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MSI Modern 14 B4MW-048


MSI Modern 14 B4MW-048
MSI Modern 14 B4MW-048 (Modern 14 Series)
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U 6 x 2.3 - 4 GHz, Renoir-U (Zen 2)
8 GB 
, DDR4-3200
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, USB-C
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.9 x 319 x 220 ( = 0.67 x 12.56 x 8.66 in)
52 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 3-cell, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 10 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
1.3 kg ( = 45.86 oz / 2.87 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Reviews for the MSI Modern 14 B4MW-048

MSI Modern 14 Review – The Mid-Range Ryzen Beast!
Source: Cashify English
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
MSI Modern 14 (B4Mx) review – the Ryzen processors are the stars of the show here
Source: Laptop Media English
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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

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.


There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI) was founded in 1986 in Taiwan. MSI is especially known as a manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards for PCs, but also offers computer accessories, complete systems, motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktop PCs, monitors and other components. However, the Microstar brand name in Germany belongs to the Medion company. MSI is known for its gaming products and has developed a wide range of gaming laptops and desktop PCs. The company is also active in workstations, servers and industrial automation. MSI has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2020-09-12 (Update: 2020-09-12)