Samsung has unveiled its first full-on gaming laptop: the Notebook Odyssey. You would think that an esteemed company like Samsung would come up with something exuberant for its first ever foray into the notebook gaming market. Nope, Samsung’s Notebook Odyssey looks like a gaming laptop that was made for 2012.
It’s worth noting that Samsung will be releasing two variants of this gaming notebook, a 15-inch and 17-inch models. Both models will be fitted with a “wide-view angle, anti-glare display”. Do keep in mind that both Notebook Odyssey variants will ship with the same resolution of 1920 x 1080 – regardless of their screen real estate.
The Samsung Notebook Odyssey’s body is made almost entirely of plastic, which is great if you hate leaving fingerprints on your gaming laptop. In addition, the company has opted for the overused black and red colour scheme.
One immediately striking feature of the Notebook Odyssey, however, is its touchpad area. One has to give credit to Samsung for this one, because it looks as though the company has at least tried to make the Notebook Odyssey different from any other gaming laptops in the market.
Criticism aside, there are decent hardware on the inside of the Notebook Odyssey. For instance, both the 15-inch and 17-inch models is fitted with an unspecified 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor. Samsung has also graciously provided the 15-inch Notebook Odyssey with an Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU (17-inch model GPU not mentioned). Meanwhile, the 17-inch variant is endowed with an RGB-lit keyboard.
Regardless, according to Samsung, the 15-inch variant of the Notebook Odyssey will be made available in February, while the 17-inch model will come in April. The baseline model of the 15-inch Notebook Odyssey is amazingly priced at US$1,119 (about RM5,384). That said, it’s highly unlikely that Samsung will be releasing the Notebook Odyssey in Malaysia, ever since its lack of notebook presence in Malaysia for several years now.