Samsung reveals new Odyssey gaming laptop

Samsung updates its Odyssey gaming laptop with GeForce RTX GPUs and a 144Hz G-Sync display.

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CES 2019 - Samsung's latest Odyssey Notebook gaming laptop gets upgraded with powerhouse specs including a GeForce RTX graphics alongside an Intel 8th Gen CPU.

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The Samsung Odyssey Notebook is a sleek redesign that's lighter and thinner but packs serious a serious power upgrade under the hood. The gaming laptop sports the potent combo of NVIDIA's latest Turing-based GeForce RTX 2080 GPU for real-time raytracing alongside Intel's 8th Gen i7 hexacore CPU, and a 15.6-inch 144Hz G-Sync display will ensure smooth gaming. Sadly the LCD panel display is locked at 1080p right now. The Odyssey Notebook also sports 16GB of RAM (likely DDR4, but exact frequency was unspecified) with a slightly beefier battery and has two SSD slots, a USB-C port, three USB 3.0 ports, and HDMI out.

What's interesting about the Odyssey Notebook is its gaming profiles. Samsung has added in specific presets that adjust visual and perf settings on-the-fly: "Beast Mode lets users modulate the Samsung Notebook Odyssey'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," the company wrote in a press release.

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The Samsung Odyssey Notebook is expected to ship in early 2019, but no pricing has been revealed. We expect the cost to be a jump from the previous Odyssey laptops. Check below for released specs.

"With the best design, performance, and features, the Samsung Notebook Odyssey is untethering gamers everywhere," said YoungGyoo Choi, Senior Vice President of the PC Business Team, Mobile Communication Business at Samsung Electronics.

"Samsung's newest high-end gaming laptop ensures users will never again have to compromise to experience the best, most intense games on their mobile computing device."

Samsung Notebook Odyssey Product Specifications

  • Dimensions 357.6 X 270.5 X 19.9mm
  • Weight 2.4kg
  • Battery 54Wh
  • Material Aluminium True Metal
  • LCD 15.6" Full HD 1080p (144Hz), G-Sync
  • CPU Intel Core i7
  • Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
  • Memory 16 GB RAM (Dual memory slot)
  • Storage 256 GB NVMe SSD (2x SSD slot) / 1 TB HDD (1x HDD slot)
  • Wireless 802.11ac 2×2
  • Speakers Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
  • Ports 1x USB-C, 3x USB 3.0, HDMI, RJ-45

Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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