[Video Review] MSI Alpha 15 B5Ex – Radeon RX 6600M is pretty competitive


MSI Alpha 15 (B5Ex) in-depth review

Okay guys, prepare for something big today - we have our first take on the RDNA 2 architecture. The laptop in question is the MSI Alpha 15 (B5Ex), and it's equipped with the Radeon RX 6600M. Indeed, this is not a top dog of a graphics card, but it should be comparable to the RTX 3060 to some extent. Of course, you will need a powerful CPU in order to eliminate any bottleneck opportunity. This is why for the time being, MSI offers its device only with the Ryzen 7 5800H. This means that MSI is once again into entirely AMD builds. However, before we start, we want to talk a bit about the lapt[...]

Pros

  • Two SODIMM slots, two M.2 PCIe x4 slot
  • Rigid structure
  • Lacks PWM (AUO B156HAN08.0 (AUO80ED))
  • 93% sRGB coverage and accurate colors with our Gaming and Web design profile (AUO B156HAN08.0 (AUO80ED))
  • Fast pixel response times and 144Hz refresh rate (AUO B156HAN08.0 (AUO80ED))
  • Powerful hardware
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • No SD card reader and Thunderbolt 4
  • Runs hot

[Video Review] MSI Alpha 15 B5Ex – Radeon RX 6600M is pretty competitive - Specs

  • AUO B156HAN08.0 (AUO80ED)
  • Color accuracy  4.7  1.8
  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 2000GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 2x 2280 M.2 NVMe slots  See photo
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, No OS, Windows 10 Home
  • Battery
  • 90Wh, 6-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 359 x 259 x 23.95 mm (14.13" x 10.20" x 0.94")
  • Weight
  • 2.35 kg (5.2 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 2.0
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.0
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.1
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W, Nahimic 3D Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

All MSI Alpha 15 (B5Ex) configurations

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