Complete list of AMD Ryzen 9 laptops (5900HX, 5900HS), with benchmarks and reviews

Complete list of AMD Ryzen 9 laptops (5900HX, 5900HS), with benchmarks and reviews
By Andrei Girbea , last updated on November 25, 2021

While the AMD Zen 2 architecture brought Ryzen 9 processors to laptops for the first time, the market now offers a more ample selection of uncompromised and top-performance and gaming notebooks based on the newer Ryzen 9 platforms.

At the time of this update, the best Ryzen 9 laptops are based on the Zen3 Ryzen 5000 series of mobile processors, with the Ryzen 9 5900HX on the most powerful models, and the highly efficient Ryzen 9 5980HS and 5900HS processors available on a handful of portable formats. A Ryzen 9 5980HX has also been announced as the top Ryzen 5000 series mobile option, but that’s not yet available in any retail product.

This article will shed some light on the specs and performance of these Ryzen 9 platforms, as well as provide a detailed list of all the laptops built by this sort of hardware.

As a whole, there are mostly two kinds of AMD Ryzen 9 powered laptops out there: those based on the full-power H and HX processors (5900HX, 4900H), with a design TDP of 45+W, and the thinner-and-lighter form-factors based on the HS subseries of Ryzen 9 mobile APUs (5900HS, 4900HS), premium and efficient bins with a TDP of 35+W. Of course, all these can run at various power settings, and their performance varies between each product, as it’s highly dependent on the quality of each implementation, the thermal module, and overall design. That’s why we’ve linked our detailed reviews down below where available, with in-depth info on all our findings.

We’re not going to thoroughly discuss benchmarks results in this article, but we’ll touch on what you should generally expect from the latest Ryzen 9 processors in a bit, with more details on those previously mentioned reviews. And then we’ll jump into those detailed lists of the available Ryzen 9 5900HX/5900HS laptops, as well as those models launched in previous years and built on Ryzen 9 4900H/4900HS hardware, which are still available in stores, most likely with good discounts.

Ryzen 9 5950HX - the most powerful AMD laptops of this generation

Ryzen 9 5950HX – the no-compromise AMD laptops of this generation

So first off, here’s a quick specs sheet of the Zen 3 and Zen 2 Ryzen 9 H and HS processors:

Ryzen 9 5980HX Ryzen 9 5900HX Ryzen 9 4900H Ryzen 9 5980HS Ryzen 9 5900HS Ryzen 9 4900HS
Build process 7 nm
Generation Zen 3 Zen 3 Zen 2 Zen 3 Zen 3 Zen 2
TDP 45+ W 45+ W 45+ W 35+ W 35+ W 35+ W
Cores/Threads 8/16
CPU Base Frequency 3.3 GHz 3.3 GHz 3.3 GHz 3.0 GHz 3.0 GHz 3.0 GHz
CPU Max Turbo 4.8 GHz 4.6 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.8 GHz 4.6 GHz 4.3 GHz
L3 Cache 16 MB 16 MB 8 MB 16 MB 16 MB 8 MB
Memory Type
DDR4 3200 MHz, LPDDR4X 4266 MHz
Graphics Radeon Vega, 8 CUs
Graphics Speed up to 2100 MHz up to 2100 MHz up to 1750 MHz up to 2100 MHz up to 2100 MHz up to 1750 MHz

The H and HX models run at higher power and higher base clocks than the HS models, but they are otherwise very similar within the same generation. On the other hand, the difference between the 4000 and 5000 models might not seem like much on paper, but it actually is, thanks to the various IPC improvements and optimizations available with Zen3 cores, plus the extra amount of cache memory. The 5000-series APUs also get more capable Vega 8 integrated graphics, yet that won’t matter here, as all these Ryzen 9 notebooks come with dedicated graphics that take over in GPU-heavy loads.

For what is worth, Ryzen 7 mainstream alternatives are also available for each of these 9s, still 8C/16T processors, but running and marginally lower clocks. Given the Ryzen 9 configurations are generally expensive, I’d expect most of you to be interested in the mid-range Ryzen 7 models instead, which we’ll touch on in a separate article.

In all fairness, the Ryzen 9 platforms are also implemented into higher-tier performance and gaming products and generally available on the higher-specced configurations. Unlike with the Ryzen 4000 generation that wasn’t broadly adopted and was mostly available on lower-tier laptops with up to mid-range graphics (such as the 2020 Zephyrus G15 and G14, Dell G5 Gaming, HP Omen 15, Lenovo Legion 5), the Ryzen 5000 hardware is now available in top-end designs with up to RTX 3080 graphics (and AMD RDNA2 dGPUs at some future point), excellent screens, uncompromised builds, and the latest features available as of 2021. At the same time, mid-tier and more affordable Ryzen 9 5000 designs are still available, for those of you on more limited budgets.

