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GAMING Notebooks / MSI Support chat is now available!
« on: January 20, 2020, 01:48:07 PM »
Good day everyone! We just want to announce the MSI Support chat via MSI website is now live! follow these steps to get started.





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GAMING Notebooks / World's first mini-LED Laptop!
« on: January 15, 2020, 04:45:54 PM »
The MSI Mini LED Laptop is easily the best looking laptop screen in CES 2020. HDR 1000 on the prestige creator is a sight to behold! Join PC Centric for a look at MSI Gaming Laptops PC Cases, AIO, Monitors.


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GAMING Notebooks / INSPIRE MSI CES 2020 Product Keynote
« on: January 15, 2020, 04:21:24 PM »
Missed all the latest announcements from MSI at CES 2020? Here's the full video of the MSI Product Keynote where they present all the new upcoming MSI products ranging from the latest Gaming laptops, content creation tools, and many more!


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GAMING Notebooks / [REVIEW] MSI Alpha 15 Review: Phoenix Rising?
« on: January 07, 2020, 02:45:18 PM »
Check out this MSI Alpha 15 Review by UNBOX PH


Team Red All the Way

If youve been paying attention to PC World lately, then you know that AMD has bounced back and has made a killing this year by providing a great price to performance ratio with their Ryzen and Navi products.

Its been a while since Ive tested out gear from Team Red so when MSI asked if I wanted to test out one of their newest releases thats armed with a Ryzen CPU and their 7nm Radeon RX GPUs the Alpha 15 I had to jump on the chance to check out myself to see if it was worth all the hype it was getting.

Pros
All the ports youll ever need
Great keyboard with per-key RGB
120Hz Display with FreeSync2

Cons
Speakers dont give the advertised Giant feel




Shes a THICC girl

One of the first things I noticed about the MSI Alpha 15 is they arent using the usual dragon emblem on the lid. Theyve nixed the usual weve come to associate with the brand and replaced it with a Phoenix. According to the brand, its a way of distinguishing their fully AMD notebooks from their G series offerings. I do have to warn you that the decal they used did start to peel off after just a week of taking it in and out of my backpack.



The second thing was that the notebook is thick; thicker than a 15-inch MacBook Pro with a Huawei Mate 30 Pro on top of it. Thankfully though, its much lighter than it appears to be and thats because the chassis of the Alpha 15 is primarily made out of plastic; save for the lid.



This also means that this laptop doesnt leave you wanting when it comes to its I/O ports; complete with illuminated USB ports and an SD card slot thats not always available on gaming notebooks. This is something that creators like myself appreciate since it means that I dont have to worry about forgetting to bring my card reader.



By the way, the placement of the USB ports on the right side is closer to the bottom of the notebook and can be a bit bothersome if you have a smaller table to work on. It can also be a bit of an eyesore if you value cable management.



Great Display, Audio Is a Let-Down

The Alpha 15 is equipped with a 15.6-inch Full HD 120Hz display that supports FreeSync2. It certainly gets the job done if you watch videos on your laptop and the refresh rate should definitely help out with some of the more popular eSports titles.

One thing that MSI advertises as one of the key specs of the Alpha 15 is the Giant Speakers and, while they were pretty large, the sound quality wasnt worth writing home about. Youll most likely be using a pair of gaming cans anyway but I was expecting a lot more out of them.



A Keyboard for Higher End Laptops

One thing that the folks over at MSI were proud to highlight was their continued partnership with SteelSeries and being able to deliver per-key RGB lighting for that little bit of gamer flex. This is a feature that they usually reserve for their G series notebooks so its good to see it make its way on this notebook.



Of course, none of that matters if the typing experience isnt good. Thankfully though they came through and I quite enjoyed typing away on the Alpha 15. The keys are spaced out just right, with the right amount of travel in case you have to bust out a quick report or two.

Sadly, the same cannot be said about the trackpad on this laptop. It is a little lackluster but youre most likely going to have a mouse on hand anyway.



The First 7nm Technology Gaming Laptop

The main draw for the Alpha 15 is definitely the fact that theyve gone all-in with AMD for this notebook.

Youve got a Ryzen 7 3750H at the heart of it with an AMD Radeon RX 5500M that utilizes 7nm tech. This is rounded out with 16GB of DDR4 RAM (base model comes with 8GB) and a 512GB NvME SSD for the review unit that they sent out to us. I was very eager to see what the performance would be like on this device so I tested it on a couple of games that have been on my backlog.





As you can with the charts above, gaming performance was OK. I was honestly expecting a little bit more oomph but I reminded myself that MSI was positioning this as an entry-level to mid-tier offering. Its still pretty decent though and, if youre mostly into eSports titles, I can definitely see the Alpha 15 crushing those games easily.




Temps were pretty good though with the GPU hovering at around the mid-80s. Admittedly, I wasnt able to check out the temps if the laptop wasnt sitting flat on the desk but, given that you have a lot of mesh on the bottom, I can see it do wonders for airflow if you have a stand.

Battery Life is as Expected

Lets face it. Gaming notebooks arent meant to go the distance but you are getting a fair amount of juice with the Alpha 15. I did a video loop test to see how long it took for the notebook to go from 100% to 20% and I got a solid 4 hours and 35 minutes with Airplane Mode enabled, the display at 50%, and the volume at 50% as well.

With heavier tasks such as typing up articles, responding to email, and watching a couple of YouTube videos, I got about 3 hours out of this laptop.



Verdict: Ride the AMD Wave

Theres a lot that MSI got right with the Alpha 15 and they definitely have a good amount of checks on the plus column.

