MSI unveils new 'Claw' handheld and new laptops at CES

MSI unveils new ‘Claw’ handheld and new laptops at CES

MSI has announced new Core Ultra laptops and a new, Core Ultra-powered handheld gaming device at CES. The new laptops feature Intel’s 14-th Gen HX processors with Neural Processing Units and integrated Intel Arc graphics while the handheld device, called The Claw, which is MSI’s first, is also the first gaming handheld to feature a Core Ultra CPU following recent releases of gaming handhelds from Asus’s ROG and Lenovo’s Legion lines.

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Meet… The Claw

MSI’s The Claw weighs just 675g and is just shy of being 30cm wide. It has a 53Wh battery and MSI says it will play games, at maximum performance, for two hours. It has a 7-inch, Full HD, bright (500-nit), IPS touchscreen with a brisk, 120Hz refresh rate to keep moving visuals rendered smoothly. Twin, 2-Watt speakers and a 3.5mm audio jack provide the audio.

MSI The Claw CES
MSI’s The Claw handheld – unveiled at CES.

MSI’s specs suggest that it might become available with different flavours of Intel Core Ultra processors but that the main, top-end variant will be an Intel Core Ultra 7 155H processor with eight Xe graphics cores in its integrated, Intel Arc GPU. It has 16GB of quick, low-powered, LPDDR5 RAM and comes with various amounts of fast, NVMe hard drive storage.

Other features include a 6-axis vibration motor, the latest Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4 connectivity. There’s also a Thunderbolt 4 port and a fingerprint sensor. We’re looking forward to see how it lines up against rivals that have somewhat different internals.

The Claw’s Intel Arc graphics processor features up to 8 Xe cores and advanced XeSS technology, the Claw ensures smooth gameplay across various AAA titles. Its robust HyperFlow cooling system and a large 53Wh battery, coupled with Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, make it an exceptional handheld gaming device for gamers.

“In our commitment to enhancing the gaming experience for our users, we aim to address market pain points and dedicate efforts to the handheld space,” said Eric Kuo, the Executive Vice President and Notebook Business Unit GM of MSI. “We have fine-tuned specific designs tailored exclusively for gamers, debuting our very first handheld, Claw, which redefines the standards in the handheld market.”

Michelle Johnston Holthaus, Executive Vice President and GM, Client Computing Group at Intel added, “We’re proud to partner with MSI to deliver unparalleled experiences for users around the globe. The new MSI Claw is an exciting new gaming handheld powered by an Intel Core Ultra processor that provides an unparalleled gaming experience to be enjoyed anywhere, anytime.”

Michelle Johnston Holthaus said, “We’re proud to partner with MSI to deliver unparalleled experiences for users around the globe. And, the MSI Titan 18 HX, powered by our new Intel Core 14th gen HX processor, offers some of the most immersive mobile gameplay experiences possible. With the launch of these new processors we are providing gamers, creators and professionals the compute performance they need and expect from Intel and MSI.”

MSI AI Software Suite: AI Engine, AI Artist and AI Noise Cancellation Pro

MSI is augmenting Intel’s Ai-augmented silicon by launching exclusive Ai-driven software. The AI Engine automatically optimises laptop functions like display, audio, power profiles and even keyboard backlighting based upon the context of use.

Also, the Ai Artist app is an (unusually) offline, text-to-image tool. It also provides features like image-to-image, image-to-text and, ‘exporting layered PSD files for Photoshop editing.’

New 18-inch gaming laptops: Titan 18 HX, Raider 18 HX, Stealth 18 AI Studio

MSI Titan Stealth Raider at CES
MSI’s 14th-Gen Titan, Stealth and Raider series were announced at CES.

MSI also introduced new 18-inch models in its premium gaming laptop lines. The flagship Titan 18 HX and popular Raider 18 HX both come with 14th-gen, Intel Core i9 processors and Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs. The new Stealth 18 AI Studio (which also favours designers) is available with various falvours of the new Intel Core Ultra processors.

The Titan 18 HX features a new vapor chamber-based cooling technology that MSI says is the largest on the market. It supports MSI’s OverBoost Ultra technology to deliver a massive 270-Watts of total power (TGP), while the Raider 18 HX provides an impressive 250 Watts. Having followed the lines for many years, we expect these latest evolutions to be capable of considerable overclocking.

All of these new laptops sport new, 18-inch, 120Hz, UHD, mini-LED, HDR displays which have been impressing us greatly in recent times. They also feature MSI’s ‘Seamless RGB Haptic Touchpad’ plus, a revamped mechanical keyboard from Cherry.

The Titan 18 HX has four RAM slots which can support up to a whopping 128GB of fast, DDR5 RAM and three NVMe hard drive slots which can support up to a, er, Titanic 12TB of storage.

