Samsung is utilizing CES 2017 to point out off its first-ever gaming pocket book, the Samsung Notebook Odyssey, as nicely an replace its Samsung Notebook 9 Collection.
Each are unlikely to ever attain Southeast Asia however one can all the time hope.
I obtained some arms-on time with the models on the large shopper occasion in Vegas and noticed some promising features and design cues. The Samsung Notebook 9 15in had been introduced beforehand, however Samsung confirmed us a new version with discrete graphics that also maintained the sunshine-measurement and weight.
The Samsung Odyssey, which can are available 15.6- and 17.3in screen sizes, is constructed to be simply upgraded. A panel on the underside could be eliminated to increase storage and memory. It is also outfitted with a particular cooling system referred to as HexaFlow, an idea that may be simply seen on the underside.
Each sizes feature Full HD shows and Intel seventh Era Core i7 processor, however will probably sport totally different graphics playing cards. The 15in mannequin is confirmed to incorporate an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, whereas the cardboard used within the bigger Odyssey continues to be being finalised.
Variations for each do not finish there: the 15in variant has a most SSD capability of 256GB along with a 1TB onerous drive, whereas the 17in unit can maintain a 512GB SSD and 1TB arduous drive. The bigger version additionally has a most of 64GB of memory, whereas the smaller take tops out at 32GB.
The 17in Samsung Odyssey consists of USB Sort-C with Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.0, whereas the 15in solely consists of USB 3.0 and 2.0. The models additionally use totally different keycaps (0.5mm Volcano Keycaps on the 17in, 0.3mm Crater Keycaps on the 15in). The extra premium entry additionally has keys that feature customisable RGB backlighting, whereas lesser simply has backlight.
Each are delivery in black, however Samsung is contemplating delivery a white version. The important thing lighting is actually putting towards the white chassis, and the colour stood out in comparison with the ocean of black gaming notebooks that the majority are used to. The Samsung Odyssey can be out there early this yr, beginning at US$1,199.
As for the 15inch Samsung Notebook 9, it’s tremendous mild and moveable for its measurement, weighing simply 1.2kg. It is sturdy because of a single-shell chassis, and nonetheless felt sturdy for its weight.
What’s new, although, is it now features a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 940MX graphics—not high-finish gaming hardware, however nonetheless ok for gaming, and a feat in a system with its dimensions. It additionally consists of an Intel Core i7-7500U processor and 16GB of memory.
The screen is non-touch however sports activities Full HD decision. The system additionally boasts USB Sort-C with Thunderbolt 3, two USB 3.0 ports, and a USB 2.0 port. For storage, there is a 256GB NVMe SSD on board. There are a number of Samsung Notebook 9 SKUS out there, beginning with the 13in Intel i5 at US$999, the 13in Intel i7 for US$1,199, the 15in Intel i7 for US$1,199, and the 15in Intel i7 with the NVIDIA GPU at US$1,399.