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AMD Ryzen 4000 Mechrevo Laptop Arrives Without Discrete GPU

Mechrevo Code01

Mechrevo Code01 (Image credit: Mechrevo/Tmall)

Mechrevo, a popular laptop manufacturer in China, has released the Code01. As reported by German publication ComputerBase, the Mechrevo Code01 is one of the first Ryzen 4000-powered devices to debut without a discrete graphics card.

Mechrevo taps AMD's Ryzen 4000 H-series 7nm Zen 2 APUs to power the Code01, more specifically the Ryzen 5 4600H and Ryzen 7 4800H. As a quick recap, the Ryzen 5 4600H has a six-core, 12-thread design that runs with a 3 GHz base clock and 4 GHz boost clock, while the Ryzen 7 4800H packs a eight-core, 16-thread configuration at a 2.9 GHz base clock and 4.2 GHz boost clock.

Since the Code01 doesn't rely on a discrete graphics option from Nvidia or AMD, the Zen 2 APU's integrated solution is in charge of all graphics duties. In the case of the Ryzen 5 4600H, there are six Vega Compute Units (CUs) at 1,500 MHz, whereas the Ryzen 7 4800H has seven Vega CUs at 1,600 MHz at is disposal.

AMD markets the Ryzen 5 4600H and Ryzen 7 4800H with a default TDP (thermal design power) rating of 45W. Nonetheless, the Zen 2 chips support cTDP (Configurable TDP) that spans between 35W to 54W so laptop vendors have headroom to play with their performance. In the case of the Code01, Mechrevo touts a thermal envelope up to 54W, meaning the laptop exploits the Zen 2 chip's full potential. The device appears to feature a cooling system that consists of two heat pipes for heat dissipation along with two cooling fans for expelling the hot air out of the laptop via the two air outlets.

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Mechrevo Code01

Mechrevo Code01 (Image credit: Mechrevo/Tmall)
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Mechrevo Code01 (Image credit: Mechrevo/Tmall)
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Mechrevo Code01

Mechrevo Code01 (Image credit: Mechrevo/Tmall)

The Code01 breaks cover with a 356.4 x 233.67 x 16.8cm footprint and weighs just 1.47kg. The design incorporates thin bezels that measure 3mm to uphold a screen-to-body ratio up to 87%. Despite the slimness, Mechrevo managed to put a HD webcam and microphone in the top bezel. The laptop features a 15.6-inch panel with 178-degree viewing angles and a backlit keyboard. The display outputs at Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution covering 100% of the sRGB color space with a Delta E ≦ 2 color accuracy. Mechrevo didn't specify the maximum brightness for the display, though.

The Code01 comes equipped with two SO-DIMM DDR4 memory slots, and Mechrevo sells the laptop with up to 32GB of DDR4-3200 memory. There's a conventional M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 slot for storage, and Mechrevo rolls with Samsung's PM981 and PM981A NVMe SSDs. You can spec the device with a 512GB or 1TB drive.

Mechrevo confirms Wi-Fi 6 support on the Code01 and, although the brand doesn't mention Bluetooth connectivity, we expect the laptop to have it. The device comes with one HDMI 1.4 port, two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, one USB 3.1 Type-C port, one USB 2.0 Type-A port, a Gigabit Ethernet port and a 3.5mm heaphone jack. A microSD card reader and Kensington security slot are also present.

The Code01 sports a 91 Wh battery, however, Mechrevo refrains from throwing around battery life numbers. The company provides a 90W power adapter to feed the laptop. Fortunately, the device supports fast charging through the USB 3.1 Type-C port for up to 90W. As a result, you can purchase one of those small 90W Type-C chargers if you don't fancy lugging around the big power adapter.

Mechrevo has put the Code01 up for purchase at the Chinese retailer Tmall. The base configuration with the Ryzen 5 4600H, 8GB of memory and 512GB SSD starts at 4,699 yuan or $664. A similar configuration but with the Ryzen 7 4800H costs 5,099 yuan, which converts to $720.

It's unlikely that Mechrevo will launch the Code01 outside of the Chinese market. TongFang, which is the rumored ODM for the Code01, also does business with some western brands so it's possible that you might find similar offerings from well-known names like Maingear or Walmart.

  • Umfriend
    Now that is more like it. Love the SO-DIMMs instead of measly 8GB soldered solutions. Now use a 25W 4800U fanless and add a DP port and it might become close to purfect.
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  • Kamen Rider Blade
    They need to copy ASUS in 2x ways:
    1) Have a form of "High Heel" on the back of the lap top that lifts the bottom up for MORE AirFlow
    - Having the "High Heel" will also give less Bezel on the bottom
    2) Have a Tab on top for the Camera, mic, and other sensors
    This allows the top outter bezels to be super thin while the tab can be the only part that protrudes

    Expand the size of the Track pad, since you have the tab, the bottom area of the laptop will be expanded to match the tab, ergo you can afford a MUCH larger Track Pad like Apple.
    You're so close to the 100 whr FAA Battery limit, might as well run up to the edge and call it good.
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  • JarredWaltonGPU
    I have to say, if I could get a well-built laptop with a Ryzen 7 4800H and 91Wh battery, 16GB RAM, and a 1TB SSD for around $700-$750, I would definitely do it. My old Dell XPS 15 (i7-4702MQ) still works okay, and the screen is good, but it can be a bit finicky. Actually, it's doing better since I replaced the old battery and WiFi adapter (the Intel WiFi it came with went kaput a couple of years ago). But the GT 750M graphics don't work very well, throttling like crazy, so I end up just running off the anemic HD 4600 integrated graphics on it. I would love something more potent, with better battery life.
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  • Alvar "Miles" Udell
    Sounds like a beast of a mobile productivity machine, and any college student's dream...Would make a nice edition as an EVOO rebrand, Walmart's house brand, since they don't have anything right now that fits between the cheap garbage and $1000+ segment.
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  • Rdslw
    Umfriend said:
    Now that is more like it. Love the SO-DIMMs instead of measly 8GB soldered solutions. Now use a 25W 4800U fanless and add a DP port and it might become close to purfect.
    So many laptops got second life with a new ram/ssd. its always good to have a upgrade path.
    4800u fanless is a bit to much for light laptop, BUT a big radiator with (usually) slow/stopped fan.... (~20W passive) should be doable in ~1.7kg chassis.
    and DP -> TB3, so I can get 2x2k screens on both sides, then its perfect.
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  • Umfriend
    Rdslw said:
    So many laptops got second life with a new ram/ssd. its always good to have a upgrade path.
    4800u fanless is a bit to much for light laptop, BUT a big radiator with (usually) slow/stopped fan.... (~20W passive) should be doable in ~1.7kg chassis.
    and DP -> TB3, so I can get 2x2k screens on both sides, then its perfect.
    So I got this MSI GP63 Leopard which runs a GTX 1060 (that I did not want but I could not find a beefy CPU without dGPU) and an i7-8750H. Undervolting and underclocking I get to about 3Ghz at 25W and the fans remain silent (around 60C). I care about weight, thinkness a lot less so I am confident (which homo ignoramus typically is) that it can be done and well.
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  • Umfriend
    Ignore most of my last post. No way it runs at 25W if at 100% use.
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