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The thin and light design with optional FHD touch display makes the HP EliteBook 700 series ideal for professionals in and out of the office. Work proficiently and confidently with HP technology and AMD A-Series Pro APUs.
This review is from: HP EliteBook 725 G2 12.5" Touchscreen Notebook - AMD A-Series A10 Pro-7350B 2.10 GHz
Pros: 1080P IPS; Seriously one of the most beautiful screens I've seen on a laptop this small. Beats the pants off the IPS in my X230.
Gorilla glass 3
Comes with Intel 1500 pro SSD
Awesome keyboard. Not X220 or X230 level, but awesome and feedback-y.
Thinkpad muscle memory works with the n!pple mouse.
Great touchpad. Real buttons!
Fantastic build quality. magnesium alloy top and bottom. Between that and the gorilla glass, I don't think it's possible to easily damage the screen on these.
NO WIFI WHITELIST. I installed a generic Intel 7260 AC.
Boots from SD (a feature I thought died when everything went PCIe).
Can drive two external monitors AND the internal one.
3 year stock warranty.
Service panel comes off with no screws, making wifi/ram/HDD upgrades a breeze.
Pretty solid ubuntu support.
Upward firing speakers.
Tiny AC adapter
5 hour battery. Good for 3 cells in an ultrabook chassis.
Benchmarks after adding ram for dual-channel mode; 3dmark11: 1100~ Unigine Heaven: 11.1 FPS @ 768p, medium shaders, normal tessellation, no AA
The only 12.5" gaming machine you can really get right now.
Cons: Proprietary dock port. There's no excuse not to have a standard AMD dockport here.
Single-channel ram config. You'll want to add a 4gb stick to unlock almost double the gaming performance. Bonehead move from HP here. (nevermind that 8gb should be the bare minimum in a laptop of this cost. Ram is cheap.)
Loud fan in performance mode. No worse than usual, but louder than X230.
Other Thoughts: If you liked the DV6, you'll love this.
If you liked thinkpads before they were ruined by the *40 series, you'll find a home here.
I really hope HP can continue this trend.
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