Originally Posted by Qu1ckset
ive been holding on to my 4790k waiting for ryzen 4000, guess I will be waiting a little longer
2600K here, but same. Helps that I haven't played any games for the past year. As much as I've been holding out with my desktop, I also need to upgrade one of my machines, so I am looking for a new laptop this year which will relegate my current Sandy Bridge Lenovo ThinkPad to an HTPC.
Originally Posted by Asmodian
The wishful thinking was about PCIe 5.0 solving a bottleneck, not Ryzen 4000 desktop CPUs.
In bold; this seems to be the bane of almost all 4000 series laptops. I ordered a ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 with 240 Hz calibrated screen as the only reasonable option out now, though that is also not an ultrabook, has half the RAM soldered to the board, and cooling issues. At least it has a good screen.
Why does everything with a 4000 series also have a 65% sRGB screen?
Every Ryzen 4000 laptop has compromises. The Asus ones currently out now all have poor thermal design and the TUF A15 is especially getting roasted by a lot of reviewers and owners for that and a trash screen.
I'm waiting for the Eluktronics RP-15 launching at the end of July. Bob of All Trades on YouTube did a review on it last month. 4800H, refreshed RTX 2060, 98% sRGB 144 Hz screen, no soldered RAM, good cooling performance, good keyboard, and 4.3 lbs. I would like a better GPU, but it's the best announced all-purpose Ryzen 4000 laptop on the horizon. Its biggest weakness is a 62 Wh battery which is only middle-of-the-road, but it's acceptable enough to me and far better than the 46 Wh unit it was originally speced with in pre-production. Also, it has a nose webcam positioned under the screen, but I don't care about that since I've used the webcam on my ThinkPad once in eight years.
I still work and game on my laptop from time to time, but I'm tired of carrying the 5.7 lb brick that is my ThinkPad around everywhere.