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The HP Pavilion Aero 13 is a thin and light laptop with a mid-range price but the kind of premium specs and design you’d typically find on more expensive laptops. First launched in 2021, the model I reviewed at the time had a magnesium-aluminum body weighing just 2.2 pounds, but packed a lot of power thanks to support for up to an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U processor.

Now HP is giving the Pavilion Aero 13 a spec bump with new models supporting up to an AMD Ryzen 7 7735U processor. The only catch? So far the new model appears to be available in India and Europe, but not North America. May 14, 2023 update: The new HP Pavilion Aero 13 is now available in the United States

HP India is currently offering two new versions of the HP Pavilion Aero 13:

  • AMD Ryzen 7 7735U, 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD for ₹82,999 (~$1,000)
  • AMD Ryzen 5 7535U, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD for ₹72,999 (~$880)

Both models feature DDR5-3200 memory that’s soldered to the motherboard (which means it’s not user upgradeable) and PCIe NVMe storage (which can be removed and replaced).

The biggest change over the previous-gen models is that the new models feature chips based on AMD’s “Rembrandt-R” architecture, which means they have Zen 3+ CPU cores and RDNA 2 graphics, while the first-gen Pavilion Aero 13 had AMD “Cezanne” or “Barcello” chips with Zen 3 CPU cores and Radeon Vega graphics.

Here’s how the new processor options stack up against the chips that were most recently available in the older Pavilion Aero 13:

ModelCPU Gen & nodeCores / ThreadsBase / Boost CPU freqCacheGraphicsRAMTDP
Ryzen 7 7735UZen 3+ (6nm)8 / 162.7 GHz / 4.75 GHz20MBRadeon 680M
(12 x RDNA 2 @ 2.2 GHz)
DDR5 / LPDDR515 – 28W
Ryzen 7 5825UZen 38 / 162 GHz / 4.5 GHz20MBRadeon Vega (8-cores @ 2 GHz)DDR4 / LPDDR4x15W
Ryzen 5 7535UZen 3+ (6nm)6 / 122.9 GHz/ 4.55 GHz19MBRadeon 660M
(6 x RDNA 2 @ 1.9 GHz)
DDR5 / LPDDR515 – 28W
Ryzen 5 5625UZen 36 / 122.3 GHz / 4.3 GHz19MBRadeon Vega (7-cores @ 1.8 GHz)DDR4 / LPDDR4x15W

The new HP Pavilion Areo 13 laptops have 13.3 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS LCD displays with 100% sRGB color gamut and up to 400 nits brightness, and HP has indicated that it will also offer 2.5K display options, so we may say 2560 x 1600 pixel models in the future.

Like the original Pavilion Aero 13 the new models have magnesium alloy bodies, weigh about 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds), and measure about 17mm (0.67 inches) thick. Other features include a 720p webcam, stereo speakers with B&O audio, a fingerprint reader, and a backlit keyboard.

Ports include:

  • 1 x USB Type-C (10 Gbps w/DisplayPort 1.4 and USB Power Delivery)
  • 2 x USB Type-A (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x HDMI 2.1
  • 1 x 3.5mm audio
  • 1 x power jack

The laptops have 43 Wh batteries and come with a 65W charger. They support WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2.

There’s no word on if or when the new models will be available in North America.

via MySmartPrice, The Indian Express, and Fone Arena

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  1. the 7735u version is 849E in the french HP store now … I have the 5800u version and overall I am very happy of it (useful ports, good sound, fast, not too hot …)

  2. Would be great to see widespread availability of the Ryzen 6800u (now 7735u) – this 6nm chip with the igpu of the 680M was raved about for its integrated graphics and battery usage but (in a constant theme with AMD) was hard to find in very many laptops.