MSI Laptop i7. Today we will review a gaming laptop from MSI which is equipped with an Intel Core i7 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics adapter, MSI Crosshair 15 A11UEK-205.
This is a 15-inch screen laptop capable of providing high performance so that it is ready to run games with high detail settings. And of course, it can handle even the toughest tasks.
MSI Crosshair 15 features Intel Core i7-11800H, a high-performance processor for gaming laptops and mobile workstations. This octa-core CPU comes with a speed of 2.30GHz – 4.60GHz and an L3 cache of 24MB. And it is very suited to handle all computing tasks even very demanding tasks.
MSI packed 16GB (8Gx2) DDR4 3200MHz memory to ensure comfortable heavy multitasking. And as storage space, there is a fast-performance 512GB NVMe SSD that makes everything run without slowing down.
For handling the graphics side, Crosshair 15 utilizes NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050Ti, a dedicated GPU with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM, and a max boost speed up to 1485MHz. It has powerful and fast performance and is suitable for handling demanding graphics tasks and demanding games.
The screen on the Crosshair 15 is a Full HD display with a diagonal size of 15.6 inches. It has a 1920 x 1080 resolution and 16:9 ratio along with a 72% NTSC color gamut as well as a 144Hz refresh rate.
You can watch your favorite movies comfortably. This clear screen is able to deliver sharp and detailed images with beautiful bright colors. In addition, you will also get a fun and enjoyable experience when playing games because the movements on the screen look smooth and lively.
And because this screen also has IPS technology, viewing from various directions even from extreme angles is no longer a problem. The quality of the display on the screen will remain relatively stable without being distorted.
As with other MSI laptops, the Crosshair 15 also offers a variety of ports, mostly on the right.
On that side, you’ll see an RJ-45 LAN port, an HDMI connector, a USB Type-C 3.2 (Gen. 1) port, a USB Type-A 3.2 (Gen. 1) port, and an audio combo jack. While the rest on the left is only a USB Type-A 3.2 (Gen. 1) port, and a USB Type-A 2.0 port. It’s interesting that MSI still includes the old type USB 2.0.
For networking, this laptop provides Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2×2 ax), Bluetooth 5.1, and Gigabit Ethernet via the RJ-45 LAN port.
The A11UEK-205 has a 3-cell 53Whr Lithium-ion battery inside as a power source. It’s not worth it in our opinion, given its high specs and performance. There’s no word on battery life but it definitely depends on the settings and how the device is used.
Some tests show that for normal daily use such as browsing the web, working with Windows Office applications, playing videos, and the like, the battery can provide up to 4-6 hours of power. And for heavy work or playing demanding games, of course, it’s even shorter.
This gaming laptop has dimensions of 14.13 by 10.20 by 0.94 inches, not big but a bit thick. It weighs 4.63 lbs, not too heavy. Yes, compared to a regular laptop, it’s a bit thick and a little heavy, but considering it’s a high-performance gaming laptop, its size and weight are reasonable. With such portability, the Crosshair 15 is still a comfortable laptop to carry around.
In the end, we conclude that the MSI Crosshair 15 A11UEK-205 is indeed a high-performance and capable gaming laptop. Delivered well with a powerful CPU and GPU as well as decent RAM capacity along with a clear screen with a high refresh rate make this laptop very suitable for running demanding games. In addition, it is also suitable for handling heavy work and those that require high graphic detail. Although a bit thick, this laptop is also easy and still comfortable to carry around. So, this laptop is suitable for working outdoors or on the go.
As of this writing, the Crosshair 15 is priced at $1,249.89. It makes sense and is worth considering the specs and capabilities it offers. So if you are planning to buy a new laptop, this is worthy of your attention.
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Summary of MSI Crosshair 15 A11UEK-205
|Processor||Intel Core i7-11800H/Octa-Core/2.30GHz – 4.60GHz/24MB|
|Graphics Processor||Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB GDDR6 VRAM
|RAM||16GB (8Gx2) DDR4 3200MHz RAM|
|Storage||512GB NVMe SSD|
|Display||15.6-inch Full HD 1920x1080 16:9 72%NTSC 144Hz IPS display|
|I/O Options||2 x USB 3.2 Gen1
1 x USB2.0
1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Tipe C
1 x HDMI (mendukung 4K @ 60Hz)
1 x Audio soket kombo
1 x RJ-45 LAN
|Networking||Gigabit Ethernet via the RJ-45 LAN port
WiFi-6 AX201 (2×2 ax)
|Battery||3-cell 53Whr Lithium-ion battery|
|Dimensions||14.13 x 10.20 x 0.94 inches|