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MSI updates its Alpha gaming laptops with AMD Ryzen 4000-H APUs and RX 5600M dGPUs, adds 17-inch model

The new Alpha lineup includes 17-inch models with 144 Hz IPS FHD displays. (Image Source: MSI)
The new Alpha lineup includes 17-inch models with 144 Hz IPS FHD displays. (Image Source: MSI)
MSI's all-AMD Alpha gaming laptop lineup is getting updated with Renoir-H and Radeon RX 5600M dGPUs. It also features larger 65 Wh batteries, bigger speakers and an improved cooling system. The IPS FHD displays come with 144 Hz refresh rates and AMD FreeSync Premium support. Users may add up to 64 GB of DDR4-RAM and up to 4 TB of NVMe SSD storage.

The budget-oriented Alpha gaming laptops from MSI are getting upgraded with AMD’s Ryzen 4000-H Renoir APUs. MSI is also expanding the lineup with a 17-inch variant, and the configurations will still only include all-AMD specs.

MSI’s new Alpha 15 A4DE/A4DEK and 17 A4DE/A4DEK laptops can be equipped with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H APU coupled with up to 64 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM and up to 4 TB of NVMe SSD storage via 2x M.2 slots. The dGPU option has also been upgraded to the mid-range Radeon RX 5600M model with 6 GB of GDDR6 VRAM.

Some other improved specs include five times bigger 2-Watt stereo Giant Speakers amplified by the Nahimic 3 Audio Enhance codec, plus a redesigned Cooler Boost 5 cooling system with 7 heat pipes that ensure maximum airflow for an uninterrupted gaming experience.

The list of standard features also includes:

  • 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch IPS LCD screens with 144 Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync Premium support
  • SteelSeries backlit keyboards (per-key RGB keyboard only on the A4DEK models)
  • Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0 + GbE NIC
  • 720p webcam compatible with Windows Hello
  • Port selection: 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 and 3x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, Mini DisplayPort 1.2 + HDMI 2.0b video outputs, audio jack
  • SD card reader
  • 65 Wh battery
  • Total weight: 2.4 Kg (5.3 lbs) - 15-inch model / 2.6 Kg (5.73 lbs) - 17-inch model

No word on prices and availability for the time being, but, if previous all-AMD models are any indication, the 15-inch Ryzen 7 4800H models should be priced under $1,000.

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Bogdan Solca, 2020-09- 9 (Update: 2020-09-10)
Bogdan Solca
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