CyberPowerPC reveals affordable Tracer IV R 15.6-inch Slim & 17.3-inch Xtreme laptop series with Ryzen 4000 APUs
More and more OEMs are rushing to launch laptops powered by the AMD Ryzen 4000 APUs, but we are also starting to see a similar trend with custom builders. CyberPowerPC, for example, is now offering 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch Ryzen 4000 laptops with the new Tracer IV R series for around US$1,000, as recommended by AMD. However, unlike the Taiwaneze OEMs who tend to include poor displays in order to keep prices under US$1,000, CyberPowerPC is actually offering quality displays for a small price bump, and, of course, users can further customize the systems. The great thing about this new Tracer IV R series is that the price difference between the 15-inch and the 17-inch default configurations is minimal (ranges between US$5-20 depending on configuration).
The 15.6-inch models come in a slimmer chassis (hence the SLIM denomination) weighing 3.96 lbs, while the 17.3-inch models dubbed XTREME are a bit bulkier yet still portable enough, weighing in at 5.5 lbs. Both versions come with similar base configurations that allow users to choose between Ryzen 5 4600H APUs coupled with the GTX 1650 Ti GPU or the more powerful Ryzen 7 4800H APUs coupled with the RTX 2060 Max-P GPUs.
Other specs that are basically identical for both versions include:
- 1080p IPS screen with 300 nit brightness and 144 Hz refresh rate
- Up to 32 GB DDR4-2666 RAM
- Up to 4 TB PCIe NVMe SSD storage
- 720p IR webcam
- Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5
- THX Spatial Audio
- Port selection: 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1, 2x USB-A 3.1 Gen 1, 1x USB-A 2.0, HDMI 2.0 video out, GbE jack, audio out + mic in combo, microSD card reader
- Up to 10 h battery life
Price points start at US$899 for the standard 15.6-inch SLIM version packing the Ryzen 5 4600H + GTX 1650 Ti + 8 GB RAM + 250 GB storage, and go up to US$1,245 for the Ryzen 7 4800H + RTX 2060 + 16 GB RAM + 1 TB SSD storage configuration. As mentioned, the prices for the 17.3-inch variants are almost the same, as the XTREME Ryzen 5 4600H starter configuration costs US$925, while the Ryzen 7 4800H one is priced at US$1,255.