Best Laptops With AMD Pro Processors

Best Laptops With AMD Pro Processors 7th Generation & FreeSync Tech

If you are an AMD fan and is looking for the best laptops with AMD Pro Processors (7th Gen), then hang around to know more. Back in October 2016, AMD announced their 7th Generation Pro APU’s. Now, the professional market is diverse, and the needs vary with job titles. From a little power efficient hybrid to a mobile workstation grade laptop, it needs to cater to all.

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AMD’s Pro Processor roadmap is all about that. The Pro lineups ensure fixed longevity to corporate customers with stable OS images. AMD expects the Pro lineup with cater to the public sector, commercial, and enterprise customers. The additional focus would be on remote management (Intel vPro?), Virtualization and hardware level security instruction sets.

Here is an image extract from their press release.

Source: AMD

Here is the list of AMD Pro Processors (7th Gen) that we can expect from the OEM channel partners. See below:

AMD 7th Generation PRO Processor List
 Feature Sets: Modules/
Threads
Level 2

Cache

CPU Base MHz/
Turbo (MHz)
GPU Cores GPU Base /
Turbo (MHz)
TDP

Watts

PRO-A12-9800 2M – 4T 2 MB 3800 – 4200 512 800 – 1108 65.W
PRO-A10-9700 2M – 4T 2 MB 3500 – 3800 384 720 – 1029 65.W
PRO-A8-9600 2M – 4T 2 MB 3100 – 3400 384 655 – 900 65.W
PRO-A6-9500 1M – 2T 1 MB 3500 – 3800 384 720 – 1029 65.W
 AMD 7th Generation PRO – E Series (Low Power)
PRO-A12-9800E 2M – 4T 2 MB 3100 – 3800 512 655 – 900 35.W
PRO-A10-9700E 2M – 4T 2 MB 3000 – 3500 384 600 – 847 35.W
PRO0-A6-9500E 1M – 2T 1 MB 3000 – 3400 256 576 – 800 35.W

These processors are based on the Bristol Ridge cores, and the Zen based laptop processors are expected shortly. Now that we are aware of what comprises of the 7th Gen AMD Pro Processors let us explore some of the laptops that their partners have released in the market.

Best Laptops With AMD Pro Processors

Levono and Dell are one of the first vendors to release laptops based on the AMD Pro 7th Generation processors. Lenovo has announced the release of first ever AMD Pro Processor Powered laptops, i.e., ThinkPad A275 and ThinkPad A475 on Thursday. They are mainly designed for the businesses with great multitasking power and hardware level securities. The ThinkPad A275 is expected to have a starting price of about $869 which equals to approximately 55,000 INR. The ThinkPad A475, on the other hand, is starting up from $849 which equals around 54200 INR. These two will be going live on the markets sometime later this month.

Specifications of ThinkPad A275

These laptops are being powered by 7th generation AMD Pro A12 processors; the two laptops will have the AMD Radeon R7-class GPUs. While both the laptops are identical, the significant relative difference between both the models is their display size, one having a screen size of about 12.5 inches while the other has a screen size of about 14-inches. The base model of the Lenovo series has a resolution of 1900 x 1600 pixels (Ultra-Wide) TFT Panel. The customers will have an option of choosing with or without a touchscreen.

Both the models, ThinkPad A275 and ThinkPad A475, have options of up to 16 GB of system memory (DDR4). Storage can be made flexible between the range of 512 GB nvme M.2 SDD and 1TB HDD (Spindle Based). The ThinkPad A275 weighs around 1.3 Kg. However, the ThinkPad A475 is a bit heavier and weighs around 1.6 Kg. Both these laptops come with the fingerprint scanner along with Windows Hello.

Thinkpad laptops are quite a familiar brand amongst business users and are known for their sturdy spill proof aluminum chassis. The Thinkpad A series gets all the right ticks to fill the requirements of business users, whether on the road or working out of an office. We expect nothing short of excellent performance and flexibility that you would need to bring your job to life.

DASH which is commonly known as the Desktop and Mobile Architecture for System Hardware provides easy, system management tools for remote administration.

Specifications of ThinkPad A (A275 & A475) series:

Price TBD
Processor 7th gen, AMD PRO A12 processors with AMD Radeon R7 integrated graphics
Processor Speed 3.8 GHz – 4.2 GHz
Display size and Type 12.5 To 14 Inches

LED Lit Display

Maximum Resolution 1900 x 1600 pixels
Storage Capacity 512 GB SSD (M.2) or 1 TB HDD (Spindles)
Operating System Windows 10 Pro
RAM Up to 16 GB DDR4 SDRAM
Wireless Compatibility 802.11 BGN & AC (MIMO)
Product Dimension 9.68 x 0.36 x 6.81 Inches
Weight 2.9 pounds (1.31kg)

Outcome

These two portables have the most part shared except for the screen sizes. On the hardware side, both are specially designed based on the foundation of AMD’s Bristol Ridge APUs. They both have class leading integrated AMD R7-Glass graphics based on AMD’s Radeon architecture. The main difference between the two lines, then, is a matter of size. ThinkPad A275-series machines have 12.5″ displays.

Pricing and Availability:

  1. ThinkPad A275 launches with the price of $869 and will be there in the markets in October.
  2. ThinkPad A475 inaugurates with the price of $849 and will be there in the markets in September.
  3. Think Centre M715 Small Form Factor (SFF) starts at $469 and is available now. Check the final price on the marketplace.

HP 745 Elitebook – 14″ AMD A12 @ 2.1 GHz

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The 745 Elitebook is one of the first laptops from HP to host the 7th generation AMD-PRO APU. This, along with a fast M.2 based 256 GB SSD should give you top performance. As you would expect, 8 GB of Dual Channel 128 memory provides you with enough memory bandwidth for your office needs.

Here are its specifications:

Price $1,094.97
Processor 7th gen, AMD A10 processors with AMD Radeon R7 integrated graphics
Processor Speed 3.8 GHz – 4.2 GHz (Turbo)
Display size and Type 14″ Inches LED Lit Display
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Storage Capacity 256 GB M.2 SSD
Operating System Windows 7 or Windows 10 Pro
RAM 8GB DDR4 SDRAM
Wireless Compatibility 802.11 BGN & AC (MIMO)
Product Dimension 9.3 x 13.3 x 0.7 in
Weight 3.26 lbs

 Dell Inspiron Gaming 5000 Series 15.6″ Laptop (Non-Pro)

 

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Before we delve into the details, we wanted to clarify that this does not use the Pro CPU, but the consumer oriented 9630P AMD A10 part.

The Dell Inspiron-5000 Series comes with AMD Quad Core A-10 9630P which has a TDP rating of 64 Watts. Currently, there is only a single model available with 8 GB of DDR4 (PC-2400) memory and a 1 TB HDD (5400 RPM). If I were you, I would have upgraded the HDD with a faster SSD disk. The 15.6″ panel is Full HD and comes with an anti-glare “LED-Backlit” display.

Here are its specifications:

Price $634.99
Processor 7th gen, AMD A10 processors with AMD Radeon R5 integrated graphics
Processor Speed 3.8 GHz – 4.2 GHz
Display size and Type 15.6″ Inches LED Lit Display
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Storage Capacity 1 TB HDD (Spindles)
Operating System Windows 10 Home
RAM 8GB DDR4 SDRAM
Wireless Compatibility 802.11 BGN & AC (MIMO)
Product Dimension 15.7 x 10.43 x 0.99 in
Weight 5.66 lbs

 Conclusion

We are quite excited with AMD’s Pro CPU lineup. We expect to see more performance gains in the future, once Zen based laptop CPU’s are released.

We hope you like our article on the best Laptops with AMD Pro Processors. Once more models are available, we will update our list accordingly. Feedbacks and suggestions are welcome in the comment section below.

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