MSI Bravo 15 (A4DDx / A4DCx) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 8000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 M.2 NVMe slots
RAM
up to 64GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, No OS
Dimensions
358.9 x 253.8 x 21.7 mm (14.13" x 9.99" x 0.85")
Weight
1.96 kg (4.3 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI [email protected]
  • Card reader
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 2x 2W, Nahimic 3
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slotKensington Lock

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Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the MSI Bravo 15 (A4DDx / A4DCx) series.

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$978.00
price
1461.00
performance

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the MSI Bravo 15 (A4DDx / A4DCx) series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

MSI Bravo 15 (A4DDx / A4DCx) in-depth review

For one reason or another, the Bravo 15 is one of MSI's most controversial laptops. We are not going to take that into consideration, because we want our review to be as objective as possible. So what is this laptop actually? Well, this is one of the first laptops on the market to feature entirely AMD hardware. It comes with Ryzen 4000H processors. This is why MSI says that this is a 7nm technology laptop. While it's not wrong, it is nothing more than a marketing gimmick, since 7nm by itself[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Priced adequately
  • Good keyboard with decent travel, clicky feedback, and an optional RGB backlight
  • Up to 64GB of memory in dual-channel + two M.2 slots for storage
  • Wi-Fi 6 support
  • 144Hz display option
  • Doesn't use PWM for brightness adjustment (AUO B156HAN08.4)

Cons

  • Lacks an SD card reader and Thunderbolt support
  • Covers only 51% of sRGB (AUO B156HAN08.4)
  • Gets pretty warm on the outside
  • Drivers feel unfinished
  • Huge dead zone on the trackpad clicking mechanism

Games you can play on this laptop series

GTA V
135
fps
99
fps
55
fps
35
fps
-3%
155
fps
87
fps
45
fps
27
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
58
fps
57
fps
51
fps
32
fps
-3%
66
fps
59
fps
46
fps
22
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
246
fps
191
fps
179
fps
179
fps
-8%
204
fps
181
fps
179
fps
170
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
MED
 
Bench
118
fps
112
fps
88
fps
 
-16%
99
fps
94
fps
74
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
LOW
MAX
Bench
157
fps
136
fps
134
fps
114
fps
-17%
135
fps
112
fps
108
fps
92
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
LOW
MED
MAX
 
Bench
233
fps
229
fps
220
fps
 
-7%
218
fps
211
fps
205
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
LOW
MED
 
Bench
245
fps
254
fps
60
fps
 
-19%
240
fps
210
fps
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
MIN
MED
 
Bench
281
fps
203
fps
103
fps
 
-1%
314
fps
179
fps
86
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
MED
MAX
 
Bench
309
fps
255
fps
231
fps
 
-6%
286
fps
241
fps
218
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
210
fps
178
fps
95
fps
 
-11%
170
fps
145
fps
113
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
138
fps
97
fps
96
fps
84
fps
 
-
-
-
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
LOW
MED
Bench
62
fps
54
fps
42
fps
27
fps
-10%
50
fps
46
fps
41
fps
30
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
75
fps
63
fps
58
fps
-
-23%
93
fps
57
fps
-
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
LOW
MED
Bench
69
fps
58
fps
29
fps
-
-27%
53
fps
42
fps
19
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Metro Exodus
LOW
 
Bench
83
fps
39
fps
12
fps
 
 
-63%
34
fps
16
fps
-
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
75
fps
68
fps
51
fps
39
fps
85
fps
69
fps
46
fps
32
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
LOW
MAX
 
 
Bench
145
fps
132
fps
 
 
-6%
137
fps
124
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
LOW
 
Bench
80
fps
66
fps
57
fps
 
-8%
69
fps
61
fps
56
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
LOW
MED
Bench
110
fps
82
fps
69
fps
54
fps
-6%
112
fps
73
fps
62
fps
49
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
LOW
 
 
Bench
199
fps
118
fps
 
 
 
-16%
155
fps
110
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2021
LOW
 
 
Bench
199
fps
118
fps
 
 
-16%
155
fps
110
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
The Witcher 3
LOW
MED
Bench
135
fps
102
fps
81
fps
59
fps
-17%
110
fps
83
fps
71
fps
48
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
LOW
MED
 
Bench
175
fps
137
fps
136
fps
 
-46%
144
fps
63
fps
34
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM Eternal
LOW
MED
 
Bench
130
fps
111
fps
-
 
-39%
92
fps
55
fps
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
LOW
MED
Bench
137
fps
96
fps
83
fps
57
fps
-3%
108
fps
87
fps
86
fps
81
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
102
fps
90
fps
-
 
-12%
90
fps
78
fps
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
ARK: Survival Evolved
LOW
MED
Bench
117
fps
51
fps
41
fps
-
-8%
99
fps
41
fps
32
fps
20
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
LOW
MED
Bench
137
fps
81
fps
53
fps
38
fps
-11%
126
fps
74
fps
45
fps
29
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Cyberpunk 2077
LOW
MED
Bench
45
fps
37
fps
29
fps
24
fps
-7%
44
fps
35
fps
25
fps
21
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
 
 
Bench
415
fps
165
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
LOW
MED
Bench
128
fps
102
fps
82
fps
77
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
 
Bench
189
fps
167
fps
98
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Resident Evil 2
130
fps
105
fps
36
fps
32
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Red Dead Redemption 2
MIN
MED
Bench
69
fps
30
fps
-
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 21
LOW
 
 
Bench
169
fps
164
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Need For Speed Heat
LOW
 
Bench
80
fps
69
fps
55
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Apex Legends
MIN
MED
MAX
 
Bench
144
fps
115
fps
69
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
LOW
 
 
Bench
311
fps
145
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

 

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