Lenovo Philippines launches AMD Ryzen-powered notebooks

Lenovo Philippines country general manager Michael Ngan with Lenovo and AMD officials during the launch of Lenovo laptops powered by the latest AMD Ryzen processors

Lenovo has just launched its new notebooks powered by AMD Ryzen processors, which are 45-watt processors with multiple CPU cores and Radeon Vega graphics intended to power gaming laptops and mobile workstations. These 14nm chips offer better performance for work-intensive applications and extended battery life to laptops that feature them.

“AMD’s newest processors are getting a lot of praise due to their powerful performance, especially when it comes to running multiple tasks, heavy programs included. We partnered with AMD to provide Filipinos such cutting-edge technology equipped to support the ever-growing performance demands of the market,” said Lenovo Philippines country general manager Michael Egan.

Key features of the AMD Ryzen, which was released just last year, include multi-core setup—with the power of two or more cores in a single chip and as such the new Lenovo notebooks that feature them can run intensive programs involved in digital content creation, 3D rendering, gaming and streaming, CAD work, and more.

AMD Ryzen processors also include simultaneous multithreading (SMT) wherein the processor splits each of its physical cores into virtual cores known as threads. This is done in order to increase performance and allow each core to run two instruction streams at once. SMT allows various operations to be broken down into smaller parts and have those processes carried out more efficiently.

“AMD is thrilled to be partnering with Lenovo to bring our Ryzen Mobile processor technology to market in the Philippines. We have added new Lenovo offerings to our Ryzen Mobile portfolio, which all feature award winning Ryzen processors, and in partnership with our high performance Radeon graphics technology, deliver great multitasking experience and are also excellent for gaming and content creation,” said Peter Chambers, director-consumer sales, Asia Pacific and Japan.

Lenovo launched a total of five devices with AMD processors—the Yoga 530, IdeaPad 720S, IdeaPad 330, IdeaPad 330S, and the IdeaPad 130.

Yoga 530

A 14-inch convertible laptop, the Yoga 530 has a 360-degree hinge that allows it to cycle through Lenovo’s signature four modes – laptop, tablet, tent, and stand. It can have up to an AMD Ryze 7 2700U processor, built to handle various multimedia tasks thanks to its multi-core capabilities. It can also have up to Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics, up to 16GB DDR 4 RAM, and up to 512 GB PCIe SSD storage.

Price starts at P34,995.


IdeaPad 720S

Weighing only 1.14 kg and 13.6 mm thin, the IdeaPad 720S is one of the lightest laptops in the market. Despite its small frame, it packs a punch with its AMD Ryzen 7 2700U Mobile Processor, Radeon Vega Mobile Graphics, 512 GB PCIe SSD storage, and 8 GB DDR4 RAM.

Price starts at P59,995

IdeaPad 330

Built for those on a tight budget, the IdeaPad 330 comes with all features needed for daily work, study, or entertainment needs. The 14-inch model can have up to AMD Stoney Ridge A9-9425 Processor, while the 15-inch model can have up to AMD Ryzen 7 2700U Mobile Processor with Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics. Also, the 14-inch model can have up to 8GB DDR memory, while the 15-inch model can have memory of up to 16GB DIMM. For storage, the 14-inch model can have up to 2TB SATA HDD, while the 15-inch model can have up to 2TB SATA HDD.

Price starts at P26,995

IdeaPad 330S

Coming out in the market with 14- and 15-inch variations, the IdeaPad 330S is a device that combines both power and portability. The 14-inch model starts at 0.75 inches thin and weighs around 3.7 lb., which can support up to an AMD A9-9425 processor. The 15-inch model on the other hand starts at 0.76 inches thin and 4.1 lbs. and can have up to an AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U Mobile Processor with integrated Radeon™ RX Vega 10 Graphics. Both can have up to an AMD Radeon™ 540 graphics card, up to 8GB memory, and up to 2TB SATA HDD for storage.

Price starts at P30,995

IdeaPad 130

Built for first-time PC buyers, the IdeaPad 130 has a wide-angle 15.6-inch display with up to FHD Anti-Glare resolution. The video quality is complemented and enhanced by the crisp audio provided by Dolby Audio. It can have up to an AMD A9-9425 processor, up to AMD Radeon 530 graphics, up to 8GB DDR4 memory, and up to 1 TB HDD storage. Despite not being part of the Ryzen lineup, the AMD A9-9425 is powerful in its own right as it consists of two CPU cores and three GPU cores, enough to handle medium to heavy graphics tasks.

Price starts at P16,995

All devices come with the Windows 10 Home operating system out-of-the-box.All devices are now available in major electronics stores.

For more information, visit https://www.lenovo.com/ph/en.

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