MSI Unveils Its New Gaming Handheld: Featuring Intel Processors and Competing with ASUS and Lenovo
At this year’s CES 2024, MSI officially launched its latest Windows gaming handheld, the MSI Claw. Industry observers like TheVerge estimate a price point of $699, positioning it in competition with handheld devices from ASUS and Lenovo.
The design matches previous leaks, offering a choice between Intel’s first-generation Core Ultra processors, specifically the Ultra 5 135H and Ultra 7 155H. MSI boasts that these processors bring an edge in both performance and battery life.
In terms of memory and storage, the device is outfitted with 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to a 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD, with support for SD card expansion. The display is a 7-inch FHD IPS screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. It has a 53Whr battery, capable of 2 hours of use under full workload conditions, and the entire unit weighs in at 675 grams.
For performance, the MSI Claw supports a Turbo mode that allows the handheld to reach up to 35W under handheld mode and up to 40W when plugged in. It includes a Thunderbolt 4 port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
MSI’s foray into the portable gaming market aims to shake things up with this powerful, high-performance handheld poised to be a serious contender among established players. Keep an eye out for more details and reviews as they become available.