Updated – 23/July/2020
AMD Ryzen Laptops For Gaming Or Work – So far Intel has ruled the Gaming Laptops market, but AMD is closing in and launching the new Ryzen 4000 processors (Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7) based laptops. In this post let’s check out some of the best (Rs. 30,000 ($400) to Rs. 100000 ($1200)) Ryzen 40000 based laptops that are currently available in the global market.
I have included both Gaming as well as work laptops that can be used by content creators, video editing, coding, programming, and even photo editing and movie editing.
Ryzen is a sub-brand from AMD Processors that have some laptop and desktop processors in its portfolio. AMD’s Ryzen 5 CPU series fills the mainstream segment of processors and features Quad-core and hexacore chipsets.
The Ryzen brand was first introduced by AMD in 2017, and initial processors were launched for desktop PCs.
AMD Ryzen 4000 Series (Intel Vs AMD)
If you are planning to purchase an AMD Ryzen laptop, this is the right time.
AMD has recently launched the new Ryzen 4000 laptop processors that come with upto 8 Cores and are highly energy-efficient due to the 7Nm manufacturing process.
The major problem with high-performance laptops is heating and throttling due to the heat. With the new Ryzen 4000 series laptops like the 4800H, 4800U, or the 4600H, there is less to worry as they heat less in comparison to the 10th Gen Intel rivals.
Intel has also launched the new 10th Series of laptop processors with more Core count and higher clock speed.
The major problem with Intel is that they still stuck with the 14 Nm manufacturing process that was introduced with the Skylake processors, 6 years back.
The AMD product is far superior in terms of performance and energy-efficiency. So at this point in time, it is prudent to get an AMD laptop for better performance and battery life. However, the issue is the limited availability of AMD Ryzen 4000 processor-based laptops.
What’s the difference between Ryzen Gaming Laptops and Work Laptops?
AMD Ryzen Work Laptops
AMD Ryzen Work Laptops are ideal for office goers, students, and even programmers who don’t require extreme performance. The Ryzen 4000 series comes with low TDP, high battery life U series processors such as 4500U, 4700U, 4800U which offers excellent performance, portability, and also great battery life.
For creative professionals and video editing, you need to buy Ryzen gaming laptops.
AMD Ryzen Gaming Laptops (Also For Content Creators)
The AMD Ryzen Gaming Laptops are powered by the 4000 H-Series processors that have high TDP up to 45 Watts and can deliver higher performance than the U series. There are processors like Ryzen 4600H, 4800H, 4800Hs, and 4900H.
These are ideal for gaming when paired with a dedicated graphics card or for video editing or design work. The battery life is lower in comparison to the U series of Ryzen processors.
Hope I am able to make the difference clear now – Let’s take a look at the laptops that feature AMD Ryzen processors available in India that are ideal for gaming.
1. ASUS VivoBook S14 AMD Ryzen 5 4500U (Work Laptop)
ASUS VivoBook has arrived in a bolder appearance that will leave you in awe of it. The Laptop looks slim and lightweight.
It features diamond-cut edges and textured finishes. You can buy it in four stunning colors as per your personality. It is equipped with AMD Ryzen 5 4500U 6 Core / 6 Threads processor that is energy efficient as well as offers great performance.
The processor comes with 2.4 Ghz base clock and has a 4.0 GHz boost clock.
It packs 8GB RAM and 512GB of storage along with an SSD storage expansion option.
The Laptop offers a 14-inch LED-backlit full HD display. To keep your eyes free from any stress, it comes with an anti-glare panel.
For a better view; The Laptop comes with IPS level wide-view technology. When you buy the Laptop, you will receive pre-installed MS Office Home and Student 2019.
Lastly, there is a backlit keyboard to type in the dark and clearly distinguish between the keys.
Also, it has a pre-loaded Windows 10 Home operating system offering users lifetime validity. The laptop weighs just 1.40 kg thus making it highly travel-friendly.
The thin and light S14 is available in a metallic body. If you are on the go, you can conveniently complete your work as it offers you up to 12 hours of battery life. It comes with a one year warranty.
For connectivity, we have Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0. The MRP is Rs. 69,999, but you can seize the deal for Rs 60,990 after a discount on Amazon.
2. Acer Swift 3 SF314-42 14-inch (Work Laptop)
Acer has provided SF314-42 an elegant and slim metal case, just like its predecessor. The chassis has got a matte silver finish that will leave your pulse racing. The chic and compact laptop packs AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Hexa-core processor and comes with the AMD Radeon Graphics.
The Operating System is Windows 10, Home, 64Bit. Further, it weighs just 1.2 kg thus letting you carry it with you anywhere without any hassle.
The Acer Swift 3 offers a long-lasting battery life. The battery is expected to last for 12 hours.
Moreover, Acer claims that 30 minutes of charging can effectively assist the notebook to run approximately 4 hours as a result of its fast-charge technology.