The redesigned Raider 18 HX, once again, wields its iconic Matrix Light RGB bar plus, a new 3D stand to optimize airflow and thermal performance.

Both the Titan 18 HX and Stealth 18 AI Studio utilise a robust and stylish, magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis.

“We are excited to delve into AI, especially with how prevalent it is today,” said Eric Kuo. He added, “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.”

MSI Titan 18 HX Specs

Model Name Titan 18 HX A14VIG / A14VHG
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i9 processor 14900HX
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home / Windows 11 Pro (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.)
ChipsetIntel® HM770
MemoryDDR5, 4 Slots, up to 128GB
Display18″ UHD+ (3840×2400), 16:10, MiniLED, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3 (Typ.), VESA DisplayHDR™ 1000 Certified, IPS-Level panel
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4090 Laptop GPU 16GB GDDR6 (A14VIG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU 12GB GDDR6 (A14VHG)
Storage Slots1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen5 x4 2 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x4
KeyboardCherry Mechanical Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries
Audio6 Speaker designed by Dynaudio system (4 x 2W Speakers + 2 x 2W Woofers) 1 x Audio combo jack Nahimic 3 Audio Enhanc Hi-Res Audio ready
USB Ports1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD 3.1), 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C, 3 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
Card Reader1 x SD Express Memory Card Reader
Video Output1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD 3.1), 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C 1 x HDMI™ 2.1 (8K@60Hz / 4K@120Hz)
CommunicationIntel® Killer™ Ethernet E3100 (up to 2.5 GbE) / Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 7 BE1750, Bluetooth v5.4
WebcamIR FHD type (30fps@1080p) with HDR & 3D Noise Reduction+ (3DNR+)
SecurityIR Webcam / Firmware Trusted Platform Module(fTPM) 2.0 /  Webcam Shutter /  Kensington Lock
Battery4-Cell, Li-Polymer,  99.9Whr
Power Adapter400W
Dimension404 (W) x 307.5 (D) x 24~32 (H) mm
Weight3.6 Kg

MSI Raider 18 HX Specs

Model Name Raider 18 HX A14VIG/ A14VHG / A14VGG / A14VFG
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i9 processor 14900HX
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home / Windows 11 Pro (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.)
ChipsetIntel® HM770
MemoryDDR5, 4 Slots, up to 128GB
Display18″ UHD+ (3840×2400), 16:10, MiniLED, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3 (Typ.), VESA DisplayHDR™ 1000 Certified, IPS-Level panel
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4090 Laptop GPU 16GB GDDR6 (A14VIG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU 12GB GDDR6 (A14VHG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (A14VGG)
Storage Slots1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen5 x4 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x4
KeyboardPer-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries
Audio6 Speaker designed by Dynaudio system (4 x 2W Speakers + 2 x 2W Woofers) 1 x Audio combo jack Nahimic 3 Audio Enhance Hi-Res Audio ready
USB Ports1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD 3.1), 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C, 3 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
Card Reader1 x SD Express Memory Card Reader
Video Output1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD 3.1), 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C 1 x HDMI™ 2.1 (8K@60Hz / 4K@120Hz)
CommunicationIntel® Killer™ Ethernet E3100 (up to 2.5 GbE) / Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 7 BE1750, Bluetooth v5.4
WebcamIR FHD type (30fps@1080p) with HDR & 3D Noise Reduction+ (3DNR+)
SecurityIR Webcam / Firmware Trusted Platform Module(fTPM) 2.0 /  Webcam Shutter /  Kensington Lock
Battery4-Cell, Li-Polymer,  99.9Whr
Power Adapter330W
Dimension404 (W) x 307.5 (D) x 24~32 (H) mm
Weight3.6 Kg

MSI Stealth 18 AI Studio Specs

Model Name Stealth 18 AI Studio A14VIG/ A14VHG / A14VGG
ProcessorIntel® Core™ Ultra 9 processor 185H
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 Pro
ChipsetIntegrated SoC
MemoryDDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display18″ UHD+ (3840×2400), 16:10, MiniLED, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3 (Typ.), VESA DisplayHDR™ 1000 Certified, IPS-Level panel
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4090 Laptop GPU 16GB GDDR6 (A14VIG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU 12GB GDDR6 (A14VHG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (A14VGG)
Storage Slots2 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x4
KeyboardPer-Key RGB Gaming Keyboard by SteelSeries
Audio2 x 2W Speakers and 4 x 2W Woofers designed by Dynaudio system 1 x Audio combo jack Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer Hi-Res Audio ready
USB Ports1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD 3.1), 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
Card Reader1 x SD Express Memory Card Reader
Video Output1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD 3.1), 1 x  USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP, 1 x HDMI™ 2.1 (8K@60Hz / 4K@120Hz)
CommunicationIntel® Killer™ Ethernet E3100 (up to 2.5 GbE) / Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 7 BE1750, Bluetooth v5.4
WebcamIR FHD type (30fps@1080p) with HDR & 3D Noise Reduction+ (3DNR+)
SecurityIR Webcam / Fingerprint Reader / Firmware Trusted Platform Module(fTPM) 2.0 / Webcam Shutter /  Kensington Lock
Battery4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 99.9Whr
Power Adapter280W adapter
Dimension399.9 (W) x  289.6 (D) x 19.9-23.9 (H) mm
Weight2.79 Kg

