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Ultimate Immersion: The MSI Claw A1M is Reinventing Gaming on the Go

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From an explosive Call of Duty session on your way to the gym to a white-knuckle round of Forza during your next international flight, there’s never been a better time to gear up and enjoy high-end gaming on the go. Thanks to the Claw A1M—MSI’s groundbreaking new handheld device—with its immaculate blend of performance, portability, and power, a new high bar has been set for convenient and premium portable gaming experiences. 

Despite what you might assume from its streamlined form factor, the Claw is a gaming powerhouse, packing Intel® Core™ Ultra processors and Intel® XeSS technology within its sleek black casing. As a result, you can now play AAA titles on the move without compromising on immersion, fidelity, or your ability to compete in the most demanding gaming arenas. Just place it in your bag, and you’re ready to jump into your favourite title wherever or whenever you get the chance. 

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Alex Glenn at the Park with The Claw | Image: Man of Many

A True Player

Former NRL player turned gaming enthusiast Alex Glenn knows the importance of honing a competitive edge while maintaining your love for the game all too well, so his MSI Claw A1M has become a constant companion no matter where he goes. 

“Growing up in Auckland, I had a footy in my hand before I could walk. But I think if I’d had the Claw back then, I could well have become a professional gamer rather than a footy player,” Glenn chuckles. 

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Alex Glenn at the Gym with The Claw | Image: Man of Many

The former Brisbane Broncos captain has undoubtedly made the most of his time with MSI’s latest device. He confesses to taking it everywhere he goes, from the gym to the beach and back home again: “It’s a really killer piece of gear. Super-portable and high-end. It’s hard to believe you can enjoy this kind of experience on the go. In fact, it’s so good that it’s frequently been my at-home gaming machine of choice. Not only is it perfect for when you’re out and about, it’s just as good when you’re kicking back on the couch.”

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Alex Glenn at the beach with MSI’s The Claw : Image: Man of Many

This versatility is no accident. MSI is so dedicated to delivering absolute comfort that thousands of pieces of sample data were collected from around the world during the Claw’s development to ensure it would be ergonomically tailored for maximum comfort and precision. MSI also focused on ensuring the device offered an optimal balance between its grip and weight, meticulously honing a variety of key design details, from curvature that fits the palm to finger grip positions and trigger force.

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Alex Glenn at the Beach with The Claw | Image: Man of Many

Immersion’s the Name of the Game

All of this refinement serves to help the user better engage with and immerse themselves in the action on the device’s premium seven-inch 120Hz gaming display. Offering exceptional colour reproduction and impressively smooth action, it draws you in like no other portable gaming device. This immersion is further enhanced by high-res audio, which delivers higher volume levels while minimising distortion. And for those who prefer to play with a set of gaming headphones, the device also offers handy Bluetooth connectivity for that surround sound experience. 

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MSI Claw A1M | Image: Man of Many

As you might expect, the MSI Claw A1M has the looks to match its gaming chops, boasting RGB lighting that adorns the analog sticks and ABXY buttons on both sides, which can be easily tailored to user preferences. Plus, the Claw offers best-in-class battery life, with power that lasts 50 per cent longer than the market average!

With an enormous catalogue of titles at your disposal, the Claw is a device you’ll want to take everywhere you go. And don’t be surprised if, like Glenn, it becomes your gaming device of choice. As the footy legend puts it, “The Claw has completely transformed my approach to gaming. There’s no better way to play.”

The MSI Claw A1M is available from JB Hi-Fi for AUD$1,099 (Core Ultra i5) and AUD$1,199 (Core Ultra i7) until the end of June. 

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Specification CategoryDetails
CPUUp to Intel® Core™ Ultra 7 processor with Intel® AI Boost (NPU)
OSWindows 11 Home
Display7-inch FHD (1920×1080), 120Hz, IPS-Level Touchscreen
AC Adapter65W PD adapter
Battery6-Cell
53 Battery
(Whr)
GraphicsIntel® Arc™ Graphics
MemoryMax 32GB
LPDDR5-6400
Storage Capability1x M.2 2230 SSD slot (NVMe PCIe Gen4)
Audio2x 2W Speaker
CommunicationIntel® Killer™ BE Wi-Fi 7 + Bluetooth 5.4
Audio Jack1x Mic-in/Headphone-out Combo Jack
I/O Ports1x Type-C (USB / DP / Thunderbolt™ 4) with PD charging
1x Micro SD Card Reader
ControlRGB ABXY buttons
RGB L & R Hall Effect analog sticks
D-pad
L & R Hall Effect analog triggers
L & R bumpers
View button
Menu button
MSI Center M button
Quick Settings button
Macro button (M1/M2)
HD haptics
SecurityFingerprint Security
Dimensions(W) 294 x (D) 117 x (H) 21.2mm
Weight (w/ Battery)675 g
ColourBlack