All alone: The only two laptops with rare AMD Ryzen 7 3750H CPU are now finally shipping
Unveiled all the way back at CES 2019, the 35 W AMD Ryzen 5 3550H and Ryzen 7 3750H were set to compete directly against the 45 W Intel Core i5-7700HQ and Core i5-8300H. AMD proudly showed off the 15.6-inch Asus TUF FX505 gaming laptop on its show floor as one of the first laptops to sport the new Ryzen H-class of mobile CPUs.
Little did we know, the TUF FX505 would end up being one of the only laptops to even have the new Ryzen 5 or Ryzen 7 options. Newegg is just now beginning to ship the entry-level TUF FX505 and mid-range ROG GA505 each equipped with the Ryzen 7 3750H a full six months after the chips were publicly unveiled. Asus SKUs with the Ryzen 5 3550H began shipping much earlier in March and have been widely available ever since. Meanwhile, the Asus FX95DD is the Asia variant of the same TUF chassis design. Why haven't other OEMs stepped up to the Ryzen plate?
Asus continues to be the biggest proponent and partner of AMD in the laptop space with unique AMD-only models like the ROG GL702ZC found nowhere else in the marketplace. As far as we know, big players like Dell, HP, and Lenovo have yet to offer any SKUs with the Ryzen H-class CPUs even though they each have a wider variety of entry-level gaming laptops to choose from. Whether or not this is due to a strong preference or relationship with Intel we cannot say for certain.
The Asus TUF FX505DU and ROG GA502DU with Ryzen 7 3750H and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti are now shipping for $1100 each.