CES 2024: Handheld console with new Intel graphics

MSI wants its share of the handheld gaming market. The key to success is the new Ultra processors from Intel, which offer high performance graphics.

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CES 2024: Handheld console with new Intel graphics

Taiwanese MSI has kicked off CES with a range of laptops and desktops. However, the biggest buzz at CES was their new handheld console Claw.

Claw is equipped with two joysticks and a traditional button layout, as well as a 7″ LCD screen with 120 Hz and Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). In this regard, it resembles its competing handhelds.

Johathan Wu from MSI talks about MSI’s first handheld gaming console (Photo: John Alex Hvidlykke, L&B Home)

But what makes the Claw a winner, according to MSI, is their choice of processor. The MSI Claw is powered by the new Intel Core Ultra processors (Claw is available with Ultra 5 and Ultra 7 processors). And the built-in graphics processor, called Arc, is powerful enough to run 3D games with respectable performance. This means there’s no need for a power-hungry graphics processor to shorten playtime.

Intel entrusts MSI with handheld gaming

A device like Claw is only possible because of the new Ultra processors from Intel. Thanks to the new integrated Arc graphics processor, playtime can be measured in hours instead of minutes.
The collaboration with Intel was marked with a visit to the stand by Michelle Johnston Holthaus, Executive Vice President at Intel, who emphasized Intel’s commitment to the collaboration with MSI.
Intel’s new Core Ultra processors are an integral part of the Claw handheld console. Here, Intel Vice President Michelle Johnston Holthaus visits MSI’s booth at CES (Photo: MSI).

We don’t have a price yet, nor do we know when it will be available in the Nordics. But we can’t wait to get our hands on the console and see what it’s capable of.

MSI’s booth at Hotel Ventian at CES 2024 (Photo: John Alex Hvidlykke, L&B Home).

Read more about MSI Claw here

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