MSI have unveiled their latest line of laptops at CES, with the new range powered by the latest Intel Core Ultra processors and NVIDIA RTX graphics.


There’s definitely a buzz about AI at CES this year, and the new Intel Core Ultra processors have a lot to do with that. The processors include a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU) designed for sustained AI workloads – a pressing need in today’s computing world. 

To take advantage of the new AI capabilities, MSI is including a number of features to take advantage of, including an AI Engine to automatically optimise your laptop settings including display, audio, power profiles, and even keyboard backlighting profiles. 

MSI is also building in AI Noise Cancellation, as well as an AI Artist which powers an offline text-to-image service – something we’re keen to see in action.


The new MSI range is dominated by their massive new 18” gaming laptops, though MSI is also announcing more ‘compact’ options across their gaming, productivity and creator ranges.  

The Titan 18 HX/ Raider 18 HX / Stealth 18 AI Studio all include UHD+ resolution 18” IPS displays and are powered by the new Intel 14th Gen HX-series processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series graphics. The inclusion of so much power has led to MSI including one of their largest vapor chambers yet for cooling, as well as six vents for heat dissipation. 

The Titan HX includes a nifty seamless RGB haptic touchpad and mechanical keyboard, and comes with options up to 128GB of RAM and up to 12TB of M.2 SSD storage across three slots and up to an RTX 4090. The Raider HX can also have up to 128GB of RAM, though only includes two M.2 SSD slots. The Stealth 18 HX can have up to 64GB of RAM and also includes two M.2 SSD slots.

There are also new Vector HX/ Crosshair HX/ Pulse AI gaming laptops, with models in 16” and 17” IPS displays with QHD+ resolution. The Vector will be using Intel Core i9 cpus, the Crosshair Intel Core i7 and the Pulse systems will use Core Ultra 9 processors.  

The Crosshair and Pulse models will include options for up to an NVIDIA  GeForce RTX 4070, while the Vector will be able to have up to an RTX 4080. All three will include options up to 64GB DDR5 RAM and M.2 SSD storage. 

On their more mainstream gaming laptops, the Sword HX, Cyborg and Thin 15. MSI will be offering the Sword in 16” and 17” IPS displays with either FHD+ or QHD+ resolution, while the Cyborg will also come in two screen sizes, a 14” FHD+ resolution IPS display, or a 15.6” FHD resolution IPS panel. The Thin 15 will come with a 15.6” IPS panel.

The Sword will include a 24-zone backlit keyboard, while the Thin15 includes a keyboard with translucent blue WASD keys. 

The Cyborg 15 will come with the new Intel Core Ultra 7 processor, while the Sword 16 and Sword 17 will include Intel Core i7 14700HX processors and the Cyborg 14 and Thin 15 will use the Intel Core i7-13620H processors. All models will include options up to RTX 40 Series GPUs.

While gaming is important, MSI have also announced new productivity focused Prestige series laptops, powered by Intel Core Ultra series processors. 

The Prestige range features the ultra-light Prestige 16 weighing in at just 1.5kg and includes an OLED panel, as well as the Prestige 14 with a 90Whr battery, the largest battery in its class. The Prestige 14 and Prestige 16 both include RTX 40 series GPU options to let you have some fun when not producing.

The Prestige 13 on the other hand is an Intel EVO certified laptop, weighing in at just 990grams and featuring a 75Whr battery and 13.3” OLED display. 

Lastly, MSI are announcing new models in their Creator series with the new Creator Z17 HX Studio, Creator 16 AI Studio models, as well as introducing the new Creator M14, and Creator M16 HX to give more options.

The Creator 16 AI Studio is the headliner here with a 16:10 MiniLED display, while the Creator 16 is offers a large display but a lightweight profile under 2kg. 

At this stage MSI hasn’t announced any local pricing or availability, but we’ll update when they do. if you want to know more, feel free to check on MSI website.

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