MSI Cyborg 15

MSI Cyborg 15

MSI Cyborg 15

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BEST RATING
General Use:
4.2
GENERAL USE: Good7.3/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.2/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.5/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.2/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.5/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.2/10
BATTERY: Good7.4/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.6/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.9/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The MSI Cyborg 15 is a lower midrange-priced laptop that comes with an Intel i7 processor and an Nvidia RTX 4060 graphics card, making it capable of handling general use, 3D rendering, and machine learning tasks effectively. It features 512 GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM, which is sufficient for most tasks, though heavy multitasking or large engineering projects might require more memory. The screen is a 15.6-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a high refresh rate, which is good for gaming and general use, and it has hardware ray tracing and DLSS support, catering to gamers and creative professionals. Weighing 4.37 pounds and having a battery life that supports typical usage for around 7.5 hours, it strikes a balance between portability and performance. The laptop also includes a backlit keyboard with a number pad and multiple ports including USB-C and HDMI. Despite its gaming-ready specs, it has a more subdued look, which might appeal to those wanting a less flashy device for professional environments. 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
  • Midrange price
  • Decent storage capacity
  • Powerful Intel i7 processor
  • RTX 4060 for good graphics
  • 144Hz high refresh rate screen
Cons
  • Below average battery capacity
  • Heavier than similar models
  • Average build quality
  • No touchscreen or 4K display

Ratings by Category

General Use:
4.2
The MSI Cyborg 15 offers smooth multitasking and responsive performance for general use due to its powerful Intel i7 processor and sufficient RAM. With its IPS display ensuring clear visuals, good portability, and a battery life that supports several hours of typical use, it can handle everyday tasks effectively.
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.
Content Creation:
4.2
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:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Gaming & AI:
4.1
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.
Software Development:
4.1
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.
Portability:
4.1
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Keyboard Quality:
4.0
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
General Use Screen Quality:
3.9
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.
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.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$924
Release Date
May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 9.9'' x 0.9''
Weight
4.37 lbs
Width
14.15"
Depth
9.86"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-12650H
RAM
8 GB
DDR Memory Version
5
RAM Slots
2
Storage
512 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
53.5 Wh

SCREEN

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

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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6.8/10
Portability Score
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7.3/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Premium Business Laptop
No
Fan Noise Score
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6.5/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6.8/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
2
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Sascha Mölck | April 2023
"The focus of the MSI Cyborg 15 lies on a compromise of performance, mobility, and power consumption. Due to the reduced performance settings, the CPU and GPU perform below their capabilities. Nonetheless, their computing power is still sufficient for FHD gaming at high to maximum settings even then. The power consumption, which is low for a gaming laptop, can be translated into a good battery life. Realistic values of 7 to 8 h are still possible, despite the relatively small battery capacity of 53.5 Wh. Unfortunately the USB-C port doesn't offer any support for Power Delivery, which would be a sensible feature in the case of the Cyborg."

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