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June 29, 2021

HP reveals its lightest consumer laptop: Pavilion Aero 13

HP has unveiled its lightest consumer laptop yet: the HP Pavilion Aero 13 laptop PC, starting at less than 2.2 pounds (1 kg).

This is also the first Pavilion laptop to feature a full magnesium aluminum chassis, a 4-sided narrow bezel and a 90% screen-to-body-ratio.

HP Pavilion Aero 13 on a desk, open

When Windows 11 is available later this year, you should be able to upgrade this laptop to it [1]. Powered by up to the latest AMD Ryzen 7 5800U Mobile Processor with AMD Radeon Graphics, you can expect fast responsiveness when working or browsing, and smooth details while watching movies.

Sustainability figures into every stage of its lifecycle, starting with post-consumer recycled and ocean-bound plastics, saving over 6,000 plastic bottles from entering the ocean [2]. The device features water-based paint, and its outer box and fiber cushions are 100% sustainably sourced and recyclable. It’s also EPEAT Gold Registered and Energy Star Certified.

The HP Pavilion Aero 13 is expected to be available beginning in July at for a starting price of $749. Select U.S. retailers are expected to carry it later this fall.

HP Pavilion Aero 13 deconstructed, floating in profile

Find out more about it over at HP.

[1] Not all features are available in all editions or versions of Windows. Systems may require upgraded and/or separately purchased hardware, drivers, software or BIOS update to take full advantage of Windows functionality. Windows is automatically updated, which is always enabled. ISP fees may apply and additional requirements may apply over time for updates. See

[2] Based on HP’s internal analysis as of March 22. 6,417.32 recycled plastic bottles consumed, based on HP’s projected lifecycle volume. Manufactured recycled ocean bound plastic material in product speaker enclosure. Calculation based on grams per product (using 12.7 grams per 16.9 ounce “single serve” bottled water container) multiplied by projected shipment volume/ 12.7 grams.