AMD shows prototype of thin 2-in-1 laptop with Ryzen Mobile processor

AMD showed a prototype of a thin 2-in-1 laptop with a Ryzen Mobile APU during its Computex press conference. The chip has four Zen cores and eight threads, and has an integrated Vega GPU.

AMD has not provided specific details about the Ryzen Mobile APUs. It is still unclear at what clock speed they run and what the configuration or speed of the integrated Vega GPU is. AMD said the chips are suitable for laptops less than 15mm thick.

On stage, AMD showed a prototype laptop with Ryzen Mobile for the first time. It was a thin 2-in-1; it is unknown who the maker of the device is. There are no concrete product announcements with Ryzen Mobile yet. Asus did introduce a laptop with a Ryzen processor, but that is a Ryzen 7 desktop CPU with a TDP of 65 watts.

Furthermore, AMD reiterated that the Ryzen Mobile APUs will be found in laptops sometime in the second half of 2017. At the beginning of 2018, models should follow for the business market. Major PC makers like Acer, Lenovo, HP and Dell already make desktop systems with Ryzen and will also come with AMD laptops.