AMD Computer Buying Guide – Laptops to Gaming Desktops

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AMD computers are some of the most reliable on the market, thanks in no small part to their high-quality design and high-powered specs. Modern AMD chips are built on their renowned Zen 3 architecture, featuring lower latency, higher efficiency, and a total redesign over the previous Zen 2 to bring even further enhancements to anything running on an AMD processor. So:

Why Choose AMD?

AMD processors aren’t just for gaming – they’re fantastic for everything from daily use to high-powered workstations.

You use your computer all day long.

If you use your computer from the time you wake up to the time you fall into bed, you may want to consider the use of an efficient AMD processor. With studies that point to low power consumption and lightning-fast processing, an AMD processor might provide you with a better overall experience while offering some money-saving perks along the way.

You are building a computer on a budget.

Let’s assume you’re building your own machine. We’ve been there! Let’s take this one step further and assume you want to create an excellent machine without breaking the bank. If that’s your goal, then AMD is for you. With lower overall pricing on compatible motherboards, AMDs can allow you to create an efficient, but budget-friendly machine.

If you’re looking for more advice when it comes to picking out a CPU for a custom build, check out our How To Choose PC parts guide!

AMD Laptop and Desktop Buying Guide

There are a wide variety of computers available for those looking to dive into the world of AMD. Whether you’re looking for something for hardcore gaming, or just casual browsing, we’ve got you covered with the roundup below.

For the extreme laptop gamer

The ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733QSA-XB99 17.3" Gaming Laptop Computer should be your go-to for and AMD gaming powerhouse. Built on an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX with an NVIDIA RTX 3080, this is a laptop that can crush even custom-built desktops without even breaking a sweat.

The AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX is a top-of-the-line mobile processor, built on Zen 3 architecture and packing a whopping 8 cores and 16 threads. This is a computer that can do it all, whether you’re gaming, gaming and streaming, or just knuckling down for some resources intensive video editing and content creation

For the serious desktop gamer

Desktop gaming isn’t for the faint of heart, and neither is the ASUS ROG Strix GA15 GA15DK-MB571 Gaming PC. An AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, and 32GB of RAM make this prebuilt desktop more than capable of anything you can throw at it.

You can give yourself a severe competitive edge with this model, which is designed to offer excellent cooling for those hard days at play, along with fluid visuals at high frame rates. The GA15 was crafted specifically with gamers in mind and boasts features like a carrying handle for on-the-go gaming. Crush your next esports tournament in style with this Micro Center exclusive.

For the budget-conscious gamer

Looking to dominate the competition on a budget? Consider the HP Pavilion TG01-2130 Gaming PC. The HP Pavilion TG01 is perfect for esports thanks to an AMD Ryzen 5 5600G and Radeon RX 5500. It’s even ready to handle AAA titles!

The Pavilion TG01 is a fantastic choice for a hybrid system as well, as its minimal aesthetics and numerous features – like built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, 512GB SSD, and Windows 11 OS – make it a stellar family-use computer as well, ready for homework and streaming!

For the commuting professional

So, you’ve got a crazy day at the office ahead and want to knock out a little bit of work on the way to the office. We’ve got you! Try the Lenovo Flex 5 14” 2-in-1 Laptop Computer.

This model comes with an AMD Ryzen 5 5500U 2.1 GHz Processor, 8GB of onboard RAM, a massive 512GB solid state drive, and is equipped with AMD Radeon 7 Graphics. This gives a beautiful look to a portable computer that you can take with you anywhere, to ensure that you can get what you need done from anywhere you find yourself needing to work. Experience life on the go with this Lenovo.

For the home user

Looking for the right laptop to incorporate into your home lineup? The Lenovo Ideapad 3 15.6” Laptop Computer might be just the thing for you. The Ideapad offers all of the performance benefits of an AMD processor with workflow-enhancing features built straight into the operating system. Additionally, it has a webcam shutter for those looking to ensure their privacy while working from home.

If you’re looking for a family laptop, the Ideapad is also likely to be a pleaser thanks to its enhanced battery life. Gone are the days where you had to worry about your children forgetting to charge the computer because this one’s got battery life for days. On the flip side, if you want to be on the computer while the little ones are asleep, you absolutely can, because this computer can run quieter than most of its counterparts on the market.

Pick up your AMD computer from Micro Center today!

If you’re looking to pick up a new computer (or build your own!), we’re ready to help. Head to your local Micro Center today to chat with our incredibly knowledgeable associates about what is best for your individual needs.

Want to browse ahead of time? Visit our website to browse all of the top deals and, if you find your dream PC, have it ready for in-store pickup in 18 minutes. 


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