Brief performance insights and numbers

Before we move on, here are some performance numbers you should expect for the Ryzen 9 5900HX and 5980HS mobile processors in comparison to the other options out there (these are AMD numbers):

And here are some of our own findings on real products that you can find in stores. First, the Cinebench loop that tests the CPU’s sustained multi-thread performance.

And here are a couple more tests:

Ryzen 9 5900HX
(ROG Scar G733)
Ryzen 9 5900HX
(Zephyrus Duo)
Ryzen 9 5980HS
(ROG Flow X13)
Ryzen 9 5900HS
(Zephyrus GA503)
Ryzen 9 4900HS
(Zephyrus GA401)
3DMark – Fire Strike Physics 24918 24678 22877 24554 21546
3DMark – Time Spy CPU 9759 9474 8811 9537 9099
Blender – Classroom Scene, CPU 8m 24s 9m 28s 9m 28s 8m 19s 10m 56s
Cinebench R20 CPU 5095 cb 5183 cb 4507 cb 5136 cb 4184 cb
Cinebench R20 Single Core 565 cb 564 cb 565 cb 572 cb 478 cb
Geekbench 5 64-bit – Multi-Core 8296 8539 8119 7939 7822
Geekbench 5 64-bit – Single Core 1467 1507 1498 1477 1208
x265 HD Benchmark 38.22 fps 27.29 fps 29.76s 28.11s 32.48s

Those Ryzen 9 5000 HS APUs are truly impressive at a fraction of the power required by the 5900HX implementations, and the gap between the 4000 and 5000 series Ryzen 9s is significant in both single-core tests and the longer-duration multi-threaded CPU loads. As for how these Ryzen 9s compare to the Intel options, we’ll cover that topic in a separate article.

With all these in mind, here are the lists of the rumored or announced portable 5980HS/5900HS/4900HS models down below, with the full-size Ryzen 9 5900HX/4900H options further down. This article is not a selection of recommended best AMD Ryzen laptops, instead, it includes lists of all the available models built on this specific Ryzen hardware. Deciding on the best pick for your needs and budget is up to you, but our reviews will greatly help.

That aside, these lists are a work in progress and we’re constantly updating them with new entries as they are launched, so if you spot something that should be in here and is not, please tell us about it in the comments sections at the end of the post.

Portable laptops with AMD Ryzen 9 5900/4900 HS 35W or HX 45W hardware

This section is reserved for lightweight and compact designs. Some are built on the efficient 35W Ryzen 9 HS platforms, either the 2021 Ryzen 5980HS/5900HS or the previous 4900HS generation, but some are also built on full-power Ryzen H 45 hardware as well.

That’s because the top-tier Ryzen 9 5980HS processor is still exclusive to the limited-edition Flow X13 Supernova, while the 5900HS is only available on the 2021 ROG Zephyrus G14/G15. That might change in the future, though.

