Samsung is finally re-entering the gaming PC market by introducing the Notebook Odyssey at CES 2017. The South Korean manufacturer’s new gaming laptop will be available in display sizes and will arrive sometime in February.
The Samsung Notebook Odyssey is pretty much what one would expect from a typical gaming laptop: a sleek looking black box with red accents and a matching red backlit keyboard. Despite weighing in at 5.5 pounds, the 15.6-inch model is still pretty portable, according to Engadget. The only real drawback is it’s cheap-looking plastic body.
Gamers will be happy to know that the Samsung Notebook Odyssey comes with an array of ports. It comes with a single USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port and an Ethernet jack. The larger 17.3-inch model also includes a single USB Type-C port with Thunderbolt 3 support. The larger model has a customizable RGB backlighting for its keyboard as well, according to PC Mag.
Both the 15.6 and 17.3-inch models come with 1080p full HD displays and both have Intel Core i7 processors. In terms of graphics, the smaller model comes with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, while the larger model’s GPU is still being worked on by Samsung.
In the memory department, the 17.3-inch model can take up to 512GB of SSD storage with a 1TB HDD and a maximum of 64GB of RAM while the 15.6-inch model caps out at 256GB of SSD and maxes out at 32GB of RAM. However, the smaller model can still be paired with a 1TB hard drive as well.
As for pricing, the 15.6-inch Notebook Odyssey starts at $1,199. There’s no word yet on how much the 17.3-inch model will cost, but it will be available a bit later in April.