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HP ProBook x360 435 G8: A Complete Review

HP ProBook x360 435 G8: A Complete Review

Jolene Dobbin
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Business as usual has changed dramatically, which home and office professionals know better than anyone. You need systems that adapt and move easily from home to office to desk to meeting room to everywhere in between, all while operating securely and at peak performance.
The HP ProBook x360 435 G8 is one such PC. Built for business, it was designed for performance, security, and durability. In this article, we’ll explore how this HP ProBook convertible laptop offers all of these features and more in a comfortable and versatile design.

A little background on the HP ProBook family

Before we delve into the specifics of the HP ProBook 435 x360, let’s first touch on the family that counts it as a proud member; the HP ProBook.
In a world where notebook PCs often sacrifice power for portability, or portability for power, one of those two important attributes – especially for mobile professionals – ends up having to be sacrificed. Not so for the HP ProBook family of laptops and convertibles.
The HP ProBook was created especially for business users on the go who need high-performing and secure devices that are slim and light enough to be genuinely portable. The full line of the HP ProBook series includes convertibles, laptops, and detachables with a variety of screen sizes ranging from 13.3-inch to 15.6-inch (diagonal).
Most have thin profiles but pack a lot of power into those form factors with high-end processors and commercial-grade security features. And most have long battery lives of least 14 hours or more to power through long days. These features also ensure that, beyond business use, they work really well as gaming systems and for college students.

How does the HP ProBook x360 435 G8 differ from the other models in the family?

Convertible model

Unlike the others in the series, the HP ProBook x360 435 G8 is a convertible that actually offers four distinct modes for use. These include the traditional laptop, tablet, stand, and tent, which provide creative and design professionals, in particular, with plenty of options for creating, designing, and presenting.

Enhanced performance

The HP ProBook x360 435 G8 is designed for mobile workers and other professionals looking for power and performance on-the-go. It is available with some of the latest and greatest mobile processors from AMD, including AMD Ryzen™ PRO 5000 series processors and AMD Radeon™ integrated graphics.

More security features

The HP ProBook x360 435 offers advanced security benefits with multi-layered protection that begins at the BIOS and doesn’t end there. It comes complete with a host of commercial-grade security and privacy features such as HP Sure Start, HP Sure Sense, HP Secure Erase, and HP Sure Click.

Features and benefits of the HP ProBook x360 435 G8

Four modes in a 360-degree design

The HP ProBook x360 435 features a durable yet adaptable hinge with a 360-degree design that enables four convenient modes to comfortably power through your day with virtually any repetitive task that your business requires:
  • Laptop – take advantage of the tried-and-true clamshell design featuring the keyboard and display in their traditional positions
  • Tablet – use a stylus to create, draw, design, and more by folding the display 360 degrees against the keyboard’s back
  • Stand – work hands-free to watch, collaborate, or present with the keyboard underneath the display
  • Tent – present, create, design, and more by rotating and flipping the display 180 degrees so that the keyboard is hidden
HP ProBook x360 435 G8

Keep it clean

A notable feature that’s included in the design of the HP ProBook x360 435 is one that you probably don’t realize you need, until you do. Those who have attempted to clean their notebook computers while forgetting to turn them off will especially appreciate HP Easy Clean 2.0. This feature lets you clean your system while it’s on by disabling the touch screen, keyboard, and clickpad at the touch of a button.

Next-generation AMD processors

The HP ProBook x360 435 is up to the job of everything from browsing the web while running office applications and video conferencing to performing complex calculations and crunching data. One important reason is that it is loaded with power from next-generation AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series Mobile Processors, which are some of the world’s most advanced mobile processors, and outstanding AMD Radeon integrated graphics cards.
AMD Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors enable a responsive computing experience and powerful performance to speed productivity. The HP ProBook x360 435 offers your choice of:
  • AMD Ryzen 3 5400U (with 4 cores and up to 4.0 GHz max boost clock) which lets you browse, stream, edit, build, and create with confidence
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600U with Radeon graphics (with 6 cores and up to 4.2 GHz max boost clock) so you can enjoy powerful performance and instant responsiveness for both productivity and entertainment functions
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800U with Radeon graphics (with 8 cores and up to 4.4 GHz max boost clock), which is perfect for demanding productivity and gaming applications, delivering excellent energy efficiency and an incredible battery life of up to 17.5 hours of general use and up to 21 hours of video playback on a single charge

