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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Dell Latitude 5330 is more expensive but offers better general performance, hardware for business use, and longer battery life. It is also slightly lighter, which can be important for portability. Alternatively, the MSI Modern 14 is less expensive, comes with more storage out of the box, and a slightly larger screen, but has a lower battery life and is a bit heavier. For intensive tasks like 3D rendering or engineering software, both have comparable performance, but neither is highly suited for intensive gaming. The MSI might suit a budget-conscious buyer looking for everyday use, while the Dell could appeal to business professionals needing a balance of performance and battery life. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Dell Latitude 5330
  • Very good speakers
Advantages of the MSI Modern 14
  • The MSI Modern 14 has no clear advantages over the Dell Latitude 5330.

Key differences

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Screen Quality

6.3
Latitude 5330
Modern 14
6.4
13.3in
SIZE
14.0in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
286.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
311.0 nits
The Dell Latitude 5330 has a better screen than the MSI Modern 14 for software development.

Battery

9.0 Hours
Latitude 5330
Modern 14
6.0 Hours
The Dell Latitude 5330 has 9 hours of battery life. The MSI Modern 14 has 6 hours of battery life.

Cost

$580
Latitude 5330
Modern 14
$499
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The Dell Latitude 5330 has a price of $580 and the MSI Modern 14 costs $499.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.5
Latitude 5330
Modern 14
7.2
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
286.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
311.0 nits
9.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.0 Hours
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
8.8/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.6/10
The Dell Latitude 5330 and MSI Modern 14 are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.3
Latitude 5330
Modern 14
6.2
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
8.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
8.7/10
The Dell Latitude 5330 and MSI Modern 14 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

7.1
Latitude 5330
Modern 14
7.0
6.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
5.6/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Dell Latitude 5330 and MSI Modern 14 are both good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

7.4
Latitude 5330
Modern 14
7.2
6.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
5.6/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Dell Latitude 5330 and MSI Modern 14 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.3
Latitude 5330
Modern 14
7.1
6.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
5.6/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
The Dell Latitude 5330 and MSI Modern 14 are both good for software development.

Portability

Very Good
Latitude 5330
Modern 14
Very Good
13.3in
SIZE
14.0in
2.6 lbs
WEIGHT
3.0 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The Dell Latitude 5330 and MSI Modern 14 both have very good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

7.4
Latitude 5330
Modern 14
7.0
The Dell Latitude 5330 and MSI Modern 14 both have good build quality.

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How the Dell Latitude 5330 and the MSI Modern 14 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell Latitude 5330MSI Modern 14
Dell Latitude 5330MSI Modern 14

GENERAL

Price
$580
$499
Release Date
May 1, 2022October 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
12'' x 8.2'' x 0.73''12.7'' x 8.7'' x 0.63''
Weight
2.65 lbs3.08 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1245UAMD Ryzen 5 7530U
Graphics
Iris Xe Vega 7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
45

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 Hours6 Hours
Battery Capacity
58 Wh39 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
13.3"14"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
286 nits311 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.4/107/10
Portability Score
8.9/108.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
8/108.8/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7/107/10
Speaker Quality Score
8/107/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
23
USB-C ports
21
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
31
Thunderbolt Version
4N/A

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Rtings

Alexander Tozzi, Ryan Lim, and John Peroramas | October 2023
"The MSI Modern 14 is okay for school use. It's very compact, so it's easy to carry around. It has a sharp display, a spacious keyboard, and a reasonably large touchpad. Its Intel 13th Gen CPU and integrated graphics can handle general productivity tasks like text processing and web browsing; however, don't expect to do anything intensive like 3D modeling or physics simulations. Unfortunately, the battery lasts less than five hours of light use, and the display doesn't get bright enough to combat glare."

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About Dell

Dell is a highly recognizable American technology company, and is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. Their laptops are very popular for both personal and professional use, and they also own the Alienware brand which makes mid to high end gaming laptops. Their premium XPS range of laptops offer great build quality and portability, while Latitude and Precision laptops are known for reliability, repairability and performance for business users.

About MSI

MSI, also known as Micro-Star International, is a Taiwanese technology corporation. MSI is known for their wide range of gaming devices. Their series include the entry-level Cyborg/Thin and Sword/Katana series, the mid-range Bravo/Delta and Crosshair/Pulse series, and their high-end Vector, Raider, Stealth, and Titan GT series. At every performance level, MSI offers a variety of devices with varying balances between performance, battery life, weight, and price, making them a solid option to consider at every price point.

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