Meet Samsung’s new gaming laptop, the Notebook Odyssey

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Game lovers will now have a new option of a gaming laptop with the new Samsung Odyssey joining the bandwagon

Its less than 24 hours to the CES and the internet is going really crazy already. Samsung has taken yet another stab at gaming laptops. Like every other brand that cares so much about offering gamers the best choice, there is; the new Samsung Odyssey is not far behind the same pursuit, getting it right at every chance it gets at offering the best specs for the gaming community.

Almost every PC maker has tried their hands at gaming laptops, but what’s surprising about Samsung is that it’s never quite gotten it right. That might change with its latest Notebook Odyssey, its first machine to support NVIDIA’s RTX 2080 graphics. At the very least, it certainly looks more distinctive than Samsung’s past gaming notebooks, with a sleek metallic case and central monitor hinge, which leaves some open air for cooling. Yes! The new Odyssey is that sleek thing you have been waiting for; I mean it is not as heavy and bogus as you will expect it to be.

The new Odyssey is not all that alien to other gaming laptops, as it also comes with a 15.6-inch 1080p screen running at 144Hz with GSYNC support. Unfortunately, that’s the only resolution it’ll support for now, but it’s ideal for gamers who care about smooth performance at high frame rates. And just like the RTX desktop GPUs, the mobile RTX 2080 will support real-time ray tracing. That has the potential to make lighting more realistic in supported games.

Samsung Odyssey

A tech-savvy reading this would want to know what to expect in terms of hardware feature. Lucky enough for whoever cares to know, the Odyssey will host an Intel’s 8th generation Core i7 hexacore CPU, up to 16GB of RAM, and support for two NVMe SSDs and one 2.5″ laptop hard drive. At 5.2 pounds, it’s not as light as the competition from Alienware, Razer, and ASUS, but at least it’s better than before. It’ll also feature a bevy of ports, including three traditional USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB-C, Ethernet and HDMI.

For now, that’s all we can write about the gaming laptop. As for pricing and launching, we haven’t laid hands on first-hand information, hopefully, we get to know more during the CES event if at all the company dim it fit to showcase it during the event. Otherwise, one is expected to see its launch during the course of this year.

 

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