HP's Tiger Lake Pavilion 13 Laptop Slinks Out of the Shadows

HP Pavilion 13 (Image credit: HP)

Apparently, HP has jumped the gun and listed a new Tiger Lake-powered Pavilion 13 laptop (13-bb0027nr) ahead of Intel's scheduled announcement. The company has removed the product page, but the device's specifications (via @momomo_us) are out there for everyone to see.

The reinvigorated Pavilion 13 arrives with the Intel Core i7-1165G7. The processor sports four Willow Cove cores with Hyper-Threading and 12MB of L3 cache. The new microarchitecture gives the Core i7-1165G7 up to 50% more L3 cache in comparison to the Core i7-1065G7 Ice Lake part that's being replaced. It's also worth mentioning that Tiger Lake is based on the improved 10nm++ process node so the corresponding processors are expected to deliver higher clock speeds.

The Core i7-1065G7 comes with a 1.3 GHz base clock and 3.9 GHz boost clock. HP has listed the Core i7-1165G7 with an impressive 2.8 GHz base clock and 4.7 GHz boost clock. With the high clocks in conjunction with the Gen12 Xe graphics, the Core i7-1165G7 should turn the Pavilion 13 into a formidable machine.

HP pairs the Core i7-1065G7 with 16GB of soldered DDR4-3200 memory and a 512GB Intel M.2 NVMe SSD for storage. It's evident that the HP wants to keep the Pavilion 13 as snappy as possible since the brand has even added a 32GB Intel Optane drive to the mix.

HP Pavilion 13 (Image credit: HP)

The Pavilion 13 measures 12.17 x 8.07 x 0.7 inches and weights 2.9 lbs. The laptop features a silver aluminum theme with a matching full-size silver keyboard with backlighting. The 13.3-inch IPS panel boasts a FHD (1920 x 1080) resolution, 45% NTSC color gamut and a maximum brightness of 250 nits. Home workers will be happy to know that the Pavilion 13 is equipped with a HD webcam with dual-array digital microphone. A pair of B&O speakers are responsible for the laptop's audio.

The mixture of I/O ports on the Pavilion 13 is comprised of one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, one HDMI 2.0 port and one headphone/microphone combo jack. A microSD card reader is present as well. Given the Pavilion 13's svelte body, HP didn't given the device a Ethernet port. Instead, you get to enjoy WiFi 6 AX201 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.

HP equips the Pavilion 13 with a three-cell Li-ion battery with a capacity of 43 Wh. A 45W Smart AC power adapter is included to charge the battery.

Despite its slip-up, HP didn't reveal the pricing for the Pavilion 13. Therefore, we'll probably have to wait until Tiger Lake's official launch to find how much HP will charge for the new Pavilion 13.

Zhiye Liu
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Zhiye Liu is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Although he loves everything that’s hardware, he has a soft spot for CPUs, GPUs, and RAM.