This year, AMD has taken the world by storm with its new Ryzen 4000 APUs, introducing Zen 2 based on 7nm to mobile has helped to bring superior performance coupled with efficiency to laptops. More and more people are opting for AMD for its strong CPU performance and iGPU benefits.
There have been quite a few laptops (daily use or productivity based) launched in India with these revolutionary processors. This is mainly because of the fact that AMD has been facing chip shortage from TSMC on a global scale and it did admit the situation will be resolved soon and we will see more such laptops in India.
As for now there are 8 recommendable laptops available in the Indian market, and I know some of them are overpriced, going out of stock and much more issues are there with them but as I had to make a list for your benefit, I am listing down in a chronological sequence:
8. Asus VivoBook 14
Price: starts at ₹ 55,591
Asus has launched the new VivoBook 14 which is a cut-down version of the previous two laptops mentioned. However, the biggest positivity of the laptop is the price, at just ₹55,591 you are getting an eight-core Ryzen 7 4700U processor which is incredible value for the money.
Essentially, if you wanted to have a great budget laptop with a lot of horsepowers, then this is it, a laptop with such specs at the pricing is just beyond expectation. It’s almost similar to both the VivoBook S14 and VivoBook Flip 14 in terms of design and builds while the display has been downgraded on this ASUS VivoBook 14 M413IA along with the battery.
It has almost the same chassis to the VivoBook Flip 14 and features a 4-sided NanoEdge display with up to 85% screen-to-body ratio, exactly the same display cutout to the Flip 14. But, this FHD display has a brightness of only 200 nits but has an anti-glare screen, which is still good, however, this is not a laptop to carry outdoors, if you want one better go for the VivoBook S14 or ZenBook 14 and the color accuracy of 45% NTSC is low as well.
On the performance front, almost no compromise has been made compared to its costlier brothers as you get both the 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 4500U and 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 4700U processors, so if you are seeking performance this is what you need. Only the Ryzen 7 variant is spotted as for now, I hope soon the Ryzen 5 variant will also be available at less than Rs. 50k maybe.
Also, the RAM is similar to the VivoBook Flip 14 with 8 GB DDR4 3200MHz but when it comes to RAM upgradeability, it is soldered and there are no expansion slots much like the VivoBook S14 and ZenBook 14. However, for the price, you still get 512GB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x2 M.2 SSD along with one additional M.2 slot for storage expansion.
Much like the other VivoBooks mentioned earlier, this one too has the same full-size backlit keyboard with a colored Enter button and comes with 1.4mm key travel which is good enough for daily work. It weighs just 1.40 kg and is very sleek (19.1 mm) as well.
The laptop has a 42 Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery, similar to the VivoBook Flip 14 while a cut down to the VivoBook S14, but still good enough to last you for 5-6 hours with normal usage. The ASUS VivoBook 14 M413IA features a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C and two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, an HDMI port, and even a microSD card slot. It features a 720p HD camera along with Intel WiFi 6 & Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity.
Overall this laptop is a balanced budget laptop with the main focus remaining on the performance that it offers and the price at which it is coming in. The laptop is available in Bespoke Black / Dreamy White color variants on Flipkart for ₹55,591: http://fkrt.it/EnmBlCNNNN
7. Lenovo Flex 5 2-in-1 laptop
Price: starts at ₹ 58,990
The Lenovo Flex 5 14-inch features the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U which comes with 6 Zen 2 cores running at 2.3 GHz base clock speed and up to 4.0 GHz boost clock speed. It is coupled with 16 GB DDR4 RAM & 256 GB SSD storage.
Lenovo promises up to 10 hours of battery life along with quick charge support that can charge up to 80% in just 1 hour with the 65W adapter, which indeed is great for a budget notebook.
The Lenovo Flex 5 14-inch 2-in-1 Laptop features a 10-point, 14-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS touchscreen with narrow bezels on 4 sides of the display gives you more viewing area and less clutter to interfere with the task at hand. Also, note that the laptop comes with just 250 nits of peak brightness.
The laptop is very thin and light weighing just 1.6 Kg and AMD Radeon Vega 6 graphics with 6 CUs and 1500 MHz graphics frequency make it ideal for productivity purposes as well as gaming. Its 360° hinge lets you use your 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop in whatever mode works best for you.
The Lenovo Flex 5 features 2 x 2W Speakers with Dolby Audio support and includes a physical privacy shutter on the HD 720p camera with Fixed-Focus CMOS. For connectivity, you have 2×2 Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 ac) and Bluetooth 4.2 options, for ports we have 2 USB-A, 1 USB Type-C, and an HDMI port.
