On the desktop, AMD’s Ryzen 5000 family is quite exceptional. These CPUs hit everything available from Intel in the single-threaded performance department. And not only that, they also apply multiple threads to the loads they can handle. All around they have amazing performance at attractive prices. The only thing missing is the Ryzen 5000 in laptops. Now some mobile Ryzen machines are starting to poke their heads out of hiding.
AMD’s latest, as-yet-unannounced CPUs will apparently enter Acer’s Aspire 5 laptop family. According to this list on Amazon’s Italian website, the Aspire A515-45-R2J2 laptop will feature a Ryzen 7 5700U, 8GB of DDR4 memory and an SSD. of 512 GB in a 15.6 “case with a 1080p screen. That sounds awful. a lot of power, but the price on Amazon was only 779 euros. This list was withdrawn, along with all the photos of the machine, but we managed to grab them.
The problem with the Ryzen 5000 in mobile systems, however, is that the family consists of two different chips: the Cezanne, based on the new Zen 3 architecture, and the Lucienne, which emerges from Zen 2 like AMD’s Ryzen 4000 family of portable processors. At least that is the case if the recent data leaks prove to be true. The Ryzen 7 5700U falls into another category, the Lucienne, meaning it is a Zen 2 APU. While that might be a little disappointing, the Zen 2 didn’t magically slow down overnight, so the Aspire 5 A515 should still be a pretty fast laptop when it comes out. Only AMD’s latest technology is missing, which means that consumers will have to do a little research to make sure they know what they are buying.
Other system specifications are pretty solid considering the price from Amazon. Acer seems to be claiming that the Aspire 5 A515 will get 10 hours on a single battery charge and has 802.11ax Wi-Fi. On top of the eight-core processor, 8GB of memory is enough for most laptop use cases, but hopefully the user will be able to upgrade it. On the other hand, 512 GB of SSD space is quite generous at this price. The 1.9kg weight mentioned on the list only weighs 4.1kg, so it should be quite light as well. The look of the port seems to be quite generous, with several Type-A ports and one Type-C spot and HDMI, both on the left.
While the news about the Ryzen 7 5700U notebook is exciting because it means AMD should introduce it soon, it’s a hollow win without the Zen 3 processor. The Ryzen 5000 is, as we said, great value for desktops and we’re eager to see what they are AMD and its partners prepared for the mobile front. The Ryzen 5000 desktop processor seems to be missing at yesterday’s launch, so hopefully AMD will be able to keep up with demand. As this mobile device launches approaches, we will surely get more details.
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