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Bravo 15
$1,192
$899
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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 has a larger screen, higher battery capacity, and more available RAM and storage slots compared to the MSI Bravo 15, which could translate into better multitasking and longevity for power users or gamers. Its keyboard also comes with RGB lighting which might appeal to gamers. On the other hand, the MSI Bravo 15 has a slightly better portability score due to its lighter weight and a more gaming-centric appearance. If you value screen real estate and upgradability, the Lenovo Legion Slim 5 is favorable; but for a more portable gaming experience with a bold design, consider the MSI Bravo 15. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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General Use

7.6
Legion Slim 5
Bravo 15
6.7
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 is good for general use, while the MSI Bravo 15 is only fair.

Gaming and 3D

7.7
Legion Slim 5
Bravo 15
7.2
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 and MSI Bravo 15 are both good for gaming and 3D, though the Lenovo Legion Slim 5 is somewhat better.

Engineering and Design

8.0
Legion Slim 5
Bravo 15
7.3
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 is very good for engineering and design, while the MSI Bravo 15 is good.

Performance

8.3
Legion Slim 5
Bravo 15
7.5
General use
3D
Engineering and design
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 performs better than the MSI Bravo 15 for general use, gaming and 3D, and engineering and design.

Screen Quality

7.2
Legion Slim 5
Bravo 15
6.9
General use
Gaming and 3D
Design and engineering
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 has a better screen than the MSI Bravo 15 for general use, gaming and 3D, and engineering and design.

Build Quality

7.4
Legion Slim 5
Bravo 15
6.7
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 has good build quality, while the MSI Bravo 15 has only fair build quality.

Cost

$1,192
Legion Slim 5
Bravo 15
$899
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The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 has a price of $1,192 and the MSI Bravo 15 costs $899.
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Key similarities

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Battery

7.0 Hours
Legion Slim 5
Bravo 15
6.0 Hours
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 has 7 hours of battery life. The MSI Bravo 15 has 6 hours of battery life.

Portability

Fair
Legion Slim 5
Bravo 15
Fair
16.0in
SIZE
15.6in
5.2 lbs
WEIGHT
4.9 lbs
0.9in
THICKNESS
0.9in
The MSI Bravo 15 and Lenovo Legion Slim 5 both have only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

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How the Lenovo Legion Slim 5 and the MSI Bravo 15 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Lenovo Legion Slim 5MSI Bravo 15
Lenovo Legion Slim 5MSI Bravo 15

GENERAL

Price
$1,192
$899
Brand
LenovoMSI
Release Date
January 05 2023January 02 2023
Operating System
Windows 11 HomeWindows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 10.3'' x 0.99''14.1'' x 10.2'' x 0.98''
Weight
5.29 lbs4.96 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 7640HSAMD Ryzen 5 7535HS
Overall CPU Score
8.4/107.1/10
Graphics
RTX 4060 (125 W)RTX 4050 (105 W)
Overall GPU Score
9.4/107.6/10
RAM
16 gb8 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 12001920 x 1080
General Use Screen Score
7.3/107.1/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
7.2/107/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
7.2/106.9/10
Diagonal Size
16"15.6"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
23
USB-C ports
21
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
21
USB-C Charging
YesNo
Display Outputs
32

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 hours6 hours
Battery Capacity
80 wh53.5 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
1080p720p
Keyboard Quality Score
8.5/106.5/10
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Number Pad
YesYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
7.4/106.8/10
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better Battery Roughly equal
More portable Roughly equal
Better for GamingLenovo Legion Slim 5
Better keyboardLenovo Legion Slim 5
Better for creative useLenovo Legion Slim 5
Better for general useLenovo Legion Slim 5

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Lenovo Legion Slim 5

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Mark Knapp | August 2023
"The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 Gen 8 acknowledges that a gaming laptop doesn’t have to be as thick as possible and can still ensure adequate cooling when the muscles need flexing. To this end, in the Slim 5 Gen 8, it finds a neat balance of refined, trimmed-down design that still lets its internals cruise (even above their max power ratings). Lenovo then added in some high-end build quality with an altogether excellent keyboard that’s useful for both work and play."

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."

About Lenovo

Lenovo is a Chinese technology company, and the largest personal computer vendor. They are well known for a variety of technology products, including laptops. Their consumer series include their entry level IdeaPad and LOQ series and mid-to-high-end Yoga and Legion series. On the business-oriented side, their series include their entry-level ThinkBook series and mid-to-high-end ThinkPad series. Lenovo laptops offer strong performance for reasonable prices, and are often on sale.

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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