On Friday night in Melbourne, MSI launched their latest laptops to Australia alongside the long-awaited MSI Claw, “the world’s first gaming handheld powered by Intel Core Ultra Processor.”

Alongside the Claw, MSI has launched new 18-inch laptops featuring 14th Gen HX-series processors and the largest vapour chamber thermal modules, equipped with RTX 40 series graphics all aimed at providing immersive gameplay and smooth creation for users.

We are excited to delve into AI, especially with how prevalent it is today, also MSI strives to stay ahead of the curve, and with our new AI-powered laptops, we are further establishing ourselves as a brand heeding our customers’ needs.” – Jerry Lu, MSl ANZ Country manager

MSI Claw

We covered the MSI Claw earlier this year when it was announced at CES2024 and have been waiting not-so patiently for it to arrive here.  

Not only does the Claw sport Intel Core Ultra processors, it arrives with Intel XeSS technology for elevation of FPS for a smooth, immersive gameplay experience in even the most graphically-demanding titles.

To keep the device cool MSI has included their Cooler Boost Hyperflow technology with dual fans and heat pipes to dissipate the generated heat.  The gameplay length is quoted at a 2 hour experience with real world experiences similar, although slightly less – as per usual.  This is thanks to a big 53Whr battery, the biggest of its kind in this class of devices.

MSI has also included the MSI APP Player so that users can play both Android and Windows games.  These are shown on the impressive 7-inch FHD display with a 120Hz refresh rate bringing that high-end PC gaming experience to a mobile device.

It is available now, starting at $1,399 at JB Hi-Fi with more retailer availability coming soon.

18-inch gaming laptops –  Titan 18 HX/ Raider 18 HX / Stealth 18 AI Studio

The new 18-inch gaming laptop family from MSI offer extreme performance with both the Titan 18 HX and the Raider 18 HX equipped with Intel 14th gen Core i9 processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics while the Stealth 18 AI Studio is powered by Intel Core Ultra processors.

The Titan HX includes the biggest vapour chamber cooling thermal solution on the market today, delivering 270W of power while the Raider HX provides 250W.

All three 18-inch gaming laptops include the same borderless 18-inch 4K 120Hz mini LED display, delivering DisplayHDR 1000 and a wide colour gamut coverage for vivid colours.

All three models also include new designs with the Titan 18 HX including the world’s first Seamless RGB Haptic Touchpad and a revamped Cherry Switch mechanical keyboard.  It also boasts four sets of expansion memory slots with a total of 128GB possible alongside three M.2 SSD slots for storage of up to 12TB.

New full power gaming laptops –  Vector HX/ Crosshair HX/ Pulse AI

The new Vector 16/17 HX, Crosshair 16/17 HX, and Pulse 16/17 AI are all releasing with full GPU power to offer a complete gaming experience.

The Vector 17 HX includes MSI Overboost technology to provide a total power output of 250W.  The new Crosshair HX and Pulse AI series laptops feature 6 exhaust and 2 intake ports to ensure optimal performance through enhanced airflow.

For the mainstream gamer – Sword HX/ Cyborg/ Thin 15

Those who like gaming but it isn’t everything to them will love the new mainstream lineup.  The Sword 16/17 HX offers a 24-zone RGB backlit keyboard, the Cyborg 15, equipped with the latest Intel Core Ultra Processor includes a futuristic translucent chassis and the Thin 15 gives a sleek, portable gaming option and includes a WASD blue backlit keyboard.

Productive and powerful – Prestige 16 AI/ Prestige 14 AI/ Prestige 13 AI

The new Prestige series of laptops are aimed at users wanting a powerful laptop without the focus on gaming but instead on productivity.

The flagship of the series is the ultralight Prestige 16 AI which weighs just 1.5kg thanks to its magnesium alloy build.  It includes a big 99.9WHr battery, providing 19 hours of battery life while the Prestige 14 AI has a 90WHr battery, the largest battery of a laptop of its size.

Both the 16 and 14 provide high performance with lightweight portability with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 GPUs for improved creative performance.

The Prestige 13 AI EVO  weighs in at just 990g with a 75WHr battery and along with the Prestige 16 AI sports a 16:10 OLED display with 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut coverage making for accurate graphic representations.

For content creators

The new Content Creation series includes the w Creator Z17 HX Studio, Creator 16 AI Studio, Creator M14, and Creator M16 HX. 

The Creator Z17 HX Studio is the flagship of the series and includes a vapour chamber cooler thermal design.  

The brand-new Creator 16 AI Studio also sports a 16:10 OLED display, offering unparalleled colour accuracy and weighs less than 2 kg making it a truly portable content creator powerhouse, 

All the new laptops from MSI above will nbe arriving at your favourite laptop and PC retailer in the coming months.  Head on over to MSI Australia for more information.