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MSI Alpha 15 Gaming Laptop (AMD Ryzen 4000, A4DEK)

NEX score 75%

Product Overview

MSI Alpha 15 A4DEK is the world's first gaming laptop to feature 7nm AMD Ryzen 7 4800H CPU and AMD Radeon RX 5600M GPU together.
The Alpha 15 comes with an optional 144Hz FreeSync Premium display that delivers bright and surprising color accuracy along with a smooth and tear-free gaming experience. Thanks to MSI's Cooler Boost 5 thermal solution with a total of 7 heat pipes, the Alpha 15 is able to package its powerful components in a chassis smaller than its competition while delivering enduring performance.
MSI also markets a 17.3-inch variant in the Alpha series powered by Ryzen 4000-series CPUs, the Alpha 17. There is also a slightly more portable model, also powered by AMD CPU and GPU combo, the Bravo 15.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Excellent 1080p gaming performance
  • Per-key RGB backlit keyboard
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Keyboard layout is nonstandard

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 75% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good keyboard backlighting
  • Excellent battery life
  • Sleek, attractive design
Cons
  • Lackluster graphics performance
  • No G-Sync support
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
3x USB3.2 Gen1 + 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen1 + 1x miniDP + 1x HDMI + 1x RJ45 + 1x SD + 1x Mic + 1x Headphone
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1

Construction

Battery | Capacity
65 Wh
Camera | Front
HD (30fps@720p)
Speakers
2x 2W speakers

Dimensions

Size | Depth
248 mm
Size | Height
26.9 mm
Size | Width
357.7 mm
Weight
2.4 kg

Display

Display Type
IPS
Refresh Rate
60 or 144 Hz
Resolution
FHD (1920x1080)

Function

Audio
Hi-Res audio
Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 5600M 6GB
Keyboard Backlight
Per-key RGB lighting
Operating System
Windows 10
Processor
Up to AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor
Weather Resistance
AMD FreeSync Premium

Performance

Memory | Capacity
Up to 64 GB
Memory | Type
DDR4-3200
Power Supply
230 W
Storage
2 x M.2 SSD Slots by NVMe PCIe Gen3

Production

Debut
2020-09-07
Model Name
Alpha 15 A4DEK

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score 75%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
MSI's refreshed Alpha 15 is a much stronger performer with its eight-core CPU and graphics card. It offers high-to-toe features not often seen at its price. It's a little chunky and could use quieter fans, but its price makes those downsides easier to digest.
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Pros
  • Sleek, attractive design
  • Excellent battery life
  • Good keyboard backlighting
Cons
  • Lackluster graphics performance
  • No G-Sync support

User Reviews

References

1. ^ MSI Alpha 15 (Late 2020) Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/msi-alpha-15-late-2020. 2020-12-29. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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