Model Screen Hardware Graphics Weight
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301 13.3-inch FHD+ 120 Hz / UHD+ 60 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5980HS / max 32 GB LPDDR4x RAM up to RTX 3050Ti (35-40W) 2.95 lbs / 1.34 kg
2021 model; lightweight build; single-zone white backlit keyboard; FHD+ or UHD+ 16:10 screens with 100%+ sRGB colors, with Adaptive Sync; soldered RAM, up to 32 GB LPPDDR4x, single M.2 NVME storage slot; 35W GTX 1650Ti or 3050Ti + up to 40W with Dynamic Boost 2.0; Ryzen 5/7 HS models also available; 62 Wh battery, 100W USB-C charger, dual-speakers
compatible with the ROG XG Mobile compact external GPU through the ROG XG Mobile Interface connector
Ryzen 9 5980HS and 32 GB of RAM available on the exclusive Flow X13 Supernova edition, paired with the ROG XG Mobile eGPU (at $2999)
Price: from $1299 (without XG mobile) – updated configurations and prices
Asus VivoBook Pro 14X M7400 14-inch 16:10 2.8K 90Hz/4K OLED glossy, QHD+ IPS matte, non-touch up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 32 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3050Ti (35-50W) 3.25 lbs / 1.47 kg
2021 model – reviewed here; portable clamshell format; single-zone white backlit keyboard; 2.8K 90Hz or 4K 60Hz 16:10 non-touch glossy OLED or QHD+ IPS matte panel options, all with 100%DCI-P3 coverage; soldered RAM, up to 32 GB DDR4, single M.2 NVMe storage slot; Ryzen H hardware with optional GTX 3050/3050Ti graphics; dual-fan thermal module; 63 Wh battery, 120 W charger, dual-speakers
Price: tba
Asus VivoBook Pro 16X M7600 16-inch 16:10 4K OLED glossy, QHD+ IPS matte, non-touch up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 32 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3050Ti (35-50W) 4.3 lbs / 1.95 kg
2021 model – reviewed here in different configuration – 16-inch version of the VivoBook Pro 14X, with 16-inch OLED screens and 96Wh battery
Price: from $1449
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 M3500 15.6-inch 16:9 FHD OLED glossy, non-touch up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 16 GB LPDDR4x RAM up to RTX 3050 (35-50W) 37 lbs / 1.65 kg
2021 model – reviewed here; portable clamshell format; single-zone white backlit keyboard; FHD 60Hz OLED display with 100%DCI-P3 coverage and 600-nits brightness; soldered RAM, up to 16 GB LPDDR4x, single M.2 NVMe storage slot; Ryzen H hardware with optional GTX 3050 graphics; dual-fan thermal module; 63 Wh battery, 90-120 W chargers, dual-speakers
Price: from 700 EUR – updated configurations and prices
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425 14-inch 16:9 FHD 60 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 16 GB LPDDR4x RAM Radeon Vega 2.7 lbs / 1.25 kg
2021 model – reviewed here; lightweight ultrabook build, clamshell format,; single-zone white backlit keyboard; FHD matte IPS screen with 100% sRGB; soldered RAM, up to 16 GB LPPDDR4x, single M.2 NVME storage slot; Ryzen H hardware with Vega graphics; dual-fan thermal module; 63 Wh battery, 100W USB-C charger, dual-speakers
Price: from $999 – updated configurations and prices
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401 14-inch 16:10 2.8K/4K OLED or QHD IPS touch up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 16 GB LPDDR4x RAM Radeon Vega 2.85 lbs / 1.3 kg
2021 model; lightweight ultrabook build, clamshell format, slightly bigger and heavier than the standard ZenBook 14; high-res touch OLED or matte IPS screen options with 100% DCI-P3; soldered RAM, up to 16 GB LPPDDR4x, single M.2 NVME storage slot; Ryzen H hardware with Vega graphics; dual-fan thermal module, updated from the ZenBook 14; 63 Wh battery, 100W USB-C charger, dual-speakers
Price: from $1199 – updated configurations and prices
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UN5401 14-inch 16:10 2.8K/4K OLED touch up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 16 GB LPDDR4x RAM Radeon Vega 3.1 lbs / 1.4 kg
2021 model; lightweight ultrabook build, convertible 2-in-1 format; high-res touch OLED screen options with 100% DCI-P3; soldered RAM, up to 16 GB LPPDDR4x, single M.2 NVME storage slot; Ryzen H hardware with Vega graphics; dual-fan thermal module, 63 Wh battery, 100W USB-C charger, dual-speakers
Price: tba
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UM535 15.6-inch 16:9 FHD/4K OLED touch up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 16 GB LPDDR4x RAM up to RTX 3050Ti (35-50W) 4.4 lbs / 2 kg
2021 model; lightweight ultrabook build, clamshell; FHD or UHD touch OLED screen options with 100% DCI-P3 and Pantone validation; soldered RAM, up to 16 GB LPPDDR4x, single M.2 NVME storage slot; Ryzen H hardware with optional GTX 3050Ti graphics; dual-fan thermal module, 63 or 96 Wh battery, 150W charger, dual-speakers
Price: tba
2021 Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401 14-inch FHD IPS 144 Hz / WQHD IPS 120 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HS / max 24 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3060 (60-80W) 3.55 lbs / 1.6 kg
detailed review here – 2021 update; lightweight magnesium build; single-zone white backlit keyboard; updated screen options with FHD IPS 144 Hz or WQHD IPS 120 Hz panels, with Adaptive Sync; 1x memory slot + 8 GB soldered RAM, single M.2 NVME storage slot; 60W RTX 3060 + up to 80W with Dynamic Boost 2.0, configurations with Ryzen 7 5800HS and GTX 1650Ti 50-65W GPU also available; 76 Wh battery, 180W charger, USB-C charging also supported, efficient implementation with great battery life; quad-speakers
