Samsung only started selling Windows PCs in the United States during the past few years and, during CES 2017, it expanded that portfolio to include its very first gaming laptop. The Samsung Odyssey will launch in two flavors, including 17.3-inch and 15.6-inch variants.
I had a chance to go hands-on with the smaller model for a quick game of Overwatch. It’s not a graphics-intensive game by any means, but I enjoyed how comfortable the keyboard was, the sharpness and brightness of the display, and the fun glowing red accent lights. The 1080p screen might be a turn off for some gamers, at least those who prefer Quad HD, but this should help keep the cost down.
Samsung Odyssey Specs
Both computers are equipped with (up to) 7th generation Intel Core i7 processors. The 17.3-inch model can be configured with up to a 512GB SSD, up to 64GB of RAM and a 1TB HDD hard drive. Samsung says graphics on this model are to-be-determined. The smaller Samsung Odyssey sports up to 32GB of RAM, up to a 256GB SSD, a 1TB hard drive and NVIDIA GTX1050 graphics.
Samsung didn’t announce pricing during CES 2017 but one representative suggested one of the models will cost somewhere around $1,150. They’ll launch during the first half of 2017.