HP has just presented its next ultraportable within the Pavilion range.
This would be the lightest laptop to have been launched on the consumer market in this 13-inch format and an OLED reference among the most affordable.
Within a few grams
Displaying 987 grams on the scale, the HP Pavilion AERO 13 is undoubtedly the lightest computer designed by the American manufacturer. HP also specifies that it is the first Pavilion model to be equipped with a chassis made entirely of aluminum and magnesium alloy, an asset to reduce the weight that guarantees better durability.
The choice of materials seems to have been crucial for HP with this AERO 13. The manufacturer has focused on ecology with recycled plastics, water-based paint that reduces volatile organic compounds, and recyclable packaging from sustainable sources.
A 13.3-inch OLED panel in 16:10 aspect type
Powered exclusively by AMD 5000 series processors, up to the Ryzen 7 5800U, the AERO 13 will benefit from 8 GB of RAM and a 512 GB NVMe SSD. HP also mentions compatibility with Windows 11 and specifies that the ultraportable will be upgraded to this new version later this year. We also note the existence of Wi-Fi 6. According to the manufacturer, the autonomy will be on average, which announces a battery life of up to 10.5 hours
On paper, the screen is undoubtedly one of the strong points of this laptop. Occupying 90% of the front, this OLED panel is displayed with a 16:10 aspect type and a 2.5 K definition. It will offer a maximum brightness of 400 cd/m² and 100% sRGB coverage.
Price and availability
The Pavilion AERO 13 will launch in July in the United States with a starting price of KES 80,817. We do not yet know its availability and price for the Kenyan market.