This is the HP pavilion aero so for those who follow HP you know the pavilion is one of their most affordable lines of laptops above it since the envy and then the specters we don’t expect a lot from a pavilion usually but HP is really starting to get what we want i like this when manufacturers start doing that So this is a 13.3 inch Ultrabook with a 16 by 10 aspect ratio display you can get in full HD plus or QHD plus for those who want something a little bit more premium it’s under a kilogram under 2.2pounds this is a magnesium aluminum casing this is the kind of stuff you usually only see on a really premium product right and it’s AMD Ryzen ZEN 3 exclusive Schwing we’re going to look at it now so all that sounds really nice right and you’re saying well if it’s a thousand fifteen hundred dollars I expect all that good stuff and I would hope so well here’s the kicker this one starts at seven hundred and fifty dollars so that’s why I’m excited honestly and for that base price taking inhorizon5 5600 UCP 8 gigs of ram and a 256 gig’s and a full HD plus display our unit which is configured more higher and it’s ryzen7 5800u with 16 gigs of remand a 512 gig SSD still the full HD plus display is around 980 now keep in mind.
This just came out and HP tends to have a lot of sales so I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re going to see this available for less money in the coming months or from retailers or having sales and if you want to add that upgrade to the QHD plus display that’s about 120 dollars more something only HP does is the colors they have four colors they’re very nice colors we have art natural silver as they always call alight silver color there is a rose gold which is uh well rose gold kind of pinkish and then there is a gold which is more like a subtle champagne anyway if you want anything other than natural silver you’re going to pay ten dollars more not the end of the world I just think it’s kind of like really going to average out the costs among all the colors guess not performance on this it is Ryzen so expect good performance better than tiger lakes Ultrabook CPU certainly the only place we give it a slight thing is the n.2 name SSD which is upgradable is okay performance it’s not class leading but then this is not in the thousand dollar plus.
Well on board and there’s a fingerprint scanner on the wrist rest area as well so good to see biometrics in the more affordable line from HP now for the display options they’re both IPS and matte and non-touch if you’re on the touchscreen you’re not going to get that here and also the display does not tilt very far back on this so keep that in mind for those who like to put your laptop low on your knees and you need more tilt the display quality on this is good the white point’s a little weird but the display overall is set up well so you wouldn’t even realize it ‘slow blue light so it’s easy on the eyes and HP claims whether you go with the full HD plus or the QHD plus display that you’re going to get 400 nits we actually measured considerably above it 471 nits wow you can see the metrics on screen right now it’s a nice-looking screen certainly for this price class and for a pavilion they’ve come up in the world connectivity is pretty much average for the class you’re not relegated to onus but you do have a USB c port that supports charging
Though because there’s only one USB port you probably want to use it for more important things like displays and hubs it comes with a 45 watt barrel pin charger so you’re not using that up you have two USB a ports which have the dropdown jaw style openings on them because it’s too thin otherwise to fit USB a ports and an HDmi2.0 b port and of course a headphone jack no SD card slot here speakers on this are adequate it’s a small thin and light laptop it sounds like a small thin and light laptop thank god for the headphone jack so how about battery life again Ryzen does well with battery life typically speaking especially in the Ultrabook segment we have a 43 watt hour battery on board and HP claims about 10 hours of streaming time with this and in average use with the brightness set to 150 nits doing some streaming some zoom office work that sort of thing i was getting eight to nine hours on a charge without even trying if I was being a little more careful with my multitasking and everything else that was doing you could probably get longer than that not bad 43 watt hours an okay.
capacity battery again not class leading like some more expensive laptops which have 56watt hour batteries but it’s fine it does come with a 45 watt charger you don’t get a 65 watt charger for a little bit faster charging to take the bottom cover off you must have patience and a little bit of care because you have to remove the rubber strips yonder rubber strips front and back here and then there’s a layer of adhesive underneath and it’s pretty thick so the reason you have to remove that is you can actually get to the Phillips head screws so all the screws are the same size except forgone here that’s smaller so just remember that when you put it back together and then there is some tenacious clips so work your way from the back edge here and this cover will eventually lift off you don’t see that every day that’s interesting there’s a little foam and here are the internals with again assort of like felt tape usually you don’t see this either you see mylar reflective heat tape or whatever but this is the processor right here.
On the heatsink and most likely i would say these are the ram modules soldered on because the ram is soldered onboard here single fan solution the Wi-Fi card is socketed and upgradable so should you not like the real tech card you could actually upgrade that after the fact and the m2 SSD is under this heat shield standard 2280m2 SSD speakers flanking the battery asper typical laptop design and there is the battery itself so there it is the HP pavilion aero 13 it is one nice looking laptop good quality build rising inside yeah that 16 by 10 aspect ratio display and a fairly friendly price tag certainly well under a thousand dollars for the starting price not bad I’m Lisa from mobile tech review be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more cool tech videos and hit the notification bell so you know about them.