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MSI Modern AM242TP 12M, review and analysis in Spanish

Focused on productivity in the office, we present today the review of the MSI Modern AM242TP 12M, an AIO desktop computer that only needs the power cord to work. In a single device, we have the tower and the monitor, also including a wireless keyboard and mouse to minimize wiring as much as possible. wp content plugins a3 lazy load assets images lazy placeholder 0

Before starting the review we want to thank M: YES your confidence in The Computer Tinkerer by sending us this equipment for analysis. Let’s get started!


Technical Specifications of the MSI Modern AM242TP 12M

MSI Modern AM242TP 12M
Processor Intel Core i5-1240P
4 P cores + 8 E cores / 16 threads
Graphics Intel Iris Xe (80 EU @ 1.3 GHz)
Memory 2 DDR4 SO-DIMM slots (up to 64 GB)
2 x 8GB DDR4 @ 3200MHz
Screen 23.8 inch IPS LED Touch
FHD – 1,920 x 1,080
Brightness: 250 nits
Contrast: 1000:1
anti-glare surface
connectivity 2 x USB-C 3.2 Gen2
2 x USB 3.2 Gen2
3.5mm TRRS jack (headphone and microphone combo)
HDMI 2.0 video input/output
Storage M.2 PCIe Gen3x4 512GB SSD
2.5 inch bay
networks Intel Wireless AX201 + BT 5.2
Realtek RTL8111H GbE
peripherals Integrated FHD webcam
Includes wireless keyboard and mouse
Sound Integrated stereo speakers
Realtek ALC256 2.1 Codec
OS Windows 11 Home
Dimensions 542 x 195 x 535mm

Packaging and Accessories

outer packaging

The MSI Modern AM242TP 12M of this review arrives in a neutral cardboard box of about 10 kg that has a foam frame inside to protect the equipment. In addition, we find a second box with the peripherals and the rest of the accessories separated by the foam itself.

inner packing


We have a base in two pieces, a 120W current transformer and a pack of wireless keyboard and mouse quite simple but fully functional for office use.



MSI Modern AM242 - Wireless keyboard and mouse

MSI Modern AM242TP 12M

MSI Modern AM242 - Front view

We continue to review the MSI Modern AM242TP 12M With this already completely unpacked, checking first how it offers a sober and elegant design, perfect for professional office environments. It can go completely unnoticed as a screen, one with really reduced bezels, since these are minimal except for the bottom margin. And it is that with a minimalist design, it offers dimensions of 542 x 195 x 535mm and a weight of only 6.16kgvalues ​​that certify the good work done to minimize them.

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MSI Modern AM242 - Back View

The back of the AIO is equally elegant, with a desEsports Extrasthat combines a shiny area and another that imitates brushed aluminum, although both are made of plastic. In addition, the base allows height adjustment by 130 mm and the inclination of the screen by 20º.


23.8-inch FHD touch screen

MSI Modern AM242 - FHD Touch Screen

One of the singularities of MSI Modern AM242TP 12M is that it has a touch screen 23.8 inchesspecifically with a panel LED IPS that offers a FHD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. We therefore have a Esports Extras density of 92.5 PPI, a very tight value that allows the pixels to be seen, especially if we come from a 4K screen. In any case, it offers a anti-glare surface and has the MSI Anti-Flicker technology to avoid the harmful flickering of previous generation LED screens.

MSI Modern AM242 - Webcam FHD

In addition, on the screen we find a FHD webcam compatible with Windows Helloa very good detail for a team where online meetings are possibly held regularly.

MSI Modern AM242TP 12M Connectivity

MSI Modern AM242 - Connectivity

We continue the review of MSI Modern AM242TP 12M Checking how it offers very good connectivity. On the back side we find a input and one HDMI 2.0 video output that allow us both to connect an additional screen and to use it as a monitor from another image source. Next to it we have a pair of USB 2.0 ports and an RJ-45 connector for the network card Realtek RTL8111H GbEwhich is combined with a Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 inside that also provides connection Bluetooth 5.2.


