The Samsung Notebook Odyssey was announced alongside Nvidia’s latest mobile graphics cards and will feature the GeForce RTX 2080 GPU paired with a six-core Intel Core i7 processor. Performance wasn’t the big issue with Samsung’s last Odyssey, though, it was the design and display.
Most critical is the illustrations card inside the Notebook Odyssey: the Nvidia RTX 2080. Nvidia simply reported these new illustrations cards, which will come to no less than 40 PCs soon. The RTX 2080 and RTX 2060 cards guarantee enormous execution and proficiency increases over their GTX partners, with the RTX 2080 presenting 20 percent more execution when contrasted with the GTX 1080 GPU. They likewise convey beam following capacities to the PCs they control, a procedure utilized in movies to make live-activity illustrations look hyper-sensible.
Be that as it may, beam following requires a ton of processing power, so the PCs donning Nvidia’s most up to date illustrations must be set up to help it. The new GPUs use Mac-Q tech to guarantee they can run legitimately inside the moderately little and thin skeleton of gaming workstations (there’s clearly not as much space to work with as in a work area). Samsung is utilizing another “penta-pipe” cooling framework in the Notebook Odyssey also, which utilizes two fans with in excess of 83 cutting edges each to enable the machine to keep running as quick and as cool as it can in any circumstance.
To that end, Samsung started fresh with an all-metal chassis and a 15.6-inch 144Hz 1,920×1,080-pixel display with Nvidia G-Sync support to help control tearing during game play. The display is raised up from the slim body and has thin bezels on three sides so you’re looking at more screen in a smaller frame.
Samsung says the laptop has a new cooling system, too, with five heat pipes (up from two on the last model) and more blades on the system fans. A handful of gaming-related software features are included as well, such as a Black Equalizer that will help you spot enemies that might be concealed in shadows.
The Notebook Odyssey will be available in the US in early 2019. Samsung says it’ll be on the CES show floor so hopefully we’ll be able to spend some time with one soon.
Also inside the Notebook Odyssey is an 8th-gen hexa-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and space for two NVMe SSDs and one HDD. The laptop’s 15.6-inch FHD display runs at 144Hz and has Nvidia G-Sync support. It’s disappointing to see that it only comes with an FHD panel, but it will undoubtedly speak to gamers who care don’t mind forgoing 4K screens in favor of smooth, high frame-rate performance.
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Samsung didn’t design the Notebook Odyssey to look identical to other gaming laptops, but it does employ a few signature features common to gaming devices, like a colorful keyboard backlight. It has a strange centered hinge as well that prompts questions about its stability and durability, but we can’t judge it thoroughly until we have the device in our hands.
Samsung wasn’t going for thin-and-light either: the Notebook Odyssey weighs 5.3 pounds, but at least the company included a number of ports on its chunky edges. The laptop has 1 USB-C port, three USB-A 3.0 ports, one HDMI port, and one Ethernet port.
Pricing hasn’t been released yet for the Samsung Notebook Odyssey, but it’s expected to be available early this year.