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MSI at CES 2024: Presenting AI-Ready Laptops and the Claw - World's First Gaming Handheld with Core™ Ultra

12 January 2024

MSI at CES 2024: Presenting AI-Ready Laptops and the Claw - World's First Gaming Handheld with Core™ Ultra

MSI, a global leader in premium laptops, has once more set new benchmarks in gaming and computer technology at CES 2024. Unveiling a lineup of laptops infused with AI, the company is also propelling the gaming community into the future with the introduction of the Claw, the pioneering gaming handheld featuring the cutting-edge Intel® CoreTM Ultra Processor.

AI-Ready Laptops: Combining Strength and Intelligence

Setting new standards for the gaming industry, MSI's most recent AI-ready laptops are equipped with upgraded 14th Gen HX-series processors and the new Intel® CoreTM Ultra variants. For long-term AI workloads, the CoreTM Ultra processors' integration of a specialised Neural Processing Unit (NPU) guarantees peak performance. As for the graphics, ARCTM delivers twice the graphical performance per watt over earlier generations, and Low Power Efficient (LPE) cores extend battery life during usual tasks.

Key Features:

  • AI Integration: Dedicated NPU for sustained AI workloads.
  • Intel® Core™ i9 Processor (14th gen HX-series): Unprecedented 5.8 GHz clock speed for fast response AI workloads.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ GPU: AI-powered DLSS 3 and full ray tracing capabilities.
  • MSI AI Software Suite: Enhances user experience with AI-driven optimizations.


Titan 18 HX - Raider 18 HX - Stealth 18 AI Studio

MSI is adding new products to its 18-inch gaming laptop family: the dual CES award-winning Titan 18 HX, the extreme performance powerhouse Raider 18 HX, and the lightweight 18-inch gaming laptop Stealth 18 AI Studio. These laptops have cutting-edge Intel 14th generation CoreTM i9 processors and NVIDIA® GeForce RTXTM 40 Series graphics, demonstrating MSI's commitment to extreme performance, innovative design, and immersive gaming experiences.

Key Features:

  • Processing Power: Titan 18 HX and Raider 18 HX boast Intel 14th gen Core™ i9 processors and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 40 Series GPUs; Stealth 18 AI Studio features Intel Core™ Ultra processors.
  • Cooling Innovation: Titan 18 HX with the largest vapour chamber cooler, supporting MSI OverBoost Ultra (270W); Raider 18 HX with 250W.
  • Immersive Display: All models feature an 18-inch display, including the world's first 18-inch 4K 120Hz mini LED display.
  • Innovative Touchpad and Keyboard: Titan 18 HX features the world's first Seamless RGB Haptic Touchpad and a revamped Cherry Switch Mechanical Keyboard.
  • Expandable Storage: Titan 18 HX supports up to 128GB of memory and up to 12TB storage with four sets of expansion memory slots and three M.2 SSD slots.
  • Enhanced Cooling and Aesthetics: Raider 18 HX with iconic matrix light bar and new 3D stand; Titan 18 HX and Stealth 18 AI Studio constructed with a durable magnesium-aluminium alloy.

Are you interested? Watch these videos for Raider 18 HX and Stealth 18 AI Studio.

Vector HX - Crosshair HX - Pulse AI

Rise up, gamers! MSI has new powerful gaming laptops in its arsenal:

The new Vector 16/17 HX, Crosshair 16/17 HX, and Pulse 16/17 AI all come with full-power GPU capability, providing players with an unrivalled gaming experience. Notably, the MSI Overboost technology on the Vector 17 HX offers a total power output of 250W. MSI's latest Crosshair HX and Pulse AI series laptops also include six exhaust and two intake ports - a creative thermal design that improves airflow to ensure peak performance.

The Crosshair 16/17 HX and Pulse 16/17 AI models demonstrate MSI's dedication to cutting-edge design, with a brand-new look and a 24-zone RGB keyboard lighting that enhances the gaming experience with beautiful illumination. The Crosshair 16/17 HX stands out with its futuristic spacecraft pattern, while the Pulse 16/17 AI offers a revolutionary electromagnetic pulse pattern, embodying the future of laptop design, where style and innovation harmonise.

Key Features:

  • Overboost Technology: MSI Overboost provides an unprecedented 250W total power output for exceptional gaming capabilities.
  • Innovative Thermal Design: Crosshair HX and Pulse AI series laptops feature 6 exhaust and 2 intake ports for enhanced airflow.
  • Cutting-Edge Design: 24-zone RGB keyboard backlight.

Watch these videos of the Crosshair 16 and Pulse 16 AI to get you more hype!

Sword HX - Cyborg - Thin 15

For the more affordable gaming laptop options, MSI has also upgraded Sword HX, Cyborg 15 and Thin 15.

The Sword 16/17 HX, which is available in space grey with PCR materials, has a 24-zone RGB illuminated keyboard that provides an immersive gaming experience. The Cyborg 15 AI also boasts the most modern Intel CoreTM Ultra CPU with a futuristic transparent chassis that combines performance and design. The Thin 15, available in cosmic grey, is a stylish gaming laptop with a compact design and a transparent WASD blue backlit keyboard.

Key Features:

  • Immersive Experience: 24-zone RGB backlit keyboard.
  • Futuristic Style: Cyborg 15 AI features a futuristic translucent chassis for a blend of style and performance.
  • Sleek and Portable: Thin 15 presents a sleek gaming option with a portable design and a translucent WASD blue backlit keyboard.
  • Accessible Alternative: Cyborg 14, a 14-inch alternative, caters to users seeking a balance of style and functionality in their gaming laptops.

If you want to be more excited, here’s a quick preview of the Cyborg 14 AI.

Prestige 13, 14, and 16 AI


Presenting the Intel CoreTM Ultra processor-powered Prestige AI series: 


The lightest model in the lineup, the Prestige 16 AI, weighs just 1.5 kg. Its sturdy 99.9WHr battery provides an amazing 19 hours of battery life, and it is made of a magnesium-aluminium alloy. Following suit, the Prestige 14 AI has a powerful and thin design and the biggest battery (90Wh) in the 14-inch class. Both models, which come in 14- and 16-inch sizes, enable PD 3.1 140W Charging for sustained productivity.

Key Features:

  • Processor Power: Equipped with the latest Intel Core™ Ultra processors for enhanced performance.
  • Lightweight Build: Ultralight design for easy portability, weighing only 1.5kg.
  • Durable Construction: Crafted with a magnesium-aluminium alloy for durability and a sleek look.
  • Extended Battery Life: 99.9WHr battery that provides up to 19 hours of usage.
  • Versatile Charging: Supports PD 3.1 140W Charging for efficient and quick charging.
  • Graphics Excellence: Incorporates NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 40 Series Laptop GPU for top-notch graphics performance.
  • Stunning Displays: Features 16:10 OLED displays with 100% DCI-P3 Colour Gamut for vivid and true-to-life visuals.

MSI Continues to Lead in Innovation

The launch of the Claw - world's first gaming handheld with CoreTM Ultra - and AI-ready laptops, demonstrates MSI's dedication to pushing the boundaries of both extreme performance and beautiful design. These latest laptop portfolio additions represent a substantial advancement, bringing people into the AI computing era.

If you want to learn more about MSI's new products at CES 2024, take a look at this. You can also watch the full stream of their tech and hardware preview if you like to hear experts give a more in-depth explanation.

However, if you’re already convinced of their quality and reliability, you can get MSI’s current featured products here at Mwave, Australia’s largest online tech retailer.


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