It looks like Samsung wants to make a serious dent in the PC gaming market.
At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the tech giants introduced the Notebook Odyssey, the company’s first computer aimed directly at gamers.
“Today, serious and even casual gamers seek computing devices that not only pack power for intense graphics-rich games but also feature a stylish and portable design,” said YoungGyoo Choi, Samsung senior vice president for its PC business team. “We’re excited to expand our PC portfolio with a premium gaming solution featuring refinements in design, cutting-edge technology and enhanced gaming usability.”
The Odyssey comes with either a 15.6 or 17.3 inch screen and boasts some impressive specs for a portable rig. Both versions come with an i7 Intel Core processor. The smaller model comes with 32 GB of RAM, 256 GB PCIE SSD and 1 TB HDD storage, an Nvidia GTX1050 graphics card, and a 43Wh battery. The larger-screened version comes with 64 GB of RAM, 512 GB PCIE SSD and 1 TB HDD storage, and a better battery. Oddly, Samsung didn’t indicate the graphics card in the 17.3 inch model.
Both versions come with HexaFlow vents to keep the compact system from overheating. Of course, some hardcore PC gamers still consider the term “gaming laptop” to be an oxymoron. We’ll have to wait and see if Samsung can hang with companies like Alienware and Razer when it comes to serious PC gaming.
Here are some more pictures of the Odyssey: