MSI unveiled the Claw, a new handheld gaming device, at CES 2024 in Las Vegas. Unlike its rivals, the Steam Deck and ASUS ROG Ally, the Claw is powered by Intel's processors, specifically the new Core Ultra chips. It features Intel's XeSS technology for AI upscaling, enhancing FPS for smoother gaming, even with demanding AAA games. The Cooler Boost Hyperflow thermal design prevents overheating during extended gaming sessions. The device boasts a 7-inch full HD display with a 120Hz refresh rate, customizable macros, and access to both Windows and Android games. Stay tuned for a hands-on review at CES to explore its performance further.

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Additional specifications for the MSI Claw include 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, Intel Arc integrated graphics, and a weight of 675 grams—making it slightly heavier than its competitors. Storage options can go up to 1TB of SSD, with an additional MicroSD card slot for expanded storage.

The standout feature for the MSI Claw is its battery performance. With a 53Whr battery, MSI claims an impressive 2-hour battery life under full workload conditions.

As the latest entrant in the emerging market of handheld gaming PCs, MSI joins the competition that gained momentum with the release of the Steam Deck by Valve nearly two years ago. The MSI Claw is set for a release window in the first half of 2024.