MSI Claw A1M Review: Check Its Specifications, Price Details and More 

MSI, Microstar International, has already showcased its next and most advanced gaming handheld device, the new Claw A1M, during the CES 2024 event, marking the new era of portable gaming experiences. The brand has also confirmed the prices, giving gamers more insight into what to expect if they are considering getting their hands on the device. Moreover, it’s highly expected that the MSI Claw is going to be an extreme powerhouse at the time of its launch.

The MSI Claw A1M is the latest and probably the most advanced portable gaming handheld, which is highly expected to steal all the limelight and will offer the toughest competition to other gaming handhelds available on the market. With that, the new MSI Claw would be considered the best portable gaming handheld device to buy in 2024, and it features the latest Intel Core Ultra processor.

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MSI Claw A1M Review: Specifications, Pricing Details and More

The latest MSI Claw gaming handheld has three models within the A1M series as of now, including the A1M-052US, the A1M-051US, and the higher A1M-050US, respectively. As mentioned, MSI has already revealed the pricing details of the latest Claw A1M gaming device, beginning at $699.99. With that, the standard model (base model), the Claw A1M-052US, features the Intel Core Ultra 5 135H processor. This processor has 14 cores as well as 18 threads and 512GB of storage capacity.

MSI Claw A1M Review

The next model, the MSI Claw A1M-051US, is equipped with a slightly bigger and better Intel Core Ultra 7 155H chipset. This chipset also comes with advanced Intel Arc graphics, but not much difference could be noticed in terms of performance between the Intel Core Ultra 5 and Core Ultra 7 processors. With a $749.99 price tag, you can get an even better and more advanced gaming experience by paying the $50 premium.

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Speaking of the higher model, the MSI Claw A1M-050US, which is priced at $799.99, comes with the same Intel Core Ultra 7 processor. Coming with such a heavier price tag, this model offers massive storage of up to 1TB of NVMe Gen 4 SSD, which is significantly double the storage capacity compared with the other two models.

MSI Claw A1M: Display

MSI Claw A1M Review: Display

Moreover, talking about some common features and specifications, MSI’s latest Claw gaming handheld consists of a 7-inch Full-HD IPS display panel with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolutions and up to 120Hz fast refresh rate, while the HD display will perfectly support the VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) technology. The display screen of the device evenly supports the great touch inputs, which have 99% sRGB support and offer up to 500 nits of peak brightness for vibrant and crisp visuals. With regards to the RAM storage, all three models are equipped with 16GB of LPDDR5 4800MHz RAM storage, respectively.

MSI Claw A1M: Connectivity

MSI Claw A1M Review: Connectivity

Meanwhile, talking about the wireless connectivity features, the latest MSI Claw comes with Intel’s astonishing Wi-Fi 7 support and Bluetooth v5.4 connectivity support. Interestingly, the newest Intel Core Ultra processor also has a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) in order to perform smooth and uninterrupted AI processing. Additionally, this gaming handheld sports a USB type-C port with Thunderbolt 4 support, respectively.

MSI Claw A1M: Battery Capacity

Now, the most prominent feature is the battery. The new MSI Claw portable gaming handheld has an insane battery capacity of up to 53 Whr while charging through a 65 W power delivery adaptor. In terms of cooling technology, the latest gaming device consists of Cooler Boost HyperFlow technology support, which helps in significantly cooling down the handheld device after some intense gaming sessions.

MSI Claw A1M: Controllers and Audio

MSI Claw A1M Review: Controllers and Audio

The MSI Claw gaming handheld comes with Hall-effect triggers and joysticks, which look classy and simultaneously offer gamers much better accuracy and convenience during their gaming sessions. For audio, the MSI Claw has dual 2W speakers that offer a great audio experience with all the precision and details during intense gaming sessions.


The latest MSI Claw A1M portable gaming handheld will ensure that it offers you the best and uninterrupted gaming experience for longer sessions. The display will provide you with more precise and crisp details, and with a proficient battery life, several gaming enthusiasts will enjoy their gaming sessions. However, it’s not yet officially revealed when this latest gaming handheld will be launched.

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