CES 2022 | MSI announces Crosshair 17 with 12th Gen Intel CPU and Nvidia RTX 30 series GPUs
MSI today announced the newest update to its midrange gaming laptop line, the Crosshair 17. The new laptop brings the latest Intel CPU and a new color scheme in addition to a few other upgrades.
The Crosshair 17 is essentially a spec bump of 2021’s model. The new Crosshair brings Intel’s 12th Gen Core i7-12700H CPU (1.7-4.7 GHz) to the line. The 2022 version can be configured with either an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (6 GB) or RTX 3070 (8 GB), and it will ship with a 240 Watt power adapter to accommodate the more powerful graphics cards. Storage has been upgraded as well: the 2022 Crosshair 17 ships with a 512 GB PCIe Gen 4x4 NVMe SSD. The laptop has a single PCIe Gen 4x4 slot for storage.
Other components remain largely unchanged. The 2022 Crosshair 17 retains the same 16 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM (2 DIMM slots), port array (1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, 1x USB-A 2.0, 1x HDMI 2.0a [4K60], 1x RJ45), and wireless connectivity options (Intel AX201 WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2).
There is only one display option this time around, that being a 17.3-inch FHD (1920x1080) 144 Hz IPS panel. MSI states the display covers 45% of the NTSC gamut.
The 2022 Crosshair 17 sports yellow accents across its black chassis, giving it a pop of color. The WASD keys have the same yellow color to highlight them on the keyboard, which features a 99-key rollover and MSI’s Spectrum RGB backlighting.
The Crosshair 17 will ship on February 1st, 2022, starting at US$1649.