For a better life, MSI Modern Series Modern 14 C12M

The ending of the classic classic Modern Times is as follows. Gaemin, the female lead, is desperate for a better life, but has no place to live. “What good is the effort?” Gaemin, who is so heartbroken, is encouraged by the wanderer, the protagonist, who has gone through all sorts of hardships. “cheer up. Don’t tell me she’s dead. We will survive!” So they smile and set out on their way to a new place.

This scene is rated as beautiful enough to be counted among the endings of the movie. During the Great Depression, the setting for the Modern Times, workers’ lives were imposed on factory accessories. It was difficult to survive due to economic difficulties and the gap between the rich and the poor. Of course, since the genre of the movie was comedy, it is expressed in a humorous way, but if you look at the experiences of the main characters, it is definitely close to a tragedy. got nothing Except for one. Hope. Because of hope, their lives are beautiful in the end. Recall Hemingway’s famous quote in The Old Man and the Sea. “Man may be destroyed, but not defeated”

In fact, modern life is not much different. you have to earn money to live Such a dull daily life is repeated. You have to work hard to improve it. Of course, the results of your efforts aren’t always sweet, and you may feel frustrated because you don’t get rewarded. You have to endure it though. I think the effort for a better life is definitely worth it. Modern 14 can help with that process.

Modern 14 with 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1255U

The MSI Modern Series Modern 14 C12M (hereinafter, Modern 14 C12M) to be introduced this time is a business laptop. It can be used for everyday use as well as for business use. French artist Lorraine Sollett participated in the production and it is elegant. In addition, among MSI business laptops, it is also faithful to the basics.



The specifications are 12th generation Intel Core i7-1255U, DDR4 8GB 3200MHz, PCIe M.2 SSD 512GB, 14-inch IPS FHD display (brightness 300nits).


The Core i7-1255U is a 12th Gen Intel Elder Lake processor. 2 high-performance P-cores (2 cores, 4 threads) and 8 high-efficiency E-cores (8 cores and 8 threads) operate with a total of 10 cores and 12 threads. The maximum turbo clock is 4.7 GHz (P-Core). The E-core operates at 3.5 GHz. Intel Smart Cache 12MB, processor-based performance 15W, maximum turbo performance 55W. Among the 12th generation low-power Intel Core processors, it has many cores and high clocks. Compared to the previous-generation Core i7-1165G7, the performance is up to 2x.


The memory is DDR4 8GB 3200MHz. It is marked as dual-channel and it is not possible to replace the memory as it is an on-board method. The integrated graphics are Intel Iris Xe and the GPU clock is 1.25GHz. Online games can be enjoyed through option compromises.



Specification

CPU: Core i7-1255U (up to 4.7GHz, 10 cores and 12 threads, 2P+8E, 12MB Intel Smart Cache)

Memory: DDR4 8GB 3200MHz onboard

Storage: 512GB M.2 NVMe TLC SSD.

Display: 14-inch FHD (1920×1080), IPS, brightness 300nits, anti-glare

Graphics: Intel Iris Xe Graphics

Audio: 1x Mic-in/Headphone-out combo jack

Network: 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2

Ports: USB Type-C 3.2 with PD Charging x1, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A x1, USB 2.0 Type-A x2, microSD x1, HDMI x1 ([email protected])

Battery: 3 cells, 39.3WHr

AC adapter: 65W adapter

Size: 319.9x223x19.35mm

Weight: 1.4kg

180 degree open hinge with modern design

Modern 14 C12M is light and thin as a business laptop where portability is important. The colors are divided into classic black and urban silver, and the review was conducted with classic black. The top plate is matte and has fingerprints on it, but it cleans well. In addition, when the top plate is touched, it is cool and soft to the touch, and it is addictive. The MSI logo in the center of the top plate doesn’t feel like a gaming laptop at all. It’s understated and has a cleaner design.








The thickness is 19.35mm. Considering the I/O ports, it is rather thin. It measures 319.9x223x19.5mm and weighs 1.4kg. The adapter is light at 65W. That said, it’s not that difficult to carry a laptop and an adapter together.





What about the I/O port configuration? USB Type-C 3.2 with PD Charging x1, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A x1, USB 2.0 Type-A x2, microSD x1, HDMI x1 ([email protected]). There is a separate charging port, but PD charging is possible through the USB Type-C port. The Type-A port is also generous, making it easy to connect peripherals.


