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Official AMD Ryzen shopping pages exacerbate the major problem they're facing on laptops

Official AMD Ryzen shopping pages exacerbate the major problem they're facing on laptops (Image source: Dell)
Official AMD Ryzen shopping pages exacerbate the major problem they're facing on laptops (Image source: Dell)
There aren't a lot of gaming laptops that come with the Ryzen 5 4600H or Ryzen 7 4800H to choose from at the moment. As powerful as the Renoir series may be, Intel still has a major lead in sheer volume and options.
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The 7 nm AMD Renoir series has been nothing short of impressive on laptops to the point where even a $1200 Ryzen 7 4800H laptop could outperform a $2000 Core i9-10980HK alternative. Performance isn't the problem, but availability remains a huge issue.

Currently, the product pages for the 6-core Ryzen 5 4600H and 8-core Ryzen 7 4800H highlight the specifications of each processor and a selection of laptops shipping with them. As of this writing, however, the only laptop on both of these pages is the Dell G5 15 SE. This leaves a bad impression and realization to potential buyers that there just aren't many Ryzen-powered gaming laptops to choose from especially when compared to Intel.

This isn't to say there are no other gaming laptops out there with Zen 2 processors. MSI, Asus, Lenovo, and HP already have or are planning to launch more AMD options alongside their usual Intel Core models. It will likely take a couple more years before consumers will see more equal SKU options between AMD and Intel again.

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Surely AMD can show more laptops equipped with Ryzen processors other than the Dell G5 15 SE
Surely AMD can show more laptops equipped with Ryzen processors other than the Dell G5 15 SE
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Allen Ngo, 2020-06-23 (Update: 2020-06-23)