The Samsung Notebook Odyssey, a gaming laptop, is the pioneer of a new sub-brand of personal computers made specifically for gaming. Buying the perfect laptop can take months of research, as each person has a specific need that should be met. There are a lot of laptops in the market available for students, on-the-go travellers, businessmen, creative, and the likes. However, companies still tend to dive into the gaming market.
A New Brand
Samsung is one of the big brands dipping their feet into high-end gaming laptops. According to IGN, the company’s first gaming laptop is called the Notebook Odyssey. It is a new Chromebook specifically designed for Google Play.
Most gaming laptops are big, but this Samsung gaming laptop has two size options readily available. There are 15-inch and 17-inch configurations with 7th Gen Intel i7 processors. The smaller version has an NVIDIA GTX1050 with either a 2GB or 4GB version.
This new gaming laptop is the Korean company’s answer to Lenovo’s Legion. It has a red backlit keyboard on the lower tier model and a multicolored one on the higher end version.
The Verge reviewed the laptop, and there are quite a lot of features that just don’t work. The choice of materials, for one, is a big letdown. However, it should be kept in mind that this is a budget gaming laptop.
First, one of the positive aspects is the perforated panel at the bottom called the HexaFlow Vent. This keeps the laptop cool even after hours of gaming. Also, it is light considering the size; the 17-inch weighs in at 8.4 pounds, while the 15-inch weighs 5.6 pounds.
All in all, despite its “gaudy” appearance, the Samsung gaming laptop is affordable for the high specs. It will include a lot of SSD storage, an anti-glare screen, quad-core Intel Kaby Lake processors, USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports and lots of memory.
Finally, the laptop is priced at $1,999 and will be competing against other arguably better laptops in the market. Hopefully the HexaFlow Vent and fast processor could be enough to tempt interested gamers.