MSI Modern AM242TP 11M review

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TechRadar Verdict

MSI’s sleek all-in-one display offers a computer that’s more than capable of tackling general web browsing and document processing tasks in a compact, ergonomic and good-looking unit.


  • Modern edgeless screen
  • Ergonomic adjustable stand
  • Wireless keyboard and mouse
  • Compact integrated PC


  • A little pricey
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Older CPU
MSI Modern AM242TP 11M: Two-Minute Review

On the off chance that you’re not a draftsman or a popular visual fashioner, then legitimizing the most recent Surface Studio from Microsoft may be a stretch, however few out of every odd across the board needs to burn through every last cent. These smooth, mess free PCs can be truly reasonable and seem OK for an entire scope of work processes.

Take the Modern AM242TP (AM242P in AU) from MSI for instance. This unit accompanies an eleventh Gen Intel i5 or i7 CPU with a 23.8-inch Full HD IPS show, a 2TB HDD and 16GB of RAM. The section model likewise gets a 256GB SSD while the i7 model has a marginally greater interior SSD at 512GB.

While this unit is considerably more congenial than something like the Surface Studio 2 it is much more costly in certain locales than its kin, the MSI present day AM271P. The Modern AM242TP is more smooth than its better-esteem kin, in any case, since it has a coordinated HD webcam and every one of the units accompany a basic remote console and mouse that the vast majority ought to see as sufficient to deal with. In the event that you’re utilized to mechanical consoles and mice with high surveying rates nonetheless, you might need to consider keeping these as a reinforcement set as the included combo is really simple.

The 1080p screen itself looks pleasant with nearly sans bezel edges on the main three sides. You most likely wouldn’t understand this screen really incorporates a PC by simply taking a gander at it since the parts fit into a slick bundle on the lower back portion of the screen.

While the square base doesn’t look very as rich as the meager legs on the Modern AM271TP, it gives greater strength, permitting it to be acclimated to the level and point that is generally agreeable.

There is an installed receiver and speaker set, which is much more than most work area screens you see available, but they’re both truly essential and excessively peaceful. You ought to have the option to get past the odd YouTube video, however you’ll presumably need to shout to be heard on a telephone call.

The presentation of this CPU range was not terrible back in 2021 when it was current, however don’t anticipate that it should stay aware of 2022 PCs. All things considered, even eleventh Gen quad-center i5 and i7 processors are perfect at running an Excel calculation sheet and with 16GB of RAM you’ll have the option to wrench a pile of Chrome tabs.

The Intel Iris Xe Graphics even means you’ll get simply playable execution from marginally more established games involving Low 1080p settings and there’s sufficient graphical snort for a scope of inventive work processes as well.

Before you pull the trigger on the MSI Modern AM242TP 11M you should look at TechRadar’s best across the board PC 2022 first.

MSI Modern AM242TP 11M: Price and Availability
  •  Beginning cost of $999 (£999, AU$1,899)
  •  SKU tried costs $1,190 (£1,047, AU$2,099)
  •  Two unique processors accessible

The passage level MSI Modern AM242TP has a RRP of $999 (£999, AU$1,899), which gets you an i5-1135G7 with either 8GB or 16GB of RAM contingent upon the area you’re in.

Assuming you need the i7 processor and 512GB PCIe drive seen on our audit model, you’re taking a gander at $1,190 (£1,047, AU$2,099).

In Australia the valuing is somewhat higher than in different areas and in all cases there is no genuine deficiency of PCs that rival this unit in both cost and execution. It lines up precisely with the expense of a 24-inch Apple iMac in certain locales, which is a fascinating correlation when you consider the iMac gets a 24-inch 4.5K retina show.

  • Price and availability: 2.5/5
MSI Modern AM242TP 11M: Design
  • Current sans bezel show plan
  • Included remote console and mouse
  • Level customizable stand

The general plan is one of the better components of MSI’s Modern AM242TP PC. With the gadget’s main three edges getting a nearly bezel-less trim the 1080p screen has a cutting edge fresh stylish.

The 23.8-inch FullHD show isn’t as high a goal as the gadgets found on our Best All-in-One page, yet it is as yet a typical contribution in the business AIO space. Similarly as with most business shows nowadays the screen offers low blue light and glimmer free innovations to make it simpler on your eyes and lessen any effect on rest.

The gadget incorporates a screen joystick at the back of the unit that is not difficult to get to and the menu interface has sufficient menu choices for a screen of this type. Every one of the ports as an afterthought and the back were easy to reach and made it simple to interface gadgets you should utilize.

The Modern AM242TP offers an implicit HD webcam with an actual clasp covering for any individual who needs it. With adaptable working circumstances more common than any other time in recent memory it checks out to incorporate a coordinated camera. This arrangement likewise offers an infrared camera to be viable with Windows Hello facial security innovation.

The webcam is just 720p, a reality that will not deflect too much, yet it is somewhat disheartening when contenders offer 1080p. The equivalent could be said about the mouthpiece, the speakers and the remote console and mouse combo. Each of the three of these included extras worked at a useful level, yet you wouldn’t actually need to depend on them except if you totally needed to.

  • Plan: 3/5
MSI Modern AM242TP 11M: Performance
  • eleventh gen Intel CPU is dated
  • Computer chip and GPU execution fit for reason

Intel’s eleventh era ‘Tiger Lake’ processors have been supplanted by twelfth age cycles nowadays, however business AIOs like this one are by and large a little late in the update plan so this one ought to be current for the greater part of 2022. While we just tried the i7 arrangement here, the two processors ought to offer above and beyond execution to handle general work processes.

It’s anything but a significant cost distinction between the two models, yet the i7-1165G7 is just partially quicker than the i5-1135G7 overall so don’t expect a very remarkable exhibition knock by the same token.

Intel’s eleventh gen processors were quick to get Iris Xe Graphics, which offers good lightweight gaming execution and graphical work capacities. Try not to expect excessively, yet you can essentially play 2021 games at low 1080p graphical settings.

  • Execution: 3.5/5
Buy it if…

You need a smooth work area

The bezel-less 23.8-inch show looks great for a work across the board, and when matched with the included remote mouse and console you have a messiness free work PC.

You can’t deal with Mac

In the event that you put this unit facing the 24-inch Apple iMac (2021) which is a comparable cost in certain districts, the MSI Modern AM242TP 11M doesn’t seem to be the best worth, yet on the off chance that you really want a Windows based gadget it’s anything but a terrible choice.

You really want a customizable screen

With 13cm of level change and – 4 to 20 levels of slant, this gadget can be acclimated to suit your workplace. Not all work AIOs offer this much adaptability.

Don’t buy it if…

You’re on a limited spending plan

It’s a long way from the most costly expert AIO we’ve investigated, however the MSI Modern AM242TP 11M isn’t especially great worth. It has all that you really want, yet you can find more rich capabilities and somewhat better adornments for comparable or less somewhere else.

You need a best in class PC

With 2021 processors and mid-range additional items, this utilitarian work PC won’t stop people in their tracks.

You need a gaming machine

There’s certainly the choice for some relaxed independent gaming here, however anything with requesting 3D illustrations won’t be great.

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