MSI To Announce ‘CLAW’, Its First Gaming Handheld Device At CES 2024; To Be Powered By Core Ultra 7 155H SKU

MSI is teasing a new gaming handheld device on Instagram, scheduled for an official reveal at CES 2024. This upcoming portable gaming product, adorned with the “True Gaming” emblem, will include gamepads and join MSI’s latest gaming product lineup.

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This product, dubbed the “new breed of MSI Dragon,” was unveiled on social media. The MSI Gaming logo featuring this dragon will be showcased on the back of the device.

In under 24 hours from MSI’s initial social media teaser, we already have details on the upcoming gaming handheld, named CLAW, including a picture, specifications, and confirmation of its Intel Meteor Lake processor.

For the Claw, MSI has chosen the powerful Core Ultra 7 155H SKU, boasting an impressive 16 cores and 22 threads – double the Ryzen Z1 Extreme’s capacity. While Intel’s P-Core and E-Core hybrid architecture wasn’t favored by many handheld makers initially due to graphics limitations, the landscape has shifted with the advent of the Intel Core Ultra 100H series.

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The system incorporates 6 P-Cores, 8 E-Cores, and 2 LP-Cores. Its integrated graphics leverage the Arc Alchemist architecture, featuring 8 Xe-Cores with a boost speed of up to 2.25 GHz. Officially, the 28W Core Ultra 7 155H processor boasts a Max Turbo Power of 115W. Initial tests reveal that the Arc Xe-LPG graphics hold a competitive edge over AMD’s integrated RDNA3, found in the Ryzen 7040 and 8040 series. This competition promises an intriguing dynamic and may drive Intel to enhance their drivers.

The revealed specifications also verify that the system will support up to 32 GB of memory, twice the capacity of both Legion Go and ROG Ally without any modifications. It’s conceivable that MSI might provide different configurations for the same device, acknowledging that not everyone requires such a substantial amount of memory.


Despite the official unveiling scheduled for CES 2024 next week, the leaked teaser has undoubtedly preemptively revealed the surprise for MSI fans. It appears to have originated from MSI China’s marketing materials, shared prematurely, placing the responsibility squarely on MSI.