The MSI Claw portable console will cost between 700 and
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The MSI Claw portable console will cost between $700 and $800 – more expensive than competition from ASUS and Lenovo

The recently launched MSI Claw portable gaming console does not yet have an official release date, but the retail prices for the different versions are already known. The device is positioned as a premium product compared to ASUS ROG Ally and Lenovo Legion Go.

    Image source: msi.com

Image source: msi.com

MSI Claw is equipped with Intel Core Ultra 5 135H or Core Ultra 7 155H processors. The performance difference between these chips probably won’t be as noticeable as the AMD Ryzen Z1 and Z1 Extreme in Lenovo and ASUS consoles. The younger Intel Core Ultra 5 135H offers 14 cores and 18 threads; The maximum clock speed of the Performance P cores is 4.6 GHz, 7 Xe graphics cores have a frequency of 2.2 GHz. The older Core Ultra 7 155H received 16 cores with a clock speed of up to 4.8 GHz, 22 threads and 8 Xe graphics cores. The performance of the graphics subsystem of the younger chip is inferior to the older model by only 12.5%; while the graphics performance of the base AMD Ryzen Z1 is 66% lower than that of the Z1 Extreme.

MSI also announced that the Claw features a 7-inch display with 1080p resolution and variable refresh rate (VRR) support from 48 to 120 Hz. There were previously rumors that the console would be without VRR, but these did not come true.

The price tags depend on the MSI Claw configuration:

  • Intel Core Ultra 7 155H + 16GB RAM + 1TB SSD – $799.99;
  • Intel Core Ultra 7 155H + 16GB RAM + 512GB SSD – $749.99;
  • Intel Core Ultra 5 135H + 16GB RAM + 512GB SSD – $699.99.

For comparison, the current prices for ASUS ROG Ally and Lenovo Legion Go are between $600 and $700. Legion Go is sold starting at $649, and ROG Ally in the version with AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme can be found for $599, the source recalled VideoCardz.

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