Asus teasing Ryzen laptops

Asus teasing Ryzen laptops
Asus teasing Ryzen laptops
Other gaming manufacturers may soon follow suit, but it remains unclear if these Ryzen notebooks will also be sporting Polaris/Vega GPUs or the usual Nvidia Pascal.
Allen Ngo,

It was only a matter of time before Ryzen would make its way to laptops. Asus is set to be one of the first major manufacturers to introduce a Ryzen gaming laptop if the vague official teaser below is anything to go by. The notebook will be a new entry in the acclaimed Republic of Gamers series of mainstream and high-end PCs.

Asus will more than likely unveil additional details about the Ryzen notebook come Computex 2017 later this month. It's unknown, however, if the Ryzen notebook will sport a brand new chassis or simply be an existing chassis with a swapped out Intel CPU. The exact Ryzen processor or whether or not the GPU will also be AMD-branded silicon are both mysteries for now. Traditionally, notebooks with AMD hardware retail for noticeably less when compared to their Intel/Nvidia counterparts.

AMD has promised that the first Ryzen laptops will launch this year between the months of July and September. Gaming laptops based on AMD hardware have performed very poorly in the past. Not only were they rare, but the few that were available were not recommendable due to unimpressive performance and lingering driver issues. MSI, for example, quietly dropped its AMD-based GX series of notebooks due to limited supply and demand.


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Allen Ngo, 2017-05-21 (Update: 2017-05-21)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.