Refreshed mid-range gaming laptops: Vector HX, Crosshair HX, Pulse AI

MSI Gaming Laptops announced at CES
MSI’s refreshed, mid-range gaming laptops that were announced at CES

For those seeking more wallet-friendly gaming laptops, there are new 16-inch and 17-inch updates to MSI’s Vector, Crosshair and Pulse series – all designated as having either the 16 HX or 17 HX SKU.

We’ve been very impressed with recent Vectors which are capable of offering premium gaming performance in a chassis that eschews RGB bling for an office-friendly disguise. It’s notable that the the Vector 17 HX variant has MSI’s Overboost technology which gives it a powerful 250-Watt TGP for high powered performance and overclocking potential.

The glitzier, more-affordable Crosshair 16/17 HX and Pulse 16/17 AI models, have had a styling makeover which includes 24-zone RGB keyboard backlighting MSI says the Crosshair 16/17 HX laptops show-off a futuristic spacecraft pattern, while the Pulse 16/17 AI, “Introduces a groundbreaking electromagnetic pulse pattern,” Both also feature upgraded cooling tech which includes six exhaust and two intake vents.

MSI Vector Specs

Model Name Vector 17 HX A14VHG / A14VGG / A14VFGVector 16 HX A14VHG / A14VGG / A14VFG
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i9 processor 14900HXIntel® Core™ i9 processor 14900HX
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 ProWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 Pro
ChipsetIntel® HM770Intel® HM770
MemoryDDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GBDDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display17“ QHD+ (2560×1600), 16:10, 240 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel16″ QHD+ (2560×1600), 16:10, 240Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4080 Laptop GPU 12GB GDDR6 (A14VHG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (A14VGG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (A14VFG)NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4080 Laptop GPU 12GB GDDR6 (A14VHG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (A14VGG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (A14VFG)
Storage Slots1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen5 x4 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x41 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen5 x4 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x4
KeyboardPer-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeriesPer-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries
Audio2 x 2W Stereo Speakers 1 x Audio combo jack Nahimic 3 Audio Enhance Hi-Res Audio ready2 x 2W Stereo Speakers 1 x Audio combo jack Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer Hi-Res Audio ready
USB Ports1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C/DP (w/ PD 3.0 Charging) 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP ,1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP (w/ PD 3.0 Charging) 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP , 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
Card Reader1 x SD Express Memory Card Reader1 x SD Express Memory Card Reader
Video Output1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C/DP (w/ PD 3.0 Charging) 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP, 1 x HDMI™ 2.1 (8K@ 60Hz / 4K@ 120Hz)1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP (w/ PD 3.0 Charging) 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP, 1 x HDMI™ 2.1 (8K@ 60Hz / 4K@ 120Hz)
CommunicationGigabit Ethernet (up to 2.5GbE) / Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 7 BE1750, Bluetooth v5.4Gigabit Ethernet (up to 2.5GbE) / Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 7 BE1750, Bluetooth v5.4
WebcamHD type (30fps@720p) with 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR)HD type (30fps@720p) with 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR)
SecurityFirmware Trusted Platform Module(fTPM) 2.0 /  Webcam Shutter /  Kensington LockFirmware Trusted Platform Module(fTPM) 2.0 / Webcam Shutter / Kensington Lock
Battery4-Cell, Li-Polymer,  90Whr4-Cell, Li-Polymer,  90Whr
Power Adapter330W (A14VHG ) / 280W (A14VGG / A14VFG)330W (A14VHG) / 280W (A14VGG/A14VFG)
Dimension380 (W) x 297.97 (D) x 23.55~29.45 (H) mm357 (W) x 284 (D) x 22.2~28.55 (H) mm
Weight3 Kg2.7 Kg

