MSI Bravo 15

MSI Bravo 15

MSI Bravo 15

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BEST RATING
General Use:
4.1
GENERAL USE: Good7.3/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.6/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.1/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.1/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.2/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.8/10
BATTERY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.7/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.7/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The MSI Bravo 15 is a midrange laptop with an AMD Ryzen 7 processor and AMD RX graphics, making it well-suited for moderate gaming and general use. It comes with a decent amount of storage and RAM, ensuring good performance for everyday tasks and some engineering applications, though it might not handle the most demanding engineering or 3D/machine learning workloads with ease. The laptop has a 15.6-inch IPS display with a high refresh rate, which is great for fast motion, but its color coverage is only fair, so it's not the best for tasks that require precise color accuracy. Its battery life is average, offering some mobility, but it's a bit heavy. The keyboard quality and build are fairly standard, and the laptop comes with a backlit keyboard and a number pad, improving its usability in various lighting conditions. Its heat management and fan noise are competent, which adds to the comfort of use during longer sessions. Overall, the Bravo 15 offers a balance between performance and price, suited for everyday users and gamers rather than professionals in color-sensitive or hardware-intensive fields. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good general performance
  • Strong heat management
  • Backlit keyboard with number pad
  • Suitable for 3D tasks and machine learning
  • Screen with high refresh rate
Cons
  • Limited battery life
  • Average build quality
  • Portability not optimal
  • Screen color coverage moderate

Ratings by Category

General Use:
4.1
The MSI Bravo 15 is equipped with a powerful AMD Ryzen 7 processor and ample RAM, making it ideal for handling everyday tasks efficiently. Although its battery life is moderate, the laptop's size and weight are reasonable for carrying on the go, meaning it offers decent portability while maintaining solid performance for general use.
Engineering & Design:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Content Creation:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Software Development:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Battery Life:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.0
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Portability:
3.8
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Build Quality:
3.8
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Gaming & AI:
3.6
PerfectRec’s Gaming and AI Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as AI performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and AI work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.
Operating Noise:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Keyboard Quality:
3.5
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,100
Release Date
April 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 10.2'' x 0.98''
Weight
5.18 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
Graphics
RX 5500M (50 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours
Battery Capacity
53.5 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
144Hz
Display Brightness
245 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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6.8/10
Portability Score
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6.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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6.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
Red
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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6.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
1
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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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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