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MSI Katana 17 B13VFK

Specifications

MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK (Katana 17 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-13620H 10 x 1.8 - 4.9 GHz, 80 W PL2 / Short Burst, 70 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 2250 MHz, Memory: 8001 MHz, 105 W TDP ( including 25 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, 528.49, Optimus Advanced
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR5-5200, 2x SO-DIMM, Dual Channel
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, B173HAN04.9, IPS LED, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM, 1024 GB 
, M.2 2280, NVMe PCIe 4.0, 877 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5mm Audio
Networking
Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25.2 x 398 x 273 ( = 0.99 x 15.67 x 10.75 in)
Battery
53.5 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet 6 row w/Numpad, 1.7mm travel, Keyboard Light: yes, 240 W Charger, MSI Center, Nahimic, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.759 kg ( = 97.32 oz / 6.08 pounds), Power Supply: 573 g ( = 20.21 oz / 1.26 pounds)
Price
2100 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 79.05% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 84%, features: 52%, display: 82% mobility: 55%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 77%

Reviews for the MSI Katana 17 B13VFK

82.1% MSI Katana 17 B13V laptop review: Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 makes its debut | Notebookcheck
The high-end models of Nvidia's new laptop GPUs recently debuted and are now followed by the mid-range RTX 4060 - a card we were able to test in the MSI Katana 17 B13V.
How to open MSI Katana 17 (B12V) - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/26/2023
76% Geek Review: MSI Katana 17 Gaming Laptop
Source: Geek Culture English
A great pick for gaming, but not so much for everything else. The MSI Katana 17 shows great promise at becoming one of the sharpest blades on the market, but ultimately falls short of its potential with an underwhelming display performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/03/2023
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 70% performance: 70% workmanship: 85%

Comment

NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU: High-end graphics card for laptops based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 8 GB GDDR6 (128 Bit) and is configurable with a TGP of 35 - 115W (+ Dynamic Boost). 

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

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


i7-13620H: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 6 performance cores and 4 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 16 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.8 to 4.9 GHz and supports vPro.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.759 kg:

With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.


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.


79.05%: 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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