HP has announced updated laptops Elitebook 805, which got the latest AMD Ryzen Pro 6000-series processors, as well as screens with an aspect ratio of 16:10, which is slightly larger than the standard 16:9. Along with this, the manufacturer has announced a new Elitebook 605 series of notebooks, which includes two more affordable models.
The Elitebook 805 G9 series comes in three models: the 835, 845 and 865, which feature 13.3-inch, 14-inch and 16-inch displays, respectively. Regardless of the screen size chosen, the novelties can be configured with virtually the same parameters. The difference is that the smaller version of the device supports the installation of up to 16 GB of RAM format DDR5, while the other models can be equipped with up to 64 GB of RAM. In addition, the 14-inch and 16-inch versions of the device there are slots for RAM, due to which the user can independently swap memory modules if necessary, while in the younger version there is no such opportunity.
HP notes that the updated Elitebook 805 G9 is equipped with the latest AMD Ryzen multi-core processors, but no specific models are mentioned. We only know that we are talking about Ryzen Pro 6000-series processors, which are similar in basic parameters to the consumer Ryzen 6000. What models of new AMD processors will be available in Elitebook 805 G9 notebooks will be known closer to the sales launch. The laptops use panels with an aspect ratio of 16:10 and support a resolution of 1920 × 1200 pixels (the availability of touch control is not specified). All models are equipped with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2, as well as up to 2TB PCIe Gen 4 x4 SSD. As for the available interfaces, we're talking about two USB 3.0 connectors, a pair of USB4 Type-C, as well as HDMI 2.0, a combined headphone and microphone jack.
The power source, depending on the screen size and selected configuration, will be a 38, 51 or 76 watt-hour battery. HP claims that the new Ryzen processors offer «impressive battery life» along with «incredible performance». At the same time, HP has announced more affordable versions of the Elitebook 605 G9: the 645 and 655 models, which feature 14-inch and 16.5-inch displays with a 16:9 aspect ratio, respectively. The hardware is based on the older AMD Ryzen 5000-series processors. As for the available interfaces, here we're talking about Thunderbolt 4 or USB4, HDMI, Ethernet, three USB Type-A 3.1 Gen1 ports and a combined headset jack. Both models support up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM and come with an optional NVMe PCIe Gen 3 drive, while the primary drive is a PCIe Gen 4 x4 drive.
The Elitebook 645 and 655 notebooks will reportedly go on sale this month, while the Elitebook 805 G9 won't arrive until April. The price of the new products will be announced closer to the start of sales.