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MSI Alpha 15 Series

MSI Alpha 15 B5EEKProcessor: AMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R5 5600H, AMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R7 5800H, AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3550H, AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R7 3750H, AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4800H
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 5300M, AMD Radeon RX 5500M, AMD Radeon RX 5600M, AMD Radeon RX 6600M
Display: 15.60 inch
Weight: 0kg, 2.288kg, 2.3kg, 2.35kg, 2.4kg
Price: 1299, 1400 euro
Average Score: 79.43% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 59 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 90%, features: 55%, display: 82%, mobility: 65%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 71%

 

MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK

MSI is the latest to join the gaming laptop market with its MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK mid-range gaming laptop. The 15.6-inch display delivers an awesome user experience, even with an as good an average maximum brightness as anyone would hope for. However, some have opinionated that the display is still quite bright compared to some of its competitors. But again, the experience of using it with its predetermined display brightness is entirely subjective, depending on the user’s preferences as well.

Being completely matte black with signature MSI ridges, the Alpha 15 is definitely elegant and presentable. The green bird with a red pair of eyes featured on the back of the black aluminum lid was indeed a surprise for most ardent MSI fans, as MSI changed the dragon that used to be the signature mark of the company for the first time. When it is opened, the Alpha 15 gives off a business-notebook vibe with its overall physical presentation. The thin dark gray bezels situated around the sides of the screen definitely add to this impression. The display can be opened up to 160 degrees with one hand, and the lid is also quite sturdy.

The illuminated USB ports and the keyboard with RGB lighting is obviously something to be appreciated with this model. The Alpha 15 A3DDK has been equipped with a backlit chiclet keyboard that has slightly rounded keys. The keys have medium stroke and clear pressure points, which has to be noted for user convenience. Apart from the keyboard, this laptop comes with a multi-touch trackpad large enough to perform multi-finger gestures. The smooth surface is an added benefit, because it allows various movements, such as swiping and scrolling, without any resistance. This also increases user comfort and convenience while using the laptop.

As far as the USB ports are concerned, the Alpha 15 features three Type-A and a single Type-C USB port that operates on the USB-3.2 Gen-1 standard. There are also an HDMI port and a mini DisplayPort, along with dedicated ports for a microphone and headphones respectively. In addition, there is also a Gigabit Ethernet port. Despite all the respective ports provided by the Alpha 15, one drawback of this model is definitely the exclusion of a Thunderbolt 3 port. This prevents users from connecting to a more powerful external GPU, which might not be good news for some of the gaming fans out there who are considering the Alpha 15 as their next gaming laptop. Even though the Alpha 15 A3DDK has quite a presentable display and an awesome keyboard, it still could not make its way into the best gaming laptops list due to its middling performance. The laptop uses an AMD Radeon 7 3750H CPU along with 16 GB of RAM, which can definitely deliver enough performance for simple productivity and some gaming, but nothing more than that.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

MSI Alpha 15 A3DDKNotebook: MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK
Processor: AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R7 3750H
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 5500M 4096 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Price comparison

Average Score: 79.5% - good

Average of 8 scores (from 28 reviews)

 

