Question AMD Ryzen 7 3700U Vega 10 Question. Is this a good buy?

GrizzlyAdams

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Thinking about picking up a laptop with the following specs. I've been using a desktop for years at this point, running with an intel i7-7700k cpu, and know very little about AMD products. The specs for the laptop I'm thinking of purchasing are below. Is would primarily be used for streaming and some light gaming, specifically FFXIV Shadowbringers. Anyone experienced with AMD know if this is a decent pickup for $650?
  • Windows 10 Home operating system
  • 2.3GHz AMD Ryzen 7 3700U quad-core processor with 6MB cache, up to 4GHz with max boost clock
  • 17.3" diagonal HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit touchscreen display with 1366x768 resolution
  • 12GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • 2TB 5400 RPM SATA hard drive
  • DVD+/-RW drive
  • 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 graphics
  • HD audio with stereo speakers
  • TrueVision HD webcam with integrated digital microphone
  • Full-size island-style backlit keyboard with numeric keypad
  • Touchpad with multi-gesture support
  • Three-cell lithium-ion battery
  • Multi-format memory card slot
  • Two USB 3.1 ports
  • USB 2.0 port
  • HDMI 1.4, AC Smartpin, ethernet ports
  • Headphone/mic combo jack
  • Measures approximately 16.33"W x 10.72"D x 0.96"H; weighs 5.54 lbs
  • UL listed adapter; 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Imported
 

Lutfij

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If you're doing gaming and streaming simultaneously, then I'd ask you to look at something more powerful or that you should settle for reduced gaming and/or streaming details. If it's just for streaming while the desktop does the gaming duties, then you're fine.

What other options do you have at your disposal for a laptop purchase?
 

GrizzlyAdams

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I'm honestly flexible. My parents just pointed this laptop out to me as it is currently on sale on QVC. I'm primarily an intel user so I don't even know what to look for when it comes to AMD
 

delaro

Splendid
Herald
1366x768- Crap resolution for the price
5400 RPM SATA hard drive- Slow and disk caching is going to drag the entire thing down.

AT 1080p a 3700U scores something like a 3500 on the FFXIV benchmark which is Low settings.
 

GrizzlyAdams

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That was my biggest concern. From what I was reading it didn't seem like it would do too well. I'm hoping to at least find a decently priced mid ranged performance laptop eventually. But there is no rush. Thank you for the advice
 

delaro

Splendid
Herald
It's not hard finding something with better specs, this is just from a 10 seconds search. You should really be doing your shopping around Black Friday and Cyber Monday and include both online sales and any local stores like Best Buy, this typically is the time they want to get rid of last years inventory with a hefty price drop.

Acer Nitro 5 15.6" Gaming Laptop Intel i5-9300H 2.4GHz 8GB Ram 256GB SSD Win10H
$550 i5-9300H, 1050,8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1920 x 1080


DELL G3579-5467BLK-PUS
$609 i5-8300H, 1050 TI, 8 GB Memory, 1 TB SSHD, 1920 x 1080

HP Pavilion
$566 Ryzen 5 3550H, 1050, 16Gb RAM, 256GB SSD, 1920 x 1080

Asus TUF FX505DT
$689 GTX Ryzen 5 R5-3550H, 1650 4GB,8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1920 x 1080 @ 120hz
 

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