The Pavilion Aero weighs just 2.1 pounds, making it HP’s lightest consumer laptop. It’s also powered exclusively by AMD chipsets.
“As more people return to a new normal, they need a PC that can move with them while at home and on the go,” HP explains. “The PC is used away from home 45 percent of the time to perform a wide range of tasks, with 25 percent of time spent streaming videos while 11 percent of the time is spent being productive, whether it be learning or work-related. With the new Pavilion Aero 13, people can work hard and play hard no matter where they are, on a single, lightweight device.”
It’s a great-looking laptop, too. The Pavilion Aero comes in Pale Rose Gold, Warm Gold, Ceramic White, and Natural Silver colors, and in addition to its lightness, it’s also the first Pavilion to feature a 90 percent screen-to-body-ratio, meaning that it has tiny bezels around its—wait for it—16:10 aspect ratio display. That display is 13.3-inches on the diagonal, offers a 2.5K resolution, and throws off 400 nits of brightness.
The Aero is powered by the latest AMD Ryzen 7 5800U Mobile Processor with AMD Radeon Graphics, and HP says it will be upgradeable to Windows 11 “later this year.” It comes with Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and offers a claimed 10.5 hours of battery life.
The HP Pavilion Aero will start at $749 and will be available for purchase in July.