A sober nomadic ultrabook with its 8-hour battery life, the MSI Modern 14 B10MW-443FR with a 14-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen benefits from enhanced responsiveness thanks to its fast 512 GB SSD storage. This thin and light laptop PC is based on a Quad Core i5 Comet Lake processor and a good amount of RAM for good overall performance. In addition, this aluminum laptop benefits from a backlit chiclet keyboard and USB-C connectivity.
MSI Modern 14 B10MW-443 Specs
|Screen (s)||14 ” Full HD LED IPS thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-10210U Comet Lake (1.6 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (64 GB)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI (4K @ 30Hz), SD / SDHC / SDXC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2, Wi-Fi 5 Intel Wireless-AC 9560), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes (white, stroke 1.5mm)|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||8 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 52Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.3 Kg / 319 x 220 x 16.9mm|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the MSI Modern 14 B10MW-443FR
Robust with its compliance with the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G, this Ultrabook openable 180 ° completely flat that rises slightly forward when opened sports an elegant and discreet look with its aluminum frame black Carbon Gray.
This thin and light laptop PC is equipped with good connectivity consisting of 1 USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ac modules to communicate and connect remotely wirelessly, a practical HDMI video output for Easily connect to a TV for example, an audio port but also 2 USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
However, we may regret not finding more recent and efficient Wi-Fi ax.
A backlighting solution is fitted to the chiclet keyboard, which is very practical to distinguish them correctly when the ambient light is limited.
The screen lends itself well to the display of High Definition content such as videos due to its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. Thanks to its IPS technology, it has large vertical and horizontal viewing angles. In addition, its anti-reflective treatment makes it more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, battery life of the MSI Modern 14 B10MW-443FR
The MSI Modern 14 B10MW-443FR is a compact High Definition laptop computer designed for everyday mobile use.
Easy to transport thanks to its lightness, compactness and finesse, this Ultrabook may be of interest to nomads because it is able to last about 8 hours on battery in light use.
To offer such battery life, this laptop incorporates energy-efficient components such as its low-power Comet Lake i5-10210U Quad Core processor. Associated with 8 GB of RAM, it delivers good general performance capable of satisfying many users.
However, to carry out heavy work in terms of processor and / or graphics resources, it will be better to turn to a PC equipped with a non-low consumption processor and / or an adequate dedicated graphics card.
Because this laptop PC does not have a dedicated graphics card, leaving all graphics to the care of the Intel UHD 620. Housed in the Quad Core i5 Comet Lake, the Intel UHD 620 is a modest graphics solution that is not designed for gaming but of course allows viewing of photos and videos.
On the storage side, MSI here embeds an SSD which has the advantage of being more energy efficient than a hard drive but also more robust, silent and much faster.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, we benefit from much faster starts / stops and launches of applications. With its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity similar to the standard of hard disks.
What if we need more space? You can use an external storage device such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device for fast transfers.