Price: from $1399 – updated configurations and prices
2020 Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401 14-inch FHD IPS 120 Hz / WQHD IPS 60 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 4900HS / max 24 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 2060 Max-Q (65W) 3.55 lbs / 1.6 kg
detailed review here and here, 2020 model; portable and lightweight, magnesium build; single-zone white backlit keyboard; several screen options, including FHD IPS 120 Hz or WQHD IPS 60 Hz panels; 1x memory slot + 8 GB RAM soldered, single M.2 NVME storage slot; configurations with Ryzen 5 and 7/ GTX 1660Ti 65W GPU also available; 76 Wh battery, 180W charger, USB-C charging also supported
Price: $1499 – updated configurations and prices
2021 Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503 15.6-inch FHD 240 Hz /QHD 165 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 4900HS / max 40 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3080 (80-100W) 4.4 lbs / 1.98 kg
detailed review here, 2021 model; magnesium build; single-zone white backlit keyboard and RGB on some models; several screen options including 240Hz FHX or 165 HZ QHD with 100% DCI-P3 colors; 1x memory slot (+ 8/16 GB RAM soldered), dual M.2 NVME storage slot; 80W GPUs and up to 100W with Dynamic Boost 2.0, Ryzen 7 and RTX 3060/3070 configurations also available; 76 Wh battery, 180W charger, efficient implementation with great battery life; 4 or 6 speakers
Price: from $1599 – updated configurations and prices
2020 Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502 15.6-inch FHD IPS 144 Hz / 240 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 4900HS / max 40 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 2060 Max-Q (65W) 4.45 lbs / 2 kg
detailed review here, 2020 hardware update; portable and lightweight, mostly plastic build; single-zone white backlit keyboard; several screen options; 1x memory slot (+ 8 GB RAM soldered), single M.2 NVME storage slot; 76 Wh battery, 180W charger, USB-C charging also supported
Price: $1299 – updated configurations and prices
Eluktronics Max 15
or XMG Neo 15
15.6-inch 16:9 QHD IPS 165 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 64 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3080 (115-150W), MUX 3.9 lbs / 1.76 kg
2021 model; portable design; 16:9 QHD 165 Hz panel with 100% sRGB; multiple configurations available, tops at Ryzen 9 with RTX 3080 115-150W, MUX switch; 2x memory slots (up to 64 GB), 2x M.2 storage; 62 Wh battery and 230W charger; dual speakers
Price: from $1999 with Ryzen 9 and RTX 3070 – details
Eluktronics Max 17
or XMG Neo 17
17.3-inch 16:9 QHD IPS 165 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 64 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3080 (115-150W), MUX 5 lbs / 2.26 kg
2021 model; portable design, 17-inch version of the Max 15, with 17-inch QHD matte screen and 91Wh battery
Price: from $2299 with Ryzen 9 and RTX 3070 – details
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 15.6-inch FHD IPS 165 Hz or UHD 60Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 32 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3060 Max-Q (60-90W) 4.1 lbs / 1.87 kg
review here – 2021 model; portable and lightweight aluminum build; single-zone white or optional RGB keyboard; mostly available with a FHD 165Hz IPS screen or UHD with 100% AdobeRGB coverage; partially soldered memory and one DIMM, 2x M.2 NVMe storage slots; 71 Wh battery, up to 180W charger
Price: from $1499 – updated configurations and prices
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14-inch 16:10 2.2K and 2.8K IPS 90 Hz up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 16 GB DDR4 RAM Radeon Vega 2.9 lbs / 1.32 kg
reviewed here – 2021 model; metal build; single-zone white keyboard; several screen options, up to 2.8K with 90 Hz, 100% sRGB and 400-nits; soldered memory, single M.2 NVME storage slot; 61 Wh battery and 95W USB-C charger; dual speakers
Price: 1249 EUR in Europe, lower models also available – updated configurations and prices
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p 16-inch 16:10 QHD+ IPS matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 32 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3060 Max-Q (60-75W) 4.5 lbs / 2.05 kg
2021 model; metal build with clean business looks; single-zone white keyboard with NumPad; 16-inch 16:10 matte screen, with QHD+ IPS 60Hz panel, 100% sRGB and 400-nits; soldered memory, single M.2 NVME storage slot; 71 Wh battery and 95W USB-C charger; dual speakers
Price: from 1500 EUR in Europe, lower models also available – updated configurations and prices
Razer Blade 14 14-inch FHD 144 Hz or QHD 165 Hz, matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 16 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3080 (80-100W) 3.95 lbs / 1.78 kg
detailed review here, 2021 model, standard Razer looks and build quality, RGB keyboard, Ryzen 9 5900HX processors with soldered RAM (up to 16 GB only) and RTX 3060, 3070, and 3080 GPU options, up to 100W with Dynamic Boost, competent thermal design with vapor chamber, front speakers, 62 Wh battery, 230 W charger and USB-C charging
Price: from $1799

