MSI Alpha 15

MSI Alpha 15
  • Launched: September 2020
  • Screen-to-body ratio: ~75.7%
  • Dimensions: 357.7 x 248 x 26.9 mm (14.08 x 9.76 x 1.06 inches)
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Review

Evaluation of the main characteristics with the configuration selected for the Alpha 15.
Performance
55
Gaming
50
Display
56
Battery Life
57
Connectivity
49
Case
55
NanoReview Score
52
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Tests and Specifications

Detailed tests and technical specifications of the MSI Alpha 15

Case

Weight 2.4 kg (5.29 lbs)
Dimensions 357.7 x 248 x 26.9 mm
14.08 x 9.76 x 1.06 inches
Area 887 cm2 (137.4 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~75.7%
Side bezels 6.2 mm
Colors Black
Transformer No
Opening angle 160°
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active
Vapor chamber No
Number of fans 2

Display

Size 15.6 inches
Type IPS LCD
Refresh rate 144 Hz
PPI 141 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support No
Touchscreen No
Coating Matte
Display tests
sRGB color space 100%
Response time 3 ms

Battery

Capacity
Battery type Li-Po
Replaceable No
Fast charging Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes
Charging port position Bottom
Charge power 230 W

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 3.0 GHz
Turbo frequency 4 GHz
Cores 6
Threads 12
L3 Cache 8 MB
Integrated GPU Radeon Vega 6
Fabrication process 7 nm

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1146
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
5959
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1208
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
8299

Graphics Card

GPU name
Type Dedicated
Fabrication process 7 nm
GPU base clock 1000 MHz
GPU boost clock 1445 MHz
FLOPS 4.069 TFLOPS
Memory size 3 GB
Memory type GDDR6
Memory bus 96 bit
Memory speed ~14 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 1408
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 88
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 32
GPU performance
4.069 TFLOPS

RAM

RAM size
Channels 2x8 GB
Clock 3200 MHz
Type DDR4
Upgradable Yes
Total slots 2
Max. ram size 64 GB

Storage

Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2)
Channels 1x512 GB
Upgradable Yes
Total slots 2
NVMe Yes

Sound

Speakers 2.0
Power 2x2W
Dolby Atmos No
Microphones 2

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v5
Bluetooth v5.1
Fingerprint No
Optical drive No
Webcam Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720
Ports
USB-A 3x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 1x USB 3.2
Thunderbolt No
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.0
DisplayPort No
VGA No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No
SD card reader Yes
Proprietary charging port Yes

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island
Numpad No
Backlight Yes
Touchpad
Surface Glass
Windows Precision Yes

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