You will get the latest connectivity options in the form of Wi-Fi 6.
It is worth noting that Wi-Fi 6 enhances the average network throughput by nearly 3 times and brings down latency by up to 75 percent.
Users will get 512GB of storage. The Laptop offers a 14-inch FHD IPS display.
The eye-popping colors and vivid details can bring pictures and videos to life. It has got a thickness of 15.9 mm. The price of the Laptop in India starts from Rs 64,300.
3. Lenovo Ideapad Slim 5 AMD Ryzen 7 14 inch FHD (Work Laptop)
If you are planning to buy an affordable yet stylish laptop, end your search with Lenovo Ideapad. It is quite light in weight as it just weighs only 1.6 kg.
This is the best value for money high-performance work laptop that you can buy currently. The laptop is available for Rs. 67,999 on Amazon.
The thin Laptop is equipped with an anti-glare technology and IPS panel switching.
When it comes to memory and storage, you will get 8 GB of RAM AND 512 GB of storage. Its rapid charge technology has the capacity to give users up to 15 hours of battery life.
The Laptop is available with 1 year of onsite domestic warranty.
The pre-installed software will include Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019. You will get a laptop charger and user manual inside the box.
The laptop packs AMD Ryzen 7 4700U processor. Its base speed is measured at 2.3 GHz and the maximum speed is 4.1 GHz.
Its resolution is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). The display of the Laptop is 14 inches. It is available in Graphite Grey color and is available on Amazon India.
Lenovo has also launched the new Ideapad Flex 5 that comes with a touch screen and is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor. It is available for Rs. 54,999.
4. ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DT 15.6″ FHD 120Hz (Gaming Laptop)
The ASUS TUF Gaming laptops have emerged as an ideal choice for gamers searching for a gaming laptop at an affordable price. The price of the laptop starts from Rs 60,990 in India and goes up to 1 lakh.
The Laptop comes packed with AMD Ryzen 5 4600H 6 Cores and 6 threads processor. The TUF A15 comes with Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti with 4 GB of VRAM to ensure you can easily play all games on high settings.
The processor comes with a base clock speed of 3.0 GHz and a boost clock speed of 4.0 GHz. It offers 8 GB of 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM that can be upgraded up to 32GB.
You will get a storage of 512GB NVMe SSD.
The Laptop offers a 15.6-inch display that is equipped with LED-backlit FHD and anti-glare IPS level panel with 144z refresh rate but with a low 45% NTSC color gamut.
The operating system is Windows 10. It weighs 2.20 kg.
The HyperCool technology of the Laptop includes the Anti-Dust Cooling system and HyperFan that will ensure outstanding cooling during game marathons.
You will get super engaging visuals as a result of its NanoEdge design that has a slimmer 6.5 mm bezel.
The Laptop comes with a one year warranty.
Read More about all the options available in the Asus TUF gaming Laptops.
5. ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (Gaming Laptop)
The Laptop has the capacity of delivering effective performance for gaming, streaming, and everything that you desire.
The Ryzen 7 powered laptop is available for Rs. 98,990.
It is equipped with 6 Core AMD Ryzen 7 4800H CPU with 8 Cores and 16 Threads and 4.2 Ghz clock speed.
For Gaming, it has the Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti with 4 gigs of VRAM to ensure smoother gaming experience. If you have a higher budget I will suggest you going with either 1660 or 1660 Ti for an even better experience for highly demanding tiles.
It comes packed with 16 GB of RAM that remains upgradeable up to 32GB. In terms of storage, you will get 512 GB of NVMe SSD storage and has 1 TB of HDD.
The Laptop is available in a 15.6-inch display. It weighs 2.3 kg. The operating system is Windows 10 Home that comes with lifetime validity.
The Laptop offers users 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolutions with 144 Hz panel and with a product dimension of 25.6 x 35.9 x 2.5 cm.
The included components in the laptop box are an AC adapter, user guide, and manuals. For connectivity, users will get Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0.
It is available in Bonfire Black color. The presence of DTS:X Ultra technology will provide high-fidelity 7.1 channel virtual surround sound for theater-quality audio.
You will get 1 year of warranty when you buy the Laptop.
Also Check out two more laptops that are recently launched with the AMD Ryzen 4000 processor in India.
Before the Ryzen was released, AMD’s competitor – Intel – kept growing and knocked out AMD in benchmark scores of single-core and multi-core CPU performances.
With the release of Ryzen CPUs, the market share of AMD has increased significantly.
Ryzen’s 4000 CPU with a new Zen microarchitecture churned better and stronger multi-threaded performance compared to the same level of Intel CPUs and match Intel when it comes to the single-core performance.
The energy efficiency of these processors is better due to the 7 Nm manufacturing process and are ideal for professionals as well as gamers.
Written By – Renu Baliyan