The $199 Motile M141 With AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Offers Surprisingly Decent Performance

Written by Michael Larabel in Computers on 3 February 2020 at 11:32 AM EST. Page 7 of 7. 72 Comments.
Motile 14 $199 Ryzen Laptop Linux Performance
Motile 14 $199 Ryzen Laptop Linux Performance

Out of 50 tests conducted on the eight laptops tested for this reference comparison, the Motile M141 performed well for its very low price point. The Motile M141 with Ryzen 3 3200U was just ahead of the Core i7 Haswell and Broadwell laptops tested... Back from when Intel Core i7 CPUs in mobile devices were two cores / four threads, similar to the 3200U. The Core i5 8265U processor meanwhile was just 8% faster than the Ryzen 3 3200U. Overall I am impressed by the performance of this AMD Ryzen 3 laptop at $199 (or $279 pricing at the moment) and Motile's surprisingly decent build quality and the laptop working fine under Linux. My main frustration is this laptop not supporting dual channel memory and the sudden price increase of the device.

Those wanting to see side-by-side how your own Linux system(s) compare to these results can install the Phoronix Test Suite and run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 2002037-VE-MOTILE22744.

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