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Latest release in the range MSI, we’ve been running tests on Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir…Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir enough for internet use?
We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. An inexpensive computer such as Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir may seem to be the solution. MSI is a manufacturer that has been offering laptops for several years now, but for this laptop they have used lower quality components. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
It’s a big screen that you have: 15 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. The manufacturer offers a processor Core i3-10110U; A mid-range orientation. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. The 8 Gb of RAM is in the average for this type of product. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. For those who regularly work on a public or private cloud, the available 256 gigabytes will be enough. Not prohibitive in your daily use, but annoying; If you are used to consuming space, think about having a large USB key or external hard drive near you.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 9 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. This is one of the most important laptops on the market at the moment compared to other laptops. A feature that will keep you surfing for a long time.
Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir the right choice for watching movies ?
You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! MSI offers the Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir perfect for that. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
For this model, MSI thought big. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1920×1080. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 1.6 kg.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
On the sound side, it Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Core i3-10110U is now outdated. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel UHD Graphics 620, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Regarding the connectivity part, MSI has made efforts with available 4 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
Either it’s something you’re going to use while travelling or on the go, or you’re between your office and the living room.With 9 hours of autonomy, it is one of the best models in its range. Enjoy streaming, locally or on your Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir the right choice for travelling connected ?
It Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. At least that’s what we find out a priori. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
It Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.6 Kg. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable. For 15 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
No backlit keyboard on this Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir. Not really necessary.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
Here this laptop is not very powerful because of its processor Core i3-10110U; it’s inferior to the competition, and it’s not very good in terms of energy consumption.
The result is a poorer autonomy. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
Regarding the autonomy of this laptop, you will have 9 hours before having to reconnect; that is to say one of the best csore on the market.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 256 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. Thanks to this, MSI was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who will need more space, this Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
When away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. The main reason is its 15 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
On the connector side, it Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir has 4 ports. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Finally with the Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir, MSI deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir the right choice for audio or video editing ?
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. Clearly, this Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noircorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. With these components, MSI puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Core i3-10110U does best. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 256 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir has only got one, with total 256 Gb storage for your movies and music. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
The interest of the laptop is to be able to be used in unplugged mode. Here, it’s 9 hours of autonomy available. This is the best on the market today.
For the connector part, the Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noirhas the USB3 format. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
By choosing this Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. Perfectly designed for audio video use. And for the right price/quality ratio.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing.
Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir the right choice to play online?
It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir, it may be better to go to other models. The main causes are related to a lack of homogeneity in the choice of the graphics chip, associated with the processor, the screen and the cooling level of the laptop.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Our tests have shown that for MSI this computer is not intended for playing video games. An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.With 256 Gb it Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noiris below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
For online gaming, it Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir has high quality Wi-Fi. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
With a weight 1.6 Kg and a screen size of 15 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
It has an autonomy of 9 hours, more than many others.
In short, an average rendering that makes this Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. But it can be a good choice for office functions.
Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir the right choice for office automation ?
Access on efficiency, this Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir is part of the laptops provided for office automation. It is a mature product.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. In short, an average laptop with 1.6 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 256 Gb. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
Ultimately, this Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir is an intermediate choice. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.
What about the Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir ?
In the end, our analysis will have shown that it Modern 15 A10M-243FR Noir is disappointing whatever the uses. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– travel use
– playing video games
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks
In summary, we advise this model for :
– making audio and video editing