Asus have exclusive access to the AMD Ryzen HS hardware for the time being (up to Q3 2020), and we’ll update once more Ryzen 9 4900HS ultraportables are available.

Full-size laptops with AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX / 4900H 45+W hardware

This section includes the full-size notebooks built on the 45+W Ryzen 9 5900HX and 4900H hardware platforms. The Ryzen 9 5980HX is not yet available in any retail product, but that might change in the near future.

Also, keep in mind that most of the AMD-based budget and mid-tier gaming laptops such as the Nitro 5, Legion 5, Legion 5 Pro, are not available with Ryzen 9 processors, and only top at AMD Ryzen 7 5800H/ AMD Ryzen 7 4800H configurations, which we’ve covered in this separate article.

Furthermore, most of the Eluktronics/Schenker/XMG/Aftershock models based on TongFang and Clevo barebone designs are also not available with Ryzen 9 5900HX processors at the time of this update, most likely due to allocation shortages with the current world situation. That should change in the next few months, and I’m especially looking for a Ryzen 9 configuration of the Prometheus 17 model with the 150+W RTX 3080 GPU, currently the most powerful AMD notebook configuration available out there.

Some of these also have a MUX (indicated down below when available), which makes a big difference in games.

I’ll also add that while most of these Rzeyn notebooks ship with Nvidia graphics, some models are now available with AMDs Radeon RX 6000M mobile graphics based on RDNA2. Check out this article for more details on the RX 6800M, 6700M, and 6600M chips.

