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Top 10 Best Laptops with Ryzen 7 Processor

The processor maker is making a comeback in a big way, especially with their mobile and desktop CPU offerings. The latest chart topping AMD Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors, the AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX and 5980HS are 8 core and 16 thread CPUs that clock up to 4.8GHz with a base clock of 3.3GHz and 3.0GHz respectively.

Here we explore some of the best laptops based on AMD Ryzen 7 processors. We also look at the list of commonly used Ryzen 7 5000 series mobile processors.

Commonly Used AMD Ryzen 7 5000 series mobile processors and its specification:

New chart toppers from AMD:

AMD Ryzen 7 5000 series Performance Comparison

When comparing Ryzen 7 5000 series processors, pick either the efficient U part or performance HS or H parts. While all are mobile processors, the U part is the most efficient with a TDP of only 15W while the HS and H consumes more power at 35W and 45W respectively. Generally the U parts are reserved for heavy productivity users with short burst of demands on their system while the H and HS parts are more suited to creators and gamers with higher demands.
BaseTurboCoresThreadsTDPAve CPU MarkSingle Thread
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H3.2GHz4.4GHz81645W216333101
AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS2.8GHz4.4GHz81635W210333087
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U1.9GHz4.4GHz81615W190993147
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U1.8GHz4.3GHz81615W165032643

From the figured above, taking the Ryzen 7 5700U as baseline, the Ryzen 7 5800U has a 15.7% gain in average CPU Mark and 19% gain in the single thread bench. When compared to the hot Ryzen 75800HS, we see a high 27.4% gain in average CPU Mark and a slightly lower 16.8% gain in single thread bench. Finally, for the hottest processor, the Ryzen 7 5800H, we see a huge 31% gain in average CPU Mark and a reasonable 17% gain in single thread bench.

Check out the latest gaming laptops with AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor.

Best AMD Ryzen 7 5000 series Gaming Laptops

Top 10 Best Laptops with Ryzen 7 5000 Series Processors (Late 2021)

Zen architecture’s entry into the mobile space has been an impressive sight of over the past few years. AMD has effectively showed that there really is no excuse in depriving laptop users of what desktop cultists typically enjoy, and there are ways to practically maintain performance stability even under such a constrained form factor.

Because of this, we are once again excited for the new upper mid-range and basic high-end Ryzen 7 laptops that share the mobile spotlight with Intel Tiger Lake CPUs this year in 2021. The full power of Zen 3 (Ryzen 5000), at your portable fingertips!

In this list, we only need to follow these simple rules:

  • Should at least be using a Ryzen 7 5800H, 5800U (Zen 3), or 5700U (Zen 2)
  • If not, must be affordable or unique enough to still compete
  • Must be good (or at least popular) enough to reach the top 10 spots!

Best Ryzen 7 Laptops (Late 2021) Overview:
(in no particular order)

  1. HP Omen 16 (16-c0500na)
  2. HP Victus (16-e0511na)
  3. Lenovo Flex 5 (5700U ver.)
  4. Lenovo Legion 5 (15.6-inch)
  5. Lenovo Legion Slim 7
  6. Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro Gen 6
  7. Acer Swift X (SFX14-41G-R1S6)
  8. Acer Aspire 5 (A515-45)
  9. Dell Inspiron 15 (5700U ver.)
  10. Zenbook 13 OLED (UM325)

 

1. Best (Overall) Gaming Ryzen 7 Laptop: HP Omen 16 (16-c0500na)

Display16.1-inch 1440p 165Hz IPS
CPURyzen 7 5800H (8C/16T, 4.4Ghz boost)
GPUAMD Radeon RX 6600M 8GB GDDR6
RAM16GB DDR4 3200Mhz (default)
Storage512 GB SSD
Ports1x USB Type-C, 3x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI 2.1
BatteryUp to 6 hours (average use)
HP Omen 16

This year’s Ryzen-powered Omen 16 is truly a master class of its own tier. Not only does it squeeze every feature and build quality it can provide with its retail price. But it unleashes the power of Ryzen 7 5800H on a beautiful QHD high-refresh-rate display, and a build that blurs the line between desktop and laptop. This is even more so when paired with the venerable RX 6600M, which at times can even beat the mobile RTX 3070. Heat management during max load is… umm, typical of standard gaming laptops, unfortunately.