Reviews

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.
70% MSI Alpha 15 (A3DDK) review
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
The MSI Alpha 15 does all right for a $999 gaming laptop. It boasts a solid graphics card; a colorful, 144Hz display that puts the competition to shame; and a comfortable keyboard with rare per-key lighting. However, its AMD CPU doesn't perform as well as its Intel-laden opponents. Plus, the battery life is a little short, and the speakers are weak.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% MSI Alpha 15 (A3DDK) review
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
The MSI Alpha 15 does all right for a $999 gaming laptop. It boasts a solid graphics card; a colorful, 144Hz display that puts the competition to shame; and a comfortable keyboard with rare per-key lighting. However, its AMD CPU doesn't perform as well as its Intel-laden opponents. Plus, the battery life is a little short, and the speakers are weak.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
MSI Alpha 15 Review: The Mid-range AMD Flag-bearer
Source: Lowyat.net English Archive.org version
For a gaming laptop that’s worth RM4799, it provides the necessary gaming essentials with its impressive display and excellent hardware performance. The Alpha 15 is an easy recommendation if you’re not planning to go overkill on specs, and if you’re looking for an alternative to Intel and NVIDIA.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/15/2020
MSI Alpha 15 Review: The Mid-range AMD Flag-bearer
Source: Lowyat.net English Archive.org version
For a gaming laptop that’s worth RM4799, it provides the necessary gaming essentials with its impressive display and excellent hardware performance. The Alpha 15 is an easy recommendation if you’re not planning to go overkill on specs, and if you’re looking for an alternative to Intel and NVIDIA.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/15/2020
At a Glance: MSI Alpha 15 Review
Source: Extreme Tech English Archive.org version
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
At a Glance: MSI Alpha 15 Review
Source: Extreme Tech English Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Review: Phoenix Rising?
Source: Unbox English Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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
MSI Alpha 15
Source: PC Mag English Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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%
78% MSI Alpha 15 Review — Ticking All The Right Boxes
Source: Pokde English Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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
MSI Alpha 15 – gaming laptop with AMD Radeon RX 5500M 7-nm Navi graphics
Source: Ultrabook Review English Archive.org version
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

75% Recensione MSI Alpha 15 A3DD: full AMD e prestazioni nella media
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
75% Recensione MSI Alpha 15 A3DD: full AMD e prestazioni nella media
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
95% MSI Alpha 15: ideale per il gaming
Source: Webnews.it Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 92% performance: 95% workmanship: 95%
95% MSI Alpha 15: ideale per il gaming
Source: Webnews.it Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 92% performance: 95% workmanship: 95%
Обзор игрового ноутбука MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK с видеокартой AMD Radeon RX 5500M
Source: Ixbt RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Decent hardware; nice gaming performance; good speakers; great display. Negative: Short battery life; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/23/2020
Обзор игрового ноутбука MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK с видеокартой AMD Radeon RX 5500M
Source: Ixbt RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Decent hardware; nice gaming performance; good speakers; great display. Negative: Short battery life; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/23/2020
Обзор ноутбука MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK: лучшие мобильные чипы AMD против современных игр
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
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
Обзор ноутбука MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK: лучшие мобильные чипы AMD против современных игр
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent keyboard; great display; good cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2019
MSI Alpha 15: Chiếc laptop gaming mang sức mạnh "đội đỏ" AMD
Source: FPT shop VN→EN Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2020
Review MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK: Laptop Pertama Dari MSI Dengan Teknologi 7nm
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2020

 

MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-001XES

Specifications

MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-001XESNotebook: MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-001XES
Processor: AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R7 3750H
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 5500M
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Price comparison

 

Foreign Reviews

¡Chollo! MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-001XES. Portátil 15,6" con AMD Ryzen 7 3750H y AMD Radeon RX 5500M (879 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Big screen; powerful hardware; good price; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/17/2020
¡CHOLLO! MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-001XES. Portátil 15,6" con AMD Ryzen 7 3750H y AMD Radeon RX 5500M (849 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Big screen; decent hardware; good price; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/06/2020
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-001XES: Revolucionando el gaming
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Big screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/30/2019

 

MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-007NL

Specifications

MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-007NLNotebook: MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-007NL
Processor: AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R7 3750H
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 5500M
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Price comparison

 

Foreign Reviews

MSI Alpha 15 Review
Source: Tech Testers Dutch NL→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Comfortable keyboard; excellent display. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/05/2019

 

MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034

Specifications

MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034Notebook: MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
Processor: AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R7 3750H
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 5500M 4096 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.288kg
Price: 1299 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Price comparison

 

Reviews

78.8% MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK Laptop Review: A mid-range and power-hungry gaming laptop | Notebookcheck
The all-AMD team in the Alpha 15 runs all current games smoothly onto the device's matte, FHD, IPS, 144 Hz and FreeSync compatible 15.6-inch screen. However, its comparatively high power requirements take their toll.

