Ryzen Edition RedmiBook Pro 14 and Pro 15 laptops launch with the Zen 3 AMD Ryzen 7 5800H as one of the four APU options
Redmi released the Intel variants of its 2021 RedmiBook Pro 14 and Pro 15 back in February and now the Xiaomi subsidiary has launched the Ryzen Editions of the laptops at extremely competitive prices. The RedmiBook Pro 14 relies on Zen 2 microarchitecture power by coming with one of two Ryzen 5000 Lucienne processors while the RedmiBook Pro 15 can count on the improvements brought by Zen 3 architecture by being fitted with a Cezanne chip.
The key specs and prices for the Ryzen Edition RedmiBook Pro 14 and Pro 15 are as follows:
- RedmiBook Pro 14: AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Zen 2 Lucienne), 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 2.5K display. Price in China: 4,299 yuan (US$672)
- RedmiBook Pro 14: AMD Ryzen 7 5700U (Zen 2 Lucienne), 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 2.5K display. Price in China: 4,699 yuan (US$735)
- RedmiBook Pro 15: AMD Ryzen 5 5600H (Zen 3 Cezanne), 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 3.2K display. Price in China: 4,799 yuan (US$750)
- RedmiBook Pro 15: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H (Zen 3 Cezanne), 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 3.2K display. Price in China: 5,299 yuan (US$829)
Both the RedmiBook Pro 15 Ryzen Edition laptops seem to be particularly attractive to potential purchasers. For instance, those tempted by the Pro 14 with Ryzen 7 5700U only need to pay up an extra 100 yuan (US$16) to get a slightly larger machine with a higher resolution display and a processor that has the advantages that Zen 3 has over Zen 2 (IPC gains). While it’s unlikely that these Ryzen 5000 laptops will be officially released outside of China, it’s often possible to find Xiaomi and Redmi laptops via sites such as Banggood and AliExpress – but at prices nowhere near to those offered by Redmi to buyers in China.