MSI’s 2024 gaming laptop lineup is huge

MSI gaming laptops at CES 2024
Pictured: MSI laptops at CES
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Fergus Halliday
Jan 09, 2024
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Published on January 09, 2024

Forget buckets, MSI brought a boatload of new gaming laptops to show off at CES in Las Vegas this week.

For those who like to game on the go and don’t want to compromise on performance, the most noteworthy addition to the brand’s refresh of its roster is likely to be the new MSI Stealth 18 AI Studio. MSI is billing this one as the lightest 18-inch available on the market at 2.7 kilograms. Despite the slimmer form factor, there’s still plenty of fun to be found here thanks to an Intel Core Ultra 9 processor, up to 64GB of memory and up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 when it comes to graphics.

Of course, if you are after even more performance, then the new MSI Titan 18 HX and Raider 18 HX are going to be the better bet. Like the MSI Stealth 18 AI Studio, these laptops feature an 18-inch 4K screen with Mini LED backlighting and a 120Hz refresh rate. 

The MSI Titan 18 HX in particular features a seamless haptic touchbad and revamped mechanical keyboard, plus support for up to 128GB of RAM and 12TB of M.2 SSD storage. While it doesn’t feature one of Intel’s new Core Ultra processors, the Intel Core i9 14900HX seen here is no sloucher and it’s backed up by an Nvidia RTX 4000 series graphics card. The Raider 18 HX shares most of the spec sheet above, but instead of a Cherry mechanical keyboard, you’re getting a SteelSeries one. There’s also a new Matrix lighting bar and 3D stand design that optimises the thermals of the piece.

Model
CPU
Display
Graphics
Storage
RAM
Weight
MSI Stealth 18 AI StudioIntel Core Ultra 9 185H18-inch UHD+ IPS, MiniLED, 120Hz, 100% DCI-P3, VESA DisplayHDR 1000 CertifiedUp to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU2 x NVMe M.2 SSD drives (Gen4)DDR5, up to 64GB2.79 Kg
MSI Titan 18 HXIntel Core i9 14900HX18-inch UHD+ IPS, MiniLED, 120Hz, 100% DCI-P3, VESA DisplayHDR 1000 CertifiedUp to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU1 x NVMe M.2 SSD (Gen5) + 2 x NVMe M.2 SSD (Gen4)DDR5, up to 128GB3.6 Kg
MSI Raider 18 HX Intel Core i9 14900HX 18-inch UHD+ IPS, MiniLED, 120Hz, 100% DCI-P3, VESA DisplayHDR 1000 CertifiedUp to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD (Gen5) + 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD (Gen4) DDR5, up to 128GB 3.6 Kg

For more mainstream or budget-conscious gamers, MSI is also refreshing its MSI Sword, Cyborg and Thin laptops to feature new RGB backlighting and Intel Core Ultra processors

Model
CPU
Display
Graphics
Storage
RAM
Weight
MSI Cyborg 15 AIIntel Core Ultra 7 155H15.6-inch Full HD IPS, 144 HzUp to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x4DDR5, up to 64GB1.98 Kg
MSI Cyborg 14 AIUp to Intel Core i7-13620H14-inch FHD+ IPS, 144Hz, 100% sRGBUp to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe (Gen4)DDR5, up to 64GB1.6 Kg
MSI Sword 17 HXIntel Core i7 14700HXUp to 17-inch QHD+ IPS, 240Hz, 100% DCI-P3Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU1 x NVMe M.2 SSD (Gen5) + 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD (Gen4)DDR5, up to 64GB2.6 Kg
MSI Sword 16 HXIntel Core i7 14700HXUp to 16-inch QHD+ IPS, 240Hz, 100% DCI-P3Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU1 x NVMe M.2 SSD (Gen5) + 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD (Gen4)DDR5, up to 64GB2.3 Kg
MSI Thin 15 Up to Intel Core i7-13620H 15.6-inch Full HD IPS, 144 HzUp to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD (Gen4)+ 1 x 2.5“ HDD DDR4-3200, up to 64GB 1.86 Kg

Sitting in between the two extremes, there is also a set of new MSI Vector, Crosshair and Pulse gaming laptops. These aren’t quite so feature-packed as the models mentioned above, but they do come with MSI’s over-boost cooling tech to allow for optimal performance, plus a redesigned aesthetic that incorporates a 24-zone RGB keyboard. 

Model
CPU
Display
Graphics
Storage
RAM
Weight
MSI Vector 17HXIntel Core i9 14900HX17-inch QHD+ IPS, 240Hz, 100% DCI-P3Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU1 x NVMe M.2 SSD (Gen5) + 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD (Gen4)DDR5, up to 64GB3 Kg
MSI Vector 16HXIntel Core i9 14900HX16-inch QHD+ IPS, 240Hz, 100% DCI-P3Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU1 x NVMe M.2 SSD (Gen5) + 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD (Gen4)DDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GB2.7 Kg
MSI Crosshair 16 HXIntel Core i7 14700HX17-inch QHD+ IPS, 240Hz, 100% DCI-P3Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU1 x NVMe M.2 SSD (Gen5) + 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD (Gen4)DDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GB2.8 Kg
MSI Crosshair 17 HXIntel Core i7 14700HX16-inch QHD+ IPS, 240Hz, 100% DCI-P3Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU1 x NVMe M.2 SSD (Gen5) + 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD (Gen4)DDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GB2.5 Kg
MSI Pulse 17 AIUp to Intel Core Ultra 9 185H17-inch QHD+ IPS, 240Hz, 100% DCI-P3Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU2 x NVMe M.2 SSD (Gen4)DDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GB2.8 Kg
MSI Pulse 16 AI Up to Intel Core Ultra 9 185H 16-inch QHD+ IPS, 240Hz, 100% DCI-P3 Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU 2 x NVMe M.2 SSD (Gen4) DDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GB 2.5 Kg

Speaking on the announcement's significance, Intel's executive vice president and general manager for the company's client computer group Michelle Johnston Holtaus said that the new laptops were primed to deliver engrossing gaming experiences to consumers.

“We’re proud to partner with MSI to deliver unparalleled experiences for users around the globe. And, the MSI Titan 18 HX, powered by our new Intel Core 14th gen HX processor, offers some of the most immersive mobile gameplay experiences possible."

"With the launch of these new processors, we are providing gamers, creators and professionals the compute performance they need and expect from Intel and MSI.”

MSI Titan 18 HX at CES 2024

Australian pricing and availability for all of these laptops are to be determined but expect to see them roll out locally over the first six months of 2024. An MSI spokesperson recommended those keen to pick one up should keep an eye on the official website.

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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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