- Screen Size: 12 inches
- Processor: AMD Quad Core A12 -Pro-9800B
- RAM: 16 GB DDR4 SDRAM
- Hard Drive: 512GB SSD Storage
- Operating System: Windows 11 Pro
Graphics Brand: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Wan [Radeon R5/R6/R7 Graphics]
- Card Description: integrated
- Bluetooth, Webcam
Since the EliteBook 725 G4 is the AMD-based sister model of the ELITEBOOK 820 G4, the same casing is used for both devices. HP uses a chassis that is made of a very stable magnesium alloy. Flashy colors are not expected in the business sector, and thus the display back and base unit are silver and the base tray and display bezel are black. HP has not installed a maintenance hatch into the small laptop. The base tray would have to be removed to access the hardware - but more about that later. The battery is non-removable.
The EliteBook's build is impeccable. The gaps are even, overlapping materials or sharp edges are not felt anywhere. Thanks to the used magnesium alloy, the casing is robust and resists pressure. Denting the base unit in the usual places (below the touchpad, beside the keyboard) would involve using high force. It is not possible to warp the base unit, either. However, this is not true for the lid. Images do not distort on the screen, even when pressure is applied to the lid's back.
The interfaces in the 725 G4 are also similar to that of its Sister model. The three USB ports (2x Type-A, 1x Type-C) support the USB 3.1 Gen.1 standard. Two video outs (1x DisplayPort, 1x VGA) are installed. A docking port allows connecting HP-specific docking stations. The positioning of the interfaces is satisfactory and normally cables will not obstruct the areas beside the wrist rest.
The EliteBook comes with a Wi-Fi module that carries a chip by Intel (Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265). In addition to the 802.11 a/b/g/h/n standards, it also supports the fast ac standard (2.4 and 5 GHz). The transmission speeds that we measured under ideal conditions (no other Wi-Fi devices in the immediate vicinity, short distance between the laptop and server PC) are very good. Broadcom's BCM5762 NetXtreme Controller takes care of cabled network connections. It does an impeccable job.