Versatile, the MSI Modern 14 B11SB-053FR sleek, thin and light 14-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare Ultrabook takes advantage of a dedicated NVIDIA Turing graphics card to run games that aren\’t too greedy. Efficient in everyday use thanks to its Quad Core i7 Tiger Lake processor and its good amount of 16 GB RAM, it benefits from enhanced responsiveness thanks to its 512 GB SSD storage which enhances its responsiveness. Backlit chiclet keyboard and USB-C connectivity are also on the program for this laptop.
Characteristics MSI Modern 14 B11SB-053FR
|Screen (s)||14 ” Full HD LED IPS 100% sRGB thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 1 slot|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce MX450, Intel Iris integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|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, 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||6 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 B11SB-053FR
It has an elegant and discreet look with its anthracite Carbon Gray aluminum frame that lifts forward when opened and is robust with its compliance with the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G.
This thin and light Ultrabook has good connectivity including 1 USB-C, wireless Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 modules for remote connections and communications, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV via example, an audio port as well as 2 USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers carried out up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
Too bad, however, not to find Wi-Fi ax (more recent and powerful than Wi-Fi ac) or Thunderbolt when it is natively supported by Tiger Lake processors.
The keys of the chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit, which is useful for distinguishing them correctly in the event of reduced ambient light.
Thanks to its 100% sRGB and IPS specifications, the screen offers more faithful than average colorimetry as well as important viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. It also lends itself very well to the display of High Definition content such as videos thanks to its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. As it is anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, battery life of the MSI Modern 14 B11SB-053FR
The MSI Modern 14 B11SB-053FR is a stylish compact High Definition laptop designed for everyday versatile use on the go.
Whether it is with the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution housed within the processor or the dedicated GeForce MX450 card, we can obviously watch photos and videos on this versatile Ultrabook which takes advantage of NVIDIA Optimus technology.
Optimus switches in practice automatically and in real time between the Iris Xe and the GeForce MX450 when necessary. It favors the first as much as possible despite its modest performance because its low energy consumption favors battery life compared to the GeForce MX450.
In this regard, while waiting for more concrete tests, bet on about 6 hours of battery operation in light use.
More powerful and greedy than the Intel Iris Xe, the GeForce MX450 is able to run not too greedy games.
The Iris Xe is specifically integrated into the Tiger Lake low power i7-1165G7 Quad Core processor. This is coupled with a good amount of 16 GB RAM which is very appreciable in multitasking.
This duo delivers good general performance capable of satisfying many users. However, to often perform work requiring processor resources, it is better to turn to a PC with a non-low consumption processor.
With regard to storage, this Ultrabook is equipped with an SSD that rivals the standard of hard drives in terms of capacity with its 512 GB.
Compared to hard drives, remember that an SSD is silent but also more robust, less energy consuming and much faster.
Thanks to the SSD, we get much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than with a simple hard drive. Thus, we benefit from much faster starts / stops, processing and launches of applications or even faster arrival on the cards of online games.
And if you need more space, you can rely on an external storage drive such as a USB 3.0 / USB-C device for fast transfers.
As for the transport of this versatile Ultrabook, it is facilitated by its lightness, compactness and finesse.