.0
SIM slot (optional)
AudioDual speakers
Two microphones
ConnectivityIntel AX200 Wi-Fi 6
Realtek Wi-Fi 5
Bluetooth 5
Intel XMM 4G LTE
CameraFront-facing 720p
HP Privacy Camera
SecurityIR camera
Fingerprint reader
Battery45Wh
Dimensions12.11 x 8.05 x 0.7 inches
(307.6mm x 204.5mm x 17.9mm)
WeightFrom 2.2 pounds (0.99kg)

HP ProBook 445 & 455 G8

In addition to the ProBook 635 Aero G8, HP also unveiled the new ProBook 445 and 455 G8. From a design perspective, these look very much like the Aero, but aren't as light. You'll still get Ryzen PRO 5000 series processors here, along with upgradeable RAM, plenty of storage, and a nice selection of ports. Wi-Fi 6 is on board here as well, though they lack the option for 4G LTE connectivity.

CategoryHP ProBook 445 G8HP ProBook 455 G8
OSWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
ProcessorNext-Gen AMD
Ryzen PRO
Next-gen AMD
Ryzen PRO
RAMUp to 32GB DDR4-3200
Dual-channel
Upgradeable
Up to 32GB DDR4-3200
Dual-channel
Upgradeable
GraphicsAMD Radeon
Integrated
AMD Radeon
Integrated
Storage1TB Gen3x4 NVMe SSD
Up to 512GB NVMe SSD
128GB Gen3x2 NVMe SSD
1TB Gen3x4 NVMe SSD
Up to 512GB NVMe SSD
128GB Gen3x2 NVMe SSD
Display14 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
Anti-glare, Sure View, 1000 nits
Anti-glare, Low power, 400 nits
Anti-glare, 250 nits
1366x768 (HD)
Anti-glare, 250 nits
15.6 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
Anti-glare, Sure View, 1000 nits
Anti-glare, Low power, 400 nits
Anti-glare, 250 nits
1366x768 (HD)
Anti-glare, 250 nits
PortsUSB-C
Three USB-A
Ethernet
3.5mm audio
HDMI 1.4b
microSD reader
USB-C
Three USB-A
Ethernet
3.5mm audio
HDMI 1.4b
microSD reader
AudioDual speakers
Two microphones
Dual speakers
Two microphones
ConnectivityIntel AX200 Wi-Fi 6
Intel 9260 Wi-Fi 5
Realtek Wi-Fi 5
Bluetooth 5
Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6
Intel 9260 Wi-Fi 5
Realtek Wi-Fi 5
Bluetooth 5
CameraFront-facing 720p
HP Privacy Camera
Front-facing 720p
HP Privacy Camera
SecurityIR camera
Fingerprint reader
IR camera
Fingerprint reader
Battery45Wh45Wh
Dimensions12.67 x 8.42 x 0.78 inches
(321.9mm x 213.9mm x 19.9mm)
14.15 x 9.21 x 0.78 inches
(359.4mm x 233.9mm x 19.9mm)
WeightFrom 3.03 pounds (1.37kg)From 3.83 pounds (1.74kg)

HP ProBook x360 435 G8

Finally, there's the HP ProBook x360 435 G8. This is a convertible version of the previous ProBooks, allowing you to rotate the screen between traditional laptop mode to a tablet mode. AMD's Ryzen PRO 5000 series chips are available here, along with Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.

You'll still get a solid selection of ports, along with an IR camera and fingerprint reader to keep things secure.

CategoryHP ProBook x360 435 G8
OSWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
ProcessorNext-gen AMD
Ryzen PRO
RAMUp to 32GB DDR4-3200
Dual-channel
Upgradeable
GraphicsAMD Radeon
Integrated
StorageUp to 1TB Gen3x4 NVMe SSD
Up to 512GB NVMe SSD
128GB Gen3x2 NVMe SSD
Display13.3 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
Touch
Sure View, 1000 nits
Low Power, 400 nits
250 nits
PortsUSB-C
Two USB-A
3.5mm audio
HDMI 1.4b
microSD reader
AudioDual speakers
Dual microphones
ConnectivityIntel AX200 Wi-Fi 6
Intel 9260 Wi-Fi 5
Realtek Wi-Fi 5
Bluetooth 5
CameraFront-facing 720p
Rear-facing 5MP
HP Privacy Camera
SecurityIR camera
Fingerprint reader
Battery45Wh
Dimensions12.14 x 8.77 x 0.7 inches
(308.5mm x 222.9mm x 17.9mm)
WeightFrom 3.19 pounds (1.45kg)

HP P34hc G4 Ultrawide monitor

Hp P34hc G4 Curved Monitor

Source: HP (Image credit: Source: HP)

Rounding things out is the launch of the new HP P34hc G4, a productivity-focused display with plenty of room to work with. The curved monitor is 34 inches, and it features a 3440x1440 WQHD resolution. It's not the brightest display in the world, coming in at 250 nits. However, you've got a pretty good selection of ports, including USB-C, HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB-A.

CategoryHP P34hc G4
Screen size34 inches
Resolution3440x1440 (WQHD)
Aspect ratio21:9
Panel typeVA
Brightness250 nits
Contrast ratio3500:1
Response time5ms GtG
PortsUSB-C
HDMI 2.0
DisplayPort 1.2
Four USB-A 3.2

HP says that the ProBook 635 Aero G8 is expected to launch in April. The HP ProBook 445 G8, 455 G8, and ProBook x360 435 G8 are expected to launch in February. Finally, the HP P34hc WQHD Curved Monitor is expected to launch later in January.

Pricing will be announced closer to launch for the various ProBook models. The P34hc WQHD Curved Monitor will be priced at $450.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

1 Comment
  • The 2-1 skips the crappy 768x display, that is interesting. Considering ProBooks are (always I think?) easy to service this might be a very interesting model for refurbished or students.