Ferocious AMD Dragon Range laptops with Ryzen 9 APUs and RTX 40 GPUs go on sale in China from the equivalent of just US$1,084
Some laptop spotting from Chinese media outlet MyDrivers (via Wccftech) has resulted in a find that will have gaming fans with a preference for AMD CPUs/APUs chomping at the bit. A few Dragon Range laptops have turned up on JD.com from MECHREVO (“mechanical revolution”) that warrant their “Jiaolong” names, with the word meaning something akin to a “scaled dragon”. The Jiaolong 16 Pro starts its impressive list of selling points by coming with either a 12-core Ryzen 9 7845HX or a 16-core Ryzen 9 7945HX, with promises of up to 5.2-5.4 GHz clock rates and processing performances that make their Intel mobile rivals pale in comparison.
Once the shopper has decided on which powerful Dragon Range chip to have in their Ryzen 9 laptop, with all that Zen 4 microarchitectural goodness onboard, the next thing is to choose a dedicated GPU, with offers coming in the form of the RTX 4060 if a 7845HX chip has been chosen, or an RTX 4060 or RTX 4070 for the 7945HX-based configuration. The powerful MECHREVO Jiaolong 16 Pro gaming laptops also come with 16 GB RAM (7845HX model) or up to 32 GB RAM (7945HX SKU), and all variants come with a 1 TB SSD for storage.
As for the display, the 16-inch Dragon Range gaming laptops come with LED panels with a resolution of 2560x1600. The Mechanical Revolution Jiaolong 16 Pro is clearly a formidable device, and it comes at an astonishingly low starting price, considering the components. The model with Ryzen 9 7845HX and RTX 4060 is priced at 7,499 yuan (~US$1,084) while the Ryzen 9 7945HX laptop with 16 GB RAM and an RTX 4060 costs 7,999 yuan (US$1,157). Those wanting the premium version of the Zen 4 laptops, with Ryzen 9 7945HX, 32 GB of RAM, and an RTX 4070 GPU, will have to pay up 8,999 yuan, which at the current exchange rate is a very reasonable US$1,301.