The best AMD Ryzen laptops in 2024

Asus ROG Flow X13/Asus ROG XG Mobile
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The best AMD Ryzen laptops are among the best laptops on the market, bar none. Ryzen 7000-series laptops are here, but the Ryzen 6000-series remains a stellar choice with a combination of price, performance, and battery life that is hard to beat. 

Intel 13th Gen CPUs are undeniably mind-blowing, but AMD's multi-year advantage on 7-nanometer chips will continue to make things difficult for Intel. With some high-end gaming laptops with up to RTX 4080 GPUs now sporting AMD processors as well, regardless of which category of laptop you are looking for there is an AMD Ryzen laptop that will have you covered.

That all said, the age of AI PCs is here, and AMD is at the forefront of ushering in this new age of computing. Soon, we will be reviewing a slew of Ryzen 8000 series laptops that will arrive with potent performance and vastly improved battery life. AMD-powered systems with Ryzen 8000 series CPUs should start arriving after we return from CES 2024

If you are interested in a deep dive on which CPU is right for you we've got that too, but that narrows for Windows fans, and things are still looking good for AMD on that side.

After hours of research and dozens of reviews, here are our picks for the best AMD Ryzen laptops of 2023.

Lenovo ThinkPad Z16

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1. Lenovo ThinkPad Z16

The best AMD Ryzen laptop in 2023

Specifications

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650H
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6500M
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe
Display: 16-inch, 1920 x 1200-pixel IPS display
Dimensions: 13.95 x 9.35 x 0.63 inches
Weight: 4 pounds

Reasons to buy

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15-hour battery life
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Competition-beating performance
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Rival-surpassing graphics
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Attractive, yet minimalist design
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Military-tested durability

Reasons to avoid

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Mushy keyboard
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No USB Type-A, Ethernet ports
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Heavy

The Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 is the best AMD Ryzen laptop you can purchase in 2023. It’s got a slick, dual-tone design: silver on the outside and dusky on the inside. And to Lenovo loyalists’ delight, the keyboard features the beloved, striking-red TrackPoint that will catch your eye every time you open the lid.

It’s also the perfect size for a business laptop. It’s not too small (like the compact machines on our best 13-inch laptops page), but it’s not ridiculously unwieldy like the 18-inch laptops that are gaining popularity nowadays — it’s juuuust right. 

However, I will admit that the ThinkPad Z16 is a bit heavier than I expected. But to be fair, Lenovo never marketed this laptop as a thin-and-light ultraportable. It’s a business laptop, which means it will likely be sitting on a desk for hours on end before it’s picked up and thrown inside a laptop bag.

See our full Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 review.

Asus Vivobook S 14 Flip OLED

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The best affordable AMD-powered 2-in-1

Specifications

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
GPU: AMD Radeon Graphics
RAM: 8GB (upgradable to 16GB)
Storage: 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe
Display: 14-inch 2.8K (2880 x 1800) OLED
Dimensions: 12.3 x 8.9 x 0.74 inches
Weight: 3.31 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Sleek, flexible design
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Efficient performance (for the price)
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Affordably priced
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LED NumberPad
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Great display for productivity…

Reasons to avoid

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…but colors are off
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Overall cheap-quality build
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Touchpad feels flimsy
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Stiff keyboard

Asus is no stranger to the favored 14-inch form factor, so it’s no surprise that the Asus Vivobook S 14 Flip OLED is a delight to use. Sure, this 2-in-1 laptop boasts a flexible, eye-catching design and a solid all-AMD configuration with promising processing power, but the spotlight shines brightest on its price: around $679/£649. Talk about being competitive.

This is a budget laptop, through and through, but it’s the classiest one at that. At its most basic configuration, with an AMD Ryzen 5 CPU, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 512GB SSD, it’s a 14-inch, 2-in-1 laptop that’s hard to beat at its $680 price point. What’s more, it’s hard not to admire its simplistic yet premium-looking design. However, it is the most affordable configurations that we strongly recommend, if you find the price tipping above $1,000 then you should look elsewhere on this list.

See our full Asus Vivobook S 14 Flip review.

Asus ROG Flow X16

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3. Asus ROG Flow X16

The best general-purpose Ryzen touch-screen convertible

Specifications

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060/RTX 3070 Ti
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 1TB SSD
Display: 16-inch, 1440p, 165Hz, touchscreen Mini LED
Dimensions: 14 x 9.6 x 0.8 inches
Weight: 4.63 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Sleek, convertible form factor
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Drop dead gorgeous display
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Strong performance
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Stellar battery life
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Quiet fans

Reasons to avoid

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Webcam = potato
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Heats up quickly under strenuous use
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Expensive, starting from $2,000

The Asus ROG Flow X16 is a spectacular big screen ultraportable — a convertible, adorned with a subtle aesthetic, paired with uncompromising power that refines how you play games on-the-go.. 

