MSI Bravo 15

MSI Bravo 15

MSI Bravo 15

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

The MSI Bravo 15 is positioned at a lower midrange price point and comes with an AMD Ryzen 7 processor paired with an Nvidia RTX 4060 GPU, making it suitable for gaming and other graphic-intensive tasks. It has a 15.6-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a high refresh rate, which is ideal for fast-paced visuals in gaming. The laptop accommodates 512GB of storage and 8GB of RAM, providing ample space for applications and a decent performance level for general use and engineering software. It includes features like hardware ray tracing and DLSS, enhancing gaming experiences. However, with a weight of nearly 5 pounds and a battery life of around 6 hours during typical usage, this laptop is less ideal for those who need a highly portable option or all-day battery life. It has a backlit keyboard with a number pad but does not have a fingerprint reader or facial recognition. It has diverse connectivity with USB-C and HDMI ports but lacks Thunderbolt support. Released in February 2023 and running Windows 11 Home, the MSI Bravo 15 might appeal to users looking for a blend of performance and value, especially in gaming and general use, though it may fall short for those needing a device for constant travel or the longest battery life. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • Strong graphics performance
  • AMD Ryzen 7 processor
  • Efficient heat management
  • Hardware Ray Tracing support
  • DLSS capable
Cons
  • Moderate battery life
  • Limited portability
  • Average screen color coverage
  • No Thunderbolt or USB4 ports

Ratings by Category

Gaming & AI:
4.2
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.
Engineering & Design:
4.2
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.
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.
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.
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.
Software Development:
3.8
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.
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.
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
$994
Release Date
February 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 10.2'' x 0.98''
Weight
4.96 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
Graphics
RTX 4060 (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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