MSI Pulse Specs

Model Name Pulse 17 AI C1VGKG / C1VFKGPulse 16 AI C1VGKG / C1VFKG
ProcessorUp to Intel® Core™ Ultra 9 processor 185HUp to Intel® Core™ Ultra 9 processor 185H
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 ProWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 Pro
ChipsetIntegrated SoCIntegrated SoC
MemoryDDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GBDDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display17″ QHD+ (2560×1440), 16:10, 240Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typ.), IPS-Level panel16″ QHD+ (2560×1440), 16:10, 240Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typ.), IPS-Level panel
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (C1VGKG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (C1VFKG)NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (C1VGKG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (C1VFKG)
Storage Slots2 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x42 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x4
Keyboard24-Zone RGB Gaming Keyboard24-Zone RGB Gaming Keyboard
Audio2 x 2W Stereo Speakers 1 x Audio combo jack Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer Hi-Res Audio ready2 x 2W Stereo Speakers 1 x Audio combo jack Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer Hi-Res Audio ready
USB Port1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C / DP (w/ PD 3.0 Charging) 3 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C / DP (w/ PD 3.0 Charging) 3 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
Video Output1 x HDMI™ 2.1(8K@60Hz / 4K@120Hz), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C / DP1 x HDMI™ 2.1(8K@60Hz / 4K@120Hz), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C / DP
CommunicationGigabit Ethernet / Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211, Bluetooth v5.3Gigabit Ethernet / Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211, Bluetooth v5.3
WebcamHD type (30fps@720p) with 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR)HD type (30fps@720p) with 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR)
SecurityFirmware Trusted Platform Module(fTPM) 2.0 / Webcam Shutter / Kensington LockFirmware Trusted Platform Module(fTPM) 2.0 / Webcam Shutter / Kensington Lock
Battery4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 90Whr4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 90Whr
Power Adapter240W240W
Dimension383.2 (W) x 279.9 (D) x 22.2~29.7(H) mm359 (W) x 266.4 (D) x 21.8~27.9(H) mm
Weight2.8 Kg2.5 Kg

MSI Crosshair Specs

Model Name Crosshair 17 HX D14VGKG / D14VFKG Crosshair 16 HX D14VGKG / D14VFKG
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7 processor 14700HXIntel® Core™ i7 processor 14700HX
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 ProWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 Pro
ChipsetIntel® HM770Intel® HM770
MemoryDDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GBDDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display17″ QHD+ (2560×1440), 16:10, 240Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typ.), IPS-Level panel16″ QHD+ (2560×1440), 16:10, 240Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typ.), IPS-Level panel
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (D14VGKG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (D14VFKG)NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (D14VGKG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (D14VFKG)
Storage Slots1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen5 x4 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x41 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen5 x4 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x4
Keyboard24-Zone RGB Gaming Keyboard24-Zone RGB Gaming Keyboard
Audio2 x 2W Stereo Speakers 1 x Audio combo jack Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer Hi-Res Audio ready2 x 2W Stereo Speakers 1 x Audio combo jack Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer Hi-Res Audio ready
USB Port1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C / DP (w/ PD 3.0 Charging) 3 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C / DP (w/ PD 3.0 Charging) 3 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
Video Output1 x HDMI™ 2.1(8K@60Hz / 4K@120Hz), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C / DP1 x HDMI™ 2.1(8K@60Hz / 4K@120Hz), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C / DP
CommunicationGigabit Ethernet / Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211, Bluetooth v5.3Gigabit Ethernet / Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211, Bluetooth v5.3
WebcamHD type (30fps@720p) with 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR)HD type (30fps@720p) with 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR)
SecurityFirmware Trusted Platform Module(fTPM) 2.0 / Webcam Shutter / Kensington LockFirmware Trusted Platform Module(fTPM) 2.0 / Webcam Shutter / Kensington Lock
Battery4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 90Whr4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 90Whr
Power Adapter240W240W
Dimension383.2 (W) x 279.9 (D) x 22.2~29.7(H) mm359 (W) x 266.4 (D) x 21.8~27.9(H) mm
Weight2.8 Kg2.5 Kg

New MSI Budget Gaming Laptops: Sword HX, Cyborg, Thin 15

MSI has also refreshed its popular budget gaming laptop lines. The Sword 16/17 HX becomes available in space grey, it has a 24-zone, RGB-backlit keyboard and is partly constructed from eco-friendly, PCR materials.

The new Cyborg 15 AI has an Intel Core Ultra processor and a “futuristic” translucent chassis. There’s also a new 14-inch model for those who want a small, affordable, game-styled, gaming laptop.

The new ‘portable’ Thin 15 comes in ‘Cosmos grey’, has a blue-backlit keyboard and translucent WASD keys.

