Lenovo AMD Ryzen 4000 series Ideapad 5 and 3 discontinued

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  1. Spring1898

    Spring1898 Notebook Consultant

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    Just saw this on the website. Maybe it is an error, but it seems odd that the laptops which just came out in the last couple months are now being discontinued.

    The Intel models are being pushed instead (at substantially higher cost I might add), and do not appear to be discontinued.

    I have a couple unfounded suspicions as to why that may be, but hopefully someone else knows more.
     
  2. Deks

    Deks Notebook Prophet

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    They don't appear to be discontinued (yet).
    It seems they are 'coming soon'.

    Possible supply issues due to Coronavirus?
    Either way, we may need to wait until later in the summer for these laptops to become available again.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Intel did something to prevent this, however, that would be an unfounded accusation.
     
  3. kojack

    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    More than likely, it's that most people buying computers don't care what processor is in the laptop. They equate intel with quality not AMD. Therefore, discounting the AMD may drive sales of those devices more. Only gamers or power users care about processors coming from AMD.
     
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    alexandrud Notebook Enthusiast

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    I am a power user and I would avoid on purpose AMD CPUs because they heat too much and the CPU fan in these laptops will make a lot of noise to cool them down. I had a bad experience with a
    HP Pavilion dv6-1299ea with an AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core. The CPU temperature was always high, even on idle and the CPU fan was on at running at a high RPM almost all the time just to keep it "hot". Wasted money.

    This year I bought an Asus Zephyrus G14 with an AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS and same story. A lot of heat and a lot of fan noise. I returned it and I purchased a Lenovo Legion Y740 with an Intel i7-9750H which has great performance while being quiet and cold.

    At least for me, I would avoid AMD processors in a laptop where the ventilation is limited. For a desktop computer, I would chose an AMD Ryzen CPU, but not in a laptop.

     
  5. custom90gt

    custom90gt Doc Mod Super Moderator

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    The new AMD variants use less power than their intel counterparts. Your experience with the G14 vs the Y740 is likely related to the heatsink design and fan profiles. Also the G14 had 2 more cores.
     
  6. Ed. Yang

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    Hmmm... My personal computing life starts with a DELL Inspiron 1501 that packs a dual core Turion dual core as well. The TL-50.
    I wouldn't deny that they can be hot, even with a very low operational TDP, which was considerably low when compare to Intel CPUs of that time. However, my system is not that terribly hot that the CPU could melt thru plastics and burn my crotch. It all depends on the design of the systems of that time. HP is hot? ACER of that time is more hotter that lots of AMD Turion sets were told to avoid, even the ACER salesperson advises as well.

    Surprisingly, there wasn't much comments about the lower TDP HS CPU based Zephyrus getting too hot to handle. When compared to their fellow kins that employs the H CPUs, the TUF A15.

    Ryzen had come a long way from BullDozer and Excavator to be efficient and affordable to the masses. Should the unbearable heat still persist in systems... I would say it's more of poor cooling uneffective designs of the systems than the CPU itself.

    The Legion5 owners had not report any heating effects yet.

    The slim design will be there to counter competition from LG GRAM series, and draw buyers interest away from LG GRAM.
    It's either the amount of the quota of sales had reached, that the subsequent batch of production for western market will be pushed back much later. Or... simply discontinued to western market because of it's "close resemblence" to LG GRAM...

    My frequent bugging to the CSO Online from my country branch, yields insider info that the AMD IdeaPad is scheduled to be release in South East Asian market in August.
     
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  7. laptopnoob678

    laptopnoob678 Notebook Consultant

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    edit: wrong thread
     

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