Best Laptops with AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors

Best Laptops with AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors: 2700U 2500U 2300U

Excited about the new laptops with AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors? We sure are! With AMD’s Vega GPU’s built-in, we expect some punchy graphics performance out of these 15W CPU’s.

AMD Ryzen Mobiles processors are the low-power processors for the laptop market. AMD Ryzen Mobile series processors are the most advanced mobile processor from AMD to date. As of now, AMD has launched four Ryzen Mobile series processors.

  • AMD Ryzen 2 2200U
  • AMD Ryzen 3 2300U
  • AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700U

AMD is targetting all of these processors for the Ultrathin and light laptop segment. As per AMD, these processors compete with Intel’s 8th Generation laptop processors. The results look impressive, to begin with. However, a more comprehensive review would make things more transparent.

Cinebench R15” nT performance results:

  • Intel  i7-8650U= 100% (498.2/498.2*.5) + (350/350*.5)
  • AMD Ryzen 5 2500U=184% (606.5/498.2*.5) + (865/350*.5)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700U=206% (606.5/498.2*.5) + (865/350*.5)

Data source: AMD

AMD Ryzen 7 2700U Processor comes with Radeon™ Vega 10 Graphics while the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U comes with Vega 8.

Vega 10 on AMD Ryzen 7 2700U GPU Specs:

  • 1.3 GHz Clockspeed
  • Core Count = 10

Vega 10 on AMD Ryzen 5 2500U GPU Specs:

  • 1.1 GHz Clockspeed
  • Core Count = 8

By developing these 15W TDP powerful processors, AMD is focusing on the thin and lightweight notebooks that are currently Intel dominated. There are only a few laptops that have been revealed or launched so far. Let’s explore which laptops are currently available with the AMD’s Ryzen Mobile processors.

Also Read: Best DDR4 Memory For AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs

Laptops with AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors

Here, we have compiled a list of best laptops with AMD Ryzen mobile processors. We expect to see more convertible laptops with Ryzen 5 & Ryzen 3 while the Ryzen 7 should come in a standard form factor. We could be wrong though. Anyway, let’s check them out!

1. HP ENVY x360 Convertible Laptop

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It is one of the first laptops that was launched with the AMD Ryzen Mobile processor. HP Envy X360 is a versatile convertible touchscreen laptop. It is powered by AMD Ryzen 5 2500U quad-core processor which has a base clock speed of 2 GHz and maximum turbo core speed of 3.6 GHz. The processor is coupled with AMD Radeon Vega 8 graphics card. It is available in three RAM variants, so you get the option of 8 GB RAM, 12 GB RAM, and 16 GB RAM.

Storage will be offered with SSDs up to 512 GB and HDDs up to 1TB. HP Envy X360 comes preloaded with Windows 10 Home OS. A more power efficient processing chip gives up to 11 hours of battery life and unexceptional performance. USB Type -C provide power. The pricing starts from the $799.

HP Envy X360  Specifications
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64
Windows 10 Pro 64
Processor and Graphics  AMD Ryzen 5 2500U Processor ( 6MB cache, 3.6GHz Boost), Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
Display  15.6-inch diagonal FHD UWVA micro-edge WLED-backlit touchscreen display
RAM 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM (2 x 4 GB)
12 GB DDR4 SDRAM (1 x 4GB, 1 x 8 GB)
16 GB DDR4 SDRAM (2 x 8 GB)
Hard Drive  1 TB 7200 rpm SATA256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD1 TB 7200 rpm SATA; 128 GB M.2 SSD

360 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
1 TB 7200 rpm SATA; 256 GB M.2 SSD
512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
1 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD

Battery  3-cell, 55.8 Wh Lithium-ion prismatic Battery, up to 11 hours battery life
WiFi  802.11ac (2×2) Wi-Fi
Bluetooth  Bluetooth 4.2
Ports 1 USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1,
2 USB 3.1 Gen,
1 HDMI v2.0b,
One headphone/microphone combo
Dimensions  14.16 x 9.8 x 0.77 inch
Weight  4.75 lb
Warranty  1 year limited hardware warranty

2. Acer Swift 3

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Acrer Swift 3 with AMD Ryzen Mobile processor is yet to come in the market, but we have the specifications of it. There will be two laptops, one with AMD’s Ryzen Mobile 2500U and the second one will be powered by AMD Ryzen  Mobile 2700U. The laptops have a metallic chassis and 15.6-inch full HD IPS display. Ryzen 5 Mobile and Ryzen 7 Mobile have Vega 8 and Vega 10 integrated graphics respectively. The new notebooks will have 8 GB of DDR4 memory.

The storage will be either 256 GB SSD or 512 GB SSD. Ryzen Mobile based Swift 3 can’t be called a thin or lightweight as the device weighs 2.2 Kilograms. Both units will have two USB 3.0 Type-A, one USB 2.0 Type-A and one USB 3.0 Type-C port. As per spec sheet, Swift 3 will have 3320 mAh battery, and pricing will be $750 onwards.

 Acer Swift 3 Specifications
Operating System Windows 10
Processor and Graphics AMD Ryzen 5 2500U or AMD Ryzen 7 2700U with Vega 8 or Vega 10 integrated graphics respectively.
Display  15.6-inch FHD IPS display, 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
RAM  8 GB DDR4
Hard Drive  256 GB SSD or 512 GB SSD
Battery  3320 mAh
WiFi  802.11ac Wi-Fi module
Bluetooth  Bluetooth 4.x
Ports  2 × USB 3.0 Type-A
1 × USB 2.0 Type-A
1 × USB 3.0 Type-C
HDMI 2.0a, TRRS connector for audio, speakers, microphone, SD card reader
Dimensions  18.8 x 370.5 x 255 mm
Weight  4.85 lb
Warranty  1 year

3. Lenovo Ideapad 720S

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Lenovo Ideapad 720S comes in two variants, either with Ryzen 5 2500U or 7 2700 U. The laptops will be an ultrathin model, with a 13.3-inch screen. It is very lightweight with the quoted weight of 1.14kg. The laptop might have 1 TB SSD drive and will be powered by a 48Wh battery. It will have a USB Type-C port. It will have single-channel DDR4 memory, so there is no room to upgrade to dual channel.

 Lenovo Ideapad 720S Specifications
Operating System Windows 10
Processor and Graphics  Ryzen 5 2500U or 7 2700 U Mobile Processor with Vega 8 or Vega 10 Integrated graphics
Display  13.3-inch IPS display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution
RAM  Single Channel DDR4 RAM
Hard Drive  1 TB SSD
Battery  48Wh
WiFi  802.11ac Wi-Fi
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.x
Ports  USB Type-C
Dimensions  306 x 213 x 13.6 mm
Weight  2.5 lb
Warranty  1 year

Conclusion

AMD Ryzen Mobile processors have just hit the market. It will take few more months to see a whole lineup of laptops powered by AMD’s Ryzen Mobile Series processor. If you can wait it is good, otherwise, you can choose from the few options above.

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  • Waldemar Wosiński

    Version 12GB of RAM seems to be stupid since you loose Dual Channel which is really important if you plan to use 100% of the integrated GPU.

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