MSI Sword Specs

Model Name Sword 17 HX B14VGKG / B14VFKG/ B14VEKGSword 16 HX B14VGKG / B14VFKG/ B14VEKG
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7 processor 14700HXIntel® Core™ i7 processor 14700HX
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 ProWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 Pro
ChipsetIntel®  HM770Intel®  HM770
MemoryDDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GBDDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display17″ QHD+ (2560×1600), 16:10, 240Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional) 17″ FHD+ (1920 x1200), 16:10, 165Hz Refresh Rate, 100% sRGB(Typ.), IPS-Level panel (Optional)16″ QHD+ (2560×1600), 16:10, 240Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional) 16″ FHD+ (1920 x1200), 16:10, 144 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel (Optional)
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (B14VGKG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (B14VFKG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4050 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6 (B14VEKG)NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (B14VGKG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (B14VFKG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4050 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6 (B14VEKG)
Storage Slots1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen5 x4 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x41 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen5 x4 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x4
Keyboard24-Zone RGB Gaming Keyboard24-Zone RGB Gaming Keyboard
Audio2 x 2W Stereo Speakers 1 x Audio combo jack Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer Hi-Res Audio ready2 x 2W Stereo Speakers 1 x Audio combo jack Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer Hi-Res Audio ready
USB Port1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C / DP (w/ PD 3.0 Charging) 3x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C / DP (w/ PD 3.0 Charging) 3x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
Video Output1 x HDMI™ 2.1(8K@60Hz / 4K@120Hz), 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C / DP (w/ PD 3.0 Charging)1 x HDMI™ 2.1(8K@60Hz / 4K@120Hz), 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C / DP (w/ PD 3.0 Charging)
CommunicationGigabit Ethernet / Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211, Bluetooth v5.3Gigabit Ethernet / Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211, Bluetooth v5.3
WebcamHD type (30fps@720p) with 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR)HD type (30fps@720p) with 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR)
SecurityFirmware Trusted Platform Module(fTPM) 2.0 / Kensington lock / Webcam ShutterFirmware Trusted Platform Module(fTPM) 2.0 / Kensington lock / Webcam Shutter
Battery4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 65Whr4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 65Whr
Power Adapter200W200W
Dimension383.2 (W) x 279.9 (D) x 22.2~27.3 (H) mm359 (W) x 266.4 (D) x 21.8~27.7(H) mm
Weight2.6 Kg2.3 Kg

MSI Cyborg Specs

Model Name Cyborg 15 AI A1VFK / A1VEKCyborg 14 A13VF / A13VE / A13UDX / A13UCX
ProcessorIntel® Core™ Ultra 7 processor 155HUp to Intel® Core™ i7-13620H processor
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 ProWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 Pro
ChipsetIntegrated SoCIntegrated SoC
MemoryDDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GBDDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display15.6″ FHD (1920×1080), 144Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel14″ FHD+ (1920×1200), 16:10, 144Hz Refresh Rate, 100% sRGB (Typical), IPS-Level panel
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (A1VFK) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4050 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6 (A1VEK)NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (A13VF) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4050 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6 (A13VE) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6 96-bit (A13UDX) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2050 Laptop GPU 4GB GDDR6 (A13UCX)
Storage Slots1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x41 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x4
Keyboard4-Zone RGB Gaming KeyboardBlue Backlit Gaming Keyboard
Audio2 x 2W Stereo Speakers 1 x Audio combo jack DTS Audio Processing Hi-Res Audio ready2 x 2W Stereo Speakers 1 x Audio combo jack DTS Audio Processing Hi-Res Audio ready
USB Port1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
Video Output1 x HDMI™ 2.1(4K@60Hz), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP1 x HDMI™ 2.1(4K@60Hz), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP
CommunicationGigabit Ethernet Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211, Bluetooth v5.3Gigabit Ethernet Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211, Bluetooth v5.3
WebcamHD type (30fps@720p)HD type (30fps@720p)
SecurityFirmware Trusted Platform Module(fTPM) 2.0 / Kensington LockFirmware Trusted Platform Module(fTPM) 2.0 / Kensington Lock
Battery3-Cell, Li-Polymer, 53.5Whr3-Cell, Li-Polymer, 53.5Whr
Power Adapter120W120W
Dimension359.36 (W) x  250.34 (D) x 21.95~22.9 (H) mm314.7(W) x  233.5 (D) x 18.6~22.3 (H) mm
Weight1.98 Kg1.6 Kg

MSI Thin 15 Specs

Model Name Thin 15 B13VE / B13UC / B13UCX
ProcessorUp to Intel® Core™ i7-13620H processor
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 Pro
ChipsetIntegrated SoC
MemoryDDR4-3200, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080),144 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4050 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6 (B13VE) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Laptop GPU 4GB GDDR6 (B13UC) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2050 Laptop GPU 4GB GDDR6 (B13UCX)
Storage Slots1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x4 1 x 2.5“ HDD
KeyboardBlue Backlit Gaming Keyboard
Audio2 x 2W Stereo Speakers 1 x Mic-in / 1 x Headphone out DTS Audio Processing Hi-Res Audio ready
USB Port1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C / DP 3 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
Video Output1 x HDMI™ (4K@30Hz), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C / DP
CommunicationGigabit Ethernet / Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211, Bluetooth v5.3
WebcamHD type (30fps@720p)
SecurityFirmware Trusted Platform Module(fTPM) 2.0 / Kensington Lock
Battery3-Cell, Li-Polymer, 52.4Whr
Power Adapter120W
Dimension359 (W) x  254 (D) x 21.7 (H) mm
Weight1.86 Kg

New portable, powerful, productivity laptops: Prestige 16 AI, Prestige 14 AI, Prestige 13 AI

MSI Prestige laptops at CES
MSI’s 14th-Gen Prestige laptops that were announced at CES.

