HP unveils Pavilion Aero 13 – the company’s lightest laptop ever, and its AMD powered

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What you need to know

  • HP just announced the Pavilion Aero 13 today.
  • The Aero 13 weighs less than 1 kg, and is very portable.
  • It is powered by AMD Ryzen 7 5800U processor and AMD Radeon graphics.
  • Will be available for shipping in July and starts at $749, and should upgrade to Windows 11.

HP just announced the Pavilion Aero 13 laptop today. So far, it’s the company’s lightest laptop ever, weighing less than 1kg (2.2 lbs) and is runs upto an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U mobile processor alongside AMD Radeon graphics. The laptop begins to ship in July and starts at $749, HP hints that it should be able to upgrade to Windows 11 when the operating system rolls out later this year.

Unlike other laptops that come in different versions, with a choice of either AMD or Intel chips, the Pavilion Aero 13 is an AMD-exclusive. This means that while it will be available in other iterations, you’ll only be able to order it with Ryzen processors.

HP Pavilion Aero 13 screen
Image Credit: HP

According to HP, with an AMD Zen 3 under the hood, the Aero 13 range will “deliver impressive performance and battery life”. The company also promises up to 10.5 hours of battery life, though that really depends on individual real-world usage.

If you’ve been following HP’s laptop trends, you must have realized that the Pavilion Aer 13 is the company’s 13.3-inch laptop with a 16:10 aspect ratio, meaning it presents more content on the screen at once, better than 16:9 devices. Similarly, it’s the Pavilion laptop to rock a 90% screen-to-body ratio.

HP Pavilion Aero 13 Specs

Operating SystemWindows 10 (should be able to upgrade to Windows 11 once it rolls out)
ProcessorUp to AMD Ryzen 7 5800U mobile processor
GraphicsAMD Radeon graphics
Display13.3-inch, 2.5K resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio, 400 nits, 100% sRGB,
BatteryUp to 10.5 hours
WirelessWi-Fi 6
WeightUnder 1 kg (2.2 lbs)
ColorPale rose gold
Warm gold
Ceramic white
Natural silver
AvailabilityJuly 2021

At launch, the HP Pavilion will be available in four colors, pale rose gold, warm gold, ceramic white, and natural silver.

During this year’s event, HP announced a few other devices alongside the Pavilion Aero 13, including: HP M24fwa FHD Monitor (24-inch) and HP M27fwa FHD Monitor (27-inch).

Both monitors feature HP Eye Ease and Eyesafe certified technology and deliver an impressive 99% sRGB color quality. They also support AMD Freesync. The HP M24fwa FHD Monitor and HP M27fwa FHD Monitor will be available in July starting at $230 and $290, respectively.

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