Today from techobig we have another great notebook review of the HP ProBook! No matter how much we want to look towards high-performance and expensive solutions, people in crisis conditions do not have much money. This is evidenced by statistics. Avast: according to company information, the average age of a computer has exceeded 5 years. The statistics, of course, are surprising, but they show very well the real world in which we live.

However, there are still people who decide to upgrade their laptops. Most often, this is done by the corporate sector: companies buy computers in large quantities. The hero of this text is made with an eye on this audience. This HP ProBook x360 435 G8 Ultrabook… He, like most of his classmates, is built on AMD Ryzen 5 5600U.

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Appearance

The device is positioned as an ultrabook with the corresponding dimensions and weight: 308.5 × 222.9 × 17.9 mm and 1.45 kg.

One of the features of the HP ProBook x360 435 G8 is the hinge mechanism, which allows you to use the ultrabook in tablet mode. And there’s also a Full HD IPS touchscreen. Its diagonal is 13.3 inches.

The screen picture is pleasing to the eye, the pixels are not particularly noticeable even at this resolution. But I would like more brightness. And the chin is too big. In laptop mode, it does not attract much attention, and when used in tablet mode, it is very difficult not to notice the “chin”.

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For the tablet mode, the main camera was implemented in an unusual way. If you use the laptop in a standard way, then the camera peephole is on the panel under the left hand:

But everything falls into place when you make a tablet from an ultrabook:

Subjectively, I didn’t really like the deep travel of the keyboard keys. I love to bang my fingers on the table, so this turned out to be a problem for me. But you may not find anything wrong with that.

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This notebook review shows that the laptop has many connectors. For example, on the right is a microSD reader, HDMI, fast USB Type-A and Type-C, as well as a charging connector:

Left – USB Type-A 3.0 and Kensington lock:

The Kensington lock rarely appears in consumer solutions, but often in products for corporate users. But what you rarely see in such computers is AMD processors.

That all changed in 2020 when AMD introduced its 4000-series processors. And since then, things have gone: first there were “stones” for desktop PCs, and then mobile solutions appeared.

Performance

This transition will only be for the benefit of many: a more efficient technical process (7 nm) reduces power consumption, and in multi-threading mode AMD processors outperform competitors from the “blue” team in performance.

The HP ProBook x360 435 G8 is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, a six-core, twelve-thread processor. Its operating frequency ranges from 2.3 GHz to 4.2 GHz. This modern solution is enough for most office tasks. The laptop can handle heavy applications and handle multitasking. You can even have more than two tabs open in Google Chrome!

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The processor is built on a 7-nm process technology on the Zen 3 architecture with a TDP of 15 W. Such technologies can significantly increase the battery life, since the processor itself is energy efficient – the manufacturer of this model promises up to 17 hours of operation.

The integrated graphics processor Radeon RX is responsible for graphics processing. Its capacity is sufficient for the simplest video editing. For example, you can collect the results from the attended conference. Or edit a video diary about a business trip – this AMD Ryzen 5 5600U is quite capable of.

In general, the HP ProBook x360 435 G8 comes in several flavors. I have a version with 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD. I would consider just that amount of RAM when buying a laptop in order to accurately cope with all tasks.

SSD speeds are not surprising, but he does not need it – after all, this is not a gaming laptop.

Safety

Data security is one of the most important parameters for the corporate sector. For example, computers with AMD Ryzen 5 5600U have TPM 2.0 security built in. This module stores hard disk encryption keys. Very useful when your work data needs to be kept secret.

Without this module or its emulation, it is impossible to install Windows 11. In the HP ProBook x360 435 G8, the module is enabled by default, so I was able to upgrade to the new version of the operating system without any difficulties.

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AMD processors have AMD Secure Processor technology. It protects your computer from kernel-level attacks. Also, users have access to AMD Memory Guard RAM encryption and remote monitoring, protection and management of laptops based on the company’s products using the AMD Pro Manageability set.

During this notebook review, another interesting security point emerged with the physical shutter that covers the camera above the screen. I would like to see this on the second camera.

In addition, there is a fingerprint scanner and Windows Hello technology. True, the latter did not recognize me without glasses. The laptop’s fingerprint scanner is excellent: it always quickly recognized the finger.

Outcome

Throughout this notebook review, The HP ProBook x360 435 G8 has proven itself a solid workhorse. First of all, the laptop has things designed specifically for corporate users: these are protection systems and the AMD Ryzen 5 5600U processor, which is great for office tasks.

Despite the fact that while users are not accustomed to seeing AMD processors in commercial notebooks, the “reds” are doing everything possible to win over the audience. The company creates powerful and energy efficient processors that will keep laptop batteries running all day. This is confirmed not only by the HP ProBook x360 435 G8 laptop we have chosen, but also by similar models from other manufacturers like Lenovo, Acer and other HP models.

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