Samsung just unveiled a new gaming laptop, the Notebook Odyssey Z boasting a thin and lightweight build but packing enough power for the average gamer.
The laptop was revealed at Intel's event in Beijing, where the new eighth-generation Core processors were showcased as well. It's not a coincidence that they were revealed together, because the Notebook Odyssey Z is equipped with the latest Intel Core i7 processor.
Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z Specifications
The gaming laptop features a six-core processor with 12 threads that allows the Notebook Odyssey Z to perform heavy tasks such as 3D rendering. It supports up to 16 GB DDR4 memory at 2,400 MHz for gaming at optimal speeds, and it has up to 1 TB SSD.
Equipped with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Max-P graphics card with GDDR5 6 GB memory, the device guarantees high-resolution displays at all times thanks to having 10 percent more power than the 1060 Max-Q card.
Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z Design
The laptop's Full HD display measures 15.6 inches with a 720p camera at the top. The Crater Keycaps aim to deliver precision, while the Touchpad aims to give players that desktop-feel by being located at the side of the keyboard. Samsung also mentioned a Silent Mode to keep the fan noise at a low 22 decibels.
Samsung's new laptop is only available in one color, Titan Silver. The South Korean company, however, gave it streaks and a generous amount of texture that stands out from the crowd.
The company did not discuss the aesthetics in the announcement post. Rather, it described the AeroFlow Cooling System designed to keep the Notebook Odyssey Z cool while gaming. According to Samsung, it has three components: the Z Aeroflow Cooling Design, the Dynamic Spread Vapor Chamber, and the Z Blade Blower. All three work together to manage heat and keep it out of the parts that are prone to overheating while gaming.
"With the Notebook Odyssey Z, we set out to create a dynamic, user-friendly laptop that would take gaming experiences to new heights, from the vibrant display to powerful processing power output," said YoungGyoo Choi, Samsung's senior vice president of the PC Business Team, Mobile Communication Business.
"The seamless visuals, combined with an industry leading cooling system will help give our players an upper hand in their gaming experience."
The gaming laptop is arriving first in Korea, China, and other select countries later in April. It's not launching in the United States until Q3 2018 with an undisclosed price tag.