Youve got a healthy selection of I/O that doesnt leave you wanting, a great keyboard with even better RGB (if thats your thing), and a display that puts it at par with other notebooks in its price bracket. Youre also getting decent performance out of the hardware in terms of gaming. You will have to keep within Medium presets for the most part, which is a bit of a bummer since weve seen other configurations slightly edge out this purely Team Red build.

I do have to give props to MSI for outing a fully AMD configured laptop thats the first to utilize the 7nm Radeon RX GPUs as well. If you like what theyve been doing so far, you might want to ride the wave and put this on your list of notebooks to consider if youre in the market.

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.

MSI Alpha 15 Specs
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  • 15.6-inch 120Hz IPS Display with FreeSync 2 support
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM (64GB Max.)
  • 512GB NVMe PCIe Gen3x2 SSD
  • 7nm AMD Radeon RX 5500M, 4GB GDDR6
  • Killer LAND E2600/802.11ac WLAN
  • 1x USB 3.2 Type C Gen 1, 3x USB 3.2 Type-A Gen 1, HDMI 2.0, Mini DisplayPort, Mic-In, Headphone Out, SD Card Reader, Ethernet Port
  • 180W/6-cell battery

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CES 2020 is upon us and we have an Australian YouTuber Jarrod's Tech showing us the latest MSI Gaming laptops on the show floor! This is some exciting stuff!


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GAMING Notebooks / Re: FPS DROPS IN ALL GAMES
« on: January 07, 2020, 02:30:35 PM »
Does you laptop have an SSD?

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Hi, afaik with Ryzen systems, A2 and B2 DIMM slots are the standard for dual channel config.

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The MSI GS75 Stealth challenges that old PC laptop proverb that says you can have high performance, and you can have a 17-inch screen, and you can have light weightbut you can only pick two. Sure, at five pounds GS75 is hardly light. But along with its 17.3-inch display it packs an 8th-generation 6-core CPU and Nvidias brand-spanking new GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics inside. The MSI GS75 is one of the first laptops to debut with Nvidias RTX graphics for laptops, announced in January at CES. As youll see in our benchmarks, the MSI GS75 is a (relatively) lightweight laptop with a heavweight wallop. The initial signs seem to point toward a lighter, faster future for mobile PC gaming.




read the full review here

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Local tech reviewer Junkyard Summit tells us his thoughts about the MSI GL63 8SE-408PH. Equipped with an 8th Gen Core i7 processor and an RTX 2060, this laptop can go beyond high frame rates  in gaming. He also emphasizes the importance of the MSI Dragon Center with the different shift modes and pre-overclock settings. He also said that one of the strong points of this laptop is MSI's Cooler Boost 5 which can keep this gaming beast cool during long fragging sessions. As the PC master race quote goes: "May your FPS be high, and your temperatures low!" 

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GAMING Notebooks / [REVIEW] MSI PS63 Modern. Perfect notebook for Creators
« on: December 13, 2019, 04:47:58 PM »

The MSI PS63 Modern isn't a headline-grabbing notebook but it packs a decent Whiskey Lake processor and a discrete GTX 1050 Max-Q GPU.  That combination gives it some of the best battery life we've seen in a 15" ultra portable laptop and pretty reasonable performance too.  But there are some areas that are cause for concern and do those prevent this from becoming the ultimate notebook for on-the-go creators?

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Will this be something you're interested in purchasing if ever it hits PH stores?

MSI Optix MAG161V's lightweight of 0.9kg and ultra-slim profile of 5.1mm allow you to bring it outdoor without effort. The accessorized leather case helps you easily stand up the monitor everywhere. 
The multiple I/O of mini HDMI and Type-C will support all your devices such as laptops, smartphones, cameras, etc. You will enjoy the amazing viewing experiences through Full HD resolution with IPS grade panel. Dual-monitor experience is not restricted to your workplace or at home. Optix MAG161V is suitable for various uses: you can present to your customers in the cafeteria; you can have fun with your friends while gaming with a larger screen; you can watch the video on your way home after a long working day. Optix MAG161V is an extremely light and portable monitor that only weights 0.9 kg. Bring it anywhere you want without any strain or pressure. No longer constrained to your work or at home, make the dual monitor viewing experience available everywhere and anywhere you want. Monitors are typically thought to be stationary and confining. However, with a sleek 5.1mm profile, the Optix MAG161V is the slimmest portable monitor in the world. This design wont occupy much of your backpack space and will allow you to bring it everywhere with minimum effort. The full HD resolution makes even better visual details available while playing the latest games or watching your favorite TV shows. The Optix MAG161V offers you the most amazing viewing experience there is. You can start to use your Optix MAG161V through a single USB Type C cable. USB Type C, distinguished by its two-fold rotationally-symmetrical connector design, allows you to connect the latest devices more conveniently and with less trouble. HDMI is one of the most capable video/audio transmitting interfaces in the world. With mini HDMI I/O, you can connect Optix MAG161V to any kind of device such as set-top box, projector, PC, laptop, console, camera, etc

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One of the main advantages of MSI Gaming laptops is that there are no compromise when it comes to expandability and connectivity. Here we'll take a look at the MSI GS75 hooked up to dual monitors through the HDMI, Thunderbolt, and DispayPort connections. 

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The GT76 Titan is one of the most powerful laptops that you can buy in the market right now. Here, Jarrod's Tech takes us into a deep dive on what makes the GT76 a no compromise gaming machine. 

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MSI Promotions & Activities / Re: [PROMO] MSI Alpha 15 is now in PH!
« on: December 03, 2019, 11:44:43 AM »
for game codes visit www.amd-ph.com to claim

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Where's Service Center / Re: A320M-PRO-VH-PLUS No Power mother Board
« on: December 03, 2019, 11:44:06 AM »
what does the LED Debug say? CPU/RAM/VGA,/BOOT?

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