A thin and light mobile laptop, the versatile black MSI Modern 14 C12M-006FR takes advantage of an Intel Core i5-1235U Alder Lake processor with 10 hyride cores to provide good performance in everyday use, with its Iris Xe graphics solution capable of running modest games as a bonus. Featuring a 14-inch IPS Full HD screen, this discreet Ultrabook that benefits from enhanced responsiveness by its fast SSD storage runs on Windows 11 with a backlit keyboard or connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C.
Features of the MSI Modern 14 C12M-006FR
|Screen(s)||14” Full HD LED IPS thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1235U Alder Lake (1.3 GHz, 2 P/8 cores E, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8GB DDR4 3200MHz (soldered)|
|Video card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4)|
|Connection||1 USB 3.2 (Gen2) 2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI (4K@30Hz), microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.2|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes (white, 1.5mm stroke)|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64-bit|
|Announced battery life / Battery||8 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 52Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.4 Kg / 319.9 x 223 x 19.35mm|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the MSI Modern 14 C12M-006FR
Robust with its compliance with the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G, this thin and light versatile laptop with a black design sports a discreet look.
The connectivity integrated into this versatile Ultrabook is good, including 1 USB-C, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more powerful than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.1 for remote connections and communications, an HDMI video output useful to easily connect it to a TV for example, an audio port or 3 USB including 1 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in USB 3.0 devices.
You can backlight the keys of the chiclet keyboard which is appreciable to better distinguish them in case of limited ambient light.
Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. In addition, it lends itself well to the display of High Definition content such as videos due to its precise Full HD definition and its 16/9th format. In addition, as it is treated anti-reflective, the screen is more readable than a shiny slab in a bright environment (eg outside).
Performance, autonomy of the MSI Modern 14 C12M-006FR
The MSI Modern 14 C12M-006FR is a compact and discreet High Definition laptop for versatile use on the go.
It is based on the recent Intel Alder Lake low-power Core i5-1235U processor with 10 hybrid cores that show all their interest under software exploiting multi-core. It is here combined with 8 GB of standard RAM to provide good overall performance able to suit many users.
Because despite the lack of a dedicated graphics card, you can watch photos and videos but also play modest titles thanks to the Intel Iris Xe solution housed in the Alder Lake-U Core i5.
On the other hand, if the objective is to often perform CPU and/or graphics resource-intensive work, it is better to turn instead to a PC based on a non-low-power processor and/or an appropriate dedicated graphics card.
But this will have an impact on heating and autonomy in particular. While waiting for more concrete tests, bet for the latter on about 8 hours on battery in light use for this Ultrabook whose compactness, finesse and lightness facilitate transport.
On the storage side, there is a silent SSD but also less energy consuming than a hard disk, more robust and much faster.
The SSD thus ensures a much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard disk, which implies for example much faster starts/stops, processing and software launches, or a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
With its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity in line with the standard of hard drives. However, in the event that more space is needed, you can rely on an external storage unit. Opting for a USB-C/USB 3.0 device is then an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.