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Notebook Odyssey: Is Samsung’s New Gaming Line Worth Buying?

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The latest Samsung gaming laptop comes in two variants. Nonetheless, the 15″ model performs just the same as its 17″ counterpart. (Photo credit: Twitter/@Windows)

The first Samsung gaming laptop reportedly matches Lenovo’s Legion. Is it true? As of now, a lot of similarities are present between the two brands.

Dubbed as the Notebook Odyssey, a 15.6-inch variant arrives in February. Meanwhile, another 17.3-inch behemoth comes in April. Is it worth buying?

Samsung gaming laptop: Full specs

Tech Radar reported that both devices run with Intel’s i7 Kaby Lake processor. The bigger model might then feature a GTX 1070 or 1080 gaming graphics. Meanwhile, the smaller version thrives with a lower GTX 1050.

To avoid overheating, Samsung installed a HexaFlow cooling and ventilation system. It will keep the devices performing well. Both the 15” and 17” models ship with a 1080p Wide-View Angle Anti-Glare display.

The variants differ from each other in the following features:

·         17” variant

–       64GB

–       512GB SSD + 1TB HDD

–       93Wh battery

–       3.79kg

·         15” variant

–       32GB

–       256GB SSD + 1TB HDD

–       43Wh battery

–       2.53kg

Samsung has yet to set an official price. No statement about the notebook’s availability on the market is available as well.

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Samsung gaming laptop upsets

For one thing, Odyssey allegedly fails in originality. According to The Verge, it bears Acer’s Predator. Moreover, the same source said that Samsung used Asus’ Republic of Gamers labelling.

Meanwhile, like Lenovo, Odyssey displays a red-backlit keyboard for the 15” model. A multi-colored keyboard surrounds the larger device.

Another upset eventually came from the awkward glossy plastic on the touchpad. While it is attractive from a distance, it is actually ridiculous in close range. Not to mention the fact that it is also useless. The Odyssey 17” contains a “Beast Mode” button too. The key turns on the max performance setting of the laptop. Samsung will rename the button before Odyssey’s debut, sources noted.

Do you have other recommendations for a commendable gaming laptop? Do you believe that the performance gap between desktops and laptops is already diminished? What can you say about Samsung’s Odyssey?

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