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MSI 15.6" Modern 15

MSI 15.6" Modern 15MSI 15.6" Modern 15MSI 15.6" Modern 15MSI 15.6" Modern 15MSI 15.6" Modern 15MSI 15.6" Modern 15MSI 15.6" Modern 15MSI 15.6" Modern 15MSI 15.6" Modern 15MSI 15.6" Modern 15MSI 15.6" Modern 15MSI 15.6" Modern 15MSI 15.6" Modern 15MSI 15.6" Modern 15MSI 15.6" Modern 15MSI 15.6" Modern 15MSI 15.6" Modern 15MSI 15.6" Modern 15MSI 15.6" Modern 15MSI 15.6" Modern 15MSI 15.6" Modern 15MSI 15.6" Modern 15
  • Processor

    AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Intel Core i7-1195G7 (11th Gen)

  • Processor Cores

    2.1 to 4 GHz 6-Core, 2.9 to 4.7 GHz Quad-Core

  • Graphics Card

    AMD Radeon, Intel Iris Xe

  • Installed Memory

    8 GB, 16 GB

Specification
MSI 15.6" Modern 15 A5M Laptop (Carbon Gray)MSI 15.6" Modern 15 Notebook (Carbon Gray)MSI 15.6" Modern 15 Notebook (Carbon Gray)
Storage

It comes with 256 GB of hard drive storage installed, via 1 x 256 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD harddrive.

It comes with 512 GB of hard drive storage installed, via 1 x 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD harddrive.

SSD Slots
1 x M.2 SATA / PCIe (Unspecified Interface) (In Use)
Storage Installed
256 GB512 GB512 GB
Solid State Storage
1 x 256 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe1 x 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe1 x 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe
Performance

It contains a 2.1 to 4 GHz 6-Core AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processor with 8 MB of L3 Cache.

It contains a 2.9 to 4.7 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7-1195G7 (11th Gen) processor with 12 MB of L3 Cache.

With an 11th gen Intel CPU you can be assured that the laptop has a recent CPU. Whilst not the latest, due to the release of the Intel 12 Series CPUs, it is still recent. However, with the release of the 12th gen you may wish to choose that instead to ensure the longevity of your new laptop.

There's a Integrated graphics card which is a AMD Radeon.

There's a Integrated graphics card which is a Intel Iris Xe.

An integrated card tends to not offer as much graphics processing power as a dedicated video card.

The maximum memory capacity is 64 GB via the 2 (1 Available) memory slots.

The maximum memory capacity is 64 GB via the 2 (0 Available) memory slots.

The RAM slot type is 260-Pin SO-DIMM.

Because at least one of the ram slots in the MSI 15.6" Modern 15 is replaceable, you will be able to upgrade the ram at a later date.

From the factory, there is a single free slot you can use. You'd be able to take this home and throw in an extra stick of ram straight away, or even ask them at the shop to help you out and possibly install it for you.

L3 Cache
8 MB12 MB12 MB
Memory Type
3200 MHz DDR42666 MHz DDR43200 MHz DDR4
Processor Cores
2.1 to 4 GHz 6-Core2.9 to 4.7 GHz Quad-Core2.9 to 4.7 GHz Quad-Core
Memory Configuration
1 x 8 GB (User-Replaceable)2 x 8 GB1 x 8 GB
Graphics Card Type
IntegratedIntegratedIntegrated
Installed Memory
8 GB16 GB8 GB
Graphics Card
AMD RadeonIntel Iris XeIntel Iris Xe
Max. Memory Capacity
64 GB64 GB64 GB
Memory Slots
2 (1 Available)2 (0 Available)2 (0 Available)
Memory Slot Type
260-Pin SO-DIMM260-Pin SO-DIMM260-Pin SO-DIMM
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 5500UIntel Core i7-1195G7 (11th Gen)Intel Core i7-1195G7 (11th Gen)
Display

The screen has a refresh rate of 60 Hz.

The 60Hz refresh rate option will offer a perfectly good refresh rate for day-to-day work, but if you're looking at gaming or video editing work then a higher refresh rate would be recommended.

