AMD, the company that makes processors and GPUs is back again with another product. Last year, they made their debut with the Ryzen Processor. The processor that was just mind blowing, including the price tag that it was being offered. This year, AMD is back and this time they want to take things mobile. Just last week, they announced their new Ryzen Mobile Processor in Malaysia and also the three laptops in the market to run a Ryzen Processor.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
The AMD Ryzen 5 2500U is one of their latest processor for the Mobile platform. This particular processor features a 15W TDP and has AMD Zen Architecture with Radeon Vega Graphics in the System-on-Chip design to give an outstanding performance in a thin profile machine. It comes with 4 cores and has 8 threads. The processor has a maximum clock speed of 3.6 GHz.
AMD Ryzen Powered Laptops
ASUS ROG Strix GL702ZC
The ASUS ROG Strix GL702ZC happens to be the World’s first gaming laptop that’s powered by AMD Ryzen 7 processor under the hood. To be specific, it runs an AMD Ryzen 7 1700. As for the GPU counterpart, it runs an Radeon RX 580. It comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM along with 256GB SSD. What makes this particular ROG Strix special is the fact that the laptop features an AM4 slot under the hood for the processor. We will share more about it soon.
Acer Swift 3
The Acer Swift 3 is one of the ultra thin laptop you can find in the market today and guess what, this time it’s also powered with Ryzen under the hood. The Swift 3 is powered by a Ryzen 5 2500U, a processor that’s meant for ultrathin profile laptops. Along with that, you’ll also find a Radeon 540 with 2GB GDDR5. It also comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM with 256GB of PCIe SSD under the hood.
Lenovo IdeaPad 720S
Last but not least, the Lenovo IdeaPad 720S is also designed for those who’d like to take their work and play on the move. The IdeaPad 720S is powered by the same variant of processor as the Acer Swift 3, the Ryzen 5 2500U. But the difference is with the GPU as it comes with integrated Radeon Vega Graphics under the hood. It packs 4GB of DDR4 RAM and a 256GB PCIe SSD.
Pricing and Availability
Among all the laptops that has been mentioned above, the Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC and Lenovo IdeaPad 720S is now available in the market. Whereas the Acer Swift 3 will only be available starting from the end of March. As for the pricing, we have to wait because they’ve yet to disclose the final pricing.