These AMD laptop reviews feature any notebook with an AMD processor or discreet GPU (graphics processing unit).

  • Asus Zenbook 14 OLED review (2024)

    Asus Zenbook 14 OLED review (2024)

    Asus’ Zenbooks have been knocking it out of the park in recent times. Their ability to meld great build quality, excellent ergonomics, decent power and great value into a highly portable chassis has been remarkable. Now, here’s the AMD-based Asus Zenbook 14 OLED which, at first glance, looks like it’s going to follow suit. Just…


  • Acer Swift Edge 16 review

    Acer Swift Edge 16 review

    The Acer Swift Edge 16 is an important laptop. It’s the first on the market with AMD’s latest Zen-4-architecture-based Ryzen 7 7840U processor which features built-in A.I. processing. Thus far, we’ve only seen demonstrations for unreleased Intel-based laptops that can do this. That comes down to the NPUs (Neural Processing Units) that appear in Intel’s…


  • Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 X3D Review (G733PYV)

    Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 X3D Review (G733PYV)

    We’ve already reviewed a bunch of different ROG Strix SCAR 17s including updates, Special Editions and Limited Special Editions. This isn’t such a bad thing… every variant has ended up being one of the Top 5 laptops we’ve ever seen. Now, here’s a tweak of the latest update, the ROG Strix SCAR 17 X3D. It’s…


  • Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 review (2023)

    Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 review (2023)

    Previous iterations of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 have been among our favourite laptops, ever. They’re genuine, ultraportable gaming laptops that have the most head-turning looks on the market. However, they’ve also previously come with foibles like volcanic heat that toasts your unmentionables and noisy fans that forlornly try to cool everything down. In 2023,…


  • Razer Blade 14 review (2023)

    Razer Blade 14 review (2023)

    It’s been a long time since we’ve reviewed a Razer laptop – the company hasn’t been very ‘focused’ on the Australian market for the past year or so. However, AMD has sent us the brand-new Razer Blade 14 which is a former Best Laptop… albeit a long time ago. How will the latest refresh fare…


  • Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 review (AMD | 2023)

    Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 review (AMD | 2023)

    We like a good Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 at High Performance Laptops. They have a habit of redefining the industry with their absolutely massive leaps in performance. This particular model arrives after we’ve reviewed some of the latest and greatest rivals (including it’s Intel-based, 2022-model, 17-inch predecessor and new 18-inch siblings). This model eschews…


  • Lenovo Ideapad Slim 1 review

    Lenovo Ideapad Slim 1 review

    The Lenovo Ideapad Slim 1 is a low-cost laptop based on AMD technology. It’s ultraportable, should have a great battery life but has a bunch of cost-saving limitations. Is it the ‘low performance laptop’ of choice? Specs of the Lenovo Ideapad Slim 1 Screen 14-inch, matte, 60Hz, 1,920 x 1,080, TN display Processor 2.1–4.1GHz AMD…


  • Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 review

    Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 review

    Who doesn’t like an ultra-light ultraportable? Well, the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 is just that. It’s incredibly thin, feels incredibly solid and yet it also promises premium performance. We’ve seen some impressive, portable rivals lately, but few have seriously impressed us. Could this be the one? Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 specs 13.3-inch, glossy, 60Hz, 1,920 x 1,200,…


  • Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 review (2022)

    Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 review (2022)

    Last year we declared the Zephyrus G15 to be the best laptop we’d ever seen. It was borderline ultraportable and yet one of the very best high-performance gaming laptops we’d ever seen. Now here’s the latest Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 and, on the surface it looks similar despite being an inch smaller. This partly puts…


  • Asus Vivobook 16X OLED review

    Asus Vivobook 16X OLED review

    The Asus Vivobook 16X OLED is a Creator-designated, 16-inch laptop with an OLED screen. It ticks a lot of boxes for designers but who else will benefit from it and is it worth buying? Related: Check out the latest Asus Vivobook Pro 16X OLED reviewRelated: Asus Vivobook S 14 reviewRelated: Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED…


  • Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition G513 review

    Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition G513 review

    We finally got our hands on Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition G513 which is a laptop that online communities have tended to rave about. So, what’s all the fuss about? Is this laptop as good as they say it is? Related: Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 X3D reviewRelated: Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 reviewRelated:…


  • Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Gaming Laptop review

    Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Gaming Laptop review

    We’ve seen some ungodly high performance Alienware laptops in the past. However, at first glance, the Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition appears somewhat more sober and subdued. Is it proper Alienware?  Related: Check out our new Alienware m16 R1 reviewRelated: Alienware X15 reviewRelated: Alienware X17 review Alienware m15 R5 specs 15.6-inch, matte, 165Hz, 1920 x 1080 LCD…


  • Razer Blade 14 review (2021)

    Razer Blade 14 review (2021)

    Everybody likes the look of Razer’s gaming laptops. That may be why they’ve barely changed in years. However, they have had some issues – they can get hot, loud and whiny because of the beefy hardware inside and this has put some people off. Now, here’s the latest Razer Blade 14 and it’s got a…


  • Acer Swift X review

    Acer Swift X review

    The Acer Swift X is not your typical high performance laptop, but compromise is necessary if you want a budget ultraportable that plays games. How does it fare? Update: Check out the new Acer Swift 5 review. Acer Swift X specs 14-inch, matte, 1920 x 1080, non-touchscreen 60Hz, LCD; 2.1-4GHz AMD Ryzen 5 Mobile 5500U processor; 8GB RAM; 512GB NVMe HDD; Nvidia…


  • Asus TUF Gaming A15 laptop review

    Asus TUF Gaming A15 laptop review

    With the Asus Zephyrus G15 blowing us away with its unholy alliance of an AMD CPU and an Nvidia GPU, we were very keen to see how the much-cheaper Asus TUF Gaming A15 performed. Is this going to be the best, budget, high performance laptop? Related: Asus TUF Dash F15 laptop review Asus TUF Gaming…


  • Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503 review

    Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503 review

    Asus has launched its new ROG Zephyrus G15 which is an unholy alliance between AMD and Nvidia: the former provides the CPU, the latter provides the GPU. So, how does it work and does it work? Update: Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 reviewUpdate: Check out our Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 review Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503 specs 15.6-inch,…