Panel Type
IPS-Type LCDIPS-Type LCDIPS-Type LCD
Screen Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 1080
Colour Gamut
45% NTSC45% NTSC45% NTSC
Aspect Ratio
16:916:916:9
Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Screen Size
15.6"15.6"15.6"
TouchScreen?
NoNoNo
Connections

You'll find Wifi 6 inside the laptop, which is the current generation. This gives you a small step up in terms of future-proofing your tech, yet may not give you much of an advantage over wifi 5 unless your router and the rest of your setup is up to scratch.

With the latest standard of Bluetooth included, Bluetooth 5, you'll be set for a few more years of ensuring any new peripheral purchased is fully compatible.

NFC
NoNoNo
MU Mimo Support
2 x 2YesYes
WIFI
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax)Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax)
Bluetooth
5.15.15.1
Ports & Peripherals

It comes with 3 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2) ports, with 3 being more than enough Type-A ports for even advanced laptop users. Chances are, you won't need to use all 3 at the same time.

When it comes to ports, it's offered with 2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2) 1 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1) ports. 2 Type-A ports is usually enough for regular laptop users, giving you enough freedom for the peripherals you need.

There's an option of using the Type-C USB ports, with 1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports being offered too, allowing both the use of almost any current peripheral, but also adaptors & dongles allowing use of additional ports for the laptop.

There's an option of using the Type-C USB ports, with 1 x Thunderbolt 4 ports being offered too, allowing both the use of almost any current peripheral, but also adaptors & dongles allowing use of additional ports for the laptop.

With a backlit keyboard, you'll clearly see your keys and ensure minimal mistakes when you're typing what you need to type.

Don't fret about your wired headphones though, the 3.5mm headphone jack will let you plug right in.

USB Type C
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 21 x Thunderbolt 41 x Thunderbolt 4
Keyboard
84-Key Backlight84-Key Notebook Keyboard with Backlight84-Key Notebook Keyboard with Backlight
Built in Mic
YesYesYes
Audio Ports
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
Ports
3 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2)2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2) 1 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2) 1 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
Media / Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: microSD/microSDHCSingle Slot: microSD/microSDHC/microSDXCSingle Slot: microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC
Display Ports
1 x HDMI1 x HDMI1 x HDMI
Pointing Device
TouchPadTouchPadTouchPad
Webcam
User-Facing: 720pUser-Facing: 720pUser-Facing: 720p
Build in Speakers
2 x 2 W2 x 2 W2 x 2 W
Design

It comes in at a weight of 3.52 lb / 1.6 kg, and total dimensions of 14.05 x 9.2 x 0.74" / 35.69 x 23.4 x 1.88 cm.

It comes in at a weight of 3.53 lb / 1.6 kg, and total dimensions of 14.05 x 9.2 x 0.67" / 35.69 x 23.37 x 1.7 cm.

Dimensions
14.05 x 9.2 x 0.74" / 35.69 x 23.4 x 1.88 cm14.05 x 9.2 x 0.67" / 35.69 x 23.37 x 1.7 cm14.05 x 9.2 x 0.67" / 35.69 x 23.37 x 1.7 cm
Operating System
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 HomeWindows 10 Home
Brand
MSIMSIMSI
Weight
3.52 lb / 1.6 kg3.53 lb / 1.6 kg3.53 lb / 1.6 kg
Manufacturer ID
MODERN 15 A5M-071MODERN 15 A11MU-681MODERN 15 A11MU-653
Power

The power supply for the MSI 15.6" Modern 15 is a 65 W with Barrel/Proprietary so if you're concerned about power usage, make sure this fits within your requirements.

Power Supply
65 W with Barrel/Proprietary65 W with Barrel/Proprietary65 W with Barrel/Proprietary
Battery

The battery life is achieved via a 3-Cell: 39 Wh capacity battery.

The battery life is achieved via a 3-Cell: 52 Wh capacity battery.

Battery Capacity
3-Cell: 39 Wh3-Cell: 52 Wh3-Cell: 52 Wh
Battery Chemistry
Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)

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