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MSI Modern 14 A10M-669


MSI Modern 14 A10M-669 (Modern 14 Series)
Intel Core i5-10210U 4 x 1.6 - 4.2 GHz, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
8 GB 
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, glossy: no, 60 Hz
50 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4 Zellen
1.18 kg ( = 41.62 oz / 2.6 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Reviews for the MSI Modern 14 A10M-669

RECENZE: MSI Modern 14 (A10M) - tenký a lehký 14“ notebook s IPS a 512 GB SSD pod 20 tis.
Source: CZ→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; nice connectivity; long battery life; excellent display. Negative: Noisy under loads; mediocre touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/04/2020
Khám phá MSI Modern, dòng laptop văn phòng cực chất từ MSI
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; slim size; light weight; high mobility; powerful hardware; high performance; long battery life; great cooling system; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2020



The MSI Modern 14 A10M-669 from MSI offers the perfect mix of elegance, mobility and high performance for creative tasks. With its slim 14" form factor, the ultra-portable sprinter is perfect for users who always want to have their laptop with them at work or in their spare time. The true-color screen with its color frame, which is just a few millimeters wide, allows for a particularly compact design of the aluminum housing. The Modern 14 is portable and durable wherever users go, because it is built with an ultra-light chassis with hair-brushed aluminum and white keyboard illumination. Aside from that, according to the requirements of the military standard MIL-STD-810G, the Modern 14 had to pass extensive tests of robustness, reliability and durability. The results confirm the high quality standards of MSI laptops. As for the display, users can enjoy the magnificent view across the FHD IPS-Level anti-glare display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The brilliant, true-to-color 14.0" screen brings out images, graphics and videos with an expanded 100% sRGB color space and wide-angle technology regardless of the viewing angle. The display also includes MSI exclusive True Color Technology, which provides different modes to best fit a user’s various usages. 

Just 15.9 mm high and 1.18 kg light, the Modern 14 with an Intel® Core™ i5 processor of the 10th generation brings with it rapid computing power for creative work, while Intel® UHD graphics also ensure fast speed for 3D applications, image processing or video editing. The processor is paired with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. The PCI Express SSD stands for rapid system and program starts. Furthermore, the Creator Center enhances optimization with easily adjustable system modes and resources for a wide range of scenarios and needs. For portability, the Modern 14 provides up to four USB ports in a small form factor. It features the highly efficient USB 3.2, which transfers 10x faster than USB 2.0. ULV technology ensures an impressive battery life, so that the laptop can be used flexibly even during long outdoor use. With up to 10 hours of battery life, working all day without charging is made possible. To further enhance audio, it features the Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer, which provides astonishing sound optimizations and makes it possible to enjoy virtual surround sound using the existing audio equipment. In conclusion, the MSI Modern 14 A10M-669 is a blend of elegance and performance. It combines a slim form factor with great hardware specifications. It is suitable for users who need a lower budget device yet still enough performance to work and game casually on the go.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

i5-10210U: Comet Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced in 14nm++). The CPU cores can clock between 1.6 and 4.2 GHz (all 4 cores 3.9 GHz max.) with HyperThreading (8 threads). The integrated memory controller supports LPDDR4-2933 and using cTDP up/down the performance can be adjusted by the OEM (10 - 25 Watt possible, 15W default). Compared to the faster i5-10510U, the level 3 cache was reduced from 8 to 6 MB.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.18 kg:

In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2020-04- 9 (Update: 2020-04- 9)