HP EliteBook 735 G6 laptop review: Despite AMD Picasso, not necessarily a bad choice
The HP EliteBook 735 G6 is not a big update compared to its predecessor. The biggest difference is the newer Ryzen 3000 CPUs of the Picasso series. In terms of performance, the new CPUs are not a real improvement, but the battery life has improved significantly in return. The fact that this is still not a real advantage is due to the competition still being clearly ahead in this area.
The other strengths of the HP EliteBook 735 G5 remain in the successor; in particular, the high-quality and stable aluminum case and the good speakers are to be mentioned here. The connectivity is also convincing, except for the missing SD card reader. This is especially an advantage in comparison to the already presented successor model, the HP EliteBook 835 G7, because the latter lacks both an RJ45 Ethernet port and a side docking port. A weak point of the HP EliteBook 735 G6 is the display, at least in the base configuration. It’s recommended to go for the 400 cd/m² panel at the least here.
Although it’s already outdated, the HP EliteBook 735 G6 can still be a good work device in 2020.
Should one still buy the EliteBook 735 G6 now? We make a recommendation with limitations. If CPU performance is a high priority, you should probably go for the for the EliteBook 835 G7 successor without a doubt. If, on the other hand, you already have an existing HP side dock on your desk at home, or if you often need RJ45 Ethernet, then the EliteBook 735 G6 can definitely still be worth buying – especially if the price goes down over the next weeks.