MSI Katana A17 with Ryzen 9 8945HS AI processor review

MSI Katana A17 is an AI laptop that is powered by the latest AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS artificial intelligence processor. Backing the powerful processor is Nvidia Geforce RTX 40 series graphics card. 

MSI Katana A17 review

Ryzen 9 8945HS features Ryzen AI NPU that lets you use reduce CPU and GPU load if you use proper software that makes use of the AI NPU. For instance, an application can use AI NPU for doing background blurring during a video chat. 

MSI Katana A17 review

MSI Katana A17 also comes with Cooler Boost 5 cooler that combines six heat pipes and two fans, and is said to be able to maintain stable CPU/GPU performance even during long game play. Additionally, this MSI laptop come standard with 32GB of memory, 1TB of SSD, and Windows 11 Home OS. 

MSI Katana A17 specifications include 15.6” / 17.3” display, 2k 165Hz panel, USB 3.0 Type-C (compatible with DisplayPort Alt Mode), USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0, HDMI output, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, Gigabit Ethernet, 0.92MP, audio input/output jack, 3-cell lithium ion battery with around 6-7 hour battery life. Weight is around 2.25kg for 15.6” and 2.7kg for 17.3” variant.