The bright, shining and colorful jewel in the Flow X16’s crown is quite the companion as well. You’re getting a 16-inch, mini-LED touchscreen display with a QHD resolution and 165Hz refresh rate, and put simply, it’s a looker. Alongside strong battery life and decent port selection complete the package, this results in a system that is fantastic for both work and play.

But things do heat up fast under strenuous conditions, and all of this potential comes at a steep price when compared to other similarly specced laptops. If you can afford the luxury, you will not be disappointed.

See our full Asus ROG Flow X16 review.

Razer Blade 14 Images

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4. Razer Blade 14

The best Ryzen gaming laptop

Specifications

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD
Display: 14-inch QHD+ 240Hz, 2560 x 1600
Dimensions: 12.23 x 8.97 x 0.7 inches
Weight: 4.1 pounds

Reasons to buy

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RTX 4070 performance
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Gorgeous display
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Sturdy aluminum build
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Impactful speakers
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Excellent battery life

Reasons to avoid

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Runs a bit hot
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Loud while gaming

Not only is the Razer Blade 14 the best AMD Ryzen powered gaming laptop you can buy, we'd argue it's the best gaming laptop you can buy in general. The only exception would be those who need something in a budget category or want a blindingly fast 4090 GPU, but for many gamers, this laptop is a jack of all trades, delivering powerful gaming and productivity performance, a gorgeously vivid and bright display, a sturdy aluminum chassis, punchy audio and excellent battery life.

It lasted 8 hours and 35 minutes in Laptop Mag's battery life test, which is unprecedented considering most gaming laptops we test cannot get anywhere near the 8 hour mark. And it's packed with an AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS processor, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 GPU with 8GB of VRAM, 16GB of RAM, 1TB of M.2 PCIe SSD storage space, and a gorgeous 14-inch QHD+ 240Hz, 2560 x 1600-pixel display.

If you need something sturdy, powerful, reliable, and wonderful to look at, the $2,699 Razer Blade 14 will not disappoint.

See our full review of the Razer Blade 14

Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16

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5. Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16

The best high-end Ryzen gaming laptop

Specifications

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090
RAM: 32GB
Storage: 2TB SSD
Display: 16-inch Mini LED, 1600p, 240Hz; 14-inch, 60Hz
Dimensions: 13.98 x 10.47 x 1.17
Weight: 6.17 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Brightest gaming laptop display
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Clicky, satisfying keyboard
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Dual-screen design is a multitasker’s dream
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Divine speakers
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Ultra-fast video transcoding

Reasons to avoid

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Touchpad is irksome
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Battery life is expectedly unimpressive

The Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 is a beautiful monstrosity with the most bizarre deck layout we've ever seen, but against all odds, the design works perfectly for anyone with a multitask-heavy workflow.

Why is it a beautiful monstrosity, you ask? Well, it’s beautiful because it has a striking dual-screen design where a 16-inch, QHD+, mini-LED main display and an edge-to-edge secondary panel work in tandem to deliver multitasking harmony. On the other hand, it’s a monstrosity because this gnarly, six-pound gaming laptop requires you to tear down any preconceived notions of what you think a laptop should look like. The keyboard and touchpad, for example, are not where you expect them to be, forcing you to get accustomed to a new “lay of the land,” if you will.

Packed with top-of-the-line specs, including an AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX CPU, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU with 16GB of VRAM, and 32GB of RAM, the Duo 16 will set your bank account aflame with a price tag nearing $5,000. However, the Asus gaming laptop will be an excellent investment for those who constantly cross-reference documents for work — this chunky money is a major time saver.

See our full Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 review.

Lenovo ThinkPad x13 on an outdoor wooden table

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The best Ryzen business laptop

Specifications

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U
GPU: Integrated AMD Radeon Vega
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 256GB
Display: 13.3-inch, 1080p
Dimensions: 12.3 x 8.8 x 0.7 inches
Weight: 2.8 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Outstanding performance
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Best-in-class keyboard
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Extensive ports
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Competitively priced
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Durable build

Reasons to avoid

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Lacks Thunderbolt 3 support
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Subpar battery life
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Thick display bezels

Lenovo and its ThinkPad lineup are mainstays of the business laptop world and the Ryzen-powered ThinkPad X13 (AMD) is a strong contender in this realm. The Ryzen 5 Pro 4650 U processor that we reviewed offered fantastic performance, although battery life could definitely be better at just under 8 hours in our battery test.

