The processor maker is making a comeback in a big way, especially with their mobile and desktop CPU offerings. Their latest AMD Ryzen 4000 series mobile processors, the AMD Ryzen 9 4900H and 4900HZ are 8 core CPU that clocks up to 4.4GHz and 4.3GHz, with a base frequencies of 3.3GHz and 3.0GHz respectively.Here we explore some of the best laptops based on AMD Ryzen 7 processors. We also look at the list of commonly used Ryzen 7 mobile processors, be it from the 3000 series or the 4000 series.
Commonly Used AMD Ryzen 7 mobile processors and its specification:
- AMD Ryzen 7 3700U Mobile Processor with Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics: Quad Core, up to 4.0GHz, base clock 2.3Ghz, 15W
- AMD Ryzen 7 3750H Mobile Processor with Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics: Quad Core, up to 4.0GHz, base clock 2.3GHz, 35W
- AMD Ryzen 7 3780U Microsoft Surface Edition Processor: Quad Core, up to 4.0GHz, base clock 2.3GHz, 15W
- AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Processor: Octa Core, up to 4.2GHz, base clock 2.9GHz, 45W
New chart toppers from AMD:
- AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS Mobile Processor: Octa Core, up to 4.3GHz, base clock 3.0GHz, 35W
- AMD Ryzen 9 4900H Mobile Processor: Octa Core, up to 4.4GHz, base clock 3.3GHz, 35-45W
- AMD Ryzen 7 3000 & 4000 series Performance Comparsion
Based on commonly used AMD Ryzen 7 processors above, here is how they compare in relation to one another. Note that we included the custom-built AMD Ryzen 7 3780U available exclusively to Microsoft Surface Laptop business edition for reference.
As for the 4000 series, at the point of writing, only one processor option is available, the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H. As you can see from the table and bar graph below, the octa-core AMD Ryzen 7 4800H is one to aim for given its jump in performance from gaining 4 extra cores.
The AMD Ryzen 7 3700U and AMD Ryzen 3780U CPUs are more common in Ryzen 7 based laptops. The former being an energy efficient processor with typical Thermal Design Power of 15W while the latter is high power processor running hot at 35W with a round 14.9% performance gain.See table below for processor speeds, number of cores, and performance rating from cpubenchmark.net correct at the time of writing.
Top 10 Best Laptops with AMD Ryzen 7 Processor
Here is our list of the best laptops based on AMD Ryzen 7 processors. A large number of these come with dedicated graphics processing unit making them mobile gaming machines
BONUS: ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IV and G15 GA5021V based on AMD Ryzen 8 4900HS and AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS with dedicated NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU and 6GB GDDR56 VRAM graphic memory.
MSI Bravo 15 and Bravo 17 AMD Ryzen 7 Gamers Notebook based on AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor with dedicated Radeon RX5500M with up to 4GB GDDR6
1. ASUS TUF Gaming A15 15.6-inch AMD Ryzen 7 Gaming Laptop – GTX 1660Ti, 512GB SSD
Based on the Ryzen 4000 series plataform, the ASUS TUF Gaming A15 laptop tops our list. This powerful laptop is driven by AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor with 8 core. This high power CPU with a typical TDP of 45W and a maximum power of 54W runs much faster than its equivalent energy efficient counterpart, the AMD Ryzen & 4800U.
This beast will handle even the most demanding of games and it does so with the onboard GTX 1660 Ti graphics card. Based on Average CPU Mark, it’s more than twice as fast as the AMD Ryzen 7 3750U thanks to the extra 4 cores.
ASUS TUF Gaming A15 Gaming Laptop
Another trick it has up its sleeve is the high refresh rate display. This makes the panel capable of displaying high motion, fast action games without stuttering. At 144Hz on a full size 15.6-inch display with Full HD resolution, it is everything gamers need from a mobile gaming machine.