Even though it has a plastic body it still looks and feels good, the keyboard is still very decent for a budget laptop and it still has a backlit one as well. It comes with a Lenovo Active Pen included which makes things easier and helps in your daily life as well, it has a privacy shutter on the webcam for security along with a physical fingerprint reader.
Buy from here: https://amzn.to/2ZMgx0a
6. Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420
Price: starts at ₹ 49,990
The 2-in-1 laptop features a bold Bespoke Black all-metal chassis with diamond-cut edges, a recessed lid logo, a unique color-blocked Enter key with bright yellow edges and text, and a diamond-cut lid that makes it easy to flip open the lid.
It features a 14-inch LED-backlit Full HD (1920 x 1080) display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, covering 60% of sRGB color gamut and 82% screen-to-body ratio. For a more color-accurate display go with the Asus ZenBook 14 with these same AMD Ryzen 4000 APUs.
You get 3 options in terms of the APUs: the AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, Ryzen 5 4500U, and Ryzen 7 4700U with 4, 6, and 8 cores respectively and without SMT but includes the integrated Vega graphics.
The integrated AMD Radeon graphics is strong enough for a basic photo or 4K video editing and even light gaming as well. Asus also says that all of the all models of VivoBook Flip 14 feature keycaps that are larger than average, for comfortable and accurate input. On top of that, the MyASUS software helps you seamlessly integrate the VivoBook Flip 14 with mobile devices that lets you use features like wireless file & URL transfers and Remote File Access as well.
The laptop can be configured with up to 8GB of 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM along with 256GB / 512GB SSD options. Another good thing is that the RAM is upgradeable up to 12GB using a SO-DIMM slot, which I feel is a great headroom for those who intend to use the laptop for the long-term.
It features a full-size backlit keyboard with 1.4mm key travel along with an HD webcam. On the connectivity front, you get Intel WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 support. For ports we have 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Audio combo jack, 1 x MicroSD card reader, 1 x Kensington lock and a DC-in port.
The laptop comes equipped with 3-cells 50Wh lithium-polymer battery which shall give you a decent amount of battery life along with fast charging support that lets you charge up to 60% in 49 minutes. The VivoBook Flip 14 (TM420) is also durable because Asus says they have included a precision-engineered stepless 360° metal hinge that is tested to pass a 20,000-cycle open-and-close test.
Even though the launch price is ₹ 49,990, the base variant has been selling at ₹ 54,990, here are all of the links of the three variants available:
Ryzen 3 4300U/4GB/256GB SSD: https://amzn.to/2YK6YOK
Ryzen 5 4500U/8GB/512GB SSD: https://amzn.to/2Qyklxi
Ryzen 7 4700U/8GB/512GB SSD: https://amzn.to/2G6XTcw
5. Acer Swift 3
Price: starts at ₹ 59,990
If you were looking for a thin and light laptop with the latest AMD APUs then Acer Swift 3 will serve your purpose. It features a 14-inch IPS LED-backlit TFT LCD Full HD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution with 82.73% screen to body ratio. The laptop has slim bezels and it weighs just 1.2 kg along with just 15.9 mm thickness.
It features the 6 core and 6 threaded AMD Ryzen 5 4500U APU with 2.3GHz base clock speed and up to 4.0 GHz boost clock speeds. It is an ideal APU for light to medium end workloads and can well be used for professional works like coding, video editing, and other tasks as well.
With the integrated Vega 6 iGPU clocked at 1500 MHz, you can handle most of the graphical with ease, better than an MX230 dedicated GPU, also can handle casual 1080p gaming at low settings. The laptop also features a faster 8GB LDRR4 RAM which is great for a Ryzen system with integrated Vega graphics.
Also, it comes with fast 512 GB PCIe Gen3 NVMe SSD for faster boot speeds and overall performance. For connectivity, it’s great to see Acer including Wi-Fi 6 AX200 support and Bluetooth 5.0 along with an HD webcam that features Super high dynamic range imaging (SHDR).
For security, there’s a Fingerprint Reader as well and features a full-size FineTip backlit keyboard. It also comes with stereo speakers with Acer’s proprietary software. For ports, we have an HDMI port, 1x USB Type-C port with DC-in, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port with power-off charging, 1x USB 2.0 port.
On the battery front, the Swift 3 features a 48 Wh 3-cell Li-ion battery which according to Acer shall last up to 12 hours, which might surprise you but yes, these AMD Zen 2 based APUs are very efficient and the 7nm goodness is reflected on both its performance and power consumption.
Overall this is a great mid-range laptop with the powerful Ryzen 5 4500U, decent display, and long battery life. I feel this laptop can do the job for a lot of people and it’s much better than the Core i5 options in that price range.
