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Advantages of the MSI Bravo 15
  • Good for general use
  • Good for software development
  • Good for content creation
  • Good battery life
Advantages of the MSI GF65 Thin
  • Good portability
  • Good keyboard

Key differences

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General Use

7.3
Bravo 15
GF65 Thin
6.5
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
245.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
262.0 nits
6.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
4.5 Hours
6.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
6.8/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.3/10
The MSI Bravo 15 is good for general use, while the MSI GF65 Thin is only fair.

Content Creation

7.2
Bravo 15
GF65 Thin
6.6
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.6/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The MSI Bravo 15 is good for content creation, while the MSI GF65 Thin is only fair.

Software Development

7.1
Bravo 15
GF65 Thin
6.2
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.6/10
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
6.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
The MSI Bravo 15 is good for software development, while the MSI GF65 Thin is only fair.

Screen Quality

6.8
Bravo 15
GF65 Thin
6.8
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
245.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
262.0 nits
The MSI Bravo 15 has a better screen than the MSI GF65 Thin for software development, and content creation.

Battery

6.0 Hours
Bravo 15
GF65 Thin
4.5 Hours
The MSI Bravo 15 has 6 hours of battery life. The MSI GF65 Thin has 4.5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Fair
Bravo 15
GF65 Thin
Good
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
5.1 lbs
WEIGHT
4.1 lbs
0.9in
THICKNESS
0.8in
The MSI GF65 Thin has good portability, while the MSI Bravo 15 has only fair portability.
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Key similarities

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Gaming and AI

6.6
Bravo 15
GF65 Thin
6.7
2.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
5.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
6.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The MSI GF65 Thin and MSI Bravo 15 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

7.1
Bravo 15
GF65 Thin
7.0
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.6/10
2.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
5.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
The MSI Bravo 15 and MSI GF65 Thin are both good for engineering and design.

Build Quality

6.7
Bravo 15
GF65 Thin
6.7
The MSI Bravo 15 and MSI GF65 Thin both have only fair build quality.

Cost

$1,100
Bravo 15
GF65 Thin
$1,100
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$800

$1,000

$1,200

$1,400

$1,600

$1,800

The MSI Bravo 15 has a price of $1,100 and the MSI GF65 Thin costs $1,100.

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How the MSI Bravo 15 and the MSI GF65 Thin compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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GENERAL

Price
$1,100
$1,100
Release Date
April 1, 2022January 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 10.2'' x 0.98''14.1'' x 10'' x 0.85''
Weight
5.18 lbs4.1 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5800HIntel i5-10500H
Graphics
RX 5500M (50 W)RTX 3060 (75 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours4.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
53.5 Wh51 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
144Hz144Hz
Display Brightness
245 nits262 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
6.8/106.8/10
Portability Score
6.8/107.4/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesYes
Fan Noise Score
6.5/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RedRed
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6.5/107/10
Speaker Quality Score
6/106.8/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
32
USB-C ports
12
USB-C Charging
NoNo
Display Outputs
11
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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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."

MSI GF65 Thin

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Allen Ngo | March 2021
"The MSI GF65 Thin offers a GeForce RTX 3060 on a budget. The MSI GF65 is a relatively inexpensive RTX 3060 laptop and, perhaps not coincidentally, it also comes with a slower-than-average RTX 3060 GPU. Other laptops we've tested thus far with the same GPU are about 10 to 15 percent faster. CPU performance is also slightly slower than average unless if users decide to enable Cooler Boost mode. Colors, black-white response times, Thunderbolt, and DisplayPort are either average or completely omitted. Gamers who want to maximize performance-per-dollar without sacrificing RAM or SSD upgradeability will find the lightweight MSI GF65 attractive."

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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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