2. ASUS TUF FX505DV 15.6-inch AMD Ryzen 7 Gaming Laptop – RTX 2060, 512GB SSD
This chunky beast of a laptop from ASUS is powered by AMD Ryzen 7 3750H with 16GB RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. It is built to be rugged, being able to withstand extreme temperatures and survive the odd knocks and bumps.
But, what is even more important as a gaming laptop is that it comes the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with 6GB GDDR6 memory. Having the new generation 2000 series GeForce GPU makes a big difference to the graphic performance. Add an AMD FreeSync compatible 15.6-inch Full HD display panel with a high 120Hz refresh rate and you’ve got yourself a dream portable gaming machine.
It can achieve over 123 fps at 1080p on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, over 113 or 82 fps at the same resolution on Battlefield 5 without or with ray tracing and over 152 fps on Witcher 3. If you love Fortnite, this here will achieve over 207 fps. It is truly a serious gaming machine with 3DMark Timespy score of 5418.
3. MICROSOFT Surface Laptop 3 15-inch AMD Ryzen 7 – 512GB SSD
The Surface Laptop 3 is the first Surface device to adopt an AMD Ryzen 5 and 7 processor. Not just any Ryzen CPUs but ones custom designed for it. Used only on the Surface Laptop 3 15 and not the 13-inch version, the AMD chips in question are below:
- MD Ryzen™ 5 3580U Mobile Processor with Radeon™ Vega 9 Graphics Microsoft Surface® Edition
- AMD Ryzen™ 7 3780U Mobile Processor with Radeon™ RX Vega 11 Graphics Microsoft Surface® Edition
Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 7 Lid
Our pick, the AMD Ryzen 7 3780U is a tad slower than the Ryzen 7 3750U. It may not come with a discrete GPU, but the onboard AMD Radeon™ RX Vega 11 Graphics Microsoft Surface® Edition is sufficiently powerful for some light gaming.
Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 7 Laptop
The real reasons we picked the Surface Laptop 3 are the slimline (14.69mm) and lightweight (1.54kg) case, the Quad HD albeit 3:2 aspect ratio touch enabled display that also supports the optional Surface Pen, the long battery life of up to 11.5 hours and that cool design and colour options.
4. ASUS ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU 15.6-inch AMD Ryzen 7 Gaming Laptop – GTX 1660 Ti, 512 GB SSD
Another ASUS gaming machine, this time from the ROG series, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus GA502 is a minimalist and sleek looking machine. While the TUF Gaming A15 screams look at me, the ROG Zephyrus G is more subdued, with its square edges and black metal finish. The only inkling that it is a gaming machine is the self lighthing ROG symbol on the lid. Even that can be turned off if you do not wish to
It is powered by an energy efficient AMD Ryzen 7 3750U, a pretty capable processor, more powerful than the Ryzen 7 3700U or the special edition processor used on Microsoft Surface laptop, the Ryzen 7 3780U.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU
Using an energy efficient cpu also allows the laptop to be slim, measuring only 20mm thin and weighing 2.1kg. But what is most important for it to be classed as a gaming machine is the inclusion of a discrete graphics card, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q and a generous 6GB GDDR6 memory.
Elsewhere, the laptop excels with a Full HD 15.6-inch panel with a high refresh rate of 120Hz, generous amounts of memory and storage at 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD respectively. If you are the occasional gamer and prefers a slim design over a loaded laptop, the ROG Zephyrus G is for you.
It will pay Call of Duty: Modern Warfare at over 117 fps, Battlefield 5 with ray tracing at over 47 fps and without at over 93 fps and take on Witcher 3 at over 104 fps. All possible on the Full HD 1080 display. But pushing too far and too long and the heat will creep up due to limited vents and slimline design.
5. HP Pavilion 15-ec0521na AMD Ryzen 7 Gaming Laptop – GTX 1650, 512GB SSD
This impressive little gaming machine from HP is a mid-range number. The HP Pavilion 15 come with a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics with 4GB GDRR5 memory. Based on the high power AMD Ryzen 7 3750H it has a dual-fan system with corner vents and plenty of air inlets to stay cool. It will handle titles like Doom Eternal and Witcher 3 on low settings and take on all mainstream games with smooth gameplay experience.
