HP Pavilion 13 Aero, Ryzen 5000 Powered And Under 1 Kilogram
Or Less Than 2 Pounds If You Prefer, Either Way The Lightest Laptop Going
There are two stand out features on the HP Pavilion Aero 13; it is the lightest consumer laptop on the market and it is exclusively AMD powered. HP managed to maintain that weight by using a chassis constructed out of aluminium and magnesium, not just part of the chassis but the entire Pavilion Aero 13 is made of those metals. That adds another benefit which is the colours they are able to use, you can chose from pale rose gold, warm gold, ceramic white and natural silver shells that cover the entire laptop, no plastic bits to interfere with your aesthetics.
It isn’t just the exterior with new features, the display is 10:16 instead of HP’s traditional 9:16, giving you more viewing area without adding much to the overall size of the 13.3″ notebook. The bezels have also shrunk to help maintain the size as well as adding a little more to the overall looks of the laptop when it is open and working. HP didn’t just increase the size of the display on the Pavilion Aero 13, they also increased the resolution to 2304 × 1440, with a peak brightness of 400 nits and a 100% Adobe sRGB gamut.
These laptops are manufactured with ocean-bound and other recycled plastic materials for the speaker enclosures and keyboard keycaps and the paint is water based. They also ensure that the box and packing materials are made of recycled materials which are also recyclable to minimize the environmental impact as much as they can.
The benchmarks they show use an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U so we know at least one SKU which will be available. The processors may be powerful, but with AMD’s new power management HP suggests that the battery will last up to 10.5 hours on a full charge. There is a separate charge port for that battery, leaving the USB-C available for your use, with two more Type-A for peripherals. HP even managed to squeeze in a full sized HDMI port.