Model Screen Hardware Graphics Weight
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 16-inch 16:10 2.8K or 4K OLED glossy up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 64 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3070 OC (90-110W) 5.3 lbs / 2.4 kg
2021 model; premium metal builds; white backlit keyboards and Asus Dial, 16:10 glossy screen with OLED panels, 100% DCI-P3 color coverage an up to 550-nits; multiple configurations available, tops at Ryzen 9 with RTX 3070 90-110W or Studio A5000; 2x memory slots, 2x M.2 storage; 90 Wh battery and 240W charger; 2x speakers
Price: tba
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513 15.6-inch FHD IPS 144/240 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 64 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3070 OC (115-130W) 5.1 lbs / 2.3 kg
2021 model; plastic build with metal lid; RGB light bar and RGB backlit keyboard with NumPad; 16:9 FHD screen, several panel options; multiple configurations available, tops at Ryzen 9 with RTX 3070 up to 130W with Dynamic Boost; 2x memory slots, 2x M.2 storage; 90 Wh battery and 240W charger; 2x 4W speakers
Price: from $1499 with RTX 3060 (G513QR with RTX 3070 – $1799)
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713 17.3-inch FHD IPS 144/240 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 64 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3070 OC (115-130W) 5.95 lbs / 2.7 kg
review here – 2021 model, 17-inch version of the Strix G15
Price: from $1499 with RTX 3060 (G713QR with  RTX 3070 – $1799)
Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage 15.6-inch 16:9 IPS FHD 300 Hz or QHD 165Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 32 GB RAM DDR4-3200 up to Radeon RX 6800M 145+W 5 lbs /2.05 kg
2021 model – reviewed here; mid-range design; plastic and metal build, matte black design with bright red elements; 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard without NumPad; 16:9 matte display with narrow bezels and FHD 300 Hz or QHD 165 Hz panels with 100% DCI-P3 colors, all with AMD FreeSync; up to R9 and RX 6800M, with SAM and Smartshift, 2x RAM sticks and 2x M.2 gen4 SSDs with RAID0; high power settings and vapor chamber thermal module; easily serviceable; 90 Wh battery; dual speakers; 280W charger
Price: $1650 – details
Asus ROG Strix G17 Advantage 17.3-inch 16:9 IPS FHD 300 Hz or QHD 165Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 32 GB RAM DDR4-3200 up to Radeon RX 6800M 145+W 5.95 lbs /2.7 kg
17-inch version of the Strix G15 Advantage above
Price: TBA
Asus ROG Strix SCAR 15 G533 15.6-inch FHD 300 Hz / QHD 165 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 64 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3080 OC (115-130W) 5.1 lbs / 2.3 kg
review here – 2021 model; plastic build with metal lid; several RGB elements and per-key RGB backlit keyboard without NumPad and optical-mechanical switches; 16:9 FHD screens, several FHD/QHD panel options; multiple configurations available, tops at Ryzen 9 with RTX 3080 up to 130W with Dynamic Boost; 2x memory slots, 2x M.2 storage; 90 Wh battery and up to 280W charger; quad speakers
Price: from $1899 (G533QR with Ryzen 9 and RTX 3070 – $2199)
Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 17.3-inch FHD 360 Hz / QHD 165 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 64 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3080 OC (115-130W) 5.1 lbs / 2.3 kg
review here – 2021 model; 17-inch version of the Scar 15, gets a larger keyboard with a NumPad sections and 6 speakers
Price: from $1899 (G733QR with Ryzen 9 and RTX 3070 – $2199)
Asus TUF A15 FA506  15.6-inch FHD IPS 60Hz/144 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 4900H / max 32 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 2060 OC (90W) 4.9 lbs / 2.22 kg
reviewed here; 2020 model (2021 update only available with Ryzen 7 5800H); plastic build with aluminum lid; RGB backlit keyboard with NumPad; multiple configurations available, starting from Ryzen 5 4600H and GTX 1650 graphics; 2x memory slots, 2x M.2 PCIe x4 storage slots; 48 or 90 Wh battery
2021 update not available with Ryzen 9 in most regions (Ryzen 7 2021 model tested here)
Price: from $999, $1399 for Ryzen 9/RTX 2060 model
Asus TUF A17 FA706  17.3-inch FHD IPS 60Hz/144 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 4900H / max 32 GB DDR4 RAM up to GTX 1660Ti (80W) 5.5 lbs / 2.45 kg
2020 model (2021 update only available with Ryzen 7 5800H); 17-inch variant of the A15 above
Price: from $999, $1399 for Ryzen 9/GTX 1660Ti model
Asus ROG Zephyrus DUO GX551 15.6-inch FHD 300 Hz / UHD 120 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 48 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3080 OC (115-130W) 5.5 lbs / 2.5 kg
 2021 model; metal build; dual screens with FHD or UHD panels; per-key RGB backlit keyboard; multiple configurations available, tops at Ryzen 9 with RTX 3080 up to 130W with Dynamic Boost; 16 GB RAM soldered + 1x memory slot, 2x M.2 storage; 90 Wh battery and 280W charger; quad speakers
Price: from $2899 with Ryzen 9 and RTX 3070
Dell Alienware m15 R5 15.6-inch FHD 360 or QHD 165/240Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 64 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3070 (115-125W) 5.4 lbs / 2.42 kg
2021 model (Intel R4 model tested here); metalic build with RGB elements and RGB backlit keyboard without NumPad and mechanical switches; 16:9 screen, several panel options; multiple configurations available, tops at Ryzen 9 with RTX 3070 up to 125W with Dynamic Boost; 2x memory slots, 2x M.2 storage; 86 Wh battery and 240W charger; dual speakers
Price: TBA
Dell G5 15 SE  15.6-inch FHD IPS 60Hz/144 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 4900H / max 32 GB DDR4 RAM AMD RX 5600M 5.5 lbs / 2.5 kg
2020 model; plastic build; 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard with NumPad; multiple configurations available, starting from Ryzen 5 4600H, all with RX 5600M graphics; 2x memory slots, 2x M.2 PCIe x2 storage slots; 51 or 68 Wh battery
Price: from $879
Eluktronics Prometheus XVI 16-inch 16:10 QHD+ IPS 165 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 64 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3080 (115-150W) 5.6 lbs / 2.55 kg
2021 model; barebone design; 16:10 QHD 165 Hz panel with 100% sRGB and 500-nits HDR; multiple configurations available, tops at Ryzen 9 with RTX 3080 up to 150W, no MUX; 2x memory slots (up to 64 GB), 2x M.2 storage; 64 Wh battery and 230W charger; dual speakers
Price: from $2099 with Ryzen 9 and RTX 3070
Eluktronics Prometheus XVII Covert Gamer 17.3-inch 16:9 QHD IPS 165 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 64 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3080 (140-165W), MUX 5.9 lbs / 2.67 kg
2021 model; barebone design; 16:9 QHD 165 Hz panel with 100% sRGB; multiple configurations available, tops at Ryzen 9 with RTX 3080 up to 165W with Dynamic Boost, MUX switch; 2x memory slots (up to 64 GB), 2x M.2 storage; 62 Wh battery and 280W charger; dual speakers
Price: from $2699 with Ryzen 9 and RTX 3080 – details
Gigabyte A7 X1 17.3-inch FHD IPS 14 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 64 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3070 (115-140W) 5.5 lbs / 2.45 kg
2021 model; based on Clevo barebone design, portable for this size; average 16:9 FHD 14 Hz panel with 100% sRGB; Ryzen 9 with RTX 3080 up to 140W; 2x memory slots (up to 64 GB), 2x M.2 storage;small 47 Wh battery and 230W charger; dual speakers
Price: from ~$2000 for Ryzen 9 and RTX 3070 – details
HP Omen 15 15.6-inch FHD IPS 144 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 32 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3070 (85-100W) 5.45 lbs / 2.48kg
2021 model; metal and plastic build RGB backlit keyboard with NumPad; 16:9 FHD 144 Hz panel, with 100% sRGB colors; multiple configurations available, tops at Ryzen 9 with RTX 3070 up to 100W with Dynamic Boost; 2x memory slots (up to 32 GB ??), 1x M.2 storage; 70.9 Wh battery and 200W charger; dual speakers
Price: from $1749 with Ryzen 9 and RTX 3070, also on HP’s website
HP Omen 16 16.1-inch 16:9 IPS QHD 165Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 64 GB RAM DDR4-3200 Radeon RX 6600M ?? W
up to RTX 3070 (100-115W)
5.2 lbs / 2.4 kg
portable design and metal build; white or 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard without NumPad; includes SD card-slot and HDMI 2.1 port; 16:9 matte display with narrow bezels and QHD 165 Hz panel with 100% sRGB colors and AMD FreeSync; up to R9 and RX 6600M – to be updated or RTX 3070 graphics, 2x RAM sticks and 1x M.2 gen4 SSD; 70 or 83 Wh battery; dual speakers; 200W charger
Price: from $1189 for Ryzen 7, Ryzen 9 TBA – latest configurations and prices
Lenovo Legion 7 16-inch QHD+ IPS 165 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 64 GB RAM DDR4-3200 up to RTX 3080 (150-165W), MUX 5.5 lbs / 2.5 kg
detailed review here – 2021 model; metalic build with RGB elements and RGB backlit keyboard with NumPad; 16:10 FHD+ or QHD+ screen options, with 100% sRGB colors; multiple configurations available, tops at Ryzen 9 with RTX 3080 up to 165W with Dynamic Boost, MUX switch and GSync; 2x memory slots (up to 64 GB ??), 2x M.2 storage (1x 2280 and 1x 2242 ??); dual-fan thermal module with vapor chamber; 80 Wh battery and 300W charger; dual speakers
Price: from $1799
Schenker XMG Neo 15 or Eluktronics MECH 15 15.6-inch FHD IPS 240 Hz / QHD 165 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 64 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3080 (135-165W), MUX 4.7 lbs / 2.15 kg
2021 models; barebone designs solid under different brands across the world; RGB keyboard with NumPad and optical-mechanical switches; 16:9 panel, various options; multiple configurations available, tops at Ryzen 9 with RTX 3080 up to 150W with Dynamic Boost, MUX switch; 2x memory slots (up to 64 GB), 2x M.2 storage; 94 Wh battery and 240W charger; dual speakers
17-inch models are also available
Price: from $2699 (Eluktronics) or 2899 EUR (XMG) with Ryzen 9 and RTX 3080

