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MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008

Specifications

MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008
Alpha 15 B5EEK (Alpha 15 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 8 x 3.2 - 4.4 GHz, 132 W PL2 / Short Burst, 110 W PL1 / Sustained, Cezanne-H (Zen 3)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX 6600M - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 2,034 MHz MHz, Memory: 1,750  MHz, 100 W TDP, GDDR6, Radeon Adrenalin 21.12.1, Switchable Graphics
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR4-3200 Dual-Channel, Timings: 22-22-22-52
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, No, AU Optronics B156HAN08.0, IPS, AMD FreeSync Premium, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD, 1024 GB 
, 1 TB NVMe PCIe Gen 3, 890 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Raven/Renoir/Van Gogh/Cezanne/Rembrandt/Raphael - HD Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo audio jack, 1 RJ-45
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23.95 x 359 x 259 ( = 0.94 x 14.13 x 10.2 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4-cell, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 13.2 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, MSI Center , 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.35 kg ( = 82.89 oz / 5.18 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1400 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 81.53% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 94%, features: 51%, display: 82% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 77%

Reviews for the MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008

82.6% MSI Alpha 15 Gaming Laptop Review: Ryzen 7 5800H and Radeon RX 6600M augur well for mainstream 1080p gaming | Notebookcheck
The MSI Alpha 15 is one among the handful of AMD Advantage gaming laptops available. Powered by the Ryzen 7 5800H and Radeon RX 6600M, the Alpha 15 comes with the promise of achieving 100 fps at 1080p High in modern games. We find this to be largely true, giving laptops with the Core i7-11800H and the RTX 3060 a run for their money. However, there are areas where MSI had to compromise in order to strike a balance between price and performance.
[REVIEW] MSI Alpha 15 B5Ex – Radeon RX 6600M is pretty competitive
Source: Laptop Media English
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/23/2021
MSI ALPHA 15 (2021) Review (RX 6600M) - MSI nailed it this time!
Source: Hubwood English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/08/2021
MSI Alpha 15 (B5Ex) (AMD Radeon RX 6600M) - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2021
MSI Alpha 15 (B5Ex) review – Radeon RX 6600M is pretty competitive
Source: Laptop Media English
First, let’s mention some of the downsides here. Undoubtedly, one of them is the I/O. Although you get most of what you’ll need, there is no SD card reader, one of the USB Type-A slots is limited to 2.0 speeds, and the USB Type-C port is only 3.2 (Gen. 1). You know, we don’t feel that this is the laptop that screams – bang for your buck. Its design is basically recycled, the hardware is good but definitely not great. Well, it will run all AAA titles out there at the moment. Don’t get us wrong, we love to see the revived competition between AMD and NVIDIA, but we are eager to test more devices to see if team Red can overthrow its opponent. At the end of the day, though, the display is great (especially with our Gaming and Web design profile), and the battery life is good enough for you to consider this as more than your daily driver.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/03/2021

Foreign Reviews

80% MSI Alpha 15 Advantage Edition B5EEK Review con AMD Radeon RX 6600M
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK AMD Advantage Edition, review completa
Source: Game IT Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 82% display: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%
Đánh giá MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK: Tối ưu sức mạnh với CPU và GPU AMD
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/02/2022
Đánh giá MSI Alpha 15: một chiếc máy đạt chuẩn AMD Advantage, mạnh mẽ, rất đáng để xài
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; premium design; solid workmanship; compact size; thin frames; big screen; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/06/2021

Comment

AMD Radeon RX 6600M: Mid-range mobile graphics card based on the Navi architecture. Offers 1792 cores (28 CUs) at a TDP of 90 - 135 Watt. Uses the Navi 23 chip based on the RDNA 2 architecture and can be configured by the laptop manufacturer from 50 - 100 Watt TDP.

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 5800H: A high-performance, laptop-grade, octa-core APU. The Ryzen features eight SMT-enabled Zen 3 cores running at 3.2 GHz to 4.4 GHz along with the Vega 8 graphics adapter that runs at up to 2,000 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.60":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

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


MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI) was founded in 1986 in Taiwan. MSI is especially known as a manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards for PCs, but also offers computer accessories, complete systems, motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktop PCs, monitors and other components. However, the Microstar brand name in Germany belongs to the Medion company. MSI is known for its gaming products and has developed a wide range of gaming laptops and desktop PCs. The company is also active in workstations, servers and industrial automation. MSI has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


81.53%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


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Stefan Hinum, 2021-09-28 (Update: 2021-09-28)