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Deal | MSI Modern 14 with 10th gen Core i5, Windows 10 Pro, and 3-year limited warranty is now down to $580 USD

MSI Modern 14 with 10th gen Core i5, Windows 10 Pro, and 3-year limited warranty is now down to $580 USD (Source: MSI)
MSI Modern 14 with 10th gen Core i5, Windows 10 Pro, and 3-year limited warranty is now down to $580 USD (Source: MSI)
Launched just over a year ago for $840 USD, MSI's sleek affordable business laptop just got even more affordable for office users tired of the same HP, Dell, or Lenovo solutions.
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MSI may be best known for its lineup of gaming laptops and peripherals, but the company has been investing heavily into business PCs and workstations as well. The 14-inch Modern 14 is MSI's mid-range business laptop designed to compete with standard Ultrabooks or ultrathin "prosumer" alternatives like the Dell XPS, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, or the HP Spectre/EliteBook series.

The Modern 14 configuration on sale includes a Core i5-10210U CPU, 1080p display, 512 GB NVMe SSD, 8 GB of RAM and even a three-year limited warranty for just $579 USD. Higher-end configurations may come with the Core i7-10510U or GeForce MX250 GPU instead for much faster graphics performance, but the Core i5 SKU should be more than sufficient for browsing and other light office tasks.

A notable disadvantage of the MSI laptop is its difficult serviceability. Both RAM and storage are on the opposite side of the motherboard closest to the keyboard meaning additional disassembly would be required for simple upgrades. The lid also flexes more than on the 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon, but it's worth noting that Lenovo's solution can easily cost over twice as much.

See our full review on the Modern 14 to learn more about the ins and out of the MSI laptop. Those interested in MSI's higher-end business solution may want to check out the flagship Creator 15 instead.

  • 14-inch FHD display
  • Intel Core i5-10210U CPU w/ integrated UHD Graphics
  • 8 GB DDR4-2666 RAM, Single-Channel
  • 512 GB NVMe SSD
  • 2x USB-A, 2x USB-C 3.2 Gen. 1, HDMI 1.4, Kensington Lock, SD reader, 3.5 mm combo audio
  • 16 x 322 x 222 mm
  • 1.22 kg
  • 50 Wh battery
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Allen Ngo, 2020-12- 9 (Update: 2020-12- 9)