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In the PC and mobile world, with new processor launches come refreshed product lines. HP Inc’s latest commercial offerings are no different as they’ve introduced the latest and greatest technologies into their new commercial laptops, SFF (small form factor) PCs and room computing solutions, including their AIOs (All-in-one). As Hewlett-Packard has split in two, the HP Inc. is looking for new ways to create products that their commercial customers desire, and even more importantly, need. Their consumer business has successfully done this with their latest premium consumer notebooks and I’m optimistic on their commercial line, too.

HP Inc’s announcement includes introductions into their EliteBook series as well as their EliteDesk and EliteOne product lines. HP Inc’s newly designed EliteBook 705 G3 series is offered initially with Advanced Micro Device’s new AMD PRO A12 APUs with 12.5”, 14” and 15.6” displays in a multitude of resolutions. The lightest version will be 2.78 lbs and as thin as 18.9mm, which makes it a fairly attractive notebook that sells for $749 and up. HP Inc. says these are the world’s thinnest and lightest mainstream business-class notebooks and by the looks of it, they are lighter and thinner than Dell’s Vostro line and Lenovo’s ThinkPads. This new design ID helps bring HP and Advanced Micro Devices together in an attractive and lightweight package that also has good performance and is affordable for broad deployment. It’s been a long time since Advanced Micro Devices APUs were launched before Intel’s new crop of designs.

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There's a lot more to read there.

That's good news for AMD. At least one big OEM is actually using them on a "larger" scale. Now HP just needs to push some ads for those products and hope AMD helps them with that.
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I would be very interested in an Elite X2 1011 style tablet with an AMD A12 processor. Core M is good, but I think the AMD iGPU is superior.
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There's a lot more to read there.

That's good news for AMD. At least one big OEM is actually using them on a "larger" scale. Now HP just needs to push some ads for those products and hope AMD helps them with that.

Carrizo is too good to not be sold. It fights toe to toe with it's Intel TDP siblings. It's currently the only CPU worth owning in a laptop and by AMD at the moment. I'm hoping the supply will reach the demand.
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Finally we will probably get to see some good laptops with the Carrizo chips! Everything so far has been more or less a rubish. Also, i am happy that an OEM like HP, that before was offering mainly Intel CPU's (the bribes and unethical market techniques) is taking a step forward with AMD.
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