Buy from here: https://amzn.to/3gZvPof
4. Lenovo Ideapad Slim 5
Price: starts at ₹ 60,990
Previously the budget version of this laptop was available on Amazon US and mostly the Ryzen 5 4500U versions are found outside but in India, the top-tier model with Ryzen 7 4700U powered has arrived. However, it features 8 GB RAM DDR4 3200 RAM (soldered) without any expansion slots so a 16 GB version could have actually have brought the potential capabilities of this APU.
It features 14-inch Full HD display (1920×1080) with anti-glare technology & IPS Panel Switching. Also, the screen is somewhat bright enough up to 300 nits, also if you notice, the laptop has very narrow bezels making more room for the screen in small chassis. The laptop also comes with 512 GB Samsung NVMe SSD which should give good read and write speeds.
The AMD Ryzen 7 4700U has a base clock speed of 2.0 GHz and turbo up to 4.1 GHz across all 8 cores, making it a true monster consuming just 15W TDP. The APU features 8MB Smart Cache and has Vega 7 iGPU with 1600 MHz frequency that should help during professional work and low-to-medium end gaming as well. Check out the benefits of Ryzen 4000 mobile processors here.
The Lenovo Ideapad Slim 5 comes with Windows 10 Home pre-installed and weighs only 1.6 Kg, making it ideal to carry anywhere without sacrificing on performance and battery. Yes, it has good battery life, in fact, the new Ryzen APUs draw less power than Intel ones, while Lenovo promises up to 15 hours, even if you get around 10 hours of usage, then its more than enough.
For ports, you get 2 x USB-A 3.1 Gen 1, USB-C Gen 1 (power delivery, display port), HDMI 1.4b, SD card reader, and a headphone/mic combo. Much like other laptops, it has Bluetooth 5 support and it’s good to see Lenovo has included the latest Wi-Fi 6 AX200 connectivity. The slim aluminum case of the IdeaPad Slim 5 gives it a modern feel and comes in Graphite Gray color.
Buy the laptop from Amazon: https://amzn.to/30P8EXE
3. HP Envy x360
Price: starts at ₹ 75,686
The new HP Envy x360 2-in-1 laptop with Ryzen 4000U mobile processors is now in India and the 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 4500U powered model is available in the country but for hefty pricing of ₹ 75,686.
Talking about specs, the HP Envy x360 13-ay0044AU is a 2-in-1 Laptop that features the 6 core and 6 threaded Ryzen 5 4500U APU. It is clocked at 2.3GHz base and up to 4.0GHz boost along with 8MB L3 Cache. The graphics of the laptop handled by the Vega 6 iGPU with 1500 MHz frequency.
The laptop features 13.3-inch Full HD multitouch IPS WLED-backlit display with 1920 x 1080 resolution. It has an edge-to-edge screen with a peak brightness of 250 nits, covering about 45% NTSC color gamut. The HP Envy x360 packs 8 GB DDR4-3200 SDRAM along with 256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD. For connectivity, it comes with Wi-Fi 5 (2×2) and Bluetooth 5 combo.
The laptop features a full-size backlit island-style keyboard with an integrated numeric keypad along with an HP Wide Vision HD Camera with a camera shutter and integrated dual array digital microphone. It also comes with 3 speakers tuned by Bang & Olufsen and has HP Audio Boost technology.
For ports, we have 1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (10 Gb/s signaling rate, Power Delivery 3.0, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge), 1 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A (5 Gb/s signaling rate, HP Sleep and Charge), 1 Mini DisplayPort, 1 HDMI 2.0, 1 multi-format SD media card reader and 1 headphone/microphone combo.
The new HP Envy x360 features a 3-cell 51 Wh Li-ion polymer battery which supports fast charging – approximately 50% in 30 minutes. Weighing about 2 Kg, it is easy to carry anywhere and being a 2-in-1 laptop you can use it for productivity work as well, it comes in Nightfall Black colour variant only.
The laptop as a whole is a great laptop only downside being its display, so professionals better stay out of this but is great for normal tasks and its powerful AMD APU is a great addition to this slim and light 2-in-1 laptop.
The pricing in India makes the laptop out of reach for a lot of enthusiasts who have been eager for a Ryzen 4000U powered 2-in-1 laptop. Still, if you are eager to go for it here is the link: https://amzn.to/3jcMZRw
2. ASUS VivoBook S14
Price: starts at ₹ 65,000
Much expectedly, Asus after a big hit of its recent TUF Gaming A15 laptops with Ryzen 4000H gaming processors in India, the Taiwanese OEM has brought its budget end VivoBook laptops with the latest Ryzen 4000U APUs. But to my surprise, the word “budget” does not fit in with the pricing its currently available at.
Both the ASUS VivoBook S14 M433IA laptops come with the 6 core Ryzen 5 4500U & 8 core Ryzen 7 4700U and do have some interesting features but the 4500U variant will cost you ₹ 65,000 while the Ryzen 7 4700U variant will cost you ₹ 75,000.
