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XPS 15
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Bravo 15
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Advantages of the Dell XPS 15
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good for software development
  • Very good for content creation
  • Very good overall display quality
  • Very good overall build quality
  • Good portability
  • Very good battery life
  • Best in class speakers
  • Excellent keyboard
Advantages of the MSI Bravo 15
  • The MSI Bravo 15 has no clear advantages over the Dell XPS 15.

Key differences

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General Use

8.3
XPS 15
Bravo 15
7.3
3456 x 2160
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
384.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
245.0 nits
10.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.0 Hours
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.5/10
7.7/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.8/10
The Dell XPS 15 is very good for general use, while the MSI Bravo 15 is good.

Engineering and Design

7.9
XPS 15
Bravo 15
7.1
8.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.7/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Dell XPS 15 and MSI Bravo 15 are both good for engineering and design, though the Dell XPS 15 is somewhat better.

Content Creation

8.5
XPS 15
Bravo 15
7.2
8.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
3456 x 2160
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Dell XPS 15 is very good for content creation, while the MSI Bravo 15 is good.

Software Development

8.3
XPS 15
Bravo 15
7.1
8.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
3456 x 2160
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.5/10
The Dell XPS 15 is very good for software development, while the MSI Bravo 15 is good.

Screen Quality

8.3
XPS 15
Bravo 15
6.8
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
3456 x 2160
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
384.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
245.0 nits
The Dell XPS 15 has a better screen than the MSI Bravo 15 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, software development, and content creation.

Battery

10.0 Hours
XPS 15
Bravo 15
6.0 Hours
The Dell XPS 15 has 10 hours of battery life. The MSI Bravo 15 has 6 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
XPS 15
Bravo 15
Fair
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
4.3 lbs
WEIGHT
5.1 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.9in
The Dell XPS 15 has good portability, while the MSI Bravo 15 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

8.5
XPS 15
Bravo 15
6.7
The Dell XPS 15 has very good build quality, while the MSI Bravo 15 has only fair build quality.
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Key similarities

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Gaming and AI

6.7
XPS 15
Bravo 15
6.6
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.7/10
3456 x 2160
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
9.1/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The Dell XPS 15 and MSI Bravo 15 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Cost

$1,100
XPS 15
Bravo 15
$1,100
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$400

$600

$800

$1,000

$1,200

$1,400

$1,600

$1,800

The Dell XPS 15 has a price of $1,100 and the MSI Bravo 15 costs $1,100.

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How the Dell XPS 15 and the MSI Bravo 15 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell XPS 15MSI Bravo 15
Dell XPS 15MSI Bravo 15

GENERAL

Price
$1,100
$1,100
Release Date
May 1, 2022April 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
13.6'' x 9.1'' x 0.73''14.1'' x 10.2'' x 0.98''
Weight
4.31 lbs5.18 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-12500HAMD Ryzen 7 5800H
Graphics
Iris Xe RX 5500M (50 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
54

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours6 Hours
Battery Capacity
86 Wh53.5 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"15.6"
Display Technology
OLEDIPS
Resolution
3456 x 21601920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz144Hz
Display Brightness
384 nits245 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
8.5/106.8/10
Portability Score
7.7/106.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Fan Noise Score
9.1/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteRed
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
9/106.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
10/106/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
03
USB-C ports
31
USB-C Charging
YesNo
Display Outputs
31
Thunderbolt Version
4N/A

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Dell XPS 15

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PCMag

Matthew Buzzi | May 2023
"The 2023 Dell XPS 15 is more or less exactly what you'd expect from the company flagship. Its fresh components deliver measurably superior power and longevity, while the machine's premium build and design remain intact. It may not be overly exciting, but XPS loyalists and upgraders should be more than happy."

MSI Bravo 15

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LaptopMedia

Nikolay Palaozov | July 2023
"Overall, the MSI Bravo 15 C7U is a great gaming device for the masses that isn’t too pricey. The capable hardware (for the price range), the 144Hz display, and the comfortable keyboard are one of the things that should attract buyers who don’t want to spend a fortune on a new gaming laptop."

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About Dell

Dell is a highly recognizable American technology company, and is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. Their laptops are very popular for both personal and professional use, and they also own the Alienware brand which makes mid to high end gaming laptops. Their premium XPS range of laptops offer great build quality and portability, while Latitude and Precision laptops are known for reliability, repairability and performance for business users.

About MSI

MSI, also known as Micro-Star International, is a Taiwanese technology corporation. MSI is known for their wide range of gaming devices. Their series include the entry-level Cyborg/Thin and Sword/Katana series, the mid-range Bravo/Delta and Crosshair/Pulse series, and their high-end Vector, Raider, Stealth, and Titan GT series. At every performance level, MSI offers a variety of devices with varying balances between performance, battery life, weight, and price, making them a solid option to consider at every price point.

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