MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF: Gaming laptop with a low power consumption and long battery life
With the Cyborg 15 A12VF, MSI offers a series of mobile gaming laptops that use the GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop graphics core in a low-power configuration with a TGP of 45 watts. This is accompanied by Alder Lake processors from Intel. The A12VF models available at the time of our test are priced between about 1,250 and 1,800 Euros (~$1382 - $1,989). The price of our test unit is at the top end of this scale.
The Core i7-12650H and GeForce RTX 4060 are not configured for the highest performance here. Nonetheless, they still offer sufficient computing performance for FHD gaming at high to maximum settings. The CPU is accompanied by 16 GB of working memory (DDR4-3200, dual-channel mode). A storage expansion is also possible.
With 1 TB, the amount of available storage should be sufficient. But if the storage offered by the built-in PCIe 4 SSD (M.2-2280) turns out to be insufficient, it has to be replaced with a larger model, since the MSI computer doesn't offer a space for an additional drive.
Despite a relatively low battery capacity of 53.5 Wh, the power consumption, which is low for a gaming laptop, can be translated into a good battery life. Unfortunately the USB-C port doesn't offer any support for Power Delivery, which would be a useful function in the case of the Cyborg. The matte 144-Hz display (1,920 x 1,080 pixels, IPS) won't win any prizes, since the contrast, brightness, and color space coverage turn out too low.
You can find additional information and many benchmark results in our review of the MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF.