After the MSI Claw, already a second portable console based on Intel Meteor Lake?


Hardware and Gaming Specialist

February 13, 2024 at 4:29 p.m.


Tulpar portable console © Intel

A new console based on Intel Meteor Lake? ©Intel

THE portable consoles based on AMD solutions will have to deal with models designed around processors Intel Meteor Lake.

In a few weeks, MSI will release the Claw and kill two birds with one stone. In addition to being the brand’s first portable console, this Claw will be the first Intel-based console.

Of course, we don’t yet know if such a base will be able to effectively compete with the countless machines designed around AMD solutions, but other manufacturers already seem to believe in it.

Intel demonstrates new Meteor Lake console

In recent days, the Intel Extreme Masters was actually held, a tournament focused on some of the most popular competitive games and which took place in Poland, in Katowice to be exact.

Logically sponsored by Intel, the IEM was also the occasion for a little surprise since a new portable console based on Intel Meteor Lake was presented there. The British brand Tulpar – specializing in accessories for gamers – took advantage of the event to display its own console and Intel relayed this.

The laptop incorporates an 8-inch diagonal screen and all the necessary controls for such an object, without however offering a touchpad. Our colleagues from VideoCardz also point out that it looks exactly like another portable console model.

Tulpar portable console © Intel

The Tulpar console feels like déjà vu © Intel

Not quite a new machine

Indeed, upon closer inspection, the Tulpar model appears to be nothing more than a slight rebody of the Emdoor EM-GP080MTL console that we talked about last October.

Emdoor EM-GP080MTL © Notebook Italia

The Emdoor EM-GP080MTL console © Notebook Italia

The Emdoor was then the first model to integrate an Intel processor instead of an AMD product, a Meteor Lake-H, the exact reference of which was unknown. Since then, with its Claw console which should arrive at the end of March/beginning of April, MSI seems to have pulled the rug out from under the Chinese company, which has hardly given any further news.

For their part, neither Tulpar nor Intel have provided a price or release date for the portable console seen in Poland. We hoped that Intel’s entry into the console market would bring prices down. Unfortunately, the first details concerning the MSI Claw do not go in this direction: rumors speak of a price slightly below 900 euros.

Source : VideoCardz

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