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MSI Modern 14 B4MW-013CA (14 Inch 60Hz FHD/AMD Ryzen 7 4700U/8GB RAM/512GB SSD/Windows 10 Pro/AMD Vega 7 Graphics)

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  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 4700U | 8 Cores | 8 Threads | 8MB of Total L3 Cache | 2.3 GHz | 4.1 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB RAM | DDR4 3200 MHz |
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • GPU: Integrated | AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  • Display: 14 Inches | FHD (1920 x 1080) | 60 Hz | BOE NV140FHM-N4V
  • Battery: 52 Watt Hour
  • Operating System:Windows 10
  • Keyboard: Backlit | Chicklet Style
  • Weight:1.3 Kg
  • Ports: 1x USB 3.0 (Type C) | 2x USB 2.0 (Type A) | HDMI | 1x Micro SD Card Reader | 3.5 mm Combo Audio Jack
  • Upgradability: 1x M.2 Slot | 1x SO-DIMM slot
  • Other Features: Bluetooth 5.0, Wifi 6
  • Laptop Model: MSI Modern 14 B4MW-013CA
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Laptop Review: MSI Modern 14 B4MW-013CA

MSI Modern 14 B4MW-013CA

MSI Modern 14 B4MW-013CA has an ergo lift

The MSI Modern 14 B4MW-013CA is powered by the 6 core AMD Ryzen 5 4500U and AMD Vega 6 Graphics. The display here has a 14 Inch 60Hz FHD panel. Other specs include 8GB of Single-Channel 3200 MHz RAM and 512GB SSD. This laptop is a well-balanced thin and light laptop.

Pros and Cons.

PROS:
  • Great Options For RAM Upgradability with 2x SO-DIMM Slots
  • Great Entry Level CPU
  • Micro SD Card Reader
  • Fast 3200 MHz Memory
  • Wifi 6
  • Good Battery Life
  • Great Design

CONS:
  • Poor Colour Coverage
  • Small Arrow Keys
  • No Finger-Print Scanner
  • Both USB Type A ports are 2.0

Design

The chassis of the MSI Modern 14 B4MW-013CA has a black aluminum chassis and has a premium feel. The 14 Inch laptop only weighs in at only at 1.3 Kg. The Base has an ergo lift to allow for a better air flow and a better typing experience.

Ports: 

The Ports selection on the MSI Modern 14 B4MW-013CA is and only has 2x USB 2.0 ports with no USB 3.0 type A support or an ethernet jack 

  • 1 x 3.5mm COMBO audio jack
  • 2x Type-A USB2.0
  • 1x Type-C USB 3.2 (Gen 2) 
  • 1x HDMI
  • Micro SD Card Rerader
  • 3.5 MM audio Jack

Keyboard and Trackpad

The MSI Modern 14 B4MW-013CA has a chicklet style backlit keyboard. The keys here are large and have a key travel of 1.5 mm though with the smaller chassis the keys feel a little mushed together. The trackpad on the other hand has an unresponsive area at its edges but otherwise is a decent trackpad.

Overall Performance

The MSI Modern 14 B4MW-013CA is powered by the 8 core ryzen 7 4700U and sits between 10th gen i7 1065G7 and 9th Gen intel core i7 9750H in terms of performance. The 4700U should be able to handle most of your active workloads of Photo and Video editing or any other CPU-intensive task without a problem through the ram can prove to be a bottleneck you can easily upgrade it without any problem 8GB of RAM which you can easily upgrade. The AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Ryzen 4000 series) graphics are about 28%  percent faster than the last-gen Vega 10 (2000/3000 series). When compared to its Nvidia counterparts the Vega 7 around Mx250 in terms of performance.  The 512GB SSD of storage should be enough for an average user, but unfortunately, there is only one m.2 slot so there is very limited scope for upgradability.

Display: 14 Inches FHD (1920 x 1080) 60 Hz | BOE NV140FHM-N4V

The FHD panel on the MSI Modern 14 B4MW-013CA has a 60Hz Refresh rate and doesn’t suffer from and noticeable issues such as backlight bleeding and PWM flickering. The display here has an average color coverage and below-average brightness and suitable for outdoor use.

Display Specs:

  • Panel Model Number:BOE NV140FHM-N4V
  • Coverage: 54% sRGB ;
  • Max brightness: 340 Nits;
  • Contrast Ratio: 1100:1;

How is the MSI Modern 14 B4MW-013CA Gaming?

The AMD Vega 7 Graphics (4000 Series) should be able to handle most modern games that are not very graphic demanding such as League of Legends, Dota 2, Minecraft, CS: GO, GTA 5, and Fortnite. But consider this it only has 14.5 percent of the benchmark performance when compared with industry-leading AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT.

Gaming Benchmarks

  • below 20 FPS– Unplayable/laggy/stuttery
  • 20-30 FPS– Below average, acceptable for some laggy for others.
  • 30-45 FPS– Average, acceptable for most people.
  • 45-60 FPS– Above Average, Smooth animation/No lag.
  • 60-90 FPS– Semi-Professional.
  • Above 90 FPS– God tier/Hardcore/Professional.

Fortnite

Fortnite

  • Low ( 768p): 60 FPS
  • Mid ( 1080p): 60 FPS
  • High ( 1080p): 29 FPS
  • Ultra ( 1080p): 24 FPS

PUBG ( PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds)

PubG

  • Low ( 720p): 60 FPS
  • Mid ( 1080p): 27 FPS
  • High (1080p): 22 FPS
  • Ultra (1080p): 11 FPS

GTA V

GTA 5

  • Low ( 768p): 60 FPS
  • Mid ( 768p): 60 FPS
  • High ( 1080p): 35 FPS
  • Ultra ( 1080p): 14 FPS

CS:GO (Counter Strike: Global Offesnsive)

CS GO

  • Low (768p): 60 FPS
  • Mid (768p): 60 FPS
  • High (768p): 60 FPS
  • Ultra (1080p): 60 FPS

League of Legends 

league-of-legends

  • Low (768p): 60 FPS
  • Mid (1080p): 60 FPS
  • High (1080p): 60 FPS

Overwatch

Overwatch

  • Low (720p): 60 FPS
  • Mid (768p): 60 FPS
  • High (1080p): 54 FPS
  • Ultra (1080p): 34 FPS

Apex Legends

Apex Legends

  • Low (720p): 60 FPS
  • Mid (1080p): 30 FPS
  • High (1080p): 20 FPS
  • Ultra (1080p): 19 FPS

Specification: MSI Modern 14 B4MW-013CA (14 Inch 60Hz FHD/AMD Ryzen 7 4700U/8GB RAM/512GB SSD/Windows 10 Pro/AMD Vega 7 Graphics)

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