Games nowadays are much more realistic compared to they were in the past. Every AAA title now requires a powerful machine to run, and most people build robust desktop PCs. But many would prefer to play games on the go, whether they are sitting in a restaurant or traveling. To minimize the dependency on desktop PCs, gaming laptops entered the markets.
Many gaming laptops that are now available, made by various manufacturers like Razer Blade by Razer, Alienware by Dell, Rog Zephyrus by Asus, etc.
Seeing the success of gaming hardware, Samsung also made an entry in the gaming laptop market with its Samsung Odyssey laptops. Samsung Notebook Odyssey (2019) is a fairly powerful gaming machine and successor of Samsung Notebook Odyssey (2017) or Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z (2018).
Let’s peek into some features of this new gaming giant.
Samsung Notebook Odyssey (2019)
Samsung Odyssey 2019 is a slim design with a metal body. It is an ultra-portable thin laptop with only 5.3 lbs that comes with 8th Generation CoreTM i7-8750H processors. It has a 6-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz to 4.10 GHz with Turbo Boost, which is decent for a gaming machine because games mostly rely on graphics processing units.
This gaming laptop is equipped with NVIDIA GeForce 2060 with 6GB DDR6 memory. This GPU by NVIDIA is for mid-range gaming laptops. This unit of GPU is the same as the desktop version but clocked down by 30% to reduce the power consumption, making it compatible with portable machines. The RTX 2060 performs fairly as this GPU is designed for 1080p gaming.
RTX 2060 is a powerful GPU and possess the following characteristics:
- VR Ready
- DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling)
Samsung Notebook Odyssey comes with a 15.6” display, 144 Hz, and 1920×1080 resolution. The brightness is 300nits, overlayed with an anti-glare coating. It is also equipped with G-Synch Technology by NVIDIA. This technology gives a smooth gaming experience by minimizing the tearing. G-Synch does it by synching display refresh rate with GPU.
The keyboard is properly designed for comfortable use with its illuminated feature. The WASD keys are highlighted. These lights change colors; if the laptop is idle, they turn green, otherwise red.
The cooling system is very important when it comes to intense gaming. Samsung Odyssey has a unique cooling technology. It is a Penta pipe cooling system with 2, 86 individual blades fans. Fans expel heat for maximum processor efficiency.
This machine is installed with 16GB of DDR4 RAM, which is quite adequate to switch between applications and storage of 512GB SSD.
The most important feature of this machine is that it is VR ready. You just have to connect your Odyssey HMD (Head Mounted Device) or any Windows Mixed Reality headset. All of these headsets smoothly integrate with Odyssey Notebook. You can enjoy an immersive experience, whether it is a movie or a VR game.
Samsung Notebook Odyssey comes with a bunch of ports. That includes:
- 3 USB Type-A Ports
- 1 USB Type C for faster data transfer
- 1 Ethernet
- 1 HDMI to connect multiple monitors/displays
- Headphone with Mic
Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z 15.6” (2018)
The 2019 versions of Odyssey Notebook are a pretty robust laptop. This is another gaming laptop by Samsung and the predecessor of Notebook Odyssey 2019. Notebook Odyssey Z is installed with 8th Generation Intel CoreTM i7-8750H and is powered by 6GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card, which gives decent gaming performance. All the latest games can be played here in both normal and high settings. It is also VR ready laptop.
Other specifications are:
- 6 cores, Intel CoreTM i7-8750H, 8th Generation Processor with a clock rate of 2.20 to 4.10 GHz
- Titan Silver color
- Backlit Keyboard
- 6GB, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
- Full HD LED Display, 16:9, Anti-Glare Coating
- 16 GB RAM with 256 GB SSD
- 1 HDMI, 3 USB A, 1 USB Type-C, Headphone, and Ethernet Jack
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6” (2017)
Samsung Odyssey 15.6” comes with Intel Court i7-7700HQ. It is a 7th generation, quad-core processor with a clock rate of 2.80 GHz to 3.80 GHz with TurboBoost. This laptop has great gaming and productivity performance. Games can run pretty well using this device, both in normal and high settings.
Let’s have a look at the specifications of this laptop:
- Intel CoreTM i7-7700HQ, 7th Generation, Quad-Core Processor
- Knight Black color
- 6GB, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
- Full HD LED Display, 16:9
- 8GB/16 GB RAM with 128 GB of SSD and 1TB HDD
- 1 HDMI, 3 USB A, 1 SD reader, headphone, and Ethernet Jack
There are already many gaming laptops in the markets, but what makes Samsung notebook stand out is its huge loyal fan following. If you like Samsung mobile phones, tablets, or notebooks, then you should definitely give Samsung gaming laptops a shot. It can play all mainstream games smoothly, maintaining good framerate at high/ultra-settings. Another important feature is its ultra-portability. It is thin and lightweight.
Samsung is relatively new in the gaming laptop markets and has some big giants to compete with, like Razer, Dell, Asus, and Lenovo. However, they are doing their best. Samsung is also planning something new with its Odyssey line up. Odyssey Plus has been discontinued, but it is available on Amazon.