HP Pavilion 15
Other features include micro edge bezels, front firing speakers fine tuned by B&O, Full HD display with fast enough refresh rate, dual band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0.
6. ACER Nitro 5 15.6-inch AMD Ryzen 7 Gaming Laptop – RX560X, 512GB SSD
For a pro level gaming machine, a strong processor requires a strong graphics card. Unfortunately, the Nitro 5 being a mid-range machine comes with a strong AMD Ryzen 7 3750H processor but is paired with a middling AMD Radeon RX 560X with 4GB GDDR5 graphics.
The laptop is still capable of offering smooth and stable performance even when running some demanding games. Given the high power nature of the CPU, ithe laptop is designed with twin fans and dual air exhaust to keep the laptop running cool especially when playing high speed games. You can tune the laptop with NitroSense dashboard and check on the temperature and fan speed if you like that kind of stuff.
7. HP ENVY x360 15.6 or 13.3-inch AMD Ryzen 7 2-in-1 Laptop, 512GB SSD
While other laptops may have touchscreens, here is a laptop that goes beyond just having a touchscreen but one that supports Stylus input with the stylus included and has 360-degree hinges. The HP Envy x360 2-in-1 convertible laptop come with multi-mode use, tablet being one. It is also light for its size, starting from 1.3kg for the 13.3-inch model and 2.05kg for the 15.6-inch model.
HP ENVY x360 15.6-inch
It is able to achieve this by using the energy efficient AMD Ryzen 7 3700U with lower TFP (see table above). As a result, you get amazing battery life even with the bigger 15.6-inch device lasting up to 13 hours per charge. What is missing, is the discrete graphics. The Envy x360s rely on the AMD Radeon RX Vega 10. Still, the laptop is good for the occassional games.
8. HP Pavilion 15-cw1598sa 15.6-inch AMD Ryzen 7 Laptop – 512 GB SSD, Silver £799
Another laptop that uses the energy efficient AMD Ryzen 7 3700U processor, the HP Pavilion 15 is sleek and slender. It weighs under 2kg at 1.85kg and measures only 17.9mm thin. Like the HP Envy x360, it comes with a touchscreen but unlike the Envy x360, this is strictly a laptop, not a convertible.
9. ACER Swift 3 14-inch AMD Ryzen 7 Laptop – 512 GB SSD
At the budget end of our list is the ACER Swift 3 14-inch with the energy efficient Ryzen 7 3700U processor. The laptop still has a spacious storage at 512GB SSD but comes with half the memory at 8GB. With the efficient CPU, you get up to 10 hours of battery life so you can get a full days work without needing charge. It is also lightweight at 1.45kg and measures 17.9mm thin.
Even at its low price point, Acer managed to surprise us with a tough touchscreen display fronted by a sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass. This makes it stronger and able to withstand knocks and bumps of daily life. It also means it won’t scratch easily from day to day use. Lastly, yet another surprise, the slim laptop has a cool metallic frame with sleek all-metal aluminium body, except for the frame around the screen. That’s made of plastic.
10. ACER Aspire 5 A515-43 15.6-inch AMD Ryzen 7 Laptop – 256 GB SSD – VALUE
Finally, we have the another Acer, this time the Aspire 5 with a full size 15.6-inch display. Even with a big display, the Aspire 5 is cheaper than the Swift 3. It does this by using a smaller SSD storage at 256GB and removing the touchscreen sensor.
Using the same AMD Ryzen 7 3700U the laptop still manages a slimline chassis at 17.9mm, the same as Swift 3 and weighs 1.8kg which for a 15.6-inch laptop is light. But all that come at a price, the battery life. It will only last up to 7 hours on a full charge, not quite double figure like the Swift 3.
BONUS: ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IV and G15 GA5021V
The laptops are based on AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS and AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS respectively with dedicated NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU and 6GB GDDR56 VRAM graphic memory.