Ryzen 4000 looks darn impressive. Seems as though AMD has finally found their stride and just keep making all the right moves. Finally think it may be time to upgrade my AMD Athlon dual core 17" laptop. It struggles just to play YouTube vids at 720p/60 or 1080p/30. A cool n quiet Ryzen 4000 laptop would sure be nice, along with more than a few hours battery life.
You are in the same boat as me then. My amd A10-7300 is way past its limit. Battery no longer last even an hour. I waiting for a nice 2in1 with hopefully a 4800u. I think a 4700u is already anounced, but I really want that one higher tier.
Also I have to say, I have been extremely satisfied with My lenovo. Had no issues at all with this 5 year laptop. Im sure build quality has just improved with all manufactuers, but my previous ones from hp and dell dint last a year without something happening. Or maybe Im just older and treat my equipment better. Either way, im inclined to go with lenovo again.
Sounds like it. I had to replace the battery after about 5 years, but that's probably more so to do with the fact that I ran off battery a lot and left it with low charge quite often. I would leave it out in the (work) truck through the cold winter as well. Didn't understand battery longevity very well back then. Replaced it with a nine cell version and gained an extra hour charge, but that wasn't much more than the few hours it had before. In the last couple years, the screen went blank one day, and I had to replace the GPU thermal pad to get it to work, as it was dried up hard and starting to crumble. Which also meant new CPU thermal paste, which was super dry and tough to get clean. Earlier this year I had to replace the CMOS battery. Other than that, it's been rock solid.
I've had a few Acer laptops now and they've all been quite reliable, and probably would've been even better if I had taken better care of them. Inclined to go with them again, but gotta see what's available on the market. At my first workplace, they eventually got rid of all the HP and Dell laptops because they were always a problem, and were replaced with Lenovo's. They were much more reliable and the models we had were much better built.