Samsung has introduced a new laptop — Samsung Odyssey Z, which is designed primarily for the gamers. This new gaming laptop from the South Korean giant is fairly thin in size and light in weight.
In terms of looks, the laptop shares the design of its previous models, including the display, connectors and red backlit keyboard with curved keys. A notable change is the position of the touchpad, which is now on the right side of the keyboard.
The laptop comes with a 15.6-inch Full HD display with screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is powered by Intel‘s eighth generation Core i7-8750H hexa-core processor along with 6GB Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 graphics processor.
It features up to 16GB DDR RAM and up to 1TB PCI Express-based NVMe M.2 SSD. Connectivity ports on the device include 1 x USB-C (unclear as to whether it supports Thunderbolt 3), 4 x USB Type-A (2 3 x .0, 2 x 2.0), 1 x HDMI, and 1 x headphone/mic.
The company is betting on the laptop’s heat management feature. It has vents everywhere and a new cooling system which basically seems like a dual-fan with vapor-chamber. The cooling system includes three components – the Dynamic Spread Vapor Chamber, Samsung’s Z Airflow Cooling design, and the Z Blade Blowers.
The vapor chamber is designed to enable the laptop’s two fans — one over the CPU and one over the GPU — to push cold air to the hottest sections above and below the motherboard. All the hot air gets ejected through the laptop’s rear vents.
The device also comes with a Silent Mode option, which user can toggle through a shortcut key on the keyboard for a quieter operation. Two front-facing 1.5W speakers reside just above the keyboard. The laptop comes with a 54 Wh battery which probably won’t last much longer in gaming mode. The laptop measures 376 x 255 x 18 mm and weighs 2.4kg.
Currently, the company has not announced the pricing details of the Samsung Odyssey Z gaming laptop but it will be available in North America in the third quarter of this year.