 

MSI Alpha 15 A3DC-250XES

Specifications

MSI Alpha 15 A3DC-250XESNotebook: MSI Alpha 15 A3DC-250XES
Processor: AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3550H
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 5300M
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Price comparison

 

Foreign Reviews

Msi Alpha 15, Análisis Completo
Source: Game IT Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; good cooling and silent system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/11/2021
MSI Alpha 15 A3DC-250XES: Gran Portátil para el Gaming
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Big screen; excellent display; powerful processor; 3GB dedicated graphics; nice connectivity. Negative: No SD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/29/2020

 

MSI Alpha 15 A4DEK-006XES

Specifications

MSI Alpha 15 A4DEK-006XESNotebook: MSI Alpha 15 A4DEK-006XES
Processor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4800H
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 5600M
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Price comparison

 

Reviews

MSI Alpha 15 (Late 2020)
Source: PC Mag English Archive.org version
MSI's refreshed Alpha 15 is a much stronger performer with its eight-core Ryzen CPU and Radeon RX 5600M graphics card, as it's now able to go toe-to-toe with GeForce GTX 1660 Ti notebooks. It offers high-end features not often seen at its price point—a 144Hz FreeSync Premium screen and per-key RGB backlit keyboard—and showed impressive stamina in our battery test.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/29/2020

Foreign Reviews

MSI Alpha 15 A4DEK-006XES. Portátil gaming con AMD Ryzen 7 4800H y AMD Radeon RX 5600M (953 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/20/2021
MSI Alpha 15 A4DEK-006XES. Portátil gaming con AMD Ryzen 7 4800H y AMD Radeon RX 5600M (969 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/06/2021
MSI Alpha 15 A4DEK-006XES. Portátil gaming con AMD Ryzen 7 4800H y AMD Radeon RX 5600M (1069 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/09/2021
MSI Alpha 15 A4DEK-006XES. Portátil gaming con AMD Ryzen 7 4800H y AMD Radeon RX 5600M (999 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Big screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/16/2020

 

MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008

Specifications

MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008Notebook: MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008
Processor: AMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R7 5800H
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 6600M 8192 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.35kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Price comparison

Average Score: 81% - good

Average of 4 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

Reviews

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
[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 (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
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%
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%
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 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
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

 

MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008

Specifications

MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008Notebook: MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008
Processor: AMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R7 5800H
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 6600M 8192 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.35kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Price comparison

Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

70% Test MSI Alpha 15 Advantage Edition : un PC 100% AMD, performant mais bruyant
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Đánh giá MSI Alpha 15: Laptop chiến game “đỉnh” đạt chuẩn AMD Advantage
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; premium design; great built quality; rich set of ports.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2022

 

MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK

Specifications

MSI Alpha 15 B5EEKNotebook: MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK
Processor: AMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R5 5600H
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 6600M 8192 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.35kg
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MSI Gaming Alpha 15 B5EEK-203VN: Chơi game theo cách của AMD
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Elegant design; beautiful display; good speakers; excellent cooling system; powerful processor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/07/2023

 

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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.


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

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.

AMD Radeon RX 5300M: Mobile mid range graphics card based on the Navi 14 chip (RDNA architecture) that should be slightly faster than a GTX 1650 (if fast GDDR6 VRAM is used).

AMD Radeon RX 5600M: Mid-range mobile graphics card based on the Navi 10 chip (new RDNA architecture) and manufactured in the modern 7nm process. Offers 2,304 cores (36 CUs) and using GDDR6 graphics memory. The performance should be similar to a RTX 2060 according to AMD.

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.

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


AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU):

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.

R5 3550H: Mobile Quad-Core APU using Zen+ cores clocked at 2.1 to 3.7 GHz and a Vega graphics adapter with 8 CUs clocked at up to 1,200 MHz.

AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU):

R7 4800H: A laptop-grade octa-core APU with SMT-enabled Zen 2 cores clocked at 2.9 GHz to 4.2 GHz and a Vega series graphics adapter with 7 CUs clocked at up to 1,600 MHz.

AMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000):

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.

R5 5600H: A mobile Hexa-Core APU with six Zen 3 cores clocked at 3.3 GHz to 4.2 GHz and a Vega iGPU with 7 CUs clocked at up to 1800 MHz.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


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79.43%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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

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