Samsung launches the Odyssey Z gaming laptop
Samsung has launched the Notebook Odyssey Z gaming laptop at Intel’s Worldwide Launch Event of the 8th generation six-core Intel Core i7 processor in Beijing, China. Samsung’s new gaming machine packs this new processor and comes with advanced thermal management to offer a peak gaming experience while keeping the laptop cool.
Packs an advanced thermal management system
Samsung’s Odyssey Z is a thin and light gaming laptop with what the company calls Z AeroFlow Cooling System for superior thermal management. The cooling system is made up of three key components: Dynamic Spread Vapor Chamber, Z AeroFlow Cooling Design, and a Z Blade Blower – all of which work together to keep the Odyssey Z cool even when playing demanding games. The thermal system covers both the CPU and GPU for dispelling heat, