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MSI Modern 14 to feature AMD Ryzen 4000 Renoir processors for as little as US$649

The MSI Modern 14 Ryzen Edition will seemingly be available from July. (Image source: MSI)
The MSI Modern 14 Ryzen Edition will seemingly be available from July. (Image source: MSI)
The MSI Modern 14 B4M starts at US$649 and can be equipped with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 4700U. The device also has a 52 Wh battery, is 16.9 mm thick and weighs 1.3 kg.
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MSI has quietly announced Ryzen 4000 Renoir versions of the Modern 14. Brought to our attention by @_rogame, it would seem that MSI is yet even to publish a press release for the Modern 14 B4M. Nonetheless, the Modern 14 B4M product page has been live for almost three weeks. Additionally, while @_rogame states the Modern 14 B4M is available with "up to R7 4800U", we cannot find evidence for this. On the contrary, a "Made For Gamers & Creators 2020 Q2 Brochure" that @9550pro tweeted last month states that there will be Ryzen 5 4500U and Ryzen 7 4700U versions of the Modern 14 B4M.

The Modern 14 B4M measures 319 x 220.2 x 16.9 mm and is 1.3 kg. Eventually available in Onyx Black and Bluestone, the Modern 14 B4M has a 14-inch FHD "IPS-level" panel, the peak brightness of which MSI has yet to announce. MSI also states that the device has two DDR4-3200 RAM slots, although EXcaliberPC and HIDevolution seem to think that it has one. Additionally, both retailers suggest that MSI will ship the Modern 14 B4M with DDR4-2666 RAM as standard, not DDR4-3200.

There is no dedicated GPU with the Modern 14 B4M, either. Moreover, MSI has included a microSD card reader, two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, an HDMI 1.4 port and a USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C port. Powering the device is a 52 Wh 3-cell battery, which is recharged via a 65 W DC-in charger.

Currently, MSI has not announced pricing or availability for the Modern 14 B4M. However, EXcaliberPC and HIDevolution have the Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 models available to pre-order for US$649 and US$749, respectively. Additionally, HIDevolution states that the Modern 14 B4M will be available from July.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-05-29 (Update: 2020-05-31)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.