AMD Partners HP and Lenovo Plan AI PCs

AMD’s OEM partners, including Lenovo and HP, have announced the launch of a new lineup of laptops, mobile workstations, and desktops powered by AMD Ryzen PRO 8040 and 8000 Series processors. These devices promise remarkable power, performance, and AI-readiness tailored for diverse business users.
AMD Ryzen PRO 8040 for AI laptopsHP’s unveiling included a range of commercial desktops, workstations, and laptops featuring AMD PRO series processors. Among the highlighted systems were the HP EliteBook 805 Series G11 Notebook PCs, HP EliteBook 605 Series G11 Notebook PCs, HP ProBook 405 Series G11 Notebook PCs, HP Elite Small Form Factor 805 G9 Desktop PC, HP ZBook Power G11, and HP ZBook Firefly G11, all fueled by either AMD Ryzen PRO 8000 or 8040 Series processors.

Guayente Sanmartin, SVP and Division President of Commercial Systems & Displays Solutions at HP Inc., expressed enthusiasm about their ongoing collaboration with AMD, emphasizing their joint effort to deliver high-performance computing solutions aimed at addressing AI workflows.

Lenovo, another key partner of AMD, expanded its desktop portfolio to include the ThinkCentre M75s Gen 5, ThinkCentre M75q Gen 5, and ThinkCentre M75t Gen 5, all powered by AMD Ryzen PRO 8000 Series processors.

Sanjeev Menon, vice president and general manager of Lenovo’s Worldwide Desktop Business, emphasized the partnership’s strength in delivering cutting-edge technology to customers, especially in meeting the rising demand for AI integration in business operations.

Furthermore, Microsoft, in collaboration with AMD, is working to optimize performance and security features on AMD Ryzen-powered Windows 11 desktops and mobile systems, James Howell, general manager of Windows at Microsoft, said.

AMD unveiled its latest products aimed at expanding its commercial mobile and desktop AI PC portfolio. The new AMD Ryzen PRO 8040 Series processors are hailed as the most advanced x86 processors for business laptops and mobile workstations, promising superior performance and security.

Additionally, AMD has introduced the Ryzen PRO 8000 Series desktop processor, the first AI-enabled desktop processor for business users, engineered to deliver exceptional performance while maintaining low power consumption.

Jack Huynh, senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s Computing and Graphics Group, emphasized that these new PRO series processors are setting a new standard for premium computing experiences, enabling businesses to deploy AI capabilities across their PCs with unparalleled performance and security.

Canalys expects a 10 percent to 15 percent price premium on AI-capable PCs compared with similarly specified PCs without NPU integration. With the spike in adoption, by the end of 2025, over half of PCs priced at US$800 and above will be AI-capable, with this share increasing to over 80 percent by 2028.

“As a result, PC shipments in this price range will grow to account for more than half the market in just four years. This will help boost the overall value of PC shipments from US$225 billion in 2024 to over US$270 billion in 2028,” Canalys Analyst Kieren Jessop said.

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