Multi-layered security protection

Growing businesses especially need PCs that protect your important documents and data with commercial-grade security features. The HP ProBook x360 435 is enhanced with security and privacy from the BIOS up.
From A to Zen
The processors running this system are built on the AMD “Zen” processor architecture, which is designed with security features as a priority to help address today’s more sophisticated cyber attacks. An integrated security processor helps protect data confidentiality and integrity.
Self-healing with HP Sure Start
Firmware attacks are something that many businesses have to deal with. They’re often unpredictable, and can be completely devastating to your system. The HP ProBook x360 435 comes with HP Sure Start Gen5 (and Gen6 on some models), which is a self-healing BIOS that automatically recovers from attacks or corruption.
Fight malware with advanced AI
Malware is another little nasty beast that is evolving quickly. In fact, more than 350,000 new malware variants are created daily. However, traditional antivirus software can’t always keep up or recognize new attacks. Fortunately, the HP ProBook x360 435 is protected against never-before-seen attacks with HP Sure Sense, which uses proprietary deep learning algorithms and advanced AI to instinctively recognize and provide exceptional protection against advanced malware.

BrightView FHD touchscreen display

The HP ProBook x360 435 features a 13.3-inch diagonal BrightView full high definition (FHD) in-plane switching (IPS) touchscreen display with Corning Gorilla Glass and HD webcam to deliver an immersive experience and capture details when working, creating, and video conferencing with colleagues or friends and family.
Stop prying eyes with HP Sure View
One of the benefits of having a lightweight and portable system such as the HP ProBook x360 435 is the ability to work virtually anywhere. But going out into the world leaves your screen vulnerable to prying eyes. The optional HP Sure View Gen3 integrated privacy screen instantly blocks those unsolicited snoops by reducing visual light when the screen is viewed from the side. At the touch of a button, your screen appears dark and therefore unreadable to those around you.
Camera ready, peace of mind
Another feature that helps protect from unwanted and malicious surveillance is the optional built-in HP Privacy Camera. This camera offers an integrated physical shutter that will cut off access to the camera with an easy click, ensuring privacy.
Facing the world
The HP ProBook x360 435 also offers an optional, world-facing 5MP dual-camera system with a second camera on the keyboard deck. So you can capture the world around you by taking photos and videos while in tablet mode.

At-a-glance features

  • Operating system: Windows 10 Pro/Home 64
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors/AMD Ryzen 3, AMD Ryzen 5, and AMD Ryzen 7 with 4-, 6-, and 8-cores
  • Graphics: Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics
  • Display: 13.3-inch diagonal BrightView FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Memory: 32GB DDR4-3200 SDRAM (supports dual channel memory)
  • Storage: 128GB PCIe TLC SSD; 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD; 1TB PCIe NVMe TLC SSD
  • Battery: HP Long Life 3-cell, 45 Wh Li-ion Up to 17 hours
  • Dimensions: 12.15 x 8.78 x 0.71 inches (30.85 x 22.29 x 1.79 cm)
  • Weight: Starting at 3.19 lbs
HP ProBook x360 435 G8

Summing it up

The HP ProBook x360 435 G8 is made for business with high-performance and security features and benefits built in from the start. And customization options during purchase give you the additional benefit of future-proofing your system further. If you’re looking to add on to your workspace, check out these accessories, including business cases, mice, pens, docking stations, and more.
About the Author: Jolene Dobbin is a contributing writer for HP Tech@Work. Jolene is an East Coast-based writer with experience creating strategic messaging, marketing, and sales content for companies in the high-tech industry.

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