MSI Modern 14 B4MW-048
Reviews for the MSI Modern 14 B4MW-048
Overall, the MSI Modern 14 is the perfect balance between work, style and utility. From being compact yet powerful to stylish yet durable, the Modern 14 takes the core elements of a good laptop and puts it all together. Nothing less can be expected from a brand like MSI after all and the Modern 14 is a great evidence of that. Additionally, the battery life, performance and everything else is just way too good for the price that you are paying for it. The Ryzen 5 4500U is a beast of a performer and it is very evident in the zero lag experience that you get from using the laptop. Of course, you are not going to be able to play graphic intensive titles like Far Cry 6 and the like. Either way, that is not why this laptop should end up in your check list anyway. If that is the case, there are several other "gaming" laptops that you may want to go for. The Modern 14 is all about your everyday multitasking made seamless coupled with some Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom maybe? If that is why you are planning on getting it, look nowhere else for this is the best you can get in the Rs.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2022
Source: Laptop Media
One thing is sure about this laptop. Power and performance is not a problem. It manages to achieve crazy high frequencies for a 15W processor (although it works at 25W under load), and light gaming is not an issue, whatsoever. This makes productivity tasks easy as a breeze, and the 64GB maximum memory in dual-channel mode will certainly provide a lot of help.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/28/2020
AMD Vega 6: Integrated graphics adapter of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 6 CUs (= 384 shaders) and a clock of up to 1,500 MHz.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
R5 4500U: An upper mid-range, hexa-core APU designed for use in thinner, lighter laptops. The Ryzen features Zen 2 CPU cores running at 2.3 GHz to 4.0 GHz along with the Vega 6 graphics adapter (6 x 64 = 384 unified shaders). The thread-doubling SMT technology is not enabled in the case of Ryzen 5 4500U.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.
MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.