MSI Claw Malaysia launch

MSI Claw gaming handheld coming to Malaysia priced from RM3,499

Glimpsed earlier at CES 2024, the MSI Claw A1M, to give its full designation, is MSI’s latest gaming handheld and it will available in Malaysia from March 2024 onwards with two possible configurations depending on how deep your pockets go that vary in terms of what Intel Core Ultra processor is running under the hood.

MSI Claw Malaysia front

MSI Claw specifications and price

The highest end variant priced at RM3,999 gets you a 7-inch FHD (1,920 x 1080 pixels) resolution touchscreen with a 120Hz refresh rate, 100% sRGB colour gamut and 500 nits peak brightness with an Intel Core Ultra 7 processor running Windows 11 Home under the hood as well as Intel Arc graphics. Paired with the beefy chipset is 16GB LPDDR5 RAM as well as a 1TB SSD.

What this effectively means is that it can run almost any Windows game available off all major game stores including Steam, GOG, Epic Games and more. If you’re looking to play Starfield or Cyberpunk 2077 on the go – this is the means to do so.

To keep the hardware cool, the MSI Claw has a pair of cooling fans along with a pair of heat pipes to vent heat from the CPU during extended gaming sessions.

MSI Claw Malaysia underside

Pure hardware aside, the design MSI Claw has an ergonomically designed chassis with a direction pad, two thumb sticks, a quartet of control buttons on the right as well as four shoulder triggers and two underside buttons, all of which are customisable with options for macros to get an edge on the competition. 

MSI Claw Malaysia right buttons

MSI Claw Malaysia left buttons

Flanking the touchscreen are a pair of 2W stereo speakers and the MSI Claw A1M comes with  fast WiFi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4 connectivity along with a Thunderbolt 4 port, a DisplayPort as well as a USB-Type C port with PD 3.0 charging to juice the 53Whr battery. 

MSI Claw Malaysia sides

A more affordable variant is also available priced at RM3,499 which is otherwise identical but which uses an Intel Core Ultra 5 processor and a slightly smaller 512GB SSD. Those who preorder the MSI Claw from 9th to 21st March 2024 in Malaysia can get a special accessory bundle worth RM499 to kit out the MSI Claw in style.

MSI Claw Malaysia price

MSI Claw Malaysia preorder

For more details on the MSI Claw, check out their official website at