Reviews of the Notebook Odyssey line have beenâ€¦mixed. Hopefully the electronics giant can right the ship as it navigates the tricky waters of high-end gaming systems. At very least, the latest version of the line â€” unveiled tonight at CES in Vegas â€” certainly looks the part.
The 15.6 inch laptop features an aluminum design and a display attached with an innovative hinge connected only in the center to mimic a standalone monitor. The bezels have been shrunk down considerably as well, at 6.7 millimeters. The typewriter-style keyboard is backlit, as one would expect from their gaming laptop.
There are a few different performance pre-sets on-board here, too. Per Samsung,
Odyssey Mode allows users to save settings presets under different profiles for various types of games. Beast Mode lets users modulate the Samsung Notebook Odysseyâ€™s performance depending on the software it is running, and the Black Equalizer helps users get a leg up on the competition by improving in-game lighting.
Inside you get an eighth-gen hexa-core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and either 256GB (SSD) to 1TB (HDD) of storage. Graphics-wise, youâ€™re getting an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080, featuring the new Turing GPU. Thereâ€™s a fairly healthy selection of ports, as well, including USB-C, three full USB, HDMI and Ethernet.
The new Odyssey is due out at some point â€œearlyâ€� this year. No word yet on pricing.
Source: Techcrunch Disrupt