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MSI Modern 14 B10R Laptop w/ Intel (2020)

NEX score 53%

Product Overview

MSI Modern 14 B10R is a sleek mainstream laptop powered by 10th-gen Intel Core Comet Lake U-series processors. It packs unique contemporary and vivacious color combinations.
The Modern 14 carefully balances the subdued bluestone color and subtle tones without ostentatious luster, thanks to its sandblasted texture and subtle color palette.
Feature-wise, the Modern 14 B10R sports a FHD IPS display with close to 90% screen-to-body ratio. Its 52Wh battery provides up to 10 hours of on-the-go usage. The 2020 B10R model is also 19% smaller and 38% lighter than its predecessor.
Alongside the Intel-powered B10R, MSI also introduced the AMD-powered Modern 14 B4M.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Thin and light for a mid-range laptop
  • Slim bezels
  • Good battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons
  • Below average CPU performance
  • Slow SD card reader
  • Slow memory card reader

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 53% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good battery life
  • Sleek and light design
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons
  • Below average CPU performance
  • No Thunderbolt 3 or M.2 WLAN
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
2x USB 2.0 + 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2 + 1x HDMI + 1x MicroSD + 1x Audio combo
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 5 + Bluetooth 5

Construction

Battery | Capacity
52 Wh
Camera | Front
HD type (30fps@720p)
Colors
Carbon Gray, Blue Stone
Speakers
2x 2W speakers

Dimensions

Size | Depth
220.2 mm
Size | Height
16.9 mm
Size | Width
319 mm
Weight
1.3 kg

Display

Display Diagonal
14 inch
Display Type
IPS
Resolution
FHD (1920x1080)

Function

Graphics
Integrated Intel UHD or NVIDIA GeForce MX330 2GB GDDR5 or MX350 2GB GDDR5
Keyboard Backlight
Yes
Operating System
Windows 10
Processor
Intel Core i7-10510U, i5-10210U, or i3-10110U

Performance

Durability
MIL-STD-810G
Memory | Capacity
Up to 32GB (1x SoDIMM)
Memory | Type
DDR4 2666MHz
Power Supply
65W
Storage
1x M.2 SSD (PCIe Gen3 / SATA combo)

Production

Debut
2020-07-17

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External Reviews

notebookcheck[1]

Sentiment Score 53%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
The Modern 14 uses the same Chi Mei N140HCE-EN2 1080p IPS panel as found on the Acer Swift 3 SF314 and the older MSI PS42. The display is about 43 percent dimmer than the pricier Prestige 14 which uses a 4K UHD from AU Optronics panel instead. The keyboard on the Modern 14 feels spongier, shallower, and less satisfying to type on.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek and light design
  • Good battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons
  • Below average CPU performance
  • No Thunderbolt 3 or M.2 WLAN

User Reviews

References

1. ^ MSI Modern 14 A10RB Laptop Review: Lighter than it Looks. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/MSI-Modern-14-A10RB-Laptop-Review-Lighter-than-it-Looks.451093.0.html. 2020-01-27. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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