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MSI Alpha 15 Series

MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034Processor: AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) 3750H
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 5500M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.288kg, 2.3kg
Price: 1299 euro
Average Score: 78.8% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 15 reviews)
: - %, performance: 85%, features: 60%, display: 84%
mobility: 59%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 65%

 

MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK

Specifications

MSI Alpha 15 A3DDKNotebook: MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK
Processor: AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) 3750H
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 5500M 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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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.
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 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
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
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: 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
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
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
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

 

MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-001XES

Specifications

MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-001XESNotebook: MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-001XES
Processor: AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) 3750H
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 5500M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Foreign Reviews

MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-001XES: Revolucionando el gaming
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
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) 3750H
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 5500M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Pricecompare

 

Foreign Reviews

MSI Alpha 15 Review
Source: Tech Testers Dutch NL→EN
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) 3750H
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 5500M 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.288kg
Price: 1299 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Pricecompare

 

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.

 

Comment

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).


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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU):

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

2.288 kg:

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

2.3 kg:


78.8%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-007NL
Radeon RX 5500M, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) 3750H, 2.3 kg
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-001XES
Radeon RX 5500M, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) 3750H, 2.3 kg
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK
Radeon RX 5500M, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) 3750H, 2.3 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

MSI Prestige 15 A10SC-029NL
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10710U, 15.6", 1.6 kg
MSI GT76 Titan 9SG-225ID
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, Core i9 (Desktop) 9900K, 17.3", 4.2 kg
MSI GL65 9SEK-255XES
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
MSI GF75 Thin 9RCX-270ID
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.2 kg
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC-060XES
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10710U, 15.6", 1.65 kg
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-004NL
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10710U, 14", 1.3 kg
MSI GL65 9SC-004
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Core i5 9300H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
MSI GF63 9SC-621
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Core i5 9300H, 15.6", 1.9 kg
MSI GE65 Raider-052
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.27 kg
MSI GS75 Stealth-479
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), Core i9 9880H, 17.3", 2.25 kg
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-006
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.27 kg
MSI GL65 9SD-043IT
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Core i5 9300H, 15.6", 3 kg
MSI GP63 Leopard 8RD-694XES
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.2 kg
MSI GL63 8SD-269ES
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.2 kg
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC-061XES
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.2 kg
MSI GL65 9SEK-210XES
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
MSI GE75 Raider 8SF-032ES
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, Core i7 8750H, 17.3", 2.65 kg
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC-011
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10710U, 15.6", 1.6 kg
MSI GT75 Titan 8SG-051
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), Core i9 8950HK, 17.3", 4.6 kg
MSI GF63 9SC-662
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Core i5 9300H, 15.6", 1.86 kg
MSI GT76 9SF-013
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 4.5 kg
MSI GL75 9SEK-074XES
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.5 kg
MSI GP75 Leopard 9SF-1037XES
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.6 kg
MSI GE75 Raider 8SG-059FR
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.6 kg
MSI GS65 9SF-445
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 1.88 kg
MSI GF63 9RC
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i5 9300H, 15.6", 1.86 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2019-12-23 (Update: 2019-12-23)