MSI Modern 14

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  • Great for day-to-day tasks
  • Good build quality with metal covering the entire laptop in a thin chasse
  • Light for a 14 inch laptop
  • Powered by 11th Gen
  • Large, almost bezel-less screen


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Linux on the Framework Laptop
And a bigger complaint from me: the keyboard is inconvenient: 1) up/down cursor merged in one key is hard to use; 2) there's no home/end/pgup/pgdn keys. 10 years earlier my Toshiba managed to had all of them in a 13.5" laptop, and now I own an MSI Modern 14 that also has these keys. At work I used laptops without these keys (Mac, Lenovo Thinkpad, ASUS), and that was very painful! Hope these features appear one day.
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I'm currently on the 2014 MacBook Pro and I want to go full on Linux. I've read quite a lot about the Renoir CPUs and I decided to give it a try with the MSI Modern 14 B4MW. However, it gave me quite a few headaches since the fans didn't work properly, as well as the annoying brightness control toggle that kept coming up on every distro I tried. Is it a problem with all Renoir laptops?
Bought it refurbished and it was worth it
To be clear, I bought this refurbished at a reduced price, and it has been going strong under heavy use over 30 days. I'll comment on the battery life, gaming, weight, craftsmanship, heat, and default/included programs. Battery: there's a dashboard that lets you choose how the battery performs. If y...
Daniel Weber
2 years ago
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Faulty Parts
Good: - Looks good and has great build quality with metal covering (almost) the entire laptop in a thin chasse. - Light for a laptop, extremely light for a 14-inch. - Large, almost bezel-less screen that is both bright and has fantastic image quality with vibrant colors. - Extremely comfortable back...
Jacky Tran
3 years ago
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MSI Modern 14 - hot screen under sustained load. Dell New XPS 15 - bad port selection.
Verdict - A powerful allrounder
In the Modern 14 B11SB, MSI shows some weaknesses that a 1200-Euro (~$1416) device should not have.However, strangely MSI does not make full use of the hardware capabilities, since the working memory is only able to run in single-channel mode. There is only a single storage slot, which is absurd for a device of this price class
MSI MODERN B4MW-BLLM AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 2.0GHz Up to 4.1GHz/UMA/14" FHD (1920*1080), IPS-Level 60Hz/8GB DDR4 (3200MHz)/512GB NVMe PCIe SSD. MSI GF63 10SCSR Intel Core i5-10300H Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.50 GHz) / NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX1650 Ti Max Q, GDDR6 4GB / 15.6" FHD (1920*1080), IPS-Level 144Hz / 8GB DDR4 (2666MHz) / 1TB (SATA) 7200rpm + 256GB SSD.
Intel’s Tiger Lake 11th Gen Core I7-1185G7 Review
The MSI Modern 14I think the best description I can give of the laptop is "I like it but"It has a nice screen, the keyboard is comfortable (and doesn't have an annoying layout like the Thinkpad with the FN/Ctrl keys)But the tradeoffs for it are- No USB-C charging. The USB-C port doesn't support power delivery (and is only 5Gbps, not 10Gbps)- The SSD is utter garbage. 480 gig on a single NAND flash chip. I was having Linux stall on writing PNG icon files to the chip for 10~ seconds at a time while installing XFCE4!- USB 2.0 in 2020 shouldn't be a thing on an "Ultrabook" laptop- The Ryzen model only has a 6 thread(?)
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Not good. Update
So far this has turned out to be an awesome laptop. Love the thin and light to it. Been playing rainbow six seige and it played perfectly with no issues so far. Even played some pubg and it was playing no problem. Update. Already started having heating issues with the device while playing games. I b...
Raymond Dietz
3 years ago
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Hard to complain at this pricepoint
First, let's look at the competition. Razer Blade Stealth 13" with 1650 graphics and the upcoming ROG Zephyrus g14 with up to 2060 graphics. The Stealth has better built quality than this, but is $600 more for the same components in a slightly smaller package and the Zephyrus is supposedly starting ...
Patrick Cleath
3 years ago
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