The display is IPS type, bright and clear from any angle. It maintains brightness and color by minimizing color distortion depending on the angle. An anti-glare panel that suppresses light reflection is applied, so it is suitable for eyesight protection. The screen brightness reaches 300 nits. The screen brightness is 300 nits, so it can be used indoors with strong fluorescent lights or in areas where sunlight enters the office without any problems.


Also noteworthy is the drop-down design. You can put your wrist on the palm rest comfortably while typing. In addition, air flows into the lower plate to increase the cooling effect. The battery is 39.3 WHr.






The keyboard is quite comfortable. It has an adequate key travel of 1.5mm and has a moderate repulsion, so you can type quickly. With white LED backlight, it can be used without lighting even in dark places. The touchpad is placed in the center of the laptop and is large enough to use multi-gesture.





When you press F12, the flip and share function is applied and the screen is flipped. It is convenient to show data during a meeting if you open the laptop with a 180-degree hinge and turn the screen over. If you look at the keyboard and flip-and-share functions, the Modern 14 C12M can do its job as a business laptop.




The audio is equipped with a Hi-Res audio standard DAC. 192KHz 24-bit audio. The network supports Wi-Fi 6. I did a bench-by test with the Intel AX201, and the speed is very fast. The SSD is NVMe PCIe 3.0 512GB.




The performance of the Modern 14 C12M was confirmed. I set it to the cooler boost mode and tested it.



▲ Core i7-1255U is a 10-core, 12-thread (2 P-core, 8 E-core) CPU. In terms of performance, it is higher than the Ryzen 7 1700, which has 8 cores and 16 threads.
▲ Core i7-1255U is a 10-core, 12-thread (2 P-core, 8 E-core) CPU. In terms of performance, it is higher than the Ryzen 7 1700, which has 8 cores and 16 threads.

crystal disk mark


▲ You can check the PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD.
▲ You can check the PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD.

▲ In the Blender benchmark, the Core i7-1255U is measured as Monster 66.19, Junk Shop 26.78, and Classroom 27.04. For reference, the Core i5-1155G7, an 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor, measures around 33.75 in Monster, 13.04 in Junk Shop, and 11.81 in Classroom.
▲ In the Blender benchmark, the Core i7-1255U is measured as Monster 66.19, Junk Shop 26.78, and Classroom 27.04. For reference, the Core i5-1155G7, an 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor, measures around 33.75 in Monster, 13.04 in Junk Shop, and 11.81 in Classroom.


▲ In the Blender CPU benchmark, all-core clocks are about 3.5GHz for P-Core and 2.6GHz for E-Core. The temperature is lowered from a maximum of 85°C to 77°C to stabilize.
▲ In the Blender CPU benchmark, all-core clocks are about 3.5GHz for P-Core and 2.6GHz for E-Core. The temperature is lowered from a maximum of 85°C to 77°C to stabilize.

▲ The temperature of the laptop is confirmed at 47.1 degrees at the top of the keyboard.
▲ The temperature of the laptop is confirmed at 47.1 degrees at the top of the keyboard.


▲ It is confirmed that the average noise level is 53.9dB in the cooler boost state.
▲ It is confirmed that the average noise level is 53.9dB in the cooler boost state.

▲ Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) is supported. It can be used wirelessly as well as wired internet.
▲ Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) is supported. It can be used wirelessly as well as wired internet.

▲ Fire strike result. The graphic score is confirmed as 3,819 points. It is slightly lower than the GeForce MX450 (graphics score of about 4,500).
▲ Fire strike result. The graphic score is confirmed as 3,819 points. It is slightly lower than the GeForce MX450 (graphics score of about 4,500).

▲ Time spy results under the same conditions. The graphic score is measured at 1,320 points.
▲ Time spy results under the same conditions. The graphic score is measured at 1,320 points.




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▲ Final Fantasy XIV Benchmark 1920x1080 standard laptop option
▲ Final Fantasy XIV Benchmark 1920×1080 standard laptop option

I have everything for work.

For business laptops, portability and productivity-related features are important. Modern 14 C12M, weighing 1.4 kg, PD charging, high-performance keyboard, and flip-and-share function, was suitable for use as a business laptop. The CPU is also a Core i7-1255U, so there is nothing to be frustrated with. It is a little disappointing that the memory is small and the frame rate is low during gaming, but the advantage as a business laptop is greater. If you are looking for a work laptop, this can be a good choice.


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