Please keep in mind that we’re constantly working on updating these lists and adding new products as they are released, but errors might slip in despite our best efforts to keep things accurate. If you spot any mistake or any product that should be in here and is not, please let us know in the comments section down below.

Furthermore, if you’re interested in the wider range of AMD Ryzen 7 5800H and Ryzen 7 4800H mid-range laptops that are available in stores these days, you’ll find them listed in this separate detailed article.

We’ve also reviewed many of the available Ryzen 5000 and 4000 series notebooks here on the site, as well as compared the performance and benchmarks of the several Ryzen H processors and their Intel counterparts in these articles: one and two.

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Andrei Girbea, Editor-in-Chief of Ultrabookreview.com. I've been covering mobile computers since the 2000s and you'll mostly find reviews and thorough guides written by me here on the site.

18 Comments

  1. John Torset

    March 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    I plan to purchase a 4900 laptop this summer but not with a Nvidia graphics card in it, that is a no go. Hope is that some makers will make a dual AMD laptop with all the top mobile parts available included. I.e. CPU, GPU, screen, nvme, battery, power supply, cooling solution etc.

    • Andrei Girbea

      March 17, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      So far Dell are the only ones to announce a full AMD laptop, with the G5 Special Edition. Problem is that the current AMD GPUs might no be able to compete with existing Nvidia and future Nvidia Super versions in the mobile space, so your best bet might still be with an AMD + Nvidia combo. We'll see.

    • Clinton

      August 3, 2020 at 10:18 am

      Nvidia is the only way to go. Especially if you are a content creator. Read "NVENC" It is so amazing.

  2. Chris

    March 30, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Your chart for the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IV says it has TB3 support when it doesn't. I wish it did!

  3. Tom

    May 19, 2020 at 4:45 am

    The complete list of 1 laptop and 1 TBA lol

    • Andrei Girbea

      May 19, 2020 at 10:28 am

      For now…

      • Aaron

        July 17, 2020 at 4:54 am

        Does this mean you're going to update the article?

      • Andrei Girbea

        July 17, 2020 at 3:22 pm

        I am constantly updating it

  4. Yatra

    November 1, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Did any of you heard about the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 PRo? Announced in August, but still no sign of it. Contacted Lenovo who doesn't give me a reply. The 7i Pro version is already out…
    Thanks for your help

  5. Fazal Majid

    March 29, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    There is an error in your table. The 5980HS has a Turbo clock of 4.8GHz, not 4.4.

    I hope AMD fixes its supply problems, the 4800H was not available for months after when it was supposedly due, so I gave up in disgust and got a M1 MacBook Air instead. I doubt I will go back to x64 for at least a couple of generations at best.

  6. Fazal Majid

    March 29, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    @Clinton

    Not if you run Linux, the nVidia drivers are terrible.

  7. bittricks

    August 22, 2021 at 8:12 am

    ASUS ROG Flow X13
    AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
    NVidia RTX 3050Ti
    16 GB RAM
    Turbo Mode (35W)
    lid @ 110 degrees

    Cinebench 20
    CPU 4847
    CPU (SC) 565

    Cinebench 15
    CPU 2045
    CPU (SC) 233

    Using ARMOURY CRATE to OC the CPU to 45W, you can add about 100 to 150 points to the multithread results. However, there is rapid drop-off in the results with sustained runs. At least for my unit, the results at 45W (95C) sustained load end up being lower than keeping the unit in Turbo Mode at 35W (91C) and running the same sustained load. I suppose that the cooling solution just cannot effectively cope with the heat at 45W. Perhaps mating the unit at 45W with a cooling pad will give better results, or alternatively, trying the unit in Tent Mode. Some comments I found online is that Tent Mode makes a noticeable difference when OC to 45W.

    These results are nice for the form factor using it with the lid in a typical position. Some heavy virtual machine work is possible on this little laptop, such as running a Server 2012 and a couple of workstation VMs simultaneously.