 

2. Best Price Alternative Gaming Ryzen 7 Laptop: HP Victus (16-e0511na)

Display16.1-inch 1080p 144Hz
CPURyzen 7 5800H (8C/16T, 4.4Ghz boost)
GPUNvidia Geforce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6
RAM16GB DDR4 3200Mhz (default)
Storage512 GB SSD
Ports1x USB Type-C, 3x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI 2.1
BatteryUp to 9 hours (average use)
HP Victus 16

In case you were not able to avail the HP Omen 16, don’t fret. The more “entry-level” Victus line from HP can still provide just about the same level of number-crunching performance, albeit on a slightly less stellar display, a bit more limited connectivity options, and just a tiny bit more inferior plasticky build. Thermal performance is actually a bit better than the Omen 16 at least, though to be fair that’s not exactly a high bar to overcome in the first place.

 

3. Best Productive Versatility Ryzen 7 Laptop: Lenovo Flex 5 (5700U ver.)

Display14.0-inch 1080p 60Hz touchscreen IPS
CPURyzen 7 5700U (8C/16T, 4.3Ghz boost)
GPURadeon Vega Graphics (integrated)
RAM16GB DDR4 3200Mhz (default)
Storage512 GB SSD
Ports1x USB Type-C, 2x USB 3.2, 1x HDMI 1.4b
BatteryUp to 9 hours (average use)

A very strange decision for Lenovo to separate its Ideapad product line from its 2-in-1 laptop products. But, here we are, looking at this year’s version of the Ideapad Lenovo Flex 5. The Ryzen 7 5700U is, explained briefly, a more “economical” version of the 5800U. Slightly less impressive, but gets the job done in a smaller die space that’s perfect for all-day-use, heavy-ish mobile applications. And that. summarizes the perfect versatile indoor utility of the 8-9-hour long Flex 5 as well. One notable disadvantage, though, is its relatively low max brightness, making outdoor use practically out of the question.

 

4. Best Middle Ground Gaming Ryzen 7 Laptop: Lenovo Legion 5 (15.6-inch)

Display15.6-inch 1080p 120Hz/165Hz WVA
CPURyzen 7 5800H (8C/16T, 4.4Ghz boost)
GPUNvidia Geforce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6
RAM8GB DDR4 3200Mhz (default)
Storage512 GB SSD
Ports2x USB Type-C, 4x USB 3.2, 1x HDMI 2.1
BatteryUp to 7 hours (average use)
LENOVO Legion 5 Pro 16-inch with RTX3060

Technically, we would have awarded this the best “bang for the buck” title, but since competition among Ryzen 7 5800H gaming laptops was very fierce, we settled on what we think the 2021 Lenovo Legion 5 would perfectly fit into. In this case, it maintains all of the nice perks of the 2020 version (build quality, good display, functional key options, etc.), plus the amazing benchmarks that the new 5800H can achieve, along with the very slightly cooler temperatures, thanks to its dual side fans blasting all the way through during heavy gaming loads.

 

5. Hottest (Figuratively and Literally) Gaming Ryzen 7 Laptop: Lenovo Legion Slim 7

Display15.6-inch 1080p 165Hz IPS
CPURyzen 7 5800H (8C/16T, 4.4Ghz boost)
GPUNvidia Geforce RTX 3060 Max-Q 6GB GDDR6
RAM16GB DDR4 3200Mhz (default)
Storage512 GB SSD
Ports2x USB Type-C, 2x USB 3.2
BatteryUp to 6 hours (average use)

Is Max-Q technology just a stylistic fad? More and more laptops each year have been proving that it may not be a complete performance wreck, and the Legion Slim 7 is the latest addition that rocks AMD’s latest Zen 3 mobile architecture. Though, realistically, the only thing that it has maintained is modern triple-A performance levels under a thinner profile. Temperatures and fan noise, something that Max-Q technology should also focus on, remained as stereotypically unimpressive as with any regular gaming laptop.

6. Best Productive Output Ryzen 7 Laptop: Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro Gen 6

Display16.0-inch 1440p 60/120Hz IPS
CPURyzen 7 5800H (8C/16T, 4.4Ghz boost)
GPUNvidia Geforce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB GDDR6
RAM16GB DDR4 3200Mhz (default)
Storage1TB SSD
Ports2x USB Type-C, 2x USB 3.2, 1x HDMI 1.4b
BatteryUp to 9 hours (average use)

 

If you still insist on getting a proper IdeaPad laptop infused with the latest Ryzen 7 mobile CPU for your professional needs, you can never go wrong with the latest version of the IdeaPad 5 Pro. The beautiful, 1440p 120Hz IPS display may be a bit overkill for its RTX 3050 Ti GPU. But for productive uses, it can help you and your laptop multitask all the way to the last thread that the 5800H can hold out. Its long battery life helps out a lot for such applications too, although if you plan to spend your extended breaks on light gaming, be sure to keep it plugged into a wall outlet.

