MSI Cyborg 15 A13V review – A Refreshing Take on Affordable Gaming


Compared to the A12V model, the MSI Cyborg 15 A13V feels like a simple refresh. Its design and cooling are pretty much almost the same as the previous-generation model. The newer iteration boasts a 13th gen Intel CPU that is based on the Alder Lake architecture. You can also rely on NVIDIA RTX 4000 GPUs with modest TGPs.

The display is still the same – a 1080p unit with a 144Hz refresh rate. That’s fine for the price class of this machine. The upgradability of the notebook is decent and the same goes for the port selection. The connectivity is modern – Wi-Fi 6E + Bluetooth v5.3 (option).

Considering the end price of this device, it’s not a surprise that it lacks features such as a MUX switch or NVIDIA Advanced Optimus. On the bright side, you get an iGPU-only mode for improved battery life, a backlit keyboard, and some curious-looking design with translucent parts.

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/msi-cyborg-15-a12vx-a13ux-a13vx/

Contents


Specs, Drivers, What’s in the box

MSI Cyborg 15 (A12Vx / A13Ux / A13Vx) - Specs

  • AUO B156HAN15.1 (AUOD0A2)
  • Color accuracy  4.5  3.8
  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 8000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Home, Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro, Linux
  • Battery
  • 53.5Wh, 53.5Wh, 3-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 359.36 x 250.34 x 21.95 - 22.9 mm (14.15" x 9.86" x 0.86")
  • Weight
  • 1.98 kg (4.4 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.0 (4K@60Hz)
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.2
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W Stereo Speakers, Nahimic Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

All MSI Cyborg 15 (A12Vx / A13Ux / A13Vx) configurations

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Drivers

All drivers and utilities for this notebook can be found here: https://www.msi.com/Laptop/Cyborg-15-A13VX/support

What’s in the box?

 

Inside the box, we found some paperwork and a 120W barrel plug charger.



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