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MSI launches new AI-powered laptops and Claw handheld gaming console in South Africa

 ·15 Mar 2024

MSI has launched its new AI-powered laptops and the MSI Claw handheld gaming console in South Africa.

The laptops pack serious power courtesy of Intel’s latest mobile processors, including the Intel Core Ultra range – which are the first Intel processors to boast a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU).

The MSI AI-powered gaming laptop models available now in South Africa are as follows:

  • MSI Titan 18 HX
  • MSI Raider GE78 HX
  • MSI Sword 17 HX
  • MSI Stealth 16 AI Studio
  • MSI Cyborg 15 AI
  • MSI Thin 15

The MSI Titan 18HX is now the premier MSI gaming laptop, boasting up to a 14th-generation Intel Core i9 processor, an

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU, MSI’s Overboost Ultra technology, and up to 270W of power.

This is complemented by an 18-inch 4K 120Hz Mini-LED display for an unrivalled gaming experience, while the industry-leading Vapor Chamber Cooler delivers the best thermals possible.

The MSI Raider offers the same CPU and GPU configurations, as well as MSI Overboost Ultra.

It then supports up to 250W total power, boasts a 99.9Whr battery, and uses Cooler Boost 5 thermal technology.

MSI is also offering industry-leading value in the mid-range and entry-level gaming segments with the:

  • MSI Sword 17 HX – 24-zone RGB keyboard design, number pad, MSI AI Engine, and Cooler Boost 5 thermals.
  • MSI Cyborg 15 AI – Intel Core Ultra 7 AI processor, 24-zone RGB keyboard, and a translucent design.
  • MSI Thin 15 – Matrix display and translucent WASD keys.

Business & Productivity Series

Alongside its gaming range, MSI unveiled two updated Business & Productivity Series laptop ranges – Prestige AI and Summit AI.

These laptops feature the latest Intel Core Ultra processors that deliver unprecedented AI performance.

The following Prestige models are available to South Africa:

  • MSI Prestige 16 AI Studio
  • MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo

The new Prestige AI range is focused on business use cases and is headlined by the Prestige 16 AI Studio – which boasts powerful discrete Nvidia graphics and an industry-leading 99.9Whr battery for a remarkable 19 hours of battery life.

There are also 13-inch Prestige AI models, with the Evo variation (integrated graphics) coming to South Africa.

The Summit E13 and E16 laptops are then for creatives, featuring MSI’s AI Engine technology to deliver vastly improved productivity.

The new Summit laptops feature support for MSI Pen 2 and cutting-edge AI technologies like AI Artist – an AI-powered tool that creates stunning images natively on your laptop using short text prompts.

Summit laptop models will arrive in South Africa soon.

MSI Claw

For on-the-go gamers, MSI unveiled its Claw handheld gaming console – the world’s first Intel-powered handheld console.

The Claw is powered by an Intel Core Ultra 7 processor and boasts an innovative Cooler Boost HyperFlow thermal design that ensures superior performance in all situations.

Its 53Whr battery supports this by providing an industry-leading two hours of battery life when used to its full capabilities.

This battery usage is one of many things managed by MSI Center M – an AI-powered dedicated interface built to optimise MSI’s handheld devices.

According to MSI, the Claw and its MSI Center M interface can also run more games than any other handheld console on the market.

This includes titles on all the leading PC gaming platforms, and all Android titles.

The MSI Claw will be available for pre-order online starting from 21 March. Participating retailers are Evetech, Computer Mania, Game, Incredible Connection, and TechMarkit.

MSI will be running a giveaway across all of these stores – keep an eye out for more details.

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