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AMD’s 7 nm Ryzen 4000 “Renoir” mobile processors are set to usher in a new generation of notebooks with incredible performance and graphics power, but how will they fare in terms of battery life? Extremely well, if recent remarks from an AMD executive are to be believed.

During a financial analyst briefing in San Francisco on Thursday, AMD’s Executive Vice President of the Computing and Graphics Business Group, Rick Bergman, suggested that some Ryzen 4000-powered laptops could last 18 hours on a single charge.

“We’ve moved all the way up to as much as 18 hours with our new Ryzen product,” said Bergman.

That seems like an incredibly optimistic figure, as estimates from notebook giants have been far more conservative. ASUS, for instance, has said that its upcoming ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop would deliver up to 10 hours of battery life. But the G14 is a smaller, compact model – so maybe AMD should be given the benefit of the doubt.

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The battery-life champions in today’s market comprise laptops powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors. One recent model, the Samsung Galaxy Book S, can reportedly last for up to 23 hours thanks to its Snapdragon 8cx SoC.

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