HP’s New Elitebook 705 G4 Series Sports 7th Gen AMD Pro APUs

HP updated its premium laptop lineup with the Elitebook 705 G4 Series, which comes in three different sizes and sports 7th generation AMD PRO APUs.

The Elitebook 705 Series consists of three different models; the 725 G4, 745 G4, and 755 G4. All three offer configurations with four different 7th generation AMD APUs; the AMD Pro A12-9800B, A12-8830B, A10-8730B, and A8-9600B. They all also offer up to 16GB of memory and up to a 1TB SATA HDD and 512GB of PCIe NVMe storage. The display options are the major difference between the models.

Each model features a different display size, with the 725 G4, 745 G4, and 755 G4 measuring in at 12.5, 14, and 15.6 inches, respectively. All three models offer 1366 x 768 and 1920 x 1080 panels (some with touchscreen options), but only the 14-inch Elitebook 745 G4 features 2560 x 1440 display options.

The entire series sports the same amount of ports despite the size differences, with two USB 3.0 ports and a USB 3.0 Type-C port that supports 5 Gb/s data rates and power output (device charging). There's an SD card reader, an audio in/out jack, and you can connect to an external display by using the VGA D-Sub output or DisplayPort interface.

HP offers a wide variety of wireless networking options for the Elitebook 705 G4 series, starting with Realtek Wireless-N modules (that we’ll likely see in the lower-priced models) and a few different Intel Wireless-AC options. The Elitebook 705 G4 series also features support for wireless LTE/HSPA 4G data (where applicable).

The Elitebook 705 series is decidedly designed for the enterprise, with HP offering a plethora of company-branded security management features with its new premium laptop lineup. We can expect to see the Elitebook 705 series this December, starting at $769.

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ProductHP Elitebook 705 G4 Series
Processor Options- AMD PRO A12-9800B APU - AMD PRO A12-8830B APU - AMD PRO A10-8730B APU - AMD PRO A8-9600B APU
Memory CapacityUp to 16GB DDR4-1866 (2 SO-DIMM)
Graphics- AMD Radeon R7 Graphics (A12 APUs)- AMD Radeon R5 Graphics (A10, A8 APUs)
Screen Sizes (By Model)- 12.5” (725 G4)- 14” (745 G4)- 15.6” (755 G4)
Display Resolutions (By Model)- 1366 x 768 (725, 745, 755)- 1920 x 1080 (725, 745, 755)- 2560 x 1440 (745)
Touchscreen OptionsYes
Storage Options- 500GB SATA (7,200 RPM)- 500GB SATA SED (7,200 RPM)- 500GB SATA FIPS 140-2 SED (7,200 RPM)- 1TB SATA (5,400 RPM)- 128 GB M.2 SATA SSD- 256 GB M.2 SATA SSD- 360 GB M.2 PCIe SSD- 512 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Ports- USB 3.0 x2- USB 3.1 Type-C- HP Dock Connector- Headphone/Mic Combo Jack- SD Card Reader
Display Output- DisplayPort- VGA
Networking Options- Realtek 802.11b/g/n w/ Bluetooth- Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 w/ Bluetooth- Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 w/ Bluetooth - HP lt4132 LTE/HSPA+ 4G Mobile Broadband- HP hs3210 WW HSPA+ Mobile Broadband
Dimensions (By Model)- 12.2 x 8.6 x 0.74-0.8 inches (725 G4)- 13.3 x 9.3 x 0.74-0.8 inches (745 G4)- 15.1 x 10.1 x 0.76-0.82 inches (755 G4)
Weight (By Model)- Starting at 2.78 lbs. (725 G4)- Starting at 3.27 lbs. (745 G4)- Starting at 4.06 lbs. (755 G4)
Starting MSRP$769
Derek Forrest
Derek Forrest is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He writes hardware news and reviews gaming desktops and laptops.
  • firefoxx04
    I dont trust HP when it comes to AMD systems. It seems everything I work on from HP that is turd slow is packing an AMD chip at a pathetic 1ghz. You cant take a slow chip and run it at a slow clockspeed.
  • chicofehr
    Glad they still putting display port on them. Anyone with 1440p+ monitors have problems hooking up to laptops with only HDMI. Its only only reason I bought from them in past actually :P
  • monsta
    Eww AMD Apu. These are gonna be super slow.
  • 3ogdy
    Strange nobody mentioned those 4 buttons around the touchpad, doe.
  • Wisecracker
    I've got a 8w AMD A6-1450 **Temash Jaguar** (2 CUs) on a 14-inch HP Touch modded with a Samsung SSD -- still rockin' after 3+ years, and it runs at 1-1.4GHz. Boots in 8 seconds :)

    An AMD 'Big Cat' Bristol Ridge Excavator-II APU at 2.7-3.6 GHz, with 8 CUs, at 12- to 15w, with all those fancy modern 'accoutrements' is impressive. Thanks, HP.
  • alextheblue
    The mixing of 9xxx and 8xxx labeling is odd. Also, some of these are xx30 which for Bristol Ridge typically indicates a configurable TDP range of 25-45W (vs the xx00 models listed at 12-15W). Having higher watt options would be nice.

    Then again these are OEM model numbers so it could be coincidental.
  • zodiacfml
    Can't their 14nm parts come any earlier? Intel's on their generation already in 14nm
  • 80-watt Hamster
    18905107 said:
    Eww AMD Apu. These are gonna be super slow.

    The Elitebook name carries with it an expectation of at least reasonable performance. They'll probably run fine.