At the Samsung press conference today, Samsung announced its updated gaming laptop, the Samsung Notebook Odyssey. With the announcements by NVIDIA this week, it shouldn’t be a surprise to see a lot of updated gaming laptops, and Samsung’s 15.6-inch model offers the top of the range GeForce RTX 2080.

Samsung’s Notebook Odyssey is fully decked out, featuring a hex-core Intel Core i7, likely the Core i7-8750H, although not specifically named. There’s two SO-DIMM slots for DDR4, and by default it comes with 16 GB, although that will likely be configurable when the notebook launches. The heart of any gaming notebook is the GPU though, and the NVIDIA RTX 2080 is featured here, offering the highest performance of any laptop GPU.

There are two SSD slots, and the laptop comes with a single 256 GB NVMe drive, but users can add more if needed. There’s also a 1 TB HDD, which is useful for game storage considering the size of modern games with UHD assets.

The 15.6-inch display is a 1920x1080 panel, but with a 144 Hz refresh rate and G-SYNC capability, so gaming should be incredibly smooth considering the powerhouse of a GPU installed.

Samsung Gaming Notebook
  Notebook Odyssey
CPU Intel Core i7
Hex-Core (likely i7-8750H)
Storage 256 GB NVMe + 1TB HDD
2 SSD slots, 1 2.5" HDD slot
Display 15.6-inch 1920x1080
144 Hz G-SYNC
Battery 54 Wh
Ports 1 x USB Type-C
3 x USB 3.0 Type-A
Dimensions 358 x 270 x 19.9 mm
14.1 x 10.6 x 0.78 inches
Weight 2.4 Kg / 5.2 lbs
Material Aluminum
Networking 802.11ac 2x2
Availability Early 2019

The all-aluminum laptop is fairy thin, at 19.9 mm, but still quite heavy being that it’s a gaming laptop and has to cool a lot of hot components. At 2.4 Kg / 5.2 lbs, it’s somewhat portable. It’s about half the weight of a DTR machine, but the two “Jet Blade” blowers have 83 blades each, and there is a five-heatpipe heat transfer system as well, so the laptop should be able to stay cool, but that doesn’t mean it will be quiet.

Samsung hasn’t announced pricing yet, but the Notebook Odyssey will be available in early 2019.

Source: Samsung

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  • PeachNCream - Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - link

    That GPU is going to make it expensive and given the cost, the storage configuration doesn't make a lot of sense. A single 1TB SSD would have probably offered a better solution as SSD prices are declining and wouldn't have put much of a dent in the MSRP. That hinge...hmmmm...
  • philehidiot - Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - link

    I think the looks need work....
  • ads295 - Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - link

    Would this 2080 be directly comparable to a desktop 2080 part?
    Also, isn't 1080p beneath this GPU class?
  • Sttm - Thursday, January 10, 2019 - link

    Not when you want 144 frames per second for that 144hz display.
  • Retycint - Thursday, January 10, 2019 - link

    144Hz at 1080p is easily achievable by a 1070 or 1080 though; a 2080 (which is 1080ti performance) is definitely an overkill for its resolution.
  • MrSpadge - Thursday, January 10, 2019 - link

    Luckily that "problem" is going to resolve itself in the next 1-2 years!
  • Sttm - Thursday, January 10, 2019 - link

    This is the Pixel 3 XL of Notebook designs. So bad you question how it ever made it past a drawing.

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