For everyone who has been eagerly waiting for the first laptops incorporating AMD’s monolithic Zen 4 mobile CPU, AMD sends word on a Friday afternoon that you’ll be waiting a little longer. Laptops based on AMD’s Ryzen Mobile 7040HS series CPUs have officially been delayed by a month, pushing their expected availability from March to April.

First detailed during AMD’s CES 2023 keynote, the Ryzen Mobile 7040HS series (codename Phoenix) is AMD’s first mobile-focused, monolithic die CPUs based on the Zen 4 architecture, and will be their flagship silicon for mobile devices for 2023. Besides incorporating AMD’s latest CPU architecture, Phoenix also adds into the mix an updated RDNA3 architecture iGPU, and for the first time in any AMD CPU, a dedicated AI processing block, which AMD has aptly named the Ryzen AI. All of which, in turn, is fabbed using TSMC’s 4nm process – making it the single most advanced piece of silicon out of AMD yet.

At the time of its announcement, laptops based on Phoenix were expected in March of this year (i.e. this month). However AMD has sent over a brief announcement on a sleepy Friday afternoon stating that devices based on the new chips have been pushed back a month, to April, citing “platform readiness.” AMD’s complete announcement is below:

To align with platform readiness and ensure the best possible user experience, we now expect our OEM partners to launch the first notebooks powered by Ryzen 7040HS Series processors in April.

Source: AMD PR

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  • max - Tuesday, April 18, 2023 - link

    > Apple machines simply cost more for the same specs as most non-Apple. It's been ever thus.

    One more time: "Looking at the top hardware prices of other vendors, there is no, or small difference." What you don't understand in this sentence? Similar quality - similar price. It's simple.

    > Even then, I'll grant that big PC OEMs have prestige products they try to price like Apple, but if you look at where their volume sales happen, it's much further down-market, where they do have a significant price advantage vs. Apple.

    Yep, Hyundai have the same price advantages over Mercedes... What are you talking about? You expect Apple to sell their premium quality built laptops for the price of cheap low quality plastic PC products. Get real!

    > I guess you're a prime candidate for the fascist world of Apple.

    Very weak conclusion based on nohing, and you just proved that you're Apple hater. Nothing but irrelevant arguments, and unrealistic expectations (which for me is moaning). Just tahe a breath, and read one more time what I wrote.

    I use both - Apple and non-apple hardware. There are some laptops from other vendors, but they're in Apple price range. High quality doesnt't come cheap. That's what I'm trying to say.
  • TheinsanegamerN - Monday, March 20, 2023 - link

    Well unless I can buy a dell latitude, or thinkpad, running windows, with said M series in them, they are useless.
  • max - Monday, March 20, 2023 - link

    ... useless for you. OK, nothing wrong with that. People do have different needs.
  • meacupla - Friday, March 17, 2023 - link

    "Platform readiness"
    So, judging by the fact that it's only delayed by a month, what was the problem?
    Exploitable hardware bug? Ryzen USB bug fixes? GPU drivers?
  • Dante Verizon - Friday, March 17, 2023 - link

    I suppose to align the efficiency curve and stability, since the rumors point to a slight clock reduction in the iGPU.
  • meacupla - Friday, March 17, 2023 - link

    Ah, so hot GPU.
    Okay, I guess these will be handicapped without good cooling then.
  • DaveLT - Saturday, March 18, 2023 - link

    That's not it... Just the usual QA required with new platforms.
  • heffeque - Saturday, March 18, 2023 - link

    Maybe it's driver issues:
    The AI HW engine is 100% new for an x86 Win platform, so 1st benchmarks will determine if people give it a thumbs up or a "this is useless".

    Maybe it's quality RAM availability:
    There are barely any DDR5 SODIMM with speeds that can actually take advantage of the 7940HS's performance. In theory the 7040HS series maxes out to DDR5-5600 or LPDDR5x-7500... and high speed RAM is especially important for the 780M (can already be seen on 680M benchmarks when going from DDR4 to DDR5).

    Maybe it's a combination of things, and they feel that they want the 1st benchmarks to shine a bit better. You know... 1st impressions are important!
  • Einy0 - Saturday, March 18, 2023 - link

    Perhaps AMD has finally figured out that 1st impressions can almost make or break a product. They do a great job of fixing those launch bugs and even increasing performance over the lifetime of their products. They just sputter out of the gate more often than not. A lot of people read those initial reviews and just assume that their drivers suck and their hardware is buggy or half-baked.
  • TheinsanegamerN - Monday, March 20, 2023 - link

    it would be shocking if AMD launched a product in a ready state for once.

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