Finally, a new brand has launched a new AMD Ryzen 4000U powered laptop in India and its from MSI now. MSI’s Modern and Prestige series of laptops are quite popular among professionals and to add to that portfolio, MSI has used an AMD chip now.
So, the new MSI Modern 14 is a budget laptop for the MSI Modern series and so has a lot of trade-offs for that, although it has a lot of good things as well. As for now, only the Ryzen 5 4500U powered variant is available at the right price of ₹ 54,990 on Amazon.
The laptop features a 14-inch FHD (1920*1080) IPS-level thin bezel display with 90% screen-to-body ratio, not as much color accurate as Intel models though. However, much like other professional MSI laptops, the build quality is great and its durable as well because it meets the MIL-STD-810G military standards.
Under the hood, you have a 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor which is very powerful for day-to-day work and even professional tasks as well. It is coupled with an 8 GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM and 512GB NVMe M.2 SSD which are both upgradeable. The Vega 6 iGPU should be enough for low-to-mid range gaming and work as well.
In terms of performance you should be satisfied with what it offers at the price point. The laptop is very thin and light while retaining the great keyboard that it offers on its creator series of laptops. The ergonomic design keyboard has 1.5mm key travel which is rare at this budget and its also backlit as well.
It features 2x Type-A USB2.0, 1x Micro SD Card Reader, 1x (4K @ 30Hz) HDMI, 1x Type-C USB3.2 Gen1 ports and a 3.5mm audio/headphone combo jack. The MSI Modern 14 comes pre-loaded with Windows 10 Home with lifetime validity.
For the battery, you have a 3-cell 52 watt-hours Li-ion battery that MSI promises up to 10 hours of battery life and in real life, it should easily give about 6-7 hours. Overall at ₹ 54,990, this is a nice package for students, office work and normal day-to-day usage.
However, with not so color-accurate display you cannot target content creators with this laptop which is one caveat. Also, there’s no Wi-Fi 6, so beware of that, and there’s no fast charge support as such. But, in terms of price, this could be a handy option for most budget Ryzen 4000U laptop seekers out there.
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