 

7. Best “Secret” Ryzen 7 Laptop for Students: Acer Swift X (SFX14-41G-R1S6)

Display14.0-inch 1080p 60Hz IPS
CPURyzen 7 5800H (8C/16T, 4.4Ghz boost)
GPUNvidia Geforce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB GDDR6
RAM16GB DDR4 3200Mhz (default)
Storage1TB / 512GB SSD
Ports1x USB Type-C, 2x USB 3.2, 1x HDMI 2.0
BatteryUp to 8 hours (average use)
Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R1S6

Psst. Want to trick your parents into buying you a nice gaming laptop “for school”? Then the Acer Swift X is the best offering we can recommend with Ryzen 7 mobile CPU. Sure, its external design and build may look like last-gen, but that’s exactly what makes it a convincing buy. It provides a solid foundation for all types of productive work with its powerful Ryzen 7 5800U, 16GB RAM, and a freaking 1TB of SSD space is everything you will ever need. But, should you need some good downtime with your study pals, you can still game decently on it with its upper entry-level tier RTX 3050 Ti mobile GPU. Nothing fancy, but it is deceptively low-profile, and that’s the entire point.

 

8. Cheapest Modern/Updated Ryzen 7 Laptop: Acer Aspire 5 (A515-45)

Display15.6-inch 1080p 60Hz IPS
CPURyzen 7 5700U (8C/16T, 4.3Ghz boost)
GPURadeon Vega Graphics (integrated)
RAM8GB DDR4 3200Mhz (default)
Storage512GB SSD
Ports1x USB Type-C, 1x USB 3.1, 1x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI 2.0
BatteryUp to 10 hours (average use)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45

For the cheapest ever entry into 8-core/16-thread using a relatively updated CPU architecture, nothing will ever beat the Acer Aspire 5 this year. Keep in mind, the 5700U is Zen 2, which means that design-wise, it is in league with the likes of the 4800U and PRO 4750G. But it still has more advanced IPC improvements that make it practically (for standard use) on par with a 5800U. And for the Acer Aspire 5, this means that you get all that Ryzen mobile performance goodness under what seems to be unimaginably impressive full-work-day battery life.

Remember, it didn’t become the best-selling laptop on Amazon in 2021 Q2 for no reason.

 

9. Best Practical Use Ryzen 7 Laptop: Dell Inspiron 15 (5700U ver.)

Display15.6-inch 1080p 60Hz touchscreen
CPURyzen 7 5700U (8C/16T, 4.3Ghz boost)
GPURadeon Vega Graphics (integrated)
RAM16GB DDR4 3200Mhz (default)
Storage1TB SSD
Ports1x USB Type-C, 2x USB 3.1, 1x HDMI 1.4b
BatteryUp to 6 hours (average use)
DELL Inspiron 15 5515 5700U

So practically good, that it has become essentially “unremarkable” as far as being a reliable laptop goes. You rev up the 5700U for any kind of mid-tier workload, and forget it. Play with all kinds of editing programs knowing that Vega APU is there to give ample support. Type away with its adequately tactile keyboard for hours without being bothered by its “clean” type fan noise or maxed-out head buildup. You even have wide headroom for simple browsing stuff with its combined fluid touchscreen response and decently-sized trackpad. All in the name of simple, but cumulative features of what makes well-designed 2-in-1 laptops so convincing to purchase in the first place.

 

10. Most Outstanding (Looks and Style) Ryzen 7 Laptop: Zenbook 13 OLED (UM325)

Display13.3-inch 1080p 60Hz OLED
CPURyzen 7 5800U (8C/16T, 4.4Ghz boost)
GPURadeon Vega Graphics (integrated)
RAM16GB DDR4 3733Mhz (default)
Storage1TB SSD
Ports2x USB Type-C, 1x USB 3.1, 1x HDMI 2.1
BatteryUp to 8 hours (average use)
ASUS zenbook 13 oled um325 Ryzem

Not to be confused with the 5500U and 5700U counterparts, the 5800U version of the Zenbook 13 OLED is the latest offering from this particular lineup that uses the best of what Ryzen 7 mobile CPUs can offer at this time. And… it delivers. It beats (albeit ever so slightly) similar offerings from Razer and Lenovo, and can be revved up, just like the Flex 5, to do mid-range tasks that would have made any other laptop fans go overdrive. In fact, the experience is so much better on the Zenbook 13 OLED, because of that absolutely stunning and color-accurate OLED screen. Well… that rather small 13.3-inch does kind of limit the level of immersion, but it is gorgeous to look at nonetheless.

Hmm, but if it is that cutting-edge on visuals, you’d have to wonder why Asus decided to opt-out on something like a Thunderbolt port. Ah well, gotta stick to their display investment.

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