MSI Bravo 15

MSI Bravo 15

MSI Bravo 15

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Engineering & Design:
4.2
GENERAL USE: Good7.1/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.2/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.4/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Fair6.6/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.0/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.9/10
BATTERY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.8/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.5/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The MSI Bravo 15, with a lower midrange price, offers a good balance for those looking for performance on a budget, especially for gaming and general use. It features a Ryzen 5 processor, Nvidia RTX 4050 graphics, and comes with 512GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. Promoting a gaming laptop appearance, it has a 15.6-inch screen with a high refresh rate, making it suitable for fast motion and intensive gaming. The laptop has a moderate battery life and is fairly portable. It's not the lightest out there, but it's manageable for carrying around. It comes with Windows 11 and has hardware ray tracing and DLSS support for enhanced gaming experiences. The build and keyboard quality are fair, and it heats well. This laptop is a good option for gaming and engineering tasks that demand high GPU performance. However, it might not be the best for prolonged use away from a power source or if you need a very lightweight and ultra-portable machine. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • Strong performance in 3D and machine learning tasks
  • Good port selection, including Ethernet and HDMI
  • Keyboard includes number pad and is backlit
  • Supports hardware ray tracing and DLSS
  • Decent screen refresh rate for fast motion
Cons
  • Moderate battery life limits mobility
  • Screen colors mediocre for professional editing
  • Lacks Thunderbolt and USB-C charging
  • Average build quality may affect durability

Ratings by Category

Engineering & Design:
4.2
The MSI Bravo 15 is fitting for engineering and design due to its strong AMD Ryzen 5 CPU and Nvidia RTX 4050 GPU, crucial for demanding tasks and rendering. Its quality IPS display and adequate RAM support detailed visual work, but its average portability and moderate battery life might limit its use on the go.
General Use:
4.1
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
Gaming & AI:
4.1
The MSI Bravo 15 is well-suited for gaming and 3D tasks due to its Nvidia RTX 4050 GPU, which handles graphics-intensive games and software efficiently, and the 144Hz screen refresh rate which allows for smoother visuals and gameplay. While its CPU and screen quality also contribute positively, they are not as critical as the GPU and refresh rate for these specific applications.
Content Creation:
4.0
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.
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:
3.9
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.
Software Development:
3.6
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.
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
$899
Release Date
February 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 10.2'' x 0.98''
Weight
4.96 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS
Graphics
RTX 4050 (105 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
8 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

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
267 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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6.8/10
Portability Score
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6.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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6.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
Blue
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
2
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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