Percentage of Ryzen laptops in Pricewatch doubled to 26 percent last year

Of all laptops added to the Pricewatch in 2021, 25.7 percent will have an AMD Ryzen processor. AMD made a big catch up on Intel with this. A year earlier, the percentage of added Ryzen laptops was only 13.2 percent.

Since January 1, 2021, a total of 1170 versions of laptops with a Ryzen CPU have been added to the Pricewatch. In the same period, 2799 versions with an Intel Core processor were added. compared Pricewatch data from the past five years to visualize the rise in the number of Ryzen laptops.

AMD fought back in that period in the laptop market, which it had almost completely lost to Intel. At the end of October 2017, AMD introduced its first Ryzen Mobile processors. They were not immediately available in the Netherlands and Belgium, but since that year the first two Ryzen laptops have been in the Pricewatch.

The advance of AMD Ryzen processors in laptops got off to a slow start. In 2018, only 68 versions were added to the Pricewatch and in 2019 there were 198. Despite the upward trend, this was still a very limited offer compared to Intel Core laptops, of which about 2700 to 3500 new versions are added annually to the Pricewatch. Pricewatch appeared.

In 2020, there was a significant increase in Ryzen laptops in the Pricewatch with 580 versions. In that year, AMD released its 7nm Ryzen 4000 processors for laptops. They performed significantly better than the previous Ryzen laptop processors, which were still made at 12nm and 14nm.

The increase has continued in 2021 and at the time of writing Ryzen laptops account for more than a quarter of the laptops in the Pricewatch. When the Ryzen 5000U and 5000HX laptop processors were introduced in early 2021, AMD already indicated that many more laptop designs with Ryzen processors would appear.

For the charts above, we’ve made a comparison between the popular AMD Ryzen and Intel Core series. In addition to processors from Apple, MediaTek and Qualcomm, the other category also includes other CPU series from AMD and Intel. This concerns, for example, the Athlon, Celeron and Pentium models.

In particular, those Celeron and Pentium processors make up a significant part of the other category. These are included in many Chromebooks. Intel has an even bigger lead over AMD in that category than with the higher-ranking laptops with Ryzen and Core processors.

The total percentage of Intel processors in laptops added to the Pricewatch this year is 69.5 percent. For AMD that is 26.5 percent and therefore hardly more than the percentage of Ryzen laptops. Laptops with socs from Apple, MediaTek and Qualcomm, account for the other 4 percent.

The absolute figures are not about unique models, but about versions. Laptop manufacturers annually release numerous versions of laptop models. A model with 8GB of ram will have a different type number than a model with 16GB and the same applies to differences in processors and SSDs. Moreover, versions are usually only available for a few months. For example, this year 26 versions of the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH6 appeared in the Pricewatch and 20 versions of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-56 were added.

The figures do not provide information on actual sales or availability of laptops, but rather reflect what manufacturers have released in recent years. AMD itself does not disclose specific figures about sales of laptop processors, but after the release of the Ryzen 4000 laptop processors, AMD specifically mentioned them when presenting quarterly figures as a reason for a significant increase in sales.

The Pricewatch also provides insight into which laptops are frequently viewed by visitors to . The top 10 most viewed Windows laptops at the time of publication include nine models with Ryzen processors and one Intel Core model.


You can get an idea of ​​the current availability by filtering in the Pricewatch for laptops with a delivery time of a maximum of three days. This results in 1,677 versions, of which 25.8 percent is equipped with a Ryzen processor and 58.1 percent with an Intel Core CPU. Those numbers barely deviate from the total number of variants added, indicating that there is currently no significant difference in the availability of AMD or Intel laptops.

Both Intel and AMD will announce new products at the CES on January 4, 2022, and the manufacturers are expected to show their latest laptop processors there. Whether the market share of Ryzen processors in laptops will continue to grow strongly in the coming years remains to be seen. In any case, it is clear that AMD has acquired a significant share of the laptop segment.

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