MSI Claw: World's First Intel-Powered Gaming Handheld

👤by Michael Pabia Comments 📅08.01.2024 23:48:58
Press Release

MSI announces the world’s first gaming handheld powered by Intel Core Ultra Processor – the Claw. Equipped with ARC graphics featuring up to 8 Xe cores and advanced XeSS technology, the Claw ensures smooth gameplay across various AAA titles. Its robust HyperFlow cooling system and a large 53Wh battery, coupled with Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, make it an exceptional handheld gaming device for gamers.

Intel Core Ultra with ARC: Revolutionizing Integrated Graphics
The Intel Core Ultra stands out with its new silicon architecture, AI capabilities, and pioneering ARC integrated graphics, boasting up to 8 Xe cores. This configuration delivers twice the graphical performance of previous generations. Enhanced by XeSS super-sampling technology, the ARCTM offers smooth gameplay at 1080p resolution and medium settings. Its SOC tile includes a media engine supporting advanced video codecs like AV1, H.265, and VP9, ensuring high-quality streaming with reduced performance demands.

World’s First Gaming Handheld with Core Ultra: The Claw
MSI's Claw represents a breakthrough in handheld gaming. Equipped with Intel Core Ultra processors and Intel XeSS technology, it elevates FPS for smooth, immersive gameplay, even in demanding AAA titles. The device incorporates MSI Cooler Boost Hyperflow technology, featuring dual fans and heat pipes that efficiently dissipate heat. The intraflow thermal design optimizes airflow to cool internal components, ensuring top gaming performance. The Claw boasts a class-leading 53Whr battery, offering an impressive 2-hour battery life under full workload, allowing gamers to enjoy prolonged sessions. It features the MSI Center M UI, providing easy access to key features and settings, including a quick game launcher and instant platform access. The Claw also supports the MSI APP Player, expanding gaming options to include both Windows and Android mobile games.

Ergonomically designed, the MSI Claw fits comfortably in various hand sizes, enhancing the gaming experience. It features a 7-inch Full HD touchscreen display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, ensuring a visually stunning and responsive gaming environment.

Model Name: Claw A1M
Processor: Up to Intel® Core™ Ultra 7 processor 155H
Operating System: Windows 11 Home / Windows 11 Pro
Chipset: Integrated SoC
Memory: LPDDR5 onboard, 16GB, dual channel
Display: 7" FHD (1920 x 1080), 120 Hz Refresh Rate, Touch Screen, 120 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% sRGB(Typical), 500nits(Typical), IPS-Level panel
Graphics: Intel Arc Graphics
Storage Slot: 1 x NVMe M.2 2230 SSD by PCIe Gen 4 x4
Sensor: 6-Axis IMU Vibration Motor
Communication: Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750, Bluetooth v5.4
Audio: 2 × 2W Speakers / 1× Audio combo jack / Hi-Res Audio ready
I/O Port:
> 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD 3.0 Charging)
> 1 x microSD Card Reader
> 1 x Audio combo jack
> 1x Power button with Finger Print Sensor
Battery/Adapter: 6-Cell, Li-Polymer, 53Whr / 65W USB Type-C PD 3.0
Dimension: 294 (W) x 117(D) x 21.2(H) mm
Weight: 675 g
Color: Black

MSI did not reveal pricing and release date as of this writing. Learn more about the MSI Claw A1M gaming handheld at