MSI Alpha 17 C7VG-019XES, laptop to run games to the max

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He MSI Alpha 17 C7VG-019XES It is the kind of equipment that we consider when we want to play the game that we want with the highest possible quality and a very fluid frame rate per second, all this and without giving up the portability of a laptop. This particular model of the Alpha 17 series is equipped with a top-of-the-range Ryzen 9 7945HX processor, which goes hand in hand with an Nvidia RTX 4070 GPU and about 32GB of DDR5 RAM to produce much more than just 60FPS in games. modern. It is also worth noting that it features a 17.3-inch QHD screen with a 240Hz refresh rate and has a keyboard signed by SteelSeries.

If you are interested in knowing everything this MSI laptop has to offer and how it performs in the real world, you have come to the right place. On the other hand, if you are looking for a more affordable alternative, but equally competent in gaming, you may be interested in the MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-015XES 15.6 inches.

Technical characteristics of the MSI Alpha 17 C7VG-019XES

MSI Alpha 17 C7VG-019XES
Dimensions 397 x 284 x 25.9mm
Weight 2.8kg
Colors Black
Screen technology IPS / 240 Hz / DCI-P3 100% / Close to 100% sRGB
Dimension 17.3″
Resolution QHD (2560*1440)
CPU AMD® Ryzen 9 7945HX
RAM 32GB DDR5 5,200 MHz
Ability 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen4x4 SSD
SD slot No
Optical unit Not included
Spanish keyboard Yeah
Backlight keyboard Yes, RGB
Multi-gesture touchpad Yeah
OS version No operating system
Make and model/Resolution Yes, HD type (30fps@720p)
Guy lithium ion
Ability 4 cells, 99Whr
  • USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP (w/ PD Charging)
  • 3 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
  • USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C/DP
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • HDMI 2.1 (8K@60Hz / 4K@120Hz)
  • 3.5mm combo jack
Wifi Qualcomm FastConnect 7800, Wi-Fi 7
LAN Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth 5.3
2 x 2W Speakers
Refrigeration Cooler Boost 5
Power adapter 240W
Manufacturer site

Design, keyboard and screen

At the design level, this is a robust device that does not stand out for its portability, because as you will see, it has a 17.3 inch screen and weighs almost 3 kilograms. With that in mind, the MSI Alpha 17 C7VG-019XES has a rigid plastic base along with an aluminum top cover. Likewise, it exhibits a matte black finish throughout the body, although it should be noted that a smooth texture with the series logo adorns the screen cover. On the sides we can find a good variety of ports, not to mention multiple ventilation grilles.

MSI Alpha 17 C7VG-019XES - Design

The excellent SteelSeries keyboard is another highlight of the MSI Alpha 17 C7VG-019XES. It has decent travel and per-key RGB backlighting, which provides a satisfying feeling when pressing the keys. As an incentive, it includes a numeric keyboard, which is very convenient when working with MATLAB or Excel.

We can also add the screen to its list of virtues. This is a 17.3-inch IPS LCD panel with QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and 240Hz refresh rateIn addition, it exhibits 100% DCI-P3 color coverage, a typical brightness of 350nits and a response time of 3ms. In other words, it is a top quality screen whose image is on par with its fluidity, which is why it lends itself both to working with professional editing programs and to enjoying competitive and casual video games.

MSI Alpha 17 C7VG-019XES - Screen

Hardware and performance

The main asset of the MSI Alpha 17 C7VG-019XES is its outstanding performance. It comes with the most powerful AMD mobile processor to date, the Ryzen 9 7945HX 16 cores and 32 threads, which delivers satisfying single-core performance for gaming and unbeatable multi-core performance for multi-threaded workloads. The accompanying graphics card is an RTX 4070 with 8GB of GDDR6 video memory, which is almost at the top of what NVIDIA currently offers. To finish off the set of hardware we find some generous 32GB of dual-channel DDR5 RAM at 5,200Mhznot to mention the 1TB NVMe SSD storage.

MSI Alpha 17 C7VG-019XES - GPU

This powerful combination of components lends itself to intensive use scenarios for both CPU and GPU, as well as for gaming, obviously. To show a button, the Ryzen 9 7945HX alone It scores 31,220 points in the Cinebench R23 multi-core testwhile in the single-core one it gets 1,932 points.

Cinebench R23

When it comes to gaming, the MSI Alpha 17 C7VG-019XES can deliver frame rates above 60 or even 144FPS with QHD resolution and ultra graphics settings in most AAA game titles. For example, in the always demanding Cyberpunk 2077 (a title that I personally recommend) you can achieve an average of 137FPS with Ultra graphics, QHD resolution and the help of DLSS. eSports like Rainbox Six Extraction and Valorant reach over 250FPS with competitive graphics.

Gaming performance

To ensure that the computer can sustain that performance for hours, MSI incorporated the Cooler Boost 5 technologywhich consists of dual fans and 6 heat pipes, a combination that promises a lower temperature during intense tasks.


The MSI Alpha 17 C7VG-019XES is powered by a 99WHr battery (4 cells) which provides poor results, but which were not surprising coming from a gaming laptop with this kind of energy demand. In this sense, it can offer us 4 hours of normal use as It comes from the factory, but if we decide to play to the maximum and continuously, we will expect less than half that figure. It is a shame that this section is not up to par with the rest, but as we already said, it was to be expected in this type of laptop.

MSI Alpha 17 C7VG-019XES


At the time of publishing this review, the MSI Alpha 17 C7VG-019XES is equipped with the latest connectivity standards, and for example a button, it consists of Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.3 on the wireless front.

When it comes to physical connections it doesn’t disappoint either, it has 3 USB 3.2 Type A ports and 1 USB-C Gen 2 that supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort. Not satisfied with that, the computer has an HDMI 2.1 output and a dedicated Mini DisplayPort, so there is no shortage of video outputs. We almost forgot to mention that it is also equipped with an RJ 45 LAN port and a 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo audio jack.

MSI Alpha 17 C7VG-019XES - Connectivity

Availability and price of the MSI Alpha 17 C7VG-019XES

Those interested in the MSI Alpha 17 C7VG-019XES will be able to purchase it through the PC Componentes and Worten online stores. As usual, we suggest consulting both offers before making any decisions.

  • Excellent CPU + GPU combo
  • STEELSERIES Keyboard
  • Premium screen
  • High-quality design with RGB lighting
  • Expensive
  • It is not very portable so to speak.
  • The heat sink is not very quiet to say the least.
  • short autonomy
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