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MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK

Specifications

MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK (Alpha 15 Series)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX 5500M - 4096 MB, GDDR6
Memory
16384 MB 
, Dual-Channel DDR4-2400, 2 x 8 GB
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AU Optronics B156HAN13.0 (AUOD0ED), IPS, 120 Hz, glossy: no
Storage
Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G, 256 GB 
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Dedicated headphone and microphone jacks, Card Reader: SD Card (XC/HC)
Networking
Killer E2600 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27.5 x 357.7 x 248 ( = 1.08 x 14.08 x 9.76 in)
Battery
51 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Released
10/22/2019
Weight
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 88%, performance: 85%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 65%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK

MSI Alpha 15 Hands-On Gaming Laptop Review: Ryzen and Navi instead of Intel and NVIDIA | Notebookcheck
AMD made its comeback into the CPU business with its Ryzen series not only on desktops but also on laptops. The company made a similar foray into the GPU market with its Navi desktop cards earlier this year, a move that it is trying to replicate on laptops with its Navi 14 GPUs. NVIDIA has dominated the upper midrange of laptop GPUs for a while, but AMD is looking to change that, offering consumers more choice in the process. Read on to find out what we think of one the first upcoming all-AMD laptops.
At a Glance: MSI Alpha 15 Review
Source: Extreme Tech English
Looking over these test results, you may get a false impression that the Alpha 15 is a somewhat lackluster product. It’s true that the Alpha 15 struggled to rise above last place in many of these tests, but there’s more to a laptop than just how well it benchmarks. The Alpha 15 is targeted as being both an affordable gaming laptop and a high-performance gaming PC.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2020
MSI Alpha 15 Review: Phoenix Rising?
Source: Unbox English
The MSI Alpha 15 is priced at Php 62,995 for the base configuration that comes with 8GB of RAM. It also comes with the AMD gaming bundle with each purchase that allows you to choose from games like Borderlands 3 and The Outer Worlds.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/05/2020
MSI Alpha 15
Source: PC Mag English
MSI's all-AMD Alpha 15 gaming laptop combines a Ryzen 7 processor and Radeon RX 5500M graphics for a tempting, affordable alternative in a market dominated by Intel and Nvidia. It brims with high-end features, though it could use quieter cooling fans.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/03/2020
78% MSI Alpha 15 Review — Ticking All The Right Boxes
Source: Pokde English
You get a Ryzen 7 3750H, the latest 7nm Radeon RX 5500M, a good 512GB PCIe SSD and 16GB RAM, straight out of the box. You can even upgrade it with cheap SATA SSDs to bump up the storage in case 512GB isn’t enough for you. The chassis which all of that comes in may be a point of contention, as the liberal use of plastic and bulky form factor does lessen the appeal. I must mention that while its mainly made of plastic, it is one of the most solid laptops I have played with recently. For an affordable mid-range gaming laptop, I believe the MSI Alpha 15 ticks all the right boxes as it is.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 88% performance: 85% mobility: 65% workmanship: 72%
MSI Alpha 15 – gaming laptop with AMD Radeon RX 5500M 7-nm Navi graphics
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The overall value of this MSI Alpha 15 AMD configuration remains to be determined in a future review, though, but potential buyers should know that $1099 and even less can actually get them Core i5 and even i7 gaming-laptops with 1660Ti graphics these days, so the big question is how will the RX 5500M fair against the 1660Ti, and not against the 1650, as suggested in AMD’s presentation.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/25/2019
MSI Alpha 15 – gaming laptop with AMD Radeon RX 5500M 7-nm Navi graphics
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The overall value of this MSI Alpha 15 AMD configuration remains to be determined in a future review, though, but potential buyers should know that $1099 and even less can actually get them Core i5 and even i7 gaming-laptops with 1660Ti graphics these days, so the big question is how will the RX 5500M fair against the 1660Ti, and not against the 1650, as suggested in AMD’s presentation.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2019

Foreign Reviews

Обзор ноутбука MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK: лучшие мобильные чипы AMD против современных игр
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Premium design; great built quality; excellent display; comfortable keyboard; long battery life; good cooling system. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/18/2019
MSI Alpha 15: Chiếc laptop gaming mang sức mạnh "đội đỏ" AMD
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent keyboard; great display; good cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2019
Review MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK: Laptop Pertama Dari MSI Dengan Teknologi 7nm
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2020

Comment

AMD Radeon RX 5500M: Mid-range mobile graphics card based on the Navi 14 chip (new RDNA architecture) and manufactured in the modern 7nm process. Offers 1,408 cores clocked at 1,645 MHz and using GDDR6 graphics memory.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


R7 3750H: Mobile Quad-Core APU using Zen+ cores clocked at 2.3 to 4 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 10 CUs clocked at up to 1400 MHz. The 3750H is the 35 Watt version of the 3700U with the same specs but a higher TDP for better performance under long periods of load.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.3 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).


78%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-11- 3 (Update: 2019-11- 3)