    • Andrei Girbea

      August 24, 2021 at 11:12 am

      Thanks, I haven't yet got to properly test the 3050Ti Flow X13.

  8. bittricks

    August 26, 2021 at 2:07 am

    Horrible quality memory being used by ASUS in the latest versions of X13. ASUS told Jarrod's Tech that they are using low quality memory because they cannot buy high quality RAM. Jarrod showed in his testing that this low quality memory that ASUS is using is leaving 20% to 25% gaming performance on the table. It would seem to me that it would also reduce general system performance, such as sustained workloads, but Jarrod didn't test those scenarios.

    X13 has soldered memory. So you're out of luck.

    Here's the values of a X13 from Best Buy June 2021:

    https://ibb.co/v3krKh6

    Based upon the infos I could find online the above timing values are terrible. Reported CL is 40 !! Even with the much higher memory clock speed, the CL is not good. Now either the ZenTimings utility is not working (unlikely) or ASUS is using bottom of the barrel memory.

    HWinfo64

    https://ibb.co/YjF5fpS

    Everybody that looked at these memory spec values said they were garbage. So unless we're all missing something here, or there is something not straightforward or customary about memory on AMD systems, then I kind of am at a loss as to what to think.

    Here is Jarrod's findings between the stock ASUS memory and then the better quality memory he dropped into the ASUS Strix test system. The trend for a ASUS Strix is going to be, more or less, true of an X13.

    https://ibb.co/GHR1Xmc

    The other thing about this system is that it uses a sub-par Western Digital SSD. Not to mention that WD just got busted offloading low quality NAND onto unsuspecting OEM and consumer SSD buyers.

    https://ibb.co/JrXYGWV

    This model is reported as one of the low quality crappy WD models using low quality NAND.

    I am not sure how much of this makes any meaningful practical difference in typical daily usage. My instinct tells me very little.

    Seems bleak, right ? However, even in this configuration this X13 is a good all around performer for the money. I looked hard and couldn't find a system that matched this system's capabilities for $1350 USD.

    I'm happy with the system. There is nothing in daily use that points to lower quality components causing sub-par performance.

    • Andrei Girbea

      August 26, 2021 at 11:18 am

      Hi, thanks for your feedback.

      I'm curious how your benchmarks and gaming numbers compare to the 3050Ti G14 that I tested here (even if that's higher power 3050Ti). https://www.ultrabookreview.com/46631-asus-zephyrus-g14-2021-review/ I haven't checked for the kind of memory used in that one, and no longer have it around.

      based on my tests on the G15 advantage, the SR lower-perf memory seems to mostly impact some games, especially older titles, but the impact is smaller in benchmarks. I haven't tested Premiere, Photoshop, etc, either.

      Looks like the X13 Flow, much like the G15 Advantage, is still good value for the money, even it botched by the choice of RAM. The SSD is less of an issue as you can upgrade it, but the SR soldered RAM might be an issue for some. Are you keeping it, or will you return?

      • bittricks

        August 26, 2021 at 2:15 pm

        The sub-par memory issue is detailed quite well here by Linus:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7CO9v9rpOk&t=1s

        One person told me that the memory used in the X13 is good quality for what it is. The issue is AMD's memory management and memory clock speeds running at half speed. There's quite a bit of debate and uncertainty about the memory.

        I get the whole FPS benchmarks. But for people like me that use the X13 for productivity, I am thinking the RAM density issue that causes decreased performance would only matter under a long sustained load – such as compiling something in a virtual machine that takes a half hour or longer. It's hard to know if it is relevant under typical productivity use cases whenever hardware experts and enthusiasts are still trying to sort it out.

        I am not much of a gamer. I was calling the reported hardware issues out so that serious gamers might be informed.

        As far as CPU benchmarks, the G14 gets about 4-6% better benchmarks than the X13 configuration I have. dGPU wise, I cannot say much. What I do know is that the 3050Ti running on 35W is only an incremental improvement on the 1650Ti\1660. On the G14 more wattage is pushed to the 3050Ti so I would expect the G14 system to outperform the X13.

        The SSD is limited by its 2230 form factor. There's just not any great 2230 SSDs on the market.

        I am really picky about laptops and I gotta tell ya, honestly, I really like this X13. Typically, I buy Dell XPS or Lenovo X1 Thinkpads. I like this X13 better than the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1. Don't misunderstand me on this. If Dell made an XPS 13 2-in-1 with an AMD 5900HS, then that would be what I would be typing on at this moment.

        I more or less "fell" into the X13. I read your review and decided to check it out. It turned out to be a real surprise. For what you get, it is almost what I'd call a "whale of a deal."

  9. bittricks

    August 27, 2021 at 3:23 am

    Here is a UserBenchmark

    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/45765737

    Not bad. RAM is the bottleneck, but it appears that ASUS got it optimized to work with the eGPU as that config competes right up there were the top performing laptops.

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