Our opinion on the MSI Bravo 15 B5DD-095FR
Versatile laptop designed for gaming and creation MSI Bravo 15 B5DD-095FR with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective screen whose 144Hz frequency improves fluidity in games, is powerful thanks to its 16 GB of RAM and its Hexa Core AMD Ryzen 5 Cezanne processor that accelerates processing just as the Radeon graphics card RX 5500M can do not run overly demanding games. Equipped with fast 512 GB SSD storage, which improves its responsiveness, this creative gaming laptop running Windows 11 is equipped with a backlit keyboard or even connection with Wi-Fi 6E ax and USB-C.
Features of MSI Bravo 15 B5DD-095FR
|screen(s)||15.6” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 16:9 (1920×1080, anti-glare/matt)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 5600H Cezanne (3.3 GHz, 6 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphics card||AMD RDNA Radeon RX 5500M 4GB GDDR6, Radeon Vega 7 integrated in processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4)|
|plug||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1, 1 DisplayPort Alt mode), HDMI (4K@60Hz)|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2, AMD RZ608), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek RTL8111HS-CG)|
|Backlit keyboard||yes (red)|
|Sound system||2 speakers (2 x 4W)|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Advertised autonomy / battery||6 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 53.5Wh|
|Weight/dimensions (mm)||2.35 kg / 359 x 259 x 24.95|
MSI Bravo 15 B5DD-095FR against the competition
The MSI Bravo 15 B5DD-095FR is currently marketed by Crab and is placed in the average of its category, where it is one of the only ones that offers such a powerful processor, but faces stronger competitors in graphics.
If this MSI Bravo 15 B5DD-095FR does not meet all your criteria, you will find other configurations for gaming with a similar budget on our gaming laptop guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the biggest impact on performance.
Chassis, connector, screen of MSI Bravo 15 B5DD-095FR
Cooled by Cooler Boost 5 technology using 2 fans, heat pipes and air vents, this laptop has a relatively understated gamer look with its black design with angular lines and thunderbird logo on the body.
The connectivity integrated into this versatile gamer-oriented and creative laptop is good, including 1 USB-C, Bluetooth 5.1 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ax (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect externally, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor, e.g. Ethernet and audio ports or even 3 USBs, all compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit if needed, which is handy to better distinguish its keys in a dimly lit environment.
To appeal to gamers, the screen uses a refresh rate of 144Hz, which improves fluidity in games compared to the standard 60Hz. Since it is anti-reflective, the screen also provides better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a blank panel. In addition, the screen, with its 16:9 format and Full HD definition, is well suited for showing videos and wider High Definition content.
Performance, autonomy of MSI Bravo 15 B5DD-095FR
The MSI Bravo 15 B5DD-095FR is for those looking for a versatile 15-inch high-performance laptop aimed at gaming and creation.
It delivers solid overall performance capable of satisfying a maximum of users because it is built around an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Cezanne Hexa Core Ryzen 5 5600H processor and 16GB of RAM.
This core will be of particular interest to creators because it guarantees much faster processing than a Quad Core and 8 GB DDR4, and the difference is especially noticeable in areas that require CPU and RAM resources that take advantage of multicores, such as photo editing or video editing . .
If the contribution of the Hexa Core is variable in games at the moment compared to a Quad Core, this heart nevertheless supports the Radeon RX 5500M graphics card very well in games. On this topic, this GPU is not a lightning bolt, but allows you to play titles that are not too greedy in 3D resources.
In addition, the Radeon RX 5500M accelerates processing in software using GPU computing power, such as Adobe Photoshop or Sony Vegas, which creative people will appreciate.
In fact, a switch occurs automatically and in real time between the Radeon RX 5500M and the Radeon Vega graphics module integrated into the Ryzen 5 Hexa Core.
With one and the other, you can of course view pictures and videos. However, Radeon Vega 7 is maximally preferred despite its modest advantages because it consumes little energy and thus promotes autonomy.
In this regard, expect around 6 hours of battery life with light use.
The Radeon RX 5500M is practically called when it comes to doing graphics work that is considered too heavy for the Radeon Vega 7, typically for games.
On the storage side, there is an SSD that competes with the standard of hard drives with its 512 GB, while being silent, more resistant to shocks, more energy efficient and much faster.
In practice, the SSD guarantees much better responsiveness and fluid speed than a simple hard drive, which in particular implies much faster game/software launches, as well as processing and start/stop, or even a faster arrival on the cards in online games.
In case 512 GB is too tight, you can of course rely on an external storage device such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.
Finally, in cases of heavy stress (eg: treatments, games), expect a laptop-oriented gamer creator to warm up and be heard.
If necessary to limit temperatures, a ventilated support can be used (remember to check the measurements carefully!).