MSI Announces Pricing and Display Details for Claw A1M Handheld Gaming Console
At CES 2024, MSI unveiled its inaugural handheld gaming console, the Claw A1M. The company has now disclosed the pricing of the device, which was previously undisclosed. Additionally, MSI has confirmed its long-term commitment to the Claw series, with plans for future iterations already in the works. A recent report has also revealed a key display feature of the Claw A1M, positioning it as a competitor against other handheld consoles such as the Steam Deck, ROG Ally, and Legion Go.
The MSI Claw A1M is now listed on the official website, with pricing details available. The base model, equipped with the Core Ultra 5 processor and 512GB storage, starts at $699. The Core Ultra 7 model with the same storage capacity is priced at $749. For users seeking larger storage capacity, the Core Ultra 7 variant with 1TB storage comes with a price tag of $799. All three configurations come with 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and Intel Arc graphics.
MSI has not yet announced the release date for the Claw A1M. However, rumors suggest that it may hit the shelves before the end of March. Fans can expect official details regarding availability to be shared by the brand in the coming weeks.
VRR Support Confirmed
The MSI Claw A1M features a 7-inch FHD IPS display with a 120Hz refresh rate. According to The Verge, MSI has confirmed that the handheld console supports VRR (variable refresh rate) ranging from 48Hz to 120Hz. This feature sets it apart as the second console, after the ROG Ally, to support this display technology. VRR allows for continuous and seamless changes in the refresh rate without the need for manual adjustment.
Unique Features and Specifications
In comparison to its competitors, the MSI Claw A1M stands out as the first handheld gaming console powered by Intel’s processor. Most other consoles in the market are equipped with AMD chipsets. The Claw A1M is also equipped with a 53WHr battery unit, which is claimed to provide two hours of usage under full workload conditions. Furthermore, the device boasts Hall Effect joysticks and triggers, enhancing the gaming experience.
Overall, the MSI Claw A1M handheld gaming console offers competitive pricing, impressive specifications, and notable features such as VRR support. With its forthcoming release, gaming enthusiasts can look forward to experiencing the power and versatility of this new addition to the gaming console market.