Samsung recently posted a teaser on YouTube showcasing its new Notebook Odyssey. Well Samsung usually isn’t the first name that you think of when you think of “gaming laptops.” But at CES 2019, Samsung announced the Notebook Odyssey, the most powerful Samsung gaming laptop to this day and the biggest sign that the company is starting to take PC gaming very seriously.
It’s not that Samsung isn’t making gaming laptops already, the company’s Odyssey line has been around for quite a while now — but the new Notebook Odyssey takes that foundation and goes beyond. The Notebook Odyssey has the kinds of specifications that should let it compete with more established companies like Asus, Dell, or even Acer. But can it hold its ground against companies like Razer and Alienware?
The new Samsung Odyssey is made specially so that you could enjoy long hours of heat-free gameplay on the masterfully built new Notebook. It is designed to be the minimum size to maximize heat control. The new Notebook Odyssey houses the remarkable Jet Blade Cooling System with 83 Jet Blades and Penta Heat Pipes, the high-performing GeForce RTX 2060 Max-P Graphics Card, and the advanced 8th-Gen Intel Core i7 Processor.
Samsung is bumping things up and packing some serious hardware in their new Noteboomk Odyssey! The Samsung Notebook Odyssey houses the :-
- RTX 2080 GPU which are Nvidia’s top of the line at the moment
- An 8th Gen Intel Core i7 hexacore processor (Samsung hasn’t confirmed which one yet, although it’ll probably be the i7-8850H).
- 16GB of RAM
- The display is a 1080p, 15.6-inch screen with a 144Hz refresh rate.
- Storage is a 256GB NVMe SSD and a 1TB HDD, although these will be user-replaceable should you need more space.
- There’s also a USB-C port this time, in addition to three USB-A ports and a HDMI port.
Samsung is also rolling out a new design (with an odd centered hinge) that may not quite hit the level of professional, but at least doesn’t scream “GAMING LAPTOP” as loudly as before.
The new Notebook Odyssey 2019 comes with a special “Odyssey Mode,” which allows consumers to save different preset settings for various types of games. This also includes a “Beast Mode” which Samsung says can “modulate the Samsung Notebook Odyssey’s performance depending on the software it is running at the specific moment.” As explained above, cooling is improved too, it comes with redesigned “Jet Blade” blowers that sports 83 blades each, and a new penta-pipe cooling system to help the laptop run efficiently.
With other areas of customization, consumers are free to add in an extra SSD or plug in a standard hard drive for added storage for larger game library. There’s also support for “Black Equalizer” software which Samsung says can improve the in-game lighting
Pricing (A Rough Idea)
Samsung’s Notebook Odyssey should be available in the US sometime in early 2019, although no price or exact release date has been announced yet.