Extensive port options include two USB 3.2 Type-A, two USB-C, an HDMI 2.0, an Ethernet extension port, a microSD, a headphone/mic and a Kensington lock slot. And then as you would expect for a ThinkPad the keyboard is phenomenal and the laptop offers military-grade durability. The anti-relective coating on the display keeps the glare away, but you definitely feel its productivity focus as neither the color gamut nor brightness scores are going to blow you away, however its enough to easily view your spreadsheets and documents in any environment.

See our full review of the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 (AMD)

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro on a desk with a gaming mouse and mouse pad to the right

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The best 16-inch AMD Ryzen gaming laptop

Specifications

CPU: Ryzen 7 5800H CPU
GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 512GB SSD
Display: 16-inch, 2560 x 1600-pixel, up to 165Hz
Dimensions: 14 x 10.4 x 1.1 inches
Weight: 5.4 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Bright 16-inch, QHD 165Hz display
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Fantastic keyboard with numpad
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Solid battery life
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Comprehensive port selection

Reasons to avoid

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Bland and heavy chassis
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Only four-zone RGB
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Runs warm

We are seeing some impressive AMD gaming laptops with Nvidia 30-series GPUs and while the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro lacks flashy aesthetics, it makes up for it with a gorgeous 16-inch QHD display, an exceptional keyboard and touchpad, and plenty of ports. And despite harnessing so much power, the Legion 5 Pro delivers respectable battery life too. 

Oddly the Legion does get a yellow card caution for some warm temps under a heavy load and it's a hefty rig compared to some of its thinner and sleeker rivals. If you're looking for something more travel-friendly, consider the 4.2-pound Asus ROG Zephyrus G15. Otherwise, the Legion 5 Pro is an excellent option for gamers who want the best performance for the price.

See our full Lenovo Legion 5 Pro review

Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 on a desk with a stormtrooper figurine in the background

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The best 17-inch AMD Ryzen gaming laptop

Specifications

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080
RAM: 32GB
Storage: Twin 1TB PCI m.2 SSDs in RAID 0 configuration
Display: 17-inch 1920x1080, 360Hz
Dimensions: 15.5 x 11.1 x 0.9-1.1-inches
Weight: 6.1 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Brilliant 360Hz display
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Stunning graphics
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Speedy AMD CPU
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Outstanding mechanical keyboard

Reasons to avoid

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No webcam
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Short battery life

The Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 features all the bells and whistles any of the best gaming laptops strive for, from its Nvidia RTX 3080 GPU and AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU to its 360Hz refresh rate display and a wonderfully clicky mechanical keyboard.

All that power comes at a price, the configuration which we reviewed rang up at $3,000. The lack of a webcam is forgivable, most laptop webcams are terrible anyway, but a brighter and more vivid display panel would be nice. Battery life could also see improvements, though given its intended purpose you probably want to be plugged into maximize performance anyway.

If you’re looking for a gaming laptop that never fails to impress, the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 won’t disappoint.  

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (15-inch) on an outdoor wooden table

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The best premium Ryzen laptop

Specifications

CPU: Ryzen 7 4980U CPU
GPU: AMD Radeon
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 512GB
Display: 15-inch, 2256 x 1504-pixel
Dimensions: 13.4 x 9.6 x 0.6 inches
Weight: 3.4 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Sleek, sturdy chassis
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Speedy performance
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Long battery life
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Great 15-inch display
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Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
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Awesome speakers

Reasons to avoid

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Short on ports
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No discrete graphics option
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Bezels could be thinner
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No fingerprint sensor

The Surface Laptop 4 addresses the major flaws we found in the Surface Laptop 3 by delivering faster performance and longer battery life. With the right CPU, the Surface Laptop 4 has all of a sudden become a laptop with very few downsides. The sleek, sturdy design is as stylish as ever, the 15-inch panel is bright and vivid, and the keyboard and trackpad are darn-near class-leading. 

There are a couple of unfortunate drawbacks that remain, with the lack of ports being chief among them. For a 15-inch laptop having one USB Type-C port, one USB Type-A port, a headphone jack and then the proprietary Surface Connect input hardly feels adequate. And while the overall design of the laptop looks beautiful, the relatively large bezels need to go. 

This AMD version of the Surface Laptop 4 is a massive step forward over its predecessor and a laptop that we heartily recommend, but Microsoft is just a couple of minor tweaks away from really setting itself apart from the competition.

See our full Surface Laptop 4 (15-inch, AMD).

