MSI Modern 14

MSI Modern 14
Looria Grade
A

Based on 54 reviews

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Review highlights
  • 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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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

Negative
Sascha Mölck
3 months ago
notebookcheck.net
notebookcheck.net

I think you should consider this [msi modern 14]([URL REMOVED] gorgeous display and one of the best cpu at this price range, little outdated tho

Positive
_Adithya_19
1 year ago
reddit.com
reddit.com/r/SuggestALaptop

Ask HN: What does one look for in a laptop these days?

1. weight <= 1.3 Kg2. display >= 13.5"3. 3 USB ports (nowadays they come as 2 + 1 USB-C, but that's ok)4. HDMI port for projectors (2013 Toshiba z930 ultrabook used to have both HDMI and D-Sub ports!)5. Keyboard with cursor keys not squeezed as on most modern laptops6. Home/End/...

Positive
culebron21
hackernews.com
hackernews.com

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...

1.0
Jacky Tran
3 years ago
amazon.com
amazon.com

Hi! I just installed Kubuntu on my MSI modern 14 B11M, it works fine for now. Stumbled upon this post while looking for tips on configuring the keyboard correctly. I haven't managed yet to get the fn keys to work (sound, keyboard backlight etc)

Good For Productivity NOT Gaming

I wanted this laptop to play some simple titles but it didn't work out the way I wanted it to, if you're going to use this laptop professionally or for watching YouTube videos or typing, it was a great laptop. If you want a laptop for gaming I found a laptop that was made by MSI that has a NVIDIA RT...

5.0
Todd
7 months ago
walmart.com
walmart.com

Linux on the Framework Laptop

The concept is very exciting, but I wish it did not try to mimic Mac so strongly. 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 al...

Negative
culebron21
hackernews.com
hackernews.com

For the budget & purpose I will recommend [MSI Modern 14]([URL REMOVED] It got Intel 11th gen i5 processor, which should be quite enough for you. It also got 8G RAM, 512G SSD, with the price of $499 right now

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

4.1
3 months ago
notebookcheck.net
notebookcheck.net

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...

3.0
Raymond Dietz
3 years ago
amazon.com
amazon.com

Specs

CPU

Intel Core i7

Intel Core i5

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GPU

NVIDIA GeForce MX330

NVIDIA GeForce MX250

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Display

14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080)

HDD/SSD

up to 8000GB SSD