MSI Claw handheld gaming PC launched with Intel Core Ultra processor, 16GB RAM: Price, specifications

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The MSI Claw has been launched and is now available for purchase in the US and some other select markets. The handheld gaming PC was first unveiled at CES 2024 in January as a new entrant in the handheld gaming space. The MSI Claw will compete with the Steam Deck, Asus ROG Ele, Lenovo Legion Go and other handhelds in a growing product category. The base variant of the handheld, the A1M-052US, comes with an Intel Core Ultra 5-135H processor and runs Windows 11 Home. There are also two high-end variants powered by Core Ultra 7 processors, which will be available for purchase on March 12.

MSI Claw price, availability

The base variant MSI Claw A1M-052US with Core Ultra 5 chip and 512GB SSD storage is priced at $699 (approximately Rs 57,793) in the US. Meanwhile, the A1M-051US and A1M-050US variants with Core Ultra 7 chipset and 512GB and 1TB SSD storage are priced at $749 (roughly Rs. 61,933) and $799 (roughly Rs. 66,067), respectively. The base model is currently available for sale in a single black colorway at MSI stores in the US and select retailers in other markets.

msi claw specifications

The MSI Claw handheld features a 7-inch full-HD (1,920×1080 pixels) IPS touchscreen display with 500 nits of peak brightness and a 120Hz refresh rate. It is powered by an Intel Core Ultra 7-155H processor, which runs Windows 11 Home out-of-the-box.

MSI's handheld comes with 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 1TB of NVMe PCIe Gen4 SSD storage, which can be expanded via a microSD card slot. The MSI Claw comes with Intel Arc graphics. Connectivity options on the handheld include Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.4, a Thunderbolt 4 enabled USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone/mic combo jack.

It comes with dual speakers, RGB ABXY buttons and thumb stick, a D-pad, triggers, bumpers, HD haptics, and a fingerprint scanner. The handheld features Cooler Boost Hyperflow technology for heat management while gaming. It has a 6-cell, 53WHr battery with 65W USB PD 3.0 charging support. The MSI Claw measures 294 x 117 x 21.2 mm and weighs 675 grams.


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