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You Can Pre-Order MSI's New Budget Gaming Laptops

MSI's new gaming laptops are great for most modern games at modest settings.


If you're looking to get a brand-new gaming laptop but you don't want to cut in your savings, now might be a good time to buy one. MSI has revealed two new gaming laptops are around the $1,000 mark. The MSI Bravo 15 and 17 feature specs that can run most modern games at modest settings, and they excel at competitive shooters, thanks to their 120Hz FreeSync displays. The Bravo line of laptops are available for pre-order on Newegg now and release on May 8.

The Bravo line of laptops is customizable, and right now, there are three different configurations available. You can get the MSI Bravo 15 with either a Ryzen 5 processor and 8GB RAM for $929 or a Ryzen 7 processor with 16 GB RAM for $999. Each Bravo 15 also comes with a 512GB NVMe SSD and an AMD RX5500M graphics card, which is roughly equivalent to Nvidia's GTX 1650. Pair that with a 1080p, 120Hz screen measuring in at 15.6 inches, and you've got yourself a pretty awesome, budget-friendly gaming laptop.

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MSI Bravo series gaming laptop

Bravo 15 starts at $929 | Bravo 17 for $1,099

The Bravo 17, on the other hand, is only available in one $1,099 configuration: Ryzen 7 processor, 16GB RAM, RX5500M graphics card, a 1TB HDD, and a 512GB NVMe SSD. All of that is put to the test on its 17.3-inch display that boasts a 1080p resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It's currently sold out at Newegg, but you can sign up to be notified if it comes back in stock before release.

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