MSI Modern 14 review: elegant and luxurious!

MSI Modern 14 review: elegant and luxurious!

In February, MSI introduced us to a new, elegant and lightweight laptop, the MSI Modern 14 that offers a striking balance between design and build quality versus performance and battery.

Here is a review of the laptop MSI Modern 14:

the design

MSI Modern 14 comes completely made of aluminum and it comes with a thickness of 15.9 mm, a weight of 1.19 kg and a size of 14 inches, but due to the reduction of screen space, it appears smaller compared to other 14-inch computers.

The computer contains all the ports you may need, including two USB Type-A from the first generation and two other USB Type-C first-generation ports, in addition to an HDMI port and an SD / SDHC / SDXC card port. As well as a 3.5 mm jack for audio.

The webcam appears at the bottom edge, and this may be one of the drawbacks of the computer design, given that many users prefer the camera at the top edge. It is also equipped with two speakers with a power of two watts from the bottom, and there is also a fingerprint sensor on the top of the keyboard.

Speaking of the keyboard, it comes with a white backlit and is a type of Soft Key, which means that typing on it will be very comfortable.

The laptop comes in an elegant silver color.

the screen

The case comes with a 14-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16: 9, and the screen comes dark, and this is a point that counts for the company.

The screen offers 95% color accuracy with RGB colors, which means that it will provide very excellent performance when surfing the Internet or multimedia issue, and you will not face any problems in terms of colors with normal daily use.

As for Adobe RGB, it is available at 60% with the screen, which makes it good, but not optimal.

The brightness ratio also appears very well, allowing you to use the computer anywhere regardless of the ambient light.

the performance

The laptop is powered by the tenth-generation Intel Core i7-10510U processor, coupled with 8 GB of RAM and a 500 GB SSD drive, and the processor provides very high performance in terms of intensive continuous use, and you can also rely on it with photo and video editing programs or any medium program the performance.

There is also a connected graphics card, Intel UHD Graphics, in addition to a separate graphics card GeForce MX250 (25W) from Nvidia, and the graphics processor contributes to promoting heavy tasks. It is worth noting that this computer is not intended for games, as it aims for simple and medium work.

The computer includes two fans, and three heat dissipators, and the nice thing is that the heat sink for the CPU is isolated from the one for the GPU, and this means that if the CPU overheats, the GPU is not affected.

The company also mentioned that the computer works perfectly for programs like AutoCAD.

The case supports Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro, and also supports Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0.

the battery

With continuous and intense operation, the battery will give you an hour, and a full charge will be 2 hours.

price

The price of the MSI Modern 14 laptop, according to specifications and prices for the Saudi market, starts from 4000 to 4300 SAR, equivalent to approximately 1050 to 1100 USD.

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MSI Modern 14 is very suitable for medium work, as it is comprehensive for all the things you may need, regardless of the location of the camera and the performance of the speakers.

7.5 / 10

Positives

  • Elegant design
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Various outlets
  • Amazing screen

Negatives

  • Battery life is not optimal
  • The location of the camera is unfortunate
  • The performance of the headphones is not strong

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