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Advantages of the Gigabyte G5
  • Good for gaming and AI
  • Good overall build quality
  • Good portability
  • Very good speakers
  • Good keyboard
Advantages of the MSI Bravo 15
  • Good battery life

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

7.5
G5
Bravo 15
6.6
8.3/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.7/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
6.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The Gigabyte G5 is good for gaming and AI, while the MSI Bravo 15 is only fair.

Engineering and Design

7.9
G5
Bravo 15
7.1
9.0/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
8.3/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.7/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Gigabyte G5 and MSI Bravo 15 are both good for engineering and design, though the Gigabyte G5 is somewhat better.

Screen Quality

6.8
G5
Bravo 15
6.8
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
248.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
245.0 nits
The Gigabyte G5 and the MSI Bravo 15 have similar screen quality.

Battery

3.5 Hours
G5
Bravo 15
6.0 Hours
The Gigabyte G5 has 3.5 hours of battery life. The MSI Bravo 15 has 6 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
G5
Bravo 15
Fair
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
4.1 lbs
WEIGHT
5.1 lbs
0.8in
THICKNESS
0.9in
The Gigabyte G5 has good portability, while the MSI Bravo 15 has only fair portability.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.3
G5
Bravo 15
7.3
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
248.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
245.0 nits
3.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.0 Hours
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.5/10
7.3/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.8/10
The Gigabyte G5 and MSI Bravo 15 are both good for general use.

Content Creation

7.4
G5
Bravo 15
7.2
9.0/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Gigabyte G5 and MSI Bravo 15 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.1
G5
Bravo 15
7.1
9.0/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.5/10
The Gigabyte G5 and MSI Bravo 15 are both good for software development.

Build Quality

7.2
G5
Bravo 15
6.7
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Gigabyte G5 to have good build quality, while the MSI Bravo 15 has only fair build quality.

Cost

$1,100
G5
Bravo 15
$1,100
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$1,000

$1,200

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$1,600

$1,800

The Gigabyte G5 has a price of $1,100 and the MSI Bravo 15 costs $1,100.

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How the Gigabyte G5 and the MSI Bravo 15 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Gigabyte G5MSI Bravo 15
Gigabyte G5MSI Bravo 15

GENERAL

Price
$1,100
$1,100
Release Date
March 1, 2024April 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 9.4'' x 0.89''14.1'' x 10.2'' x 0.98''
Weight
4.19 lbs5.18 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-13620HAMD Ryzen 7 5800H
Graphics
RTX 4060 (75 W)RX 5500M (50 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
54

BATTERY

Battery Life
3.5 Hours6 Hours
Battery Capacity
54 Wh53.5 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
144Hz144Hz
Display Brightness
248 nits245 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.2/106.8/10
Portability Score
7.4/106.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesYes
Fan Noise Score
6.5/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
15 Color LEDRed
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7.5/106.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
8/106/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
23
USB-C ports
21
USB-C Charging
NoNo
Display Outputs
21
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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Gigabyte G5

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam | April 2023
"The Gigabyte G5 KE is a midrange gaming laptop that checks most boxes. Gigabyte makes good use of the Core i5-12500H and RTX 3060 Laptop GPU combo, and we find no untoward issues with overall performance. The dual-fan quad-heatpipe cooling arrangement does well to ensure that the underlying hardware doesn't throttle under load. That being said, the display is below par when compared to 2023 standards, especially when competing devices."

MSI Bravo 15

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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 Gigabyte

Gigabyte is a Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer. While Gigabyte mainly focuses its business on desktop hardware, Gigabyte is known for its value-oriented G series laptops, thin and light Aero series, and performance-oriented Aorus series. Gigabyte laptops offer a strong value proposition to compete with mainstream alternatives.

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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