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MSI Bravo 17 Gaming Laptop (AMD Ryzen 4000)

NEX score 53%

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Product Overview

The MSI Bravo 17 is a 17.3-inch gaming laptop powered by 7nm AMD Ryzen 4000 H-Series mobile processors and AMD Radeon RX 5500M graphics. The "All-AMD" combo delivers the graphics to the users with 144/120Hz panel with AMD FreeSync Premium technology.
MSI's proprietary Cooler Boost 5 technology brings an innovative thermal solution with 2 fans and 6 heat pipes to dissipate heat from the compact chassis.
For those who prefer more portability, MSI also markets a 15.6-inch model, the Bravo 15. The two share most of the configurable options, though the Bravo 15 loses the per-key RGB option.
The Bravo 17 shares its design with the GF75 Thin powered by Intel.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Matte 120 Hz display
  • Good CPU performance
  • Good battery life
  • Good input devices
Cons
  • Low black value
  • Low color space coverage

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 53% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good system performance
  • Good battery life
  • High-quality case
  • Matte IPS display
Cons
  • No SD card reader
  • No Thunderbolt 3
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Variants:
Per-Key RGB Backlight
Red Backlight

Connectivity

Ports
3x USB 3.2 Gen1 + 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen1 + 1x HDMI + 1x RJ45 + 1x Audio combo
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.1

Construction

Battery | Capacity
51 Wh
Camera | Front
HD type (30fps@720p)
Speakers
2x 2W speaker + 1x mic/headphone combo jack

Dimensions

Size | Depth
260 mm
Size | Height
23 mm
Size | Width
397 mm
Weight
1.96 kg

Display

Display Diagonal
17.3 inch
Display Type
IPS
Refresh Rate
120 or 144 Hz
Resolution
FHD (1920x1080)

Function

Audio
Nahimic high-res audio
Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 5500M 4GB
Keyboard Backlight
Single-color back-lit (red)
Processor
Up to AMD Ryzen 7 4000 H processors
Variable Framerate
AMD FreeSync Premium

Performance

Memory | Capacity
2x slots, max 64GB
Memory | Type
DDR4 3200MHz
Power Supply
180 W
Storage
1x M.2 SSD Combo (NVMe PCIe Gen 3 / SATA) + 1x 2.5" SATA

Production

Debut
2020-04-30
Per-Key RGB BacklightModel Name
Bravo 17 A4DDK
Red BacklightModel Name
Bravo 17 A4DDR

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

notebookcheck[1]

Sentiment Score 53%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
Bravo 17 runs noticeably quieter than its MSI counterpart, the Alpha 15. Despite the high volume, the Radeon RX 5500M gets pretty hot with 3D applications. In comparison to the last CPU generation, AMD seems to have noticeably optimized the energy management. The 2.0 integrated volume offers a good volume pattern with a decent sound pattern.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Matte IPS display
  • High-quality case
  • Good system performance
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No Thunderbolt 3
  • No SD card reader

User Reviews

References

1. ^ MSI Bravo 17 laptop review: All-AMD gaming machine. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/MSI-Bravo-17-laptop-review-All-AMD-gaming-machine.480357.0.html. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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