You misunderstood my post. I wasn't disappointed with the performance AT ALL. It's totally competitive with Intel's comparably specced (aka core/thread count) mobile CPU's (4c/8t R7H vs 4c/8t i5H, and with a lower TDP for AMD to boot [35W vs 45W]), and has outright superior performance when compared with it's direct price competition, which are the 4c/4t i3's. And that's not even mentioning the MASSIVE advantage in iGPU perf (which is still important in laptops w/ dGPU's thanks to Windows' power saving automatic GPU switching feature). Peak performance might not have changed drastically vs Ryzen Mobile 1st Gen, but power efficiency, battery life, and moderate load performance have all been much improved thanks to Precision Boost 2; and those in particular were by FAR the original chips' biggest issues.Ryzen CPUs are typically competitive with Intel's offerings but consume less power doing it. That's the reason I was expecting this laptop's Ryzen CPU to perform really well given the thin form factor. As Chris Fetters was saying, I'm disappointed to see it perform so poorly but there's obviously a reason for this outcome .
Here's to hoping that there's a better balanced Ryzen 2nd gen mobile CPU in the future.