MSI Claw A1M with Intel Core Ultra 7 chip, 7-inch screen launched at CES 2024; Rival Steam Deck, for ROG Ally


The MSI Claw A1M was unveiled at CES 2024 as the company's first handheld gaming device. It runs on Windows 11 and is powered by an Intel Meteor Lake chip that supports Intel's XeSS AI upscaling technology for games. MSI's handheld gaming PC features a 7-inch 1080p screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. The MSI Claw A1M is equipped with a 53WHr battery – its competitors Steam Deck and Asus ROG Ally have a 40WHr battery, while the Steam Deck OLED has a 50WHr battery.

Details regarding the availability of the MSI Claw A1M have not been announced yet. The price of the handheld starts at $699 (roughly Rs. 58,100) in the US and will come in a single black colorway. It will compete with the Asus ROG Ally, which was launched at $699 (Ally price in India is Rs 69,990) and the Steam Deck and Steam Deck OLED, which are priced starting at $399 (approximately Rs 33,200) and $549 (approximately Rs 45,600). it occurs. Respectively. There is also no information on whether the MSI Claw AM1 will be available for purchase in India or not.

msi claw a1m specifications

The MSI Claw AM1 features a 7-inch full-HD (1,920×1080 pixels) IPS touchscreen display with 500 nits of peak brightness and a 120Hz refresh rate, meaning it has a higher on-device resolution than Steam's handheld gaming device. Provides resolution. It is powered by Intel's new Core Ultra 7 (Series 1) processor and runs Windows 11 Home out-of-the-box.

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The MSI Claw A1M is equipped with front facing speakers

The device is equipped with 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and comes with an NVMe M.2 SSD along with a microSD card slot. Connectivity options on the MSI Claw A1M include Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4, a Thunderbolt 4 (Type-C) port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

MSI's new handheld gaming PC features bumpers, triggers, a thumb stick, ABXY buttons, a D-pad, volume buttons, and a power button with an integrated fingerprint sensor. It is powered by a 6-cell, 53WHr lithium polymer battery with 65W USB PD 3.0 charging support. It is equipped with two 2W speakers with Hi-Res audio. It measures 294x117x21.2 mm and weighs 675 grams.

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