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AMD Computex Recap! Lots Of Laptops! [DRAFT]

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TL;DW - Anandtech Live Blog AMD Press Release - http://ir.amd.com/   Amd had a great showing at Computex 2018. They are definitely getting better at presentation, although, perhaps the general consumer may not be their target audience. They had "Partners" -quotes because that is legitimately questionable- show their latest wares, and some were better than others.   Honor (Huawei) Honor Magicbook 14"(Matebook D 14") Ryzen mobile 2500U...

New product link page is up!

Hey y'all, so I have been working on a new link page that will show (sadly) all currently available laptops that are powered by ryzen mobile. I'll try to keep this up-to-date until it gets unmanageable. It's a janky java app I made that reads in a json file with a brief description off the products, de-serializes in into...

Smach Z With Embedded Ryzen 2500U

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So it seems like the AMD powered gaming UMPC might be using the Ryzen Embedded V1000 -which is effectively the same as the 2500U. It's a capable chip but the power requirements seem a bit high for a device with a 6" screen, that's even with a lowered 12W cTDP. A Banded Kestrel level APU would be more appropriate but...

Desktop Ravenridge Coming Soon!

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I ordered my Ryzen 5 2400G but it was marked temporarily out of stock, it is set to be released on February 12, 2018 and I can't wait! The Ryzen 5 2500u has been a work horse mobile APU, however the lack of regular driver updates have dampened my enthusiasm. I am looking forward to a new beastly desktop APU...

GPD WIN 2 up for preorder.

I really wanted the previous GPD WIN but I really couldn't trust GPD after hearing about all the stability issues. This time around might be different, the attention to detail on the IGG page is notably rich for a Chinese company, which does give me a little more confidence. I'll most likely be picking up one of these bad boys...

Acer Swift 3 SF315 (Ryzen 5 2500U, Vega 8, 256 GB, FHD) Laptop Review – Notebookcheck

Notebookcheck has a review of the Acer Swift 3 with Ryzen 5 2500U. It seems evenly matched although its smaller battery holds it back ever so slightly. Also its a tad more expensive. SOURCE: https://www.notebookcheck.net/

So Much AMD News!

I go on holiday and come back to see so much wonderful news, I don't even know where to start. Actually that's a lie because the only thing 2 things I'm truly interested in are the Hades Canyon NUC and the desktop Ryzen APUs! The Hades Canyon NUC is very interesting via its size and potency. I really like the...

HP Envy X360 BIOS, nothing to see really.

Not many options in the BIOS unfortunately!

HP Envy, a closer look at the internals!

Yesterday I posted a screenshot of the internals, here are more detailed photos taken when I installed my Samsung 960 EVO 256GB (buy here). Firstly, you'll need a T5 torx screwdriver  to remove the bottom 3 screws holding the surprisingly sturdy bottom metal casing. Note that you don't need to remove the rubber strip! Then you'll need the remove the rubber...

HP Envy X360 Internals!

Thanks to the9thdude , he was actually able to open up his brand new HP Envy laptop. He then proceeded remedy the main problem with this machine. The inclusion of a NVME M.2 drive should vastly improve the responsiveness that this machine sorely lacked! You can  also change the 2.5" drive but it doesn't seem like the amount of RAM can...