[Video Review] MSI Crosshair 15 (B12Ux)


MSI Crosshair 15 (12Ux) in-depth review

More than anything, MSI is known for using one platform for many of its devices. This is not new, as we've seen it in the past. Also, a lot of car manufacturers do the same thing. In a way, you can think of MSI as VW. For instance, the laptop we're going to review today shares the same platform as the Pulse GL66.This is why we were very intrigued when we saw the specs. These guys managed to fit an RTX 3070 Ti with a 140W TGP inside of the Crosshair 15 (B12Ux). We really hope that they have found a way to cool it down properly because the Pulse series is not really known for its great ther[...]

Pros

  • 2x SODIMM + 2x M.2 PCIe x4 Gen 4 slots
  • Bold design
  • Covers 98% of the DCI-P3 color gamut and has accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile (BOE NE156QHM-NY1 (BOE09C2))
  • 165Hz panel with quick response times(BOE NE156QHM-NY1 (BOE09C2))
  • PWM-free (BOE NE156QHM-NY1 (BOE09C2))

Cons

  • Extremely hot externals when CoolerBoost is not enabled
  • No SD card slot and Thunderbolt support
  • USB Type-C port only supports data transfer
  • Average input devices

MSI Crosshair 15 (12Ux) - Specs

  • BOE NE156QHM-NY1 (BOE09C2)
  • Color accuracy  4.5  2.2
  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 16000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Pro
  • Battery
  • 90Wh, 4-cell, 53.5Wh, 3-cell, 53.5Wh, 3-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 359 x 259 x 26.9 mm (14.13" x 10.20" x 1.06")
  • Weight
  • 2.47 kg (5.4 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)
  • HDMI
  • 2.0
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.1
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Speakers
  • Stereo Speakers by Nahimic Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

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