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First AMD Ryzen APU notebook goes on sale

by on10 November 2017

HP Envy x360 15z with Ryzen 5 2500U

HP has finally started shipping its first notebook with the AMD Mobile Ryzen chip, the HP ENVY x360 15z with AMD Ryzen 5 2500U.

Announced back in October, AMD Mobile Ryzen APUs, codenamed Raven Ridge, are matching the Zen CPU architecture with Vega GPU architecture on a single die, promising some hefty performance from a mobile chip. Announced in two SKUs, the Ryzen 7 2700U and the Ryzen 5 2500U, both of which are quad-core parts with eight-threads, are just packing a different amount of RX Vega CUs.

HP Envy x360 15z is actually a convertible laptop with a touchscreen but, still, it will probably be one of the first Mobile Ryzen laptops on the market. Bear in mind that the same HP Envy x360 15z was the first laptop that leaked some of the specifications of the Ryzen 5 2500U APU, the same that it will be shipping in a few days.

Starting at US $734.99, the HP ENVY x360 Convertible Laptop - 15z touch, as HP names it, is built around a 15.6-inch 1920x1080 resolution touchscreen. It comes with the aforementioned Ryzen 5 2500U APU with four Zen CPU cores running at the 2.0GHz base and 3.6GHz CPU Boost clock, packs 512KB of L2 cache per core and 1MB of L3 cache per core, and has 8 Radeon RX Vega CUs, or 512 Stream Processors, clocked at up to 1100MHz.

HP paired it the base version with 8GB of DDR4-2400 memory (2x4GB) and 1TB 7200rpm SATA HDD but these are upgradable to 16GB of DDR4-2400 memory (2x8GB) for additional US $150, various choices of storage, including 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD for US $130, a combination of 1TB SATA HDD with 256GB M.2 SSD for US $260, or 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD for additional US $580.

It runs on Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS or you can opt for the Windows 10 Pro for the additional US $70.

According to HP's own site, the laptop, or convertible with a touchscreen, will ship on 23rd of November, and even includes free shipping.

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