By now, you probably already heard that the 20-series RTX GPUs have made their way to portable PCs. This is exactly what makes the Samsung Notebook Odyssey a piece of newsworthy news. Samsung has been trying to get into the laptop business for quite a while now, however, hasn’t quite worked out yet. Ask yourself, do you ever think of Samsung when it comes to gaming laptops?
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With the Samsung Notebook Odyssey, things look encouraging. This new laptop comes with a six-core i7 processor and Nvidia’s RTX 2080 GPU. Pair those specs with 16GB of RAM, 256GB NVMe storage, 1TB hard drive and a USB-C port, which was weirdly missing last time. This seemingly looks like a beast of a laptop, but the issue wasn’t specs, it was the design and the display.
Addressing the second issue first, this laptop comes with a 15.6-inch 144Hz 1920×1080 resolution panel with Nvidia G-Sync support. This should fix their problems in the display department. So, back to the first problem then. The laptop gets a fresh new design with an all-metal chassis. The display gets a relatively huge bezel at the bottom while the top and the sides offer very minimal edges.
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Samsung even managed to fit the webcam up top. The laptop doesn’t exactly scream gaming either, which is actually a good thing. Plus at just 5.2 pounds, it’s a gaming laptop with an RTX 2080 inside, can we even expect lesser numbers? Samsung says the laptop comes with a new cooling system, with five heat pipes and more blades on system fans than before.
There is no information about the laptop’s pricing just yet, although we do know the Notebook will be available by early 2019 in the US.