MSI Modern 14 B4MW-238IN (14 Inch 60Hz FHD/AMD Ryzen 5 4500U/8GB RAM/512GB SSD/Windows 10 Home/AMD Vega 6 Graphics)6.1/10 (Expert Score)
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Laptop Review: MSI Modern 14 B4MW-238IN Great Design and Powerful CPU
The MSI Modern 14 B4MW-238IN 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.
- 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
- Poor Colour Coverage
- Small Arrow Keys
- No Finger-Print Scanner
- Both USB Type A ports are 2.0
The chassis of the MSI Modern 14 B4MW-238IN 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 better airflow and a better typing experience.
The Ports selection on the MSI Modern 14 B4MW-238IN is poor 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-238IN 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.
The MSI Modern 14 B4MW-238IN is powered by the 6 core ryzen 5 4500U which is slightly more powerful than the 10th gen i7 1065G7. The 4500U 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 Vega 6 graphics, on the other hand, has very limited gaming potential but considering it is only an entry-level GPU and competes with the likes of Nvidia’s Mx230 and Mx150 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 a very limited scope for upgradability.
Display: 14 Inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 60 Hz | BOE NV140FHM-N4V
The FHD panel on the MSI Modern 14 B4MW-238IN 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.
- Panel Model Number:BOE NV140FHM-N4V
- Coverage: 54% sRGB ;
- Max brightness: 340 Nits;
- Contrast Ratio: 1100:1;
Specification: MSI Modern 14 B4MW-238IN (14 Inch 60Hz FHD/AMD Ryzen 5 4500U/8GB RAM/512GB SSD/Windows 10 Home/AMD Vega 6 Graphics)