HP EliteBook 735 G6 Review – Charming, Fast Business Laptop with Ryzen 7

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HP is still one of the famous brands in its business class products.

From the outside, the HP EliteBook 735 G6 presents a minimalist and premium design like the top-class line of the HP Specter. Not too many knick-knacks are displayed on the lid in addition to the modern HP logo that looks like four slashes.

Indeed, at first glance the design is not as innovative as some mainstream laptops, but on the other hand this laptop design gives a calm aura so that it is suitable for use by professionals when meeting or other formal activities.

Wrapped by a silver aluminum chassis, the HP EliteBook 735 G6 really looks very classy and will certainly be compatible with a variety of other devices or accessories.

Having a fairly slim body with a thickness of 1.77 cm, this laptop provides connectivity that varies from two USB-A 3.1 Gen 1 ports, USB-C, HDMI 2.0, Ethernet, audio combo jack, and docking connector. There is also a slot for the SIM card

When opening the lid that can be lifted with just one finger But the thick bezel certainly does not mean without reason.

At the top of the screen there is an HD webcam that has a shutter. In addition, the large bezel allows the palm rest area to have a size that matches the position of the hand when typing.

However, it is hoped that HP can trim the bezel even further by giving a 16:10 or even 3: 2 ratio screen. While for the screen itself carries IPS panel 1080p 60FPS HD resolution which has become a standard today.

The screen has also been equipped with an anti-glare coating that works very well in minimizing light reflection. Content that appears on the screen can still be seen quite clearly when the laptop is used outdoors.

In everyday use, the HP EliteBook 735 G6’s screen feels very relaxing, because it doesn’t tire your eyes quickly, because the light generated by the screen is relatively soft. The displayed image also looks sharp and detailed.

There is a keyboard at the bottom of the screen, and the distance between the keys is adequate, making it very convenient to use. For users who have previously used HP laptops, they will be familiar with the keyboard on the HP EliteBook 735 G6.

Interestingly, there is a tracking point in the middle of the keyboard that is useful when the cursor movements are more subtle and precise than the touchpad. Also on the touchpad are two physical mouse buttons for those who prefer to use them.

While the interior of this laptop is integrated, the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U processor has 4 cores and 8 threads to support today’s multitasking needs. Processors built with 12nm build have a maximum boost clock that reaches 4 GHz and 15 watts TDP.

The presence of AMD Ryzen 7 is one of the reasons this laptop may look stylish, but it still has powerful specs. Accompanying the processor is the AMD Radeon Vega 10 2GB that will handle graphics processing, 8GB of single-channel RAM, and 512GB of NVMe SSD storage.

However, Ryzen 7’s combination with SSD storage solutions results in a very responsive system in everything from browsing Windows or opening multiple tabs in the browser. Plus, the charging process is much shorter, so you don’t need to wait too long.

Fast processor performance can also be seen in the Cinebench R20 test results of 1,347 points. A high enough number for a laptop processor considering its TDP is only 15 watts. With these specs, the HP EliteBook 735 G6 managed to provide a satisfying experience because all the activities I did were able to run smoothly.

With the presence of the AMD Radeon Vega 10, the HP EliteBook 735 G6 is still quite capable of running casual or light gaming. When I tried playing Counter Strike: Global Offensive, I can get over 60FPS, even up to 80FPS in certain scenes for medium graphics settings with 720p resolution.

So if you want to use it as a short entertainment device when you are bored and want to spend time, then this laptop is still quite possible.

Of course, performance isn’t the only factor that business-class laptops need to consider. Longer battery life will provide convenience to laptops without having to worry about finding an outlet. Fortunately, the HP EliteBook 735 G6 works well in this regard.

When using the PCMark 8 work mode for testing, this mode continuously simulates typical office activities. A laptop score with Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U is 6 hours 41 minutes.

With such a high number, this laptop can certainly be easily carried in meetings or when you forget to charge the charger, as it can easily pass various activities. But of course the battery life depends on the required performance.

As for charging, I need to wait 2 hours from 14% to fully charge. However, to reach 98%, it actually only takes 1 hour and 37 minutes, so the last 2% takes longer. Interestingly, the size of the adapter included in the sales package is relatively small.

With all these capabilities, HP also offers a variety of core software such as HP Client Security, HP Jumpstart, HP Power Manager, HP Recover, to HP Sure Sense to keep laptops first and protected from malware.

Last but not least, the HP EliteBook 735 G6 also has a finger scan sensor that Windows Hello Fingerprint supports to make the login process easier and more secure thanks to biometric authentication.

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