MSI 15.6" Crosshair 15 Gaming Laptop is the perfect entry-level gaming laptop for intense and immersive gaming experience on the go. It includes powerful Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics to give you smooth visuals and incredible power in your lap. It is also equipped with up to 8 GB DDR4 memory, 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD, and Windows 10 Home operating system so you can have all the necessary components to enjoy a high-performance PC experience at an affordable price. Add this MSI 15.6" Crosshair 15 Gaming Laptop today!
|MSI 15.6" Crosshair 15 Gaming Laptop (Titanium Gray)||MSI 15.6" Crosshair 15 Gaming Laptop (Titanium Gray)|
It comes in at a weight of 4.63 lb / 2.1 kg, and total dimensions of 14.13 x 10.2 x 0.94" / 35.89 x 25.9 x 2.39 cm.
|CROSSHAIR 15 A11UEK-205||CROSSHAIR 15 A11UDK-412|
|Windows 10 Home||Windows 10 Home|
|14.13 x 10.2 x 0.94" / 35.89 x 25.9 x 2.39 cm||14.13 x 10.2 x 0.94" / 35.89 x 25.9 x 2.39 cm|
|4.63 lb / 2.1 kg||4.63 lb / 2.1 kg|
With an 11th gen Intel CPU you can be assured that the laptop has a recent CPU. Whilst not the latest, due to the release of the Intel 12 Series CPUs, it is still recent. However, with the release of the 12th gen you may wish to choose that instead to ensure the longevity of your new laptop.
There's a Dedicated graphics card which is a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 with 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM.
There's a Dedicated graphics card which is a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti with 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM.
A dedicated graphics card usually offers a little bit more graphics power so could be better suited towards gaming and/or graphics processing work like image or video editing.
The maximum memory capacity is 64 GB via the 2 (0 Available) memory slots.
The maximum memory capacity is 64 GB via the 2 (1 Available) memory slots.
The RAM slot type is 260-Pin SO-DIMM.
Because at least one of the ram slots in the MSI 15.6" Crosshair 15 is replaceable, you will be able to upgrade the ram at a later date.
From the factory, there is a single free slot you can use. You'd be able to take this home and throw in an extra stick of ram straight away, or even ask them at the shop to help you out and possibly install it for you.
|Intel Core i7-11800H (11th Gen)||Intel Core i7-11800H (11th Gen)|
|2.4 to 4.6 GHz 8-Core||2.4 to 4.6 GHz 8-Core|
Graphics Card Type
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 with 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti with 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM|
|3200 MHz DDR4||3200 MHz DDR4|
|16 GB||8 GB|
|2 x 8 GB (User-Replaceable)||1 x 8 GB (User-Replaceable)|
Max. Memory Capacity
|64 GB||64 GB|
Memory Slot Type
|260-Pin SO-DIMM||260-Pin SO-DIMM|
|2 (0 Available)||2 (1 Available)|
The screen has a refresh rate of 144 Hz.
A 144Hz screen option will give you a great refresh rate for gaming & video work.
|IPS-Type LCD||IPS-Type LCD|
|1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080|
|72% NTSC||72% NTSC|
|144 Hz||144 Hz|
It comes with 512 GB of hard drive storage installed, via 1 x 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD harddrive.
|1 x M.2 PCIe (Unspecified Interface)||1 x M.2 PCIe (Unspecified Interface)|
|512 GB||512 GB|
Solid State Storage
|1 x 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe||1 x 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe|
The battery life is achieved via a 3-Cell: 53 Wh capacity battery.
|Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)||Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)|
|3-Cell: 53 Wh||3-Cell: 53 Wh|
|Ports & Peripherals|
When it comes to ports, it's offered with 2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1) 1 x USB Type-A (USB 2.0) ports. 2 Type-A ports is usually enough for regular laptop users, giving you enough freedom for the peripherals you need.
There's an option of using the Type-C USB ports, with 1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports being offered too, allowing both the use of almost any current peripheral, but also adaptors & dongles allowing use of additional ports for the laptop.
With a backlit keyboard, you'll clearly see your keys and ensure minimal mistakes when you're typing what you need to type.
Don't fret about your wired headphones though, the 3.5mm headphone jack will let you plug right in.
|2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1) 1 x USB Type-A (USB 2.0)||2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1) 1 x USB Type-A (USB 2.0)|
USB Type C
|1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1||1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1|
|1 x HDMI||1 x HDMI|
|1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output||1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output|
Build in Speakers
|2 x 2 W||2 x 2 W|
|User-Facing: 720p||User-Facing: 720p|
|99-Key Backlight||99-Key Backlight|
|Dedicated TPM Security Chip||Dedicated TPM Security Chip|
You'll find Wifi 6 inside the laptop, which is the current generation. This gives you a small step up in terms of future-proofing your tech, yet may not give you much of an advantage over wifi 5 unless your router and the rest of your setup is up to scratch.
With the latest standard of Bluetooth included, Bluetooth 5, you'll be set for a few more years of ensuring any new peripheral purchased is fully compatible.
|1 x RJ45 (Gigabit)||1 x RJ45 (Gigabit)|
|Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)||Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)|
MU Mimo Support
|2 x 2||2 x 2|
The power supply for the MSI 15.6" Crosshair 15 is a 180 W with Barrel so if you're concerned about power usage, make sure this fits within your requirements.
The power supply for the MSI 15.6" Crosshair 15 is a 150 W with Barrel so if you're concerned about power usage, make sure this fits within your requirements.
|180 W with Barrel||150 W with Barrel|
The lowest price is $1049 for the MSI 15.6" Crosshair 15, available from multiple sites. The 4 purchase links we have analyzed have revealed an average price of $1,126.