Acer Swift 3 AMD Ryzen 7 4700U on a glass table outdoors

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Best budget Ryzen laptop

Specifications

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
GPU: AMD Radeon graphics
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 512GB SSD
Display: 14-inch, 1080p
Dimensions: 12.7 x 8.6 x 0.6 inches
Weight: 2.65 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Herculean performance
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Amazing multitasking
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Clicky keyboard
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Fingerprint scanner
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Amazing internals for the price

Reasons to avoid

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Dim display

The Acer Swift 3 is a fairly unassuming little laptop and you would be right to pass on the Intel model, but the AMD 4000-series version offers absolutely stunning performance starting at less than $700. That performance makes the over 11-hour runtime that we saw in our battery life testing all the more impressive. 

And while its understated design isn't going to stand out, the magnesium and aluminum-look is minimalist and classy and helps to bring the Swift 3 in at a trim 0.6 inches and 2.65 pounds. If you are looking for the downside we have just one real gripe with the Swift 3 and that is its 14-inch 1080p display. The Swift 3 managed a terrible 62% sRGB color gamut reproduction in our testing and 251 nits of brightness, if a bright and vibrant display is a high priority for you take another look at our top recommendation the HP Envy x360 13.

See our full Acer Swift 3 (2020, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U) review.

Acer Nitro 5 (AMD, 2020) gaming with a controller

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Best AMD Ryzen gaming laptop under $1,000

Specifications

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5-4600H
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 256GB
Display: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, 60Hz
Dimensions: 14.3 x 10 x 0.9 inches
Weight: 5.3 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Long battery life
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Strong CPU performance
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Comfortable keyboard
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Ridiculously affordable

Reasons to avoid

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Mediocre graphics
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Dull display
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Muddy audio

While it obviously has some tradeoffs, the lack of a high refresh rate display and a high-end GPU, there is simply no beating the value proposition of the Acer Nitro 5 at just $669.

While it slotted in just below the budget gaming laptop average in a number of our graphics-based tests as you can see in our full review, it was awfully close and again at a price point that is well below its competition. CPU performance is another matter entirely, crushing the category averages in overall performance and video transcoding. 

Battery life is another stellar feature for the Nitro 5 with 11 hours and 9 minutes in our test, crushing the 6 hour and 38-minute category average. If you want to spend up to the nearly $900 Dell G5 15 SE (2020) you'll get better GPU performance and a superior display, but at that price, you'll want to start looking at the aforementioned Asus Zephyrus G14 or TUF Gaming A15 for a much better overall package at just over $1,000.

See our full Acer Nitro 5 (AMD, 2020) review.

Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S on a kitchen counter

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Gorgeous OLED display powered by AMD Ryzen 5000-series

Specifications

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
GPU: AMD Radeon Graphics
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 1TB SSD
Display: 13.3-inch, 1080p, OLED
Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 0.6-inches
Weight: 2.6 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Excellent performance
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Gorgeous OLED display
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Long battery life
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Sleek ultra-portable design
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Well-rounded speakers

Reasons to avoid

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Cramped keyboard
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Sticky touchpad

While there are quite a few gaming laptops with AMD processors in this range, but ultraportable laptops with AMD Ryzen 5000-series aren't as common and thankfully the Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S is one of the best ultraportable laptops available. The OLED display is beautiful and completing the multimedia experience are the powerful speakers.

As we've come to expect with laptops powered by both Ryzen 4000 and now Ryzen 5000 the ZenBook 13 UM325S gives excellent performance with long-lasting battery life. Some users may find the incredibly compact design to be a touch cramped when it comes to the keyboard and trackpad, but obviously, this will be nothing but a benefit to others that value its convenient packable size.

Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition on a desk with purple RGB lighting

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The best all-AMD gaming laptop

Specifications

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800M/AMD Radeon graphics
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
Display: 15.6-inch, FHD touchscreen
Dimensions: 14.1 x 10.8 x 1 inches
Weight: 5.4 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Great overall and gaming performance
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Funky, gamer-centric design
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Comfortable keyboard
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Excellent battery life

Reasons to avoid

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Dull, dim display
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Weak audio
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Sluggish SSD

All AMD everything! AMD has been on a roll as of late, thrilling the Laptop Mag staff with the power and endurance of its Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. The love affair continues with the Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition. For somewhere between $1,549 - $1,699, you get a system with not just an AMD processor, but an overclockable AMD GPU, a first for laptops. You also get a lot of nifty tech focusing on balancing performance and power efficiency, with butter-smooth graphics and over 10 hours of battery life. And the system’s standing toe-to-toe with some of the biggest names in the industry. Did it win every round? No, but for the hundreds of dollars you’re saving it’s pretty damned close. 

The G15 isn’t perfect -- the screen could be brighter and more vivid, and the SSD should definitely be faster. And would it kill you Asus to try to fit a webcam back into the picture? If power (and a more vivid display) are your most important priorities, I recommend checking out the $2,999 Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model. But if you want to take advantage of everything AMD has to offer, the Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition is the absolute way to go.