CES 2024 had a ton of Meteor Lake notebooks on display. Most of these were paired with GeForce RTX 40 series mobile GPUs, the rest leveraging Arc iGPUs. There were a bunch of Ryzen 8000 “U” and “H” series, but considering that Hawk Point is a simple rebrand, they’re not particularly enticing. What we would have liked to see (but was missing) was the Radeon RX 7000M mobile GPU lineup. AMD has launched five RDNA 3 mobility GPUs, including the Radeon RX 7700S, 7600S, 7600M, 7600M XT, and the 7900M.
Unfortunately, there wasn’t a single Radeon RX 7000-powered notebook at this year’s CES. The only notable designs from 2023 with an RDNA 3 dGPU include the TUF Gaming A16 and the Dell Alienware m16 R1 with the RX 7600M XT. Recently, we got the Radeon RX 7900M with the m18 R1, but availability remains scant.
Following CES 2024, the availability of the RDNA 3 mobile GPUs hasn’t improved but worsened. This year’s Alienware m16 R2 and m18 R2 notebooks solely leverage the GeForce RTX 40 series GPU, discontinuing the last available Radeon designs.
The higher-end Ryzen HX processors aren’t doing much better (despite being better mobility chips than their Intel rivals). The Ryzen 9 7945HX3D, the fastest mobile gaming CPU, remains limited to the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17. In addition to being substantially faster than every other Intel chip, it manages so while drawing up to half as much power.