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AMD laptops: Affordable mobile PC power
AMD laptops – or laptops with AMD processors – are a popular part of the Lenovo lineup. With multiple cores, multi-threading and over-clocking, AMD processors have all the features most consumers look for in a CPU. They’re also known for good deals. Experts will tell you that, generally speaking, AMD processors cost less than similar ones from the company’s major competitor.
AMD doesn’t advertise as extensively as another major CPU manufacturer. However, it’s been a major player in the PC industry for years. As a result, you’ll find AMD laptops in several Lenovo PC brands, including our flagship ThinkPad business laptops and versatile IdeaPad models for home and family.
Benefits of AMD laptops
How does a company that gets outspent on advertising survive in today’s ultra-competitive PC marketplace? AMD’s approach is to produce high-functioning, feature rich CPUs that give consumers new options for how to power their systems. Simply put, there’s value in being different.
Here are some of the reasons many buyers prefer AMD laptop processors:
- Price – Many factors beside the CPU contribute to the total price of a laptop -- RAM allotment, hard drive type, display size, and so on. AMD processors are said to cost less per core, generally, than those built by its major competitor. This means that laptops with AMD processors often cost a bit less than comparable models with competing CPUs.
- AMD graphics – In addition to processors, AMD is also a leading innovator in the field of graphics processors, both integrated (that is, on the same chip as the CPU) and discrete (on a separate, dedicated graphics chip or GPU). This makes some users prefer AMD processors on the theory they work more optimally with AMD graphics.
- Multi-threading and over-clocking – In addition to having multiple cores (i.e., separate processing channels), most AMD processors are capable of multi-threading and over-clocking. Nearly every CPU today is multi-threaded, which maximizes the use of each core by more efficiently organizing the commands it receives. Over-clocking – a feature that AMD enables more than other processor makers -- allows the CPU to temporarily run at faster-than-rated speeds when needed.
It’s easy to see why AMD laptops are so highly prized by a wide cross-section of PC users.
Lenovo laptops with AMD Ryzen processors
The latest AMD processors – sold under the Ryzen (RYE-zen) brand – feature the company’s new “Zen” microarchitecture. AMD Ryzen CPUs feature a smaller, 14 nm transistor construction that’s more power and heat efficient than earlier designs and enables greater core/thread utilization.
Lenovo has strong relationships with all the major processor manufacturers. It allows us to offer the world's widest variety of PCs, including some amazing AMD Ryzen laptops. In fact, this entire page is dedicated Lenovo laptops with AMD processors. Among them are some of our most popular and affordable ThinkPad and Ideapad models.
Ryzen CPUs are also known for extremely high core counts, especially in models built for desktop PCs and servers, where interior cooling space is abundant. For laptops, simple-but-powerful quad-core Ryzen processors dominate the offerings.