Computex 2017: AMD Ryzen Desktop PC From Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, And Lenovo Unwrapped
At Computex 2017, AMD took the stage to showcase some impressive components, including the Ryzen Threadripper.
The chipmaker also said that manufacturers across the globe are supporting its recently revealed line of processors. That said, Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo went onstage to announce upcoming Ryzen desktop PCs.
"At Computex we highlighted the next wave of AMD products that will come to market, including our upcoming EPYC family of processors for datacenters, high-end Radeon 'Vega'-based graphics cards, and new AMD Ryzen Threadripper, and Ryzen mobile processors. We were thrilled to be joined by customers and partners including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo to showcase their latest AMD Ryzen-powered PCs," Dr. Lisa Su, president and CEO of AMD, said.
Acer Aspire GX-281 Desktop
Acer's Ryzen desktop PC is the Aspire GX-281, and it's equipped with a Ryzen 5 1600 processor and 8 GB of DDR4 RAM that can be expanded up to 64 GB tops.
Working hand in hand with the monitor is an Nvidia GTX 1050, and as for storage, it has a 1 TB HDD from the get-go.
Aside from the rig itself, buyers will get a USB keyboard-mouse combo, and the whole package will hold them back by $899.99.
Asus G11DF Desktop, ROG Strix GL702ZC Desktop Replacement
Right off the bat, the Asus G11DF comes in a ton of options, from the Ryzen 3 1200 and Ryzen 5 1400 to the Ryzen 7 1800X and 1700.
The same goes in the graphics department, with choices including the GTX 1050, GTX 1060, GTX 1070, GTX 1080, and RX480.
RAM is set at 4 GB by default, but it can go all the way up to 32 GB. Storage-wise, it can be fitted with an HDD between 1 TB and 3 TB and SSDs between 128 GB and 512 GB.
It also comes with a keyboard and mouse, and the rig features the company's Aura lighting technology.
No word on pricing just yet, though.
Meanwhile, Asus is also throwing the ROG Strix GL702ZC into the mix, but it's not exactly a PC. It's a desktop replacement, making it worthy of a spot in this list.
It's the manufacturer's first laptop powered by an AMD CPU, combining Ryzen 3 1200, Ryzen 5 1600, or Ryzen 7 1700 with an RX 580, up to 32 GB of RAM, and up to 512 GB SSDs.
The ROG Strix GL702ZC is not as portable as the ultra-slim, GTX 1080-packed ROG Zephyrus, though, but it's still below 7 pounds.
The gaming laptop or desktop replacement is set to roll out this summer.
Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop, Inspiron 27 7000 Series AIO
Dell's Ryzen desktop PC is more of a DIY deal, calling it the Inspiron Gaming Desktop. It starts out at $599, but in turn, that option only gets buyers an A10 processor, 8 GB of RAM, a 1 TB HDD, and an RX 560.
That means it needs a couple of hundred dollars more for it to be considered as a full-fledged Ryzen machine.
On the other hand, Dell also has the Inspiron 27 7000, and just to be clear, it's an all-in-one. It's crammed with an RX 500 series graphics card, Ryzen chips, and up to 16 GB of RAM.
Prices start at $1,000, and that'll get users a Ryzen 5 1400 and RX 560 setup.
It should be pointed out that what makes the AIO so special is it's upgradeable. Yes, just like standard rigs, it can be opened up to replace components with even better ones, which is an uncommon sight to see in AIOs.
HP Ryzen Desktop PC
Not much to go by from HP, except that it announced it's going to support Ryzen and aim to deliver the "best possible experience for all gamers." In case it wasn't obvious, HP seems to plan on doing just that with AMD's chips.
"AMD's recent launch of Ryzen processors has generated great excitement in the market and we believe there is a set of customers who will benefit from devices powered by Ryzen," Kevin Frost, HP's vice president and general manager of consumer personal systems, said.
Lenovo IdeaCentre 720, Lenovo IdeaCentre 510
Lenovo is set to reveal the Ryzen-based IdeaCentre 720 and IdeaCentre 510 in the foreseeable future, and just like HP, it announced to support AMD's processors.
"Our Lenovo IdeaCentre desktops with the latest AMD Ryzen processor give users outstanding multitasking capabilities, alongside the high performance they need for next-gen personalized computing experiences, such as VR and high-quality streaming," Tony Chen, executive director of Consumer PC Product and Portfolio Management at Lenovo, said.
Needless to say, these Ryzen desktop PCs seem to be aimed at the "faint of heart," aka gamers who don't want or can't build a rig of their own from the ground up and those who don't have the time but have the cash to buy prebuilt gaming machines.