AMD announced the first SKU for the Ryzen APUs handheld device, in addition to revealing that Acer, HP and Lenovo will feature new chips in some new mobile products. AMD provides limited information about new laptops, but we know some important details.
Acer Swift 3
Acer refused to comment on the newly powered Swift 3 Ryzen, but AMD gave us a brief summary of what to expect upon arrival. The new Acer Swift 3 will be available with AMD Ryzen 5 2500U or Ryzen 7 2700U processors, with up to 8GB DDR4-2400 and 256GB SSD memory. The IPS 15.6 "1920 x 1080 IPS screen is a decent fit with onboard Vega graphics (each with 8 or 10 CUs for 2500U and 2700U), and this device has a 48 WH battery and weighs under 3.96 lbs.
The full specifications, price, and availability of the new Acer Swift 3 with AMD Ryzen processor are currently unknown.
HP Envy x360
The new HP Envy x360 is a direct refresh from the previous model, featuring AMD FX A12-9800P processors. AMD also stated that the new Envy x360 is likely to operate under the same TDP target as the previous iteration.
We reach out to HP and can get full specifications from Envy x360, which can be equipped with AMD Ryzen 5 2500U. Memory and storage options remain the same, up to 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 and up to 512GB SSD or 1TB HDD. Display 15.6 "1920 x 1080 IPS is also a touch screen, and you can go online using Wi-Fi 802.11ac.
Envy x360 combines two USB 3.0 ports, in addition to 3.1G USB 3.1 Gen 1 type ports with 5 Gbit / s data transfer rates and DisplayPort 1.2 connectivity. You can also connect an external display with an HDMI port. This device is powered by a 65W AC adapter and a 55.8 WH-lithium-ion 3-cell prismatic battery, and weighs up to 4.75 lbs.
HP indicates that the new Envy x360 will be launched in November, starting at $ 699.
Lenovo Ideapad 720S
Lenovo also declined to offer more information as we handed the phone about the new AMD Ryzen-powered laptop, the Ideapad 720S. However, AMD provides the basic specs, revealing that the 720S will feature both new Ryus mobile APUs, 2500U and 2700U. 720S will also feature NVDe 512GB and DDR4-2133 single channel SSDs, the maximum capacity is not disclosed. Similar to the Acer Ryange branded laptop offerings, the Lenovo 720S also features a 48WH battery, and like the HP Envy x360, it also offers a 3.1-type USB port with DisplayPort connectivity.
Lenovo Ideapad 720S has a 13.3 "1920 x 1080 IHSIN display and weighs about 2.51lbs, making it the smallest and lightest laptop among the new Ryzen-equipped notebooks detailed in AMD. The current price and availability is unknown, but Lenovo indicated it would make an official announcement for the new 720S in the near future.