We’re big fans of MSI’s Prestige range of laptops. They typically offer power, portability and style and are highly desirable. The new “Prestige AI” series comes with 14th-Gen Intel Core Ultra processors.

The 16-inch, magnesium-aluminum alloy, Prestige 16 AI, weighs just 1.5KG had has a max-sized 99.9Wh battery which, MSI says, lasts for 19 hours. The 14-inch, Prestige 14 AI has  a 90Wh battery.

Both are both Intel Evo and Nvidia Studio certified and are available with Nvidia RTX 40-series GPUs

The 13-inch Prestige 13 AI Evo weighs only 990g and still squeezes in a sizable 75Wh battery.

Both the Prestige 16 AI and Prestige 13 AI Evo have, 16:10-ratio OLED displays that support with 100 per cent of the difficult DCI-P3 Color gamut which designers will like.

MSI Prestige 16 AI Studio Specs

Model Name Prestige 16 AI Studio B1VGG / B1VFG / B1VEGPrestige 16 AI Evo B1MG
ProcessorUp to Intel® Core™ Ultra 9 Processor 185HUp to Intel® Core™ Ultra 9 Processor 185H
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 ProWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 Pro
ChipsetIntegrated SoCIntegrated SoC
MemoryLPDDR5 onboard, up to 32GB, dual channelLPDDR5 onboard, up to 32GB, dual channel
Display16″ UHD+ (3840 x 2400), 16:10, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), OLED panel (Optional) 16″ QHD+ (2560 x 1600), 16:10, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), 400nits(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional)16″ QHD+ (2560 x 1600), 16:10, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), 400nits(Typical), IPS-Level panel
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (B1VGG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6 (B1VFG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6 (B1VEG)Intel® Arc™ Graphics
Storage Slot1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x42 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x4
InputSingle Backlit Keyboard (White)Single Backlit Keyboard (White)
SecurityDiscrete Trusted Platform Module(dTPM) 2.0/ Fingerprint Reader / IR Webcam / Webcam Shutter/ Kensington LockDiscrete Trusted Platform Module(dTPM) 2.0/ Fingerprint Reader / IR Webcam / Webcam Shutter/ Kensington Lock
SensorAmbient Light SensorAmbient Light Sensor
CommunicationGigabit Ethernet / Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 7 BE1750, Bluetooth v5.4Gigabit Ethernet / Intel® Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750, Bluetooth v5.4
Audio2 × 2W Speakers / 1× Audio combo jack / DTS Audio Processing / Spatial Array Microphone (3 Mic) / Hi-Res Audio Ready2 × 2W Speakers / 1× Audio combo jack / DTS Audio Processing / Spatial Array Microphone (3 Mic) / Hi-Res Audio Ready
I/O Port1 x Thunderbolt4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD 3.1 Charging) 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C/DP (w/ PD 3.0 charging) 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, 1 x SD Card Reader 1 x HDMI 2.1 (8K @ 60Hz / 4K @ 120Hz), 1 x RJ452 x Thunderbolt4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD 3.0 Charging) 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, 1 x SD Card Reader 1 x HDMI 2.1 (8K @ 60Hz / 4K @ 120Hz), 1 x RJ45
Battery4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 99.9Whr /4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 99.9Whr
Power Adapter140W USB Type-C PD 3.1100W USB Type-C PD 3.0
WebcamIR FHD type (30fps@1080p) with HDR & 3D Noise Reduction+ (3DNR+)IR FHD type (30fps@1080p) with HDR & 3D Noise Reduction+ (3DNR+)
Dimension358.4 x 254.4 x 16.85~18.95 mm358.4 (W) x 254.4(D) x 16.85~18.95(H) mm
Weight1.6 Kg1.5 Kg
ColorStellar GrayStellar Gray

