Stylish with its slim and lightweight aluminum Carbon Gray design, the MSI Modern 15 A11MU-842FR is a versatile laptop equipped with 8GB of RAM and an Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i7-1195G7 processor with Iris Xe graphics capable of handling modest gaming. Featuring a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display and a fast 512GB SSD storage that boosts its responsiveness, this Ultrabook porfits a backlit keyboard and connectivity with USB-C and Wi-Fi 6.
Performance, battery life of the MSI Modern 15 A11MU-842FR
The MSI Modern 15 A11MU-842FR is a sleek, lightweight High Definition laptop designed for everyday multipurpose use.
The overall performance it provides is suitable for many users. Because it features 8GB of RAM coupled with a low-power Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i7-1195G7 processor with a TDP of 28W allowing for more performance (but also more heat and energy) than a standard 15W edition.
The Core i7-1195G7 hosts the Intel Iris Xe (tested by us), a graphics solution with which you can watch photos and videos but also play modest games.
If, however, the project is to carry out frequent processing that requires a lot of processor and/or graphic resources, it is better to opt for a PC with a non-low-power processor and/or an appropriate dedicated graphics card.
The storage is entrusted to a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in line with the standard of hard disks.
Compared to hard disks, an SSD offers several advantages: greater robustness, lower power consumption, silent operation and greater speed.
In practice, the SSD ensures a much better reactivity and fluidity in use than a simple hard disk. Thanks to the SSD, start/stop, processing and launching of applications are much faster, as well as the arrival of online games on the cards.
And if you need more than 500 GB of space? Then you can rely on an external storage device. Opting for a USB 3.0/USB-C device is then an interesting solution to obtain fast transfers.
As for the autonomy, it is clearly not an asset for this versatile Ultrabook whose transport is however facilitated by the controlled weight and the thinness. In addition to a Core i7 processor with a TDP of 28W, which consumes more energy than usual, the integrated battery is of low capacity. Count on about 4 hours of operation on battery in light use.
Features of the MSI Modern 15 A11MU-842FR
|Screen(s)||15.6” Full HD LED IPS thin edges (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1195G7 Tiger Lake (2.9 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 28W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) + 1 free M.2 slot (PCIe 4.0)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI (4K@60Hz), microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.1|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes (white, 1.5mm stroke)|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W) Nahimic3|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / Battery||4 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 39.3Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.6 Kg / 356.8 x 233.7 x 16.9|
The MSI Modern 15 A11MU-842FR vs. the competition
The MSI Modern 15 A11MU-842FR is currently being marketed by Amazon and is in the middle of its class.
MSI Modern 15 A11MU-842FR chassis, connectors, screen
Robust due to its compliance with the U.S. military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G, this laptop looks elegant and discreet with its thin anthracite and light Carbon Gray aluminum design.
This versatile laptop is equipped with a good connectivity composed of 1 USB-C, Wi-Fi ax (more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.1 modules for wireless connections and remote communications, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV for example, an audio port or 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
The chiclet keyboard has a practical backlighting solution for the keys to better distinguish them when the ambient light is limited.
The screen has wide vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its IPS technology. It also lends itself very well to the display of High Definition content such as videos by its precise Full HD definition and its 16/9 format. As it is treated anti-reflection, the screen is also more readable than a glossy slab in bright environments (eg: outdoor).