MSI Modern AM242 - USB 3.2 Gen2 Connectivity

It is on the left side where we find the rest of the connectivity with no less than a pair of USB-C 3.2 Gen2 ports and another pair of USB-A 3.2 Gen2 ports, all of them up to 10 Gbps. It also has a TRRS jack connector that allows the combined connection of headphones and a microphone.

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MSI Modern AM242TP 12M hardware

Intel Core i5-1240P processor with integrated graphics

MSI Modern AM242 - CPU-Z - Intel Core i5-1240P

We now focus the review of the MSI Modern AM242TP 12M on your hardware starting with your Intel Core i5-1240P processor. We are faced with a model of 4 Performance cores and 8 Efficient coressomething that translates to 16 threads processing capable of reaching 4.4 GHz in the case of the former.



This processor comes with 16GB of DDR4 memory at 3200MHz in a dual-channel configuration, so it couldn’t be better.

MSI Modern AM242 - GPU-Z

In addition, the processor integrates graphics Intel Iris Xe of 80 execution units with a boost frequency of up to 1.3 GHz.

Storage: 256 GB M.2 SSD


For storage, we have an SSD in M.2 PCIe Gen3x4 format, specifically a 512 GB Western Digital SN540. In addition, we have an easily accessible 2.5-inch bay that allows us to expand the storage capacity in a matter of seconds.


MSI Modern AM242 - 2.5 Bay

Test of performance

We completed the review of the MSI Modern AM242TP 12M with a battery of performance tests that will indicate the benefits it offers. Of course, note that it comes with the Windows 11 operating system, which is really fluid and allows you to work with many applications simultaneously with ease thanks to the excellent combination of processor, memory, and SSD.

As we can see in the previous tests, the processor Intel Core i5-1240P it offers excellent performance in single-core tasks and nothing bad in multi-threaded tasks, although far from the high-end. However, its integrated graphics offers quite limited performance and with 1,500 points in 3DMark Time Spy It indicates that we will not be able to play more than very simple titles or some competitive ones with the graphic quality to a minimum.

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We must also highlight the good performance of the SSD, something fundamental for the good

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On the other hand, we must highlight its really low consumption, with a maximum of 43W that makes it really efficient for the power it offers. Of course, temperatures rise to an average of 80 ºC with peaks of 90 ºC, although the cooling system is barely audible over the ambient noise.

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We conclude the review of the MSI Modern AM242TP 12M highlighting that this AIO offers an all-in-one desEsports Extrasthat practically eliminates the need for wiring, because except for the power cable we will not have any other on the table. It offers really reduced dimensions and weight to have a 23.8-inch screenwhich also offers Touch control with Full HD resolution.


Its power allows us to perform perfectly in office and multimedia tasks, although obviously it is not focused on games or content creation environments, where a dedicated GPU would be necessary. However, it takes office productivity to the maximum thanks to its power and solvency, highlighting the good work of its processor and its SSD. Also, include a integrated FHD webcam and come with wireless keyboard and mouse included are two points in your favor, as well as the excellent USB 3.2 Gen2 and network connectivity.

We can find for sale the MSI Modern AM242TP 12M starting from the 710 euros for the model with an 11th generation processor, while the model analyzed here is around €1,200. They are prices according to the type of equipment that they are, very compact and fully integrated, although they are far from the prices of a conventional desktop equipment.

Main advantages
+ Excellent AIO desEsports Extrasto get rid of cables
+ Very powerful i5-1240P processor together with 16 GB of DDR4 RAM
+ 512GB M.2 PCIe Gen3x4 SSD
+ Very good USB 3.2 Gen2 connectivity
+ GbE and Wi-Fi 6 networks
+ HDMI 2.0 video input and output
+ Includes wireless keyboard and mouse
+ Integrated FHD webcam
Negative Aspects
Price somewhat high for everything being so integrated

From The Computer Tinkerer we grant him the Gold Award to the AIO MSI Modern AM242TP 12M.


Gold Award

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