The design of the laptop is quite similar to its predecessors with almost 85% screen-to-body ratio but has large bezels on the top and bottom of the screen. But the laptop is a light one and the colours of the laptop make it look quite funky but it does not have a metal unibody whereas a plastic body with diamond-cut edges and textured finishes.
The laptop is incredibly thin with just 15.9 mm thickness, making it much more portable while it comes with 4 colour variants: Indie Black, Gaia Green, Resolute Red, Dreamy White. However, on Amazon, there are two of them available: Indie Black & Dreamy White.
Coming to the display, the new ASUS VivoBook S14 features a 14-inch Full HD display with 178 degree wide viewing angles, 16:9 aspect ratio and covers an impressive 100% sRGB colour gamut.
For performance as told previously you have two options:
- AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Mobile Processor(8C/8T, 12MB Cache, 4.1 GHz Max Boost)
- AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Mobile Processor(6C/6T, 11MB Cache, 4.0 GHz Max Boost)
The integrated Vega iGPU is very strong for light to heavy workloads including casual gaming as well, making the laptop even more valuable. For RAM you have 8GB / 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 options but it’s soldered so buy a 16GB variant is available for better performance both on the CPU and GPU front. Coming to the storage, you get 256GB / 512GB / 1TB PCIe SSD options.
It has a wide range of ports including 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI port, 1 x Audio combo jack, 1 x MicroSD card reader and a DC-in jack. The laptop features a full-size backlit keyboard with 1.4mm key travel along with Glass-covered with integrated NumberPad2.0, whereas for audio we have Harman Kardon certified speakers.
On the connectivity front, you get the latest Intel Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax) and Bluetooth v5.0 support. For battery, you get a decent 50Wh 3-cells lithium-polymer battery which supports fast charging: 60% in 49 minutes. It also features an HD webcam and is powered by Windows 10 Home, also there are Windows 10 Pro options as well. For complete specs visit ASUS’s site.
Buy the Ryzen 5 4500U variant: https://amzn.to/3gR6YmR
Buy the Ryzen 7 4700U variant: https://amzn.to/3iQXTMC
1. Asus ZenBook 14
Price: starts at ₹ 69,990
Back at the start of August, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 was launched, the Taiwan giant also announced its new Zenbook lineup with AMD Ryzen 4000 APUs. However, it took a lot of time to get actually available in the market, and finally, it’s on Amazon India.
This new Zenbook lineup will start at just ₹ 69,990 but however being a laptop prices have fluctuated quite a bit. Still, this new Zenbook 14 is a great notebook for business and office users because of the premium quality along with all day productivity because of the efficient AMD chip inside it.
The laptop features 14-inch FHD 250 nits anti-glare IPS display. The laptop’s display is a 4-sided NanoEdge display with up to 90% screen-to-body ratio and has just 4.65 mm-thin side bezels.
It is powered by 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 4700U and 6-core Ryzen 5 4500U processors with 8 GB / 16 GB LPDDR4x 3733 MHz RAM options and a PCIe 3.0 X2 NVMe SSD with capacities of 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB. For graphics, obviously there’s the strong integrated Vega graphics and as it is based on 7nm process, it should deliver a great graphical experience as well.
For ports, we have 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1 x HDMI 2.0 and a MicroSD card reader. The laptop has a full-size backlit keyboard with 1.4 mm key travel and an edge-to-edge design. It also features a 3D IR HD camera with Windows Hello support and the numpad keys integrated into the trackpad area.
On the connectivity front, we have Intel WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 support. Asus has packed a big 67 Wh 4-cell lithium-polymer battery which the company claims to last for up to 22 hours battery life as per MobileMark benchmarks.
This laptop is great for those who need performance and all-day productivity in a single slim package. Buy the Ryzen 5 4500U variant from Amazon India: https://amzn.to/3aHzepW, now the Ryzen 7 4700U with 16GB RAM is also available: https://amzn.to/34hToWz
So, these were the 8 AMD Ryzen 4000U powered laptops by various OEMs but predominately we found more ASUS laptops while Dell is not even on the list. HP, Acer has only one laptop while Lenovo cannot handle with its stock issues. The situation is a bit serious in India but hopefully, as the festive season in India arrives we will see more new laptops in the country.
The performance and efficiency of these laptops are mind-blowing and if you do end up getting some good deal online or offline do not miss the opportunity to grab them. I will be updating this list with more new launches and keep you updated.
If you need a new Ryzen 4000H powered gaming laptop then check out:
Is your budget low? Still, need a good Ryzen powered laptop? Then go for a Ryzen 3000U powered laptop: