MSI Titan 18 HX with 18-inch 4K mini-LED and revised mechanical keyboard now available

At CES 2024, MSI has introduced its flagship gaming laptop, the Titan 18 HX. This new model features a larger 18-inch 4K mini-LED display, resulting in a slimmer bottom screen. We have significantly reduced the size of the bulky rear. Other notable upgrades include Wifi 7, PCIe 5.0, and four RAM banks. We have revised the Cherry MX mechanical keyboard.

MSI Titan 18 HX price and release date

Compared to its predecessor, the Titan GT77 HX with a 17-inch 16:9 display, the Titan 18 HX now offers an improved 18-inch display with a 16:10 aspect ratio. The new mini-LED display boasts a 4K resolution of 3,840 x 2,400 pixels and a refresh rate of 120Hz (down from the previous 144Hz). The matte panel meets the HDR1000 specification, offering a peak brightness of 1,000 cd/m² for HDR content and covering 100% of the DCI-P3 color space.

Additionally, the Titan 18 HX has changed its design. We have minimized the once bulky rear, resulting in a reduced case depth from 330 mm to just 307 mm. The overall dimensions and weight have remained similar at 3.6 kg. The new display format has led to a slimmer bottom edge.

Under the hood, the Titan 18 HX runs on an Intel Core i9-14900HX with a TDP of 200 W at its peak. You can equip it with either an RTX 4090 or RTX 4080 graphics card with a 175W TGP. We can sustain the combined power at 270 W. We have also increased the power supply output from 330 W to 400 W.

Features

The laptop also introduces several innovative features. It includes a haptic RGB touchpad and an updated Cherry MX mechanical keyboard with single-key RGB lighting. The keyboard now features 65% larger arrow keys and a number pad. The housing is made of a magnesium-aluminum alloy.

MSI Titan 18 HX price and release date

You can charge the laptop with up to 240 W via USB-C, thanks to the support of Power Delivery 3.1. The cooling system incorporates a vapor chamber, two fans, and four exhausts, ensuring sustained 5.2 GHz performance across all eight P cores. It also features four RAM banks, supporting up to 128 GB of DDR5 RAM, and three M.2 slots, one of which supports PCIe 5.0, like its predecessor.

Connectivity options include WiFi 7 powered by Intel’s Killer BE1750, Bluetooth 5.4, a 2.5 gigabit LAN with Intel Killer 3100G, HDMI 2.1 (supporting 8K at 60Hz), three USB-A 3.2 ports, one Thunderbolt 4 port, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a full-size SD card reader. The built-in FHD webcam supports Windows Hello security and features a physical bezel. Additionally, the Titan 18 HX provides space for six speakers.

Price and availability

The high-end model of the Titan 18 HX is currently available on Amazon.com and Bhphotovideo.com for $5,399, and on Amazon.co.uk for £5,499.

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MSI Titan 18 HX specifications

  • Processor: Up to Intel Core i9-14900HX Processor (14th Gen)
  • Graphics: Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 (150W+25W); Supports MSI OverBoost Ultra Technology up to 270W (CPU 95W + GPU 175W)
  • Display: 18-inch, UHD+ 3840×2400, 120Hz, 100% DCI-P3, Mini LED Display (VESA Display HDR 1000 certified)
  • Thermal solution: Vapor Chamber Cooler
  • Memory: 4x DDR5 (Max 128GB)
  • Storage: 1x PCIe Gen5x4 SSD + 2x PCIe Gen4x4 SSD (Up to 3TB)
  • Communication: Killer E3100G LAN (Up to 2.5G) + Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7
  • Keyboard / Touchpad: Per-Key RGB Keyboard with Cherry Mechanical Switch / Seamless RGB Haptic Touchpad
  • Webcam: IR FHD type + Webcam shutter
  • Connectivity: 2x Thunderbolt 4 (1 x PD3.1), 3x Type-A USB3.2 Gen2, 1x Full size SD card (UHS-III), 1x Audio combo jack, 1x Kensington Lock, 1x HDMI 2.1 (8K @ 60Hz / 4K @ 120Hz), 1 x DC jack, 1x RJ45
  • Audio: 2x 2W Woofer + 4 x 2W Speaker, Hi-Res Audio Certified, Nahimic
  • Adapter / Battery: 400W Adapter/99.9Whr Battery
  • Dimension: 404 x 307 x 23-32 mm
  • Weight: 3.6Kg

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