Are you on the look out for a Ryzen powered 4000 laptop? MSI is where you need to head to! They recently released their Bravo laptops and they started pre-orders for the MSI Bravo 15 and Bravo 17 laptops that are packed with the Ryzen 7 4800 H-series processors coupled with Radeon RX 5500M GPUs. You also get a cheaper option with Ryzen 5 4600H. Both laptops are available to pre-order at Newegg, with the MSI Bravo 15 starting at $929 for the Ryzen 5 4600H, $999 for the MSI Bravo 15 with Ryzen 7 4800H with and the MSI Bravo 17 starting at $1,099 with the Ryzen 7 4800H.
MSI’s 7nm processor improves gameplay thanks to its advanced clocking speeds, while intelligently distributing cooling and power across both processor and graphics. Doubling power efficiency over previous generations, the new Bravo series laptops play harder and last longer. The all-AMD performance is geared with 120Hz AMD FreeSync Premium technology for fluid and tear-free gameplay experience.
MSI Bravo 15, Bravo 17 specs and design
Where specs matter, the Bravo 15 is loaded with a Ryzen 7 4800H processor, an AMD Radeon RX5500M GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. The Bravo 17 boasts similar specs, but it can get an additional 1TB 7,200-rpm HDD stacked on top of the SSD. Fortunately, Bravo 15 is also packed with Ryzen 5 4600H processor for those who are budget conscious.
The Bravo 15 (4.1 pounds, 14.1 x 10 x 0.9 inches) and Bravo 17 (5.1 pounds, 15.6 x 10.2 x 0.9 inches). They’re both relatively light and slim, have a plastic design with a brush of aluminium. The lid houses the MSI thunderbird logo, and the keyboard is backlit, with red colour. It’s their way of adding RGB to the laptop.
The Bravo 15 is outfitted with three USB Type-A ports, two USB Type-C ports, an RJ45 Ethernet port, a security lock slot, a headphone jack and an HDMI port, while the Bravo 17 loses one USB Type-C port while adding a separate microphone port.
MSI Bravo 15, Bravo 17 Display and Keyboard
Both the MSI Bravo 15 and 17 although having different screen sizes, use the same resolution, FHD 1920×1080 pixels with 120Hz refresh rate, which is loaded with AMD’s Freesync technology. The keyboard is well spaced, and is just like other laptop keyboards with the full keys set, including the num keypad, and uses a red backlight. Many are turned off by the red backlight, and prefer a white one instead. Well, I couldn’t agree more. The touchpad is quite large, but comes way out, and your finger could be repeatedly touching the desk where you’re working.
MSI Bravo 15, Bravo 17 battery life
MSI hasn’t made any battery claims, but since the laptops use the Ryzen processor which is manufactured using the 7nm process, we should expect great battery life on light usage. While gaming, you will always be plugged in for better performance, so battery life rarely matters in this case.
“Building on the success of our Alpha 15, the world’s first 7nm gaming laptop, we dedicated ourselves in researching and developing the best mid-range gaming laptop in the industry,” said Andy Tung, President at MSI Computer Corp. “Our popular Thunderbird logo inspired our Alpha and Bravo lines and continues to drive everything we do. We successfully doubled the power efficiency of the Bravo series compared to its previous generation, delivering high performing laptop consumers can rely on, at a competitive price.”
MSI’s exclusive Cooler Boost 5 technology combines two fans and six heat pipes to minimize heat and maximize airflow inside Bravo’s compact chassis, delivering peak component performance. MSI also included its latest Dragon Center software for optimization with Gaming Mode 2.0. The software conveniently detects components, desktop systems, and peripherals to integrate them into one platform for optimizing their performance. Meanwhile, MSI’s APP Player allows for seamless gaming between mobile and PC, allowing gamers to play mobile games on their laptop with mouse and keyboard support.
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