The best AMD Ryzen laptops generally deliver a high-performance package that costs less than something similar with Intel inside. While AMD laptops still aren't as common as Intel systems, there are plenty of great options on the market. Whether you're looking for a budget PC to handle general productivity work or a high-performance gaming laptop to power the latest titles, we've rounded up a bunch of the best AMD Ryzen laptops right here.
Top affordable pick
Lenovo's Yoga 6 (Gen 7) is the most affordable Yoga laptop available, but that doesn't mean you're buying a dud. It employs a new rounded-edge design to make it easier to hold in tablet mode, it has a taller 16:10 touch display with Dolby Vision and inking capabilities, and there are top-firing speakers with Dolby Atmos. The webcam has a crisp FHD resolution, there's an IR camera for added security, and you get a great typing and pointing experiences. Battery life and performance are also impressive.
Weighing in at 2.2 pounds (0.9kg), the HP Pavilion Aero 13 is one of the most portable and affordable AMD laptops. It has an all-metal chassis with excellent build quality, comfy keyboard, huge touchpad, and an excellent display with 400 nits brightness and 100% sRGB color. AMD's Ryzen 5000 U-Series CPUs are on board, offering zippy performance and solid battery life.
Need an AMD laptop designed to be a secure business partner? The new ThinkPad Z13 is powered by AMD's latest Ryzen Pro 6000 CPUs, delivering outstanding performance along with LPDDR5 RAM and PCIe 4.0 storage. The Z13 has a screen-to-body ratio of 91.6% thanks to the taller 16:10 displays, as well as Dolby Vision and different resolution options. It has a haptic touchpad, wide keyboard, excellent audio, and clear FHD webcam. This is the way to go if you need extra security and durability.
Ultrabook in design
Microsoft's latest Surface Laptop 4 features powerful "Surface Edition" AMD Ryzen 4000 Series chips, which include up to an 8-core APU and AMD Radeon graphics, all in a slim and light Ultrabook chassis originally designed for an Intel chip. It's available in either 13.5-inch or 15-inch display sizes, and features all-day battery life and super-fast Windows Hello, not to mention a great keyboard and trackpad.
Need a convertible laptop that doesn't skimp on performance? HP's Envy x360 15 is one of my favorite laptops of recent years, coming at you with an affordable price and plenty of high-end features. It comes with AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs with plenty of overhead for non-specialized work, it has a color-accurate tough display, top-firing speakers pump out quality sound, and the keyboard and touchpad promote productivity. You also get outstanding battery life, all in a thin, light, and high-end aluminum build.
The Razer Blade 14, the company's first-ever AMD Ryzen laptop, is an absolute monster. It follows the traditional Blade design, but size-wise slots between the Blade Stealth and Blade 15. You get up to a 14-inch 165Hz 1440p display, a Ryzen 9 6900HX CPU, and the latest NVIDIA RTX 30-series laptop GPUs. Razer's traditional features such as Chroma are here, too, as is plenty of connectivity and an innovative cooling solution.
The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro (Gen 7) got an update to AMD's Ryzen 6000 H-Series CPUs for this generation, and they can be paired with up to an NVIDIA RTX 3070 Laptop GPU. The 16-inch QHD+ display has a 16:10 aspect ratio, 165Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision, and HDR 400, making it ideal for high-end gaming. The styling is also quite subtle, making it a laptop you could also take to work without being embarrassed in the meeting room.
Choosing the best AMD Ryzen laptop
Ryzen-powered laptops often slip under the radar, but the truth is there are some fantastic laptops out there using AMD hardware. If you don't want to spend too much and just need a PC for general productivity work and leisure, the Lenovo Yoga 6 (Gen 7) and the HP Pavilion Aero are both top picks. We've reviewed both of these laptops and came away impressed with what they have to offer, especially for the asking price.
Gamers who need the extra power afforded by a GPU and H-Series Ryzen processor should check out the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro (Gen 7) or the Razer Blade 14 for something a bit smaller and easier to carry around. If nothing here is really jumping out at you, be sure to have a look at our huge collection of the very best Windows laptops available today.
Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.
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