Ryzen 7 5800U vs. Core i7-1185G7: Everything you need to know before you buy your next laptop

Pick the perfect CPU for your next ultra-portable laptop.

It’s pretty easy to pick between a Ryzen 5000 desktop chip and a 10th-gen or 11th-gen Intel Core: Get the Ryzen, 9 out of 10 times.

The answer isn’t quite so clear-cut when you move into the most popular category of laptops: Ultraportables that weigh less than three pounds. Comparing AMD’s top Ryzen 5800U mobile chip to Intel’s top Core i7-1185G7 mobile chip, the choice isn’t simply about which is faster. 

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AMD Ryzen Pro 5000 challenges Intel in business laptops and real-world tests
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