HP has gained a reputation for letting slip details of processor generations before they become official. Continuing this trend, a listing spotted by Twitter-based momomo_us shares some key tech specs of an all-in-one PC line which lets the buyer choose between "Up to 12 Gen Intel Core i7 Processor and up to AMD Ryzen 7000 Series" CPUs.
At the time of writing the listing is still live, in outline, on the desktop computers product page, but when you click onto the thumbnail, it leads to an error page. Other key specs of these AiO computers that can be seen in the listing include the choice between up to a 1TB PCIe SSD or 2TB HDD, and a choice between Starry White or Starry Forest colour finish. Other than that, standard features include a micro-edge FHD display, pop-up webcam, dual speakers, emoji key keyboard, and Windows 11.
We have had plenty of pre-launch info about Intel's 12th gen processors, codenamed Alder Lake, and they are one option open to would be buyers. With this slim desktop, HP is probably going to be using laptop processors from Intel, and from AMD.
So, what could the mysterious "AMD Ryzen 7000 Series" be? Firstly it could be a typo, written instead of Ryzen 7. However, that is probably too many keyboard errors in one go, and we are indeed seeing one of the first listings for a system packing an AMD Ryzen 7000 Series processor. If it is a mobile part, then for this form factor we would be looking at Rembrandt H in early 2022. See the roadmap below, but if this is the case then this AMD-powers AiO will use Zen3+ cores and Navi2 graphics in a TSMC N6 process chip running at up to 45W. Rembrandt U may feature a high security processors (HSP) and supports LPDDR5, PCIe4 and USB4.
Intel's ADL-P and -M processors for mobile applications, and AMD's latest entries for this market, are expected to debut at CES 2022. HP's listing indicates its next gen AiOs are "coming soon," but seem to be about three months away from launch.
Update 13th October: If you visit the HP product page now, these AiO computers from HP are described as featuring "Up to Pentium Silver J5040 or up to Ryzen 7 5000 Series Processors". Getting both the Intel and AMD CPUs wrong is quite a big error on HP's part.