MSI Bravo 15 C7V review – AMD is still the king of efficiency

Laptop manufacturers, above anything else, are known for their tendency to use one and the same chassis and structure design among a large number of devices out there. Such is the case with MSI and its Katana, Pulse, Bravo, and other notebooks.

In this case, we have the MSI Bravo 15 C7V. It is a budget gaming notebook, equipped with AMD’s 7000HS lineup of processors. They are very lenient on the cooling solution, which might become a reason for a better gaming performance from the GPU.

So, the C7V version of the machine actually comes with either the RTX 4050 or the RTX 4060. They have a TGP of 105W, which is not too shabby for a relatively low-cost solution.

Of course, since there are a lot of machines in this class, you will have to do more than just offer good specs in order to capture the users. That’s why MSI has thrown in a 4-zone RGB backlight and a 144Hz IPS display for good measure.

Once again, the official Web page shows two M.2 PCIe x4 Gen 4 slots for storage expansion. But if things are the same inside, as they are externally, we expect a bit of an issue with that particular statement. We’ll see in a minute.

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System:


Specs, Drivers, What’s in the box

MSI Bravo 15 (B7Ex / C7Vx / C7Ux) - Specs

  • Innolux N156HRA-EA1 (CMN1521)
  • Color accuracy  3.9  3.1
  • up to 2000GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x 2280 PCIe NVMe 4.0 x4  See photo
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Pro, No OS, Windows 11 Home
  • Battery
  • 53.5Wh, 3-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate
  • Dimensions
  • 359 x 259 x 24.9 mm (14.13" x 10.20" x 0.98")
  • Weight
  • 2.25 kg (5 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 2.0
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.1 (8K@60Hz / 4K@120Hz)
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.3
  • 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 drivers and utilities for this notebook can be found here:

What’s in the box?

Inside this notebook’s packaging, you will find some paperwork and a 200W charger.

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