Versatile gaming oriented laptop PC, the MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR-203FR is a black laptop with 17 inch IPS Full HD anti-glare FreeSync screen with frequency of 144Hz to enhance fluidity in games. It is able to run many games thanks to the AMD Navi 7nm Radeon RX 5500M graphics card which also speeds up processing just like the powerful AMD Hexa Core Ryzen 5 Renoir processor. This thin and light chassis computer also benefits from enhanced responsiveness thanks to its fast SSD storage but also a backlit chiclet keyboard and Wi-Fi ax and USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity. But beware, it is not supplied with Windows.
Specifications MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR-203FR (A4DDR-203XFR)
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz FreeSync Premium thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 4600H Renoir (3.0 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||AMD Navi Radeon RX 5500M 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Radeon Vega 7 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4)|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI (4K @ 30Hz)|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W) Hi-Res, Nahimic 3|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||4 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 51Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.2 Kg / 397 x 260 x 23|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR-203FR
It sports a rather sober and elegant design for a gaming laptop PC which it nevertheless takes up the codes with its black brushed aluminum finish chassis.
It is cooled by Cooler Boost 5 technology combining 2 fans with 7 heat pipes and ventilation grilles.
To take full advantage of the potential of this computer, it is necessary to install a complete system such as a Linux or Windows distribution on it.
This relatively thin and light gaming laptop PC for a large format model is equipped with good connectivity including 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, Bluetooth 5 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ax ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ), a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor, for example, Ethernet and audio ports not to mention 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
The chiclet keyboard can obviously be backlit, which is very practical for distinguishing its keys in a dimly lit environment.
The screen improves its fluidity in games thanks to its refresh rate of 144Hz higher than the standard 60Hz, which will interest players. The screen also reproduces colors more faithfully than average while ensuring wide vertical and horizontal viewing angles as it adopts IPS technology. With its 16: 9 format and precise Full HD definition, it is also very suitable for displaying videos and more generally High Definition content. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility than a shiny panel that is more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, battery life of the MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR-203FR
The MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR-203FR targets those who are looking for a versatile 17-inch laptop PC with performance, gamer and designer oriented.
Thanks to the dedicated Radeon RX 5500M AMD Navi 7nm graphics card, many games can run on this gaming laptop, which of course also allows you to watch photos and videos.
As a bonus, the Radeon RX 5500M speeds up processing under software that takes advantsage of GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop.
The heart of this computer also contributes to strengthening the processing because it is built around 8 GB of RAM and especially an AMD Renoir Hexa Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 5 4600H processor.
The general performances delivered by this duo are in fact able to satisfy a maximum of users.
If the contribution of the Hexa Core is currently variable in games compared to a Quad Core, these components still support the Radeon RX 5500M very well in games.
The Hexa Core Ryzen 5 4600H also guarantees much faster processing than a Quad Core in CPU intensive areas using multicore, such as photo editing, 3D rendering or video editing.
The on-board SSD storage clearly contributes to the reactivity of this daily PC compared to a hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, for example, we get faster on online game cards and we benefit from much faster starts / stops, processing and launches of games / software.
Here we find onboard a 512 GB SSD, a capacity rivaling the standard of hard disks. But as a bonus, an SSD is much faster than a hard drive but also more energy efficient, more shock resistant and silent.
Of course, if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to benefit from fast transfers.
Finally side battery life , bet on about 5 hours of operation on battery in light use for this PC if it benefits from Optimus. Count on 2 times less without Optimus.
In any case, despite its large format – very comfortable for predominantly sedentary use (eg at home) – this gaming laptop PC is relatively thin and light for a 17 inch which makes it easy to transport.
But this involves noise and heating when it is strongly pushed (eg: games, treatments).