MSI has announced the Titan 18 HX, an 18in gaming laptop featuring the most powerful hardware money can buy. Core i9 CPU, RTX 4090 GPU, Mini-LED screen, you name it, it’s got it – all inside a 3.2cm-thick chassis.
Boasting a full set of flagship parts, the Titan 18 HX gaming laptop measuring 403mm x 306mm x 32mm and weighing 3.6kg. Inside, we find Intel’s and Nvidia’s best offerings, i.e. the 32-thread Core i9-14900HX and the GeForce Mobile RTX 4090 16GB. These come bundled with spacious 128GB of DDR5-5600 RAM using four 32GB dual-channel modules. And we thought that last year’s GT77 was powerful.
Impressive, right? But that’s not all. This beast carries no fewer than four M.2 slots, two of which are filled with 2TB Gen 4 SSDs. However, the part that will catch your eye the most is definitely the fancy UHD 3840 x 2400 Mini-LED display. This bad boy is rated for a 120Hz refresh rate with support for HDR 1000 and 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut. Furthermore, MSI promises that every Mini-LED panel will be strictly examined before assembly to ensure the most accurate colour reproduction.
No stone unturned
Mini-LED screens are considered a step between regular LED backlights and the much-awaited Micro-LED technology. It carries all the benefits of LCD screens, such as less burning susceptibility while offering a higher dimming zone count for better contrast. It can get much brighter than OLEDs without retaining the image. In a way, Mini-LEDs are a good alternative to OLED-based screens.
To complete this incredible list, MSI opts for a Cherry MX mechanical keyboard with per-key RGB, alongside a FHD webcam. All of these components are powered by a 99Wh battery that’s charged via a massive 400W power adapter.
Lastly, connectivity is covered by three USB 3.2 Gen 2, two Thunderbolt 4, one HDMI, one Mini DisplayPort 1.4, an audio jack, an SD card reader, and a LAN port. Not to forget Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4.
While MSI didn’t share any pricing for this machine, we know that it will be backed by a three-year warranty and will probably cost an arm and a leg. To be fair, with such a configuration, potential buyers are clearly looking for the best of the best, meaning pricing is not at the forefront. The Titan 18 HX will be launched at CES 2024. Mark your calendars for early January as Club386 will be in Las Vegas to cover the event.