MSI renews AMD laptop lineup and automotive alliance

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Pictured: MSI Stealth 18 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport
// Not a Snapdragon in sight.
Fergus Halliday
Jun 05, 2024
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While the revamped Claw gaming handheld was the most eye-catching thing that MSI brought to Computex 2024, those who prefer a more traditional gaming laptop experience weren’t left out of the fun either.

The company might be sticking with Intel for its gaming handheld and lifestyle laptops, but its new Stealth A16 AI Plus and Creator A16 AI Plus come kitted out with the latest in Ryzen AI 300 series processors instead. Compared to the previous generation of AMD chips, this new silicon is slated to bring with it a threefold improvement in performance for AI workloads and a smoother gaming experience courtesy of additional GPU cores.

Much as you'd expect, they’ll come armed with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs, a lush magnesium-aluminium alloy body, improved Cooler Boost 5 cooling and “a wealth of ports.” As usual though, we won’t know the full and exact specs (or pricing) for these machines until a little closer to their arrival in Australia.

MSI also used Computex as an excuse to launch new versions of its Summit A16 AI Plus and MSI Prestige A16 AI Plus laptops. As with the above, these models feature the latest in AMD Ryzen AI 300 series processors.

Like their Lunar Lake counterparts, MSI has also equipped its new business-grade PCs with a larger 82Wh battery and a more lightweight design for improved mobility.

Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport

Finally, MSI has renewed its partnership with Mercedes. This coincided with the announcement of a new bespoke version of the company's Stealth 18 laptop and an upgraded version of last year’s Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport.

With a design co-created by Mercedes and MSI, the style is very much the substance here. The magnesium-aluminium alloy chassis on the outside is much more eye-catching than the vapour chamber on the inside.

Under the hood, both the MSI Stealth 18 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport and MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport A1V come powered by Intel's Core Ultra 9 185H processor. Check out the table below for a full breakdown of how the two compare.

Model
CPU
Display
Graphics
Storage
RAM
Weight
MSI Stealth 18 Mercedes-AMG MotorsportIntel Core Ultra 9 185H18-inch UHD+ IPS, MiniLED, 120Hz, 100% DCI-P3, VESA DisplayHDR 1000 CertifiedUp to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU2 x NVMe M.2 SSD drives (Gen4)DDR5, up to 96GB2.89 Kg
MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG MotorsportIntel Core Ultra 9 185H16-inch QHD+ OLED, 240Hz, 100% DCI-P3,Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU2 x NVMe M.2 SSD (Gen4)DDR5, up to 96GB1.99 Kg

No word yet on Australian pricing or availability for this one. However, the previous MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes AMG did make it to our shores so it’s not impossible to expect that its successor will do the same sometime later this year.

Disclosure: Reviews.org Australia's coverage of Computex 2024 is supported by MSI.

Fergus Halliday
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Fergus Halliday
Fergus Halliday is a journalist and editor for Reviews.org. He’s written about technology, telecommunications, gaming and more for over a decade. He got his start writing in high school and began his full-time career as the Editor of PC World Australia. Fergus has made the MCV 30 Under 30 list, been a finalist for seven categories at the IT Journalism Awards and won Most Controversial Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards. He has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, GamesHub, Press Start, Screen Rant, Superjump, Nestegg and more.

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