Lenovo PH unveils new AMD-powered devices Second Opinion November 30, 2018 News Lenovo Philippines officially launched their new laptops that run on AMD Ryzen processors, the Yoga 530, IdeaPad 720S, IdeaPad 330, IdeaPad 330S, and the IdeaPad 130. Based in California, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) develops computer processors and related technologies for business and consumer markets. Its main products include microprocessors, motherboard chipsets, embedded processors and graphics processors for servers, workstations and personal computers, as well as embedded systems applications. Just last year, AMD released its Ryzen lineup of processors with multi-core setup. With the power of two or more cores in a single chip, Ryzen delivers performance when it comes to running intensive programs involved in digital content creation, 3D rendering, gaming, 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. 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 Ryzen 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 DDR4 RAM, and up to 512GB PCIe SSD storage. Price starts at P34,995. IdeaPad 720S Weighing only 1.14kg and 13.6mm 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, 512GB PCIe SSD storage, and 8GB DDR4 RAM. Price starts at P59,995. IdeaPad 330 The 14-inch IdeaPad 330 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 lbs, 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 4.1lbs. 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 1TB 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, affording users access to special features such a Battery Saver, Windows Hello facial security login, and the smart assistant Cortana. All devices are now available in major electronics stores.