list of favorite AMD Ryzen laptops of 2021
1. HP Envy x360 13
The best general-purpose Ryzen touch-screen convertible
Useful 2-in-1 design
Solid battery life
Excellent audio experience
Large for tablet use
The HP Envy x360 focusing on the 13.3-inch variant, but there’s a larger 15.6-inch option with otherwise identical specs if you would prefer the screen real estate over portability. While gamers will want to look at some of the other options on this list or on our best gaming laptops page, the HP Envy x360 will handle standard computing tasks easily.
While it can’t compete with its pricier sibling, the HP Spectre x360 (which grabbed our top spot among the best 2-in-1-laptops), the Envy x360 is still an excellent-looking laptop with solid real-world performance.
See our first look at the HP Envy x360 13.
2. Asus TUF Gaming FX505DV
The best Ryzen budget RTX gaming laptop
Durable build quality
Dull and dim display
The Asus TUF line is known for its solid midrange gaming laptops at competitive prices, and the Asus TUF gaming FX505DV lives up to that reputation.
If you are looking to spend just over $1,000 on a gaming laptop and want the best graphics card available, this is probably the right fit for you.
3. Lenovo ThinkPad X395
The best Ryzen business laptop
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 Pro 3300U | GPU: Integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 256GB | Display: 13.3-inch, 1080p | Dimensions: 12.28 x 8.55 x 0.66 inches | Weight: 2.83 pounds
Fantastic battery life
Enhanced privacy options
Lacks Thunderbolt 3 support
Aggressive CPU throttling
Extensive port options include two USB-A, two USB-C, an HDMI 2.0, an Ethernet, a microSD, a headphone/mic and an optional smart-card reader.
4. Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3550H | GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 512GB | Display: 15.6-inch, 1080p; up to 120Hz | Dimensions: 14.2 x 9.9 x 0.8 inches | Weight: 4.5 pounds
Thin and light design
Solid graphics and audio
Above-average battery life
Dull and dim display
If portability is a top priority for your gaming laptop, then the Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502 belongs on your shortlist.
5. Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (15-inch, AMD)
The best premium Ryzen laptop
CPU: Ryzen 5 3580U CPU | GPU: Vega 9 | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 256GB | Display: 15-inch, 2496 x 1664 | Dimensions: 13.4 x 9.6 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 3.4 pounds
Slim, lightweight chassis
Attractive metal design
Bright, vivid 15-inch display
Mediocre battery life