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Where to buy the MSI Claw pre orders – retailers with stock available

Where can you get your paws on the MSI Claw?
Last Updated on March 6, 2024
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The MSI Claw is coming sooner rather than later and we’re showing you the expected retailers and pre order information that you need to know. Chiefly, the fact that the Intel Arc-powered Windows 11 handheld is officially coming later this month. Depending on where you are in the world, this could mean a matter of days or weeks; keep reading to find out all you need to know as everything will be revealed.

MSI Claw key info

So, MSI is releasing a handheld, but what’s it got to offer? Well, the MSI Claw consists of a 7″ FHD screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate, with a form factor that’s not too dissimilar from other handheld PCs such as the ROG Ally. It’s flanked by curved ergonomic hand grips and a standard front-facing button layout that features MSI ‘Mystic Light’ RGB, as well as the advantageous Hall Effect Triggers and Joysticks.

However, the Claw’s most notable distinction is its internal hardware: as opposed to the AMD Z1 Extreme chipset used across most other popular handhelds, the MSI Claw uses a Meteor Lake Intel Ultra processor and Intel Arc integrated graphics. Like the ROG Ally and Legion Go, the Claw natively runs Windows 11, and runs its own custom UI overlay.

MSI Claw models list

FeatureMSI Claw A1M-050USMSI Claw A1M-051USMSI Claw A1M-052US
Price £799$749$699
ProcessorIntel Core Ultra 7-155H 1.4 – 4.8 GHzIntel Core Ultra 7-155H 1.4 – 4.8 GHzIntel Core Ultra 5-135H 1.2 – 4.6 GHz
Storage1TB PCIe Gen4x4 M.2 2230 512GB PCIe Gen4x4 M.2 2230 512GB PCIe Gen4x4 M.2 2230
RAM16GB LPDDR5-6400MHz16GB LPDDR5-6400MHz16GB LPDDR5-6400MHz
GraphicsIntel Arc GraphicsIntel Arc GraphicsIntel Arc Graphics
Display7″ FHD (1920 x 1080), 120 Hz Refresh Rate7″ FHD (1920 x 1080), 120 Hz Refresh Rate7″ FHD (1920 x 1080), 120 Hz Refresh Rate
Wi-FiIntel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750(x) for ClawIntel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750(x) for ClawIntel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750(x) for Claw
Battery CapacityBest-in-class 53Whr battery capacity.Best-in-class 53Whr battery capacity.Best-in-class 53Whr battery capacity.
ConnectivityThunderbolt 4.Thunderbolt 4.Thunderbolt 4.
Operating SystemWindows 11 HomeWindows 11 HomeWindows 11 Home
SoftwareMSI Center MMSI Center MMSI Center M
The three models’ similarities and differences

Where to buy the MSI Claw US

Below you’ll find a helpful list of MSI Claw retailers throughout the US which releases on 8 March. At this point in time, only MSI itself has active pre orders for the Claw, and one model at that – the A1M-052US. It’s available now from $699 with pre orders ongoing. The two other variants, the A1M-051US and A1M-050US, will sell for $749 and $799 respectively, but don’t yet appear to be available for pre order at the time of writing. We’ll be updating you when that changes.

Where to buy the MSI Claw UK

Despite still not getting any word on the MSI Claw launching globally, the first Intel handheld is available to pre-order in the UK market now. It also looks like the device is getting a full UK launch on the March 20. Two out of three MSI Claw models are up on Curry’s UK website; the Core Ultra 5 with 512GB storage, and the Core Ultra 7 with 1TB storage – the Core Ultra 7 with 512GB storage doesn’t seem to have made an appearance yet.

Where to buy the MSI Claw Canada

Can I pre order the MSI Claw?

Yes, the MSI Claw can be pre ordered in territories such as the US and the UK in limited amounts. In America, that means going through MSI directly as the $699 base model is available for purchase. However, across the pond, your best bet is Currys which has versions for £699 and £799. Act fast if you want to be in the first wave of early adopters as there’s no telling how available the hardware will be at release – and we’re seeing the middle Claw model as out of stock before release!

Final thoughts

So, while we don’t yet have an official release or pre-order date for the MSI Claw, we’ll keep this page updated for all you need to know about where you’ll be able to buy the console once it comes out. Across PC Guide, we’ve been digging into comparing the Claw to some of its core rivals, such as the Steam Deck, the ROG Ally, and the Legion Go. If you’re torn about which portable gaming PC to go for, it can be worth reading those through while we wait for the Claw’s full launch.

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