• CPU: Intel Core i7-1165G7
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  • Display: 14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • Weight: 1.30 kg (2.9 lbs)

Pros

  • Great performance and quiet under load
  • Decent battery life
  • Up to 32GB of DDR4 memory + an M.2 NVMe slot (beware of the Factory Seal)
  • Its Full HD IPS panel has comfortable viewing angles and a good contrast ratio (BOE NV140FHM-N4V)
  • PWM-free across all brightness levels (BOE NV140FHM-N4V)
  • Decent I/O with Thunderbolt 4 and MicroSD card support

Cons

  • Covers only 49% of sRGB and has inaccurate color representation (BOE NV140FHM-N4V)
  • Quiet speakers

MSI Modern 14 - Specs Also known as MSI Modern 14 (B11SB-290)

CPU Performance #45
  • Intel Core i7-1185G7
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4500U 53.2%
  • Intel Core i7-1165G7
  • Intel Core i5-10300H 45.5%
  • Intel Core i5-10400H
  • Intel Core i5-1135G7
Display
14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
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BOE NV140FHM-N4V (BOE08D7)
Color accuracy 4.4 -> 3.8
HDD/SSD
512GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x M.2 NVMe slot
RAM
16GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
52Wh, 3-cell
Body Material
Aluminum
Dimensions
319 x 220.2 x 16.9 mm (12.56" x 8.67" x 0.67")
Weight
1.30 kg (2.9 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 3, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • Card Reader MicroSD
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Audio jack 3.5 Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Speakers 2x 2W, Nahimic 3
  • Optical drive

 

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DISPLAY: 14.0-inch, 1920x1080, IPS

Name BOE NV140FHM-N4V (BOE08D7)
Diagonal 14.0"
Pixel density 157.35 ppi
Brightness 337 cd/m2
sRGB 51%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920x1080
Becomes "Retina" from 22 inches (56 cm)
Contrast 1100:1
dE Color Checker 4.4 3.8
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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