MSI Prestige 14 AI Studio Specs

Model Name Prestige 14 AI Studio C1VFG / C1VEG/ C1UDXGPrestige 14 AI Evo C1MG
ProcessorUp to Intel® Core™ Ultra 9 processor 185HUp to Intel® Core™ Ultra 7 processor 155H
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 ProWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 Pro
ChipsetIntegrated SoCIntegrated SoC
MemoryDDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GBDDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display14″ 2.8K (2880 x 1800), 16:10, 100% DCI-P3 (Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional) 14″ FHD+ (1920 x 1200), 16:10, 144 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% sRGB(Typ.), IPS-Level panel (Optional)14″ FHD+ (1920 x 1200), 16:10, 144 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% sRGB(Typ.), IPS-Level panel
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (C1VFG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4050 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6 (C1VEG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6 GDDR6 96-bit(C1UDXG)Up to Intel® Arc™ Graphics
Storage Slot1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x42 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x4
InputSingle Backlit Keyboard (White)Single Backlit Keyboard (White)
SecurityDiscrete Trusted Platform Module(dTPM) 2.0/ Fingerprint Reader / IR Webcam / Webcam Shutter / Kensington LockDiscrete Trusted Platform Module(dTPM) 2.0/ Fingerprint Reader / IR Webcam / Webcam Shutter / Kensington Lock
SensorAmbient Light SensorAmbient Light Sensor
CommunicationIntel® Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750, Bluetooth v5.4Gigabit Ethernet / Intel® Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750, Bluetooth v5.4
Audio2 × 2W Speakers / 1× Audio combo jack / DTS Audio Processing / Spatial Array Microphone (3 Mic) / Hi-Res Audio Ready2 × 2W Speakers / 1× Audio combo jack / DTS Audio Processing / Spatial Array Microphone (3 Mic) / Hi-Res Audio Ready
I/O Port1 x Thunderbolt4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD 3.1 Charging) 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP (w/ PD 3.0 Charging) 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, 1 x HDMI 2.1 (8K @ 60Hz / 4K @ 120Hz), 1 x RJ452 x Thunderbolt4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD 3.0 Charging) 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, 1 x HDMI 2.1 (8K @ 60Hz / 4K @ 120Hz), 1 x RJ45
Battery4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 90Whr4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 90Whr
Power Adapter140W USB Type-C PD 3.1100W USB Type-C PD 3.0
WebcamIR FHD type (30fps@1080p) with HDR & 3D Noise Reduction+ (3DNR+)IR FHD type (30fps@1080p) with HDR & 3D Noise Reduction+ (3DNR+)
Dimension313.4 (W) x 246.5(D) x 18.95(H) mm313.4 (W) x 246.5(D) x 18.95(H) mm
Weight1.7 Kg1.7 Kg
ColorStellar GrayStellar Gray

MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo Specs

Model Name Prestige 13 AI Evo A1MG
ProcessorUp to Intel® Core™ Ultra 7 Processor 155H
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home / Windows 11 Pro (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.)
ChipsetIntegrated SoC
MemoryLPDDR5 onboard, Up to 32GB, dual channel
Display13.3″ 2.8K (2880 x 1800), 16:10, 100% DCI-P3 (Typical), OLED panel
GraphicsIntel® Arc Graphics
Storage Slot1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x4
InputSingle Backlit Keyboard (White)
SecurityDiscrete Trusted Platform Module(dTPM) 2.0 / Fingerprint Reader / Webcam Shutter / IR Webcam / Kensington Lock
SensorAmbient Light Sensor
CommunicationIntel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 7 BE1750, Bluetooth v5.4
Audio2 × 2W Speakers / 1× Audio combo jack / DTS Audio Processing / Spatial Array Microphone (3 Mic) / Hi-Res Audio Ready
I/O Port2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD 3.0 Charging), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 1 x HDMI™ 2.1 (8K@60Hz / 4K@120Hz) 1 x microSD Card Reader, 1 x Kensington Lock
ColorStellar Gray / Pure White
Battery4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 75 Whr
Power Adapter65W Type-C PD
WebcamIR FHD type (30fps@1080p) with HDR & 3D Noise Reduction+ (3DNR+)
Dimension299(W) x  210(D) x 16.9(H) mm
Weight990 g

MSI’s new Creator laptops

MSI has also refreshed Creator laptops: the Creator Z17 HX Studio, Creator 16 AI Studio, Creator M14, and Creator M16 HX.

The Creator Z17 HX Studio gets new vapor-chamber cooling tech (which it kinda needed)

The 16-inch Creator 16 AI Studio comes with a 16:10 OLED display, and weighs under 2KG, in an effort to be a “Portable powerhouse”

Other refreshed models include the Creator M14 and Creator M16 HX which offer a choice of 13th-Gen Intel processors and Nvidia, 40-series GPUs.

We’ll aim to review the new models as soon as they’re available.

Model Name Creator Z17 HX Studio A14VGT / A14VFT / A14VET
ProcessorUp to Intel® Core™ i9 processor 14900HX
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 Pro
Display17“ QHD+ (2560×1600), 16:10, Touchscreen, 165Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel, Support MSI Pen 2
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (A14VGT) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (A14VFT) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4050 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6 (A14VET)
MemoryDDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Storage Slot1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen5 x4
Webcam / MicrophoneIR FHD type (30fps@1080p) / Quadruple Microphone
KeyboardPer-Key RGB keyboard
SecurityDiscrete Trusted Platform Module(dTPM) 2.0/ Fingerprint Reader / IR Webcam
SensorAmbient Light Sensor
CommunicationIntel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 7 BE1750, Bluetooth v5.4
Audio4 × 2W Stereo Speakers by Dynaudio system 1 × Audio combo jack DTS Audio Processing, Hi-Res Audio Ready
I/O Port1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD 3.0 Charging) 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A 1 x HDMI™ 2.1 (8K@ 60Hz / 4K@ 120Hz) 1 x SD Express Memory Card Reader 1 x DC-in
Battery4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 90Whr
Power Adapter280W(for i9) / 240W(for i7)
Dimension382(W) × 260(D) × 19(H) mm
Weight2.49 Kg

MSI Creator 16 AI Studio Specs

Model Name Creator 16 AI Studio A1VIG / A1VHG
ProcessorIntel® Core™ Ultra 9 processor 185H
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 Pro
ChipsetIntegrated SoC
MemoryDDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display16″ UHD+ (3840×2400), 16:10, MiniLED, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3 (Typical), VESA DisplayHDR™ 1000 Certified, IPS-Level panel
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4090 Laptop GPU 16GB GDDR6 (A1VIG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4080 Laptop GPU 12GB GDDR6 (A1VHG)
Storage Slots2 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x4
KeyboardSingle Backlit Keyboard (White)
Audio2 x 2W Speakers and 4 x 2W Woofers designed by Dynaudio system 1 x Audio combo jack DTS Audio Processing Hi-Res Audio ready
USB Ports1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD 3.0 Charging) 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
Card Reader1 x microSD Card Reader
Video Output1 x HDMI™ 2.1 (8K@ 60Hz / 4K@ 120Hz) 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD 3.0 Charging) 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP
CommunicationIntel® Killer™ Ethernet E3100 (up to 2.5 GbE) / Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 7 BE1750, Bluetooth v5.4
WebcamIR FHD type (30fps@1080p) with HDR & 3D Noise Reduction+ (3DNR+)
SecurityIR Webcam / Webcam Shutter / Fingerprint Reader / Discrete Trusted Platform Module(dTPM) 2.0 / Kensington Lock
Battery4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 99.9Whr
Power Adapter240W Slim adapter
Dimension355.8 (W) x  259.7 (D) x 19.95 (H) mm
Weight1.99 Kg
Model Name Creator M16 HX C14VGG / C14VFG
ProcessorUp to Intel® Core i9 processor 14900HX
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 Pro
Display16″ QHD+(2560 x 1600), 16:10, 240Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3 (Typ.), IPS-level panel
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (C14VGG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (C14VFG)
MemoryDDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Storage Slot1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen5 x4 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x4
WebcamHD type (30fps@720p) with 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR)
KeyboardSingle Backlit keyboard(White)
SecurityKensington lock / Webcam Shutter / Discrete Trusted Platform Module(dTPM) 2.0
CommunicationGigabit Ethernet, Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211, Bluetooth v5.3
Audio2 x 2W Stereo Speakers 1 x Audio combo jack DTS Audio Processing, Hi-Res Audio Ready
I/O Port1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C / DP (w/ PD 3.0 Charging) 3 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A 1 x HDMI™ 2.1 (8K@60Hz / 4K@120Hz) 1 x RJ45 1 x Audio combo jack 1 x Kensington lock 1 x DC-in
Battery4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 65Whr
Power Adapter180W
Dimension359 (W) × 259(D) × 26.95 (H) mm
Weight2.25 Kg

MSI Creator M14 Specs

Model Name Creator M14 A13VF / A13VE
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-13620H Processor
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 Pro
Display14“ 2.8K (2880×1800), 16:10, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (A13VF) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4050 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6 (A13VE)
MemoryDDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Storage Slot1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x4
WebcamHD type (30fps@720p)
KeyboardSingle Backlit keyboard(White)
SecurityFirmware Trusted Platform Module(fTPM) 2.0 / Kensington lock
CommunicationGigabit Ethernet, Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211, Bluetooth v5.3
Audio2 x 2W Stereo Speakers 1 x Audio combo jack DTS Audio Processing, Hi-Res Audio Ready
I/O Port1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A 1 x HDMI™ 2.1 (4K@ 60Hz) 1 x RJ45 1 x DC-in
Battery3-Cell, Li-Polymer, 53.5Whr
Power Adapter120W
Dimension314.7 (W) x  233.5 (D) x 18.6~22.3 (H) mm
Weight1.6 Kg

MSI says that all products’ specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice. There’s no word on local, Australian pricing and availability just yet.

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