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MSI Modern 14 B11S Laptop (Late 2020 / 2021)

NEX score 62%

Product Overview

MSI Modern 14 B11S is an upgrade over the B10R-version introduced earlier in 2020: It is an entry-level 14-inch business laptop powered by 11th-gen Intel Core processors.
Slotted below the Summit and Prestige series, the Modern 14 B11S nevertheless features PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD, WiFi 6, Thunderbolt port, and full-size HDMI out.
Besides the upgrade in CPU, the B11S version also upgrades the DDR4 memory to 3200MHz and the optional discrete graphics to MX450.
At the same time, MSI also introduced the 15.6-inch Modern 15 A11S, which shares similar improvements.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Matte IPS display
  • Full-HD resolution
  • NVMe SSD
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 62% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Sleek design
  • Full-HD resolution
  • NVMe SSD
Cons
  • Only one storage slot
  • No Thunderbolt 3
  • Nothing in particular
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
1x Thunderbolt 4 + 2x USB3.2 Gen2 + 1x HDMI + 1x microSD + 1x Audio combo
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.1

Construction

Battery | Capacity
52 Wh
Camera | Front
HD camera
Colors
Carbon Grey, Blue Stone, Beige Mousse
Speakers
2x 2W

Dimensions

Size | Depth
219 mm
Size | Height
15.9 mm
Size | Width
319 mm
Weight
1.3 kg

Display

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

Function

Graphics
Intel Iris Xe graphics or NVIDIA GeForce MX450 2GB GDDR5
Keyboard Backlight
White
Operating System
Windows 10
Processor
Up to 11th-gen Intel Core i7 U-series

Performance

Durability
MIL-STD-810G
Memory | Capacity
Up to 32 GB
Memory | Type
DDR4 3200MHz
Power Supply
65 or 90 W
Storage
1x M.2 SSD NVMe PCIe Gen4

Production

Debut
2020-Q4

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

notebookcheck[1]

Sentiment Score 57%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
MSI's Modern 14 B11SB has a Core i7-1165G7 processor and a GeForce MX450 GPU. The display (IPS, FHD) scores with a matte surface, stable viewing angles, a good brightness, and excellent contrast. Despite the high fan speeds under load (gaming), the laptop still heats up more than many high end gaming laptops.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Matte IPS display
  • Full-HD resolution
  • NVMe SSD
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No Thunderbolt 3
  • Only one storage slot

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score 67%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
MSI Modern 14 is a budget laptop for day-to-day tasks, packing a good mix of ports and build quality. None of these systems is overly well equipped for sustained media-editing work. The Modern 14's battery life is one of its high points, even if it doesn't break with the pack.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Good battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

User Reviews

References

1. ^ MSI Modern 14 B11SB review: 14-inch allrounder suffers from heat development. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/MSI-Modern-14-B11SB-review-14-inch-allrounder-suffers-from-heat-development.552437.0.html. 2021-07-28. Retrieved 2021-07-31.
2. ^ MSI Modern 14 Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/msi-modern-14. 2021-08-06. Retrieved 2021-08-08.

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