CES took over Las Vegas once again last week, with a host of different brands and industries showcasing their latest technologies and products. Of course, MSI was also there and displayed, among other things, their impressive MSI Titan 18 HX gaming laptop.
With some great features like a per-key RGB Cherry mechanical switch keyboard, NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 4090, a brand new screen and more, the Titan 18 HX is a bet for your next gaming laptop if you really want to go all in. As the winner of the CES 2024 Innovation Awards for both the Gaming & eSports and Artificial Intelligence (AI) categories, the MSI Titan 18 HX is not to be missed in the high end segment.
Looking at the laptop, it's easy to see what's so exciting about this gaming powerhouse. It has a massive 18-inch screen squeezed into a 17-inch chassis. The larger chassis is also made from an Aluminum-magnesium alloy, which enables an optimal cooling environment and makes it robust, durable and light. The huge 18-inch screen is also the world's first 18'' 4K Mini LED 120hz screen. With a brightness of 1000-nits and a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, the Titan 18 HX's screen provides great images in all environments, such as indoors, outdoors and even in direct sunlight. Rounded off with a 120hz refresh rate, it makes it an ideal gaming companion, which is why it won the CES 2024 Innovation Award for Gaming & eSports.
In terms of memory, the Titan 18 HX comes equipped with 4 sets of expansion memory slots that utilize 4x DDR5 memory, allowing you to achieve up to 128GB of memory and a possible transfer speed of 6.4Gbps! With 3x M.2 SSD slots, the Titan 18 HX can reach incredibly high speeds and up to 8 TB of storage space. Titan 18 HX has 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports, 3x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 ports, 1 SD card slot, 1 audio jack, a Kensington lock slot, an HDMI 2.1 port, as well as a DC connector, and an RJ45 port for Ethernet.
For those of us who want to connect wirelessly, it also has an Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 card that allows speeds of up to 5.8 Gbps, ensuring you're always in the game with the lowest possible latency. Like the Titan GT77, the Titan 18 HX features a SteelSeries keyboard with Cherry Mx Mechanical RGB keys per key and a 65% larger number plate and arrow keys.
With up to an NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 4090 and an Intel i9-14900HX processor, there's not much the Titan 18 HX can't handle, whether it's video editing, Photoshop, or playing Cyberpunk 2077 at max resolution. To keep this gaming monster cool, MSI has used Vapor Chamber Cooling, which is designed to keep things cool even under load. 2 fans and 4 separate vents allow maximum airflow and cooling to ensure that the computer does not overheat, even during the most intense use. Combine this with MSI's work on thermal performance management and you have a machine that should stay cool under pressure.
MSI has also included their MSI AI Engine in the new Titan 18 HX. This exclusive technology helped MSI receive a CES 2024 Innovation Award for Artificial Intelligence (AI). With a simple push of a button, the AI Engine will automatically start learning user preferences for a wide range of things like brightness, sound, and visuals, as well as gaming preferences like optimal settings when playing something like Forza Motorsport or Assassin's Creed Valhalla. It's not limited to gaming either, as there are a massive number of applications that the AI Engine can be used for, such as Zoom calls, Adobe Creative Cloud, YouTube, and more.
The AI Engine also gives the user control over which settings are affected when the button is turned on. For example, if you want the AI Engine not to dim the screen when the environment is dark, or increase or decrease the volume, you can disable that part of the data collection.
Users can also provide feedback directly to MSI through the MSI Center application to help ensure that the deep learning that the AI Engine does is done correctly with the most relevance and relevance to the user experience. Titan
The 18 HX aims to be MSI's most powerful laptop to date, with things like the AI Engine, the wild 4K 120hz display, as well as the ability to utilize ray-tracing in some of the most graphically intense titles, such as Cyberpunk 2077 and Forza Motorsport gives good points on that front. So if you are looking for a gaming laptop that can take on a desktop PC, this could be a good bet.