When HP announced its new Pavilion Aero 13 laptop back in June, there was a lot to get excited over. With a $750 starting price (now $670 on sale), AMD Ryzen processors, a slick modern design, and weighing around just 2 pounds (0.9kg), this laptop brings a lot of premium features to the mid-range budget space.
The rule of thumb with HP’s consumer laptops is: Pavilions are cheap, Envys are midrange, Spectres are expensive. But the Pavilion Aero 13 is much nicer (and a bit more expensive) than your typical budget laptop, with plenty of features — like a 16:10 screen, a 10-hour battery life span, and a mind-blowingly light chassis — that are typically reserved for premium Windows devices.
Ultra-portable at less than 1 kg1 thanks to the magnesium design.
Enjoy the view
The 16:10 micro-edge display2 with WUXGA resolution
and 400 nits gives you true viewing pleasure.
Enjoy the superb color, brightness, and flicker-free3 screen.
Power through your day
Get up to speed with the AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series processor4, with Radeon™ graphics, DDR4 RAM and SSD storage.
Control your entertainment without any hassle. All you need to do is ask.
Don’t let anything slow you down
With Wi-Fi 6 connectivity5 , long battery life, HP Fast Charge,6
and fingerprint reader for quicker, secure logins.
Made with the planet in mind
Contains sustainable, ocean-bound and post-consumer recycled plastics7 along with 100% sustainably sourced and recyclable packaging.
65W battery adapter recharges your battery up to 50% within 30 minutes and 45W battery adapter recharges your battery up to 50% within 45 minutes when the system is off (using “shut down” command). Recommended for use with the HP adapter provided with the notebook, not recommended with a smaller capacity battery charger. After charging has reached 50% capacity, charging speed will return to normal speed.
- AMD Ryzen™ 5 processor
- Windows 10 Home 64
- 33.78 cm (13.3") diagonal, WUXGA (1920 x 1200), IPS, micro-edge, anti-glare, 400 nits, 100% sRGB
- 16 GB DDR4-3200 MHz RAM (onboard)
- 512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
- Designed with the environment in mind
- AMD Radeon™ Graphics
- 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-C® 10Gbps signaling rate (USB Power Delivery, DisplayPort™ 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge); 2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate; 1 HDMI 2.0; 1 AC smart pin; 1 headphone/microphone combo
- Up to 10 hours and 30 minutes
Pavilion laptops in general are typically thicker and less powerful than the pricier Envy or Spectre options and so it's actually quite surprising to see HP announce such lofty performance and size targets for its new 13.3-inch Pavilion Aero 13. We suspect that a larger 15-inch Pavilion Aero 15 may be in the works should the Pavilion Aero 13 prove to be popular with users.