The World’s First AMD Ryzen Mobile Notebooks Revealed!

When AMD announced the Ryzen Mobile APUs, they also revealed the world’s first AMD Ryzen Mobile notebooks. In this article, we will share with you the specifications and key features of these notebooks. As these are preliminary details, we will update them as and when we receive new information.

First AMD Ryzen Mobile Notebooks Revealed!

 

The AMD Ryzen Mobile APU

The AMD Ryzen Mobile is not just a mobile processor, it is a mobile APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) – a combination of a traditional processor with a GPU, using a System-on-Chip design.

The new Ryzen Mobile APU combines the AMD Zen cores used in desktop Ryzen processors with AMD Vega cores used in the AMD Radeon RX Vega desktop graphics cards.

AMD Ryzen Mobile APU

AMD announced two Ryzen Mobile models – the AMD Ryzen 7 2700U and the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, with these specifications.

SpecificationsAMD Ryzen 7 2700UAMD Ryzen 5 2500U
CPU Cores4 Cores4 Cores
Simultaneous Threads8 Threads8 Threads
L1 Cache64 KB instruction cache
32 KB data cache
64 KB instruction cache
32 KB data cache
L2 Cache512 KB x 4512 KB x 4
L3 Cache4 MB shared4 MB shared
Base Clock Speed2.2 GHz2.0 GHz
Boost Clock Speed3.8 GHz3.6 GHz
GPU Cores10 Radeon Vega CUs8 Radeon Vega CUs
GPU ClockUp to 1.3 GHzUp to 1.1 GHz
Memory SupportUp to DDR4-2400 (Dual Channel)Up to DDR4-2400 (Dual Channel)
TDP15 W Nominal
12-25 W (Configurable)
15 W Nominal
12-25 W (Configurable)

Get more details in our article All You Need To Know About The AMD Ryzen Mobile APUs!

 

The First AMD Ryzen Mobile Notebooks

The first brands to adopt the AMD Ryzen Mobile APUs are HP, Lenovo and Acer. They are not introducing new designs though, but adapting their existing designs to fit the new Ryzen Mobile APUs. Let’s take a look at the first three Ryzen Mobile notebooks!

The HP Envy X360

The HP Envy X360 is a 15.6″ convertible laptop (we reviewed an Intel variant earlier). Earlier models are powered by either an Intel Core i7 / Core i5 processor, or an AMD FX-series processor. So it’s easy enough for HP to adapt it to the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U APU.

First AMD Ryzen Mobile Notebooks Revealed - HP Envy X360

On top of a 1080p touch screen display, the HP Envy X360 will have dual-channel DDR4-2400 memory, and the option of either an SSD (up to 512 GB) or a 1 TB HD.

The Lenovo IdeaPad 720s

Lenovo will offer both Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U options in the Lenovo IdeaPad 720s. However, the Ryzen Mobile-powered Lenovo IdeaPad 720s will be a slightly smaller 13.3″ version of the current 14″ Intel-powered IdeaPad 720s.

First AMD Ryzen Mobile Notebooks Revealed - Lenovo IdeaPad 720S

The Ryzen Mobile-powered IdeaPad 720s will be 14% thinner and 26% lighter, while boasting a 1080p display. The downside – it only supports a single DDR4-2133 memory module.

The Acer Swift 3

Acer will also offer both Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U options in the upcoming Swift 3 with a 15″ full HD display.

First AMD Ryzen Mobile Notebooks Revealed - Acer Swift 3

While the display will be slightly smaller than the one in the existing Intel-powered Acer Swift 3 laptops, the Ryzen Mobile-powered model will be thinner and lighter.

 

Availability Of These Ryzen Mobile Notebooks

Neither AMD nor the three brand partners have announced the exact availability of these Ryzen Mobile laptops. AMD only announced that they will all be available in time for the holiday season. That means you should be able to purchase it in time for Christmas!

First AMD Ryzen Mobile Notebooks Revealed!

We will update this article, as and when we receive new information, so check back later!

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