The MSI Claw is even pricier than Steam Deck rival

Rosalie Newcombe
Image of the MSI Claw handheld on a pink and blue background.

MSI has officially revealed the pricing for each model of its MSI Claw handheld, making it one of the most expensive PC gaming handhelds.

CES 2024 was the first time we officially got a glimpse of the MSI Claw. As the first foray for the brand into the world of PC gaming handhelds, many were eager to see if the device truly had the chops to rival the Steam Deck or the Asus ROG Ally.

While the MSI Claw sets itself apart by being the first handheld powered by an Intel Meteor Lake processor, it appears that the device is making a name for itself in other ways – its price.

The Windows-based handheld has had its pricing officially revealed, making it one of the most expensive PC gaming handhelds you’ll soon be able to get your hands on.

Not for the budget-conscious handheld fans

MSI Claw on neon soaked cyberpunk backlground with "Claw A1M" in white letttering

MSI updated its storefront for the Claw handheld, revealing its exuberant pricing. The highest-end 1TB model is a whopping $799.99. At that price point, the Claw becomes $100 more expensive than the highest tier of its fellow Windows-based handhelds, the Asus ROG Ally and Lenovo Legion Go.

According to the newly updated MSI website, spotted by VideoCardz, the MSI Claw will be available in three different versions. At launch, the MSI Claw will have 1TB and two alternating 512GB storage options powered by varying Intel Core Ultra processors will be available to purchase.

With the highest capacity model set to sell for $799.99, the other two models will be available for $749.99 and $699.99 respectively. With these prices, even the lowest-tier Claw handheld feels expensive, costing the same as the most expensive Asus ROG Ally.

We don’t know for sure if the MSI Claw will put other handhelds to shame when it comes to pure processing power. Yet with the highest capacity Steam Deck OLED model $50 cheaper than the Windows handheld, its pricing sets a steep barrier for entry.

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Dexerto's Senior Tech Writer. Rosalie is an expert on all things handhelds, and has been picking them up since the original Game Boy, all the way up to the Steam Deck. Before working at Dexerto, they covered all things hardware for PCGamesN and Custom PC. Get in touch via email at