Samsung often times follow the trend if manufacturing gaming laptops, and this time they have produced the latest one, the Samsung Odyssey Z. The laptop is fairly thin and very light for a gaming laptop, this is indeed a plus. And another good thing is that it will run cool thanks to Z AeroFlow cooling system with a Z Blade blower. See details of the Samsung Odyssey Z, such as its specifications, price and availability in different countries of the world.
Samsung Odyssey Z Specifications
The Samsung Odyssey Z is a 15.8 inches laptop (1080p screen), having a 6-core Intel Core i7 (8th gen) and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Max-P (which is apparently 10% faster than a 1060 Max-Q). The Samsung Odyssey Z gaming laptop can be configured with up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 1TB NVMe SSD, and the GPU has a 6GB of GDDR5 memory.
One feature that stops most gaming laptops from having a thin and light build is the bulk of the cooling solutions they require. To make the Odyssey Z to have only 17.9mm thickness and weighing just 2.4kg, Samsung built a “Dynamic Spread Vapour Chamber” that covers both the CPU and GPU.
The two “Z Blade” blower fans keep the heat away from both the top abd bottom of the laptop. However, all of this squished the keyboard and trackpad together. Not that anyone would game on a trackpad. The Samsung Odyssey Z came with a 54 Wh battery that probably will not last in gaming mode. The good thing is that a 180W adapter is included in the box.
Additional specs of the Samsung Odyssey Z include; stereo 1.5W speakers, a backlit keyboard with crater keycaps and enough USB ports to hook up a VR headset. The laptop has a shortcut to start recording game play and another to trigger silent mode, which brings fan noise to 33 dB.
Samsung Odyssey Z Price and Availability
The Samsung Odyssey Z will be available in selected countries which includes; China and Korea this April, and it will be launched in the United States of America during the third quarter of 2018. At the moment, there is no mention of the official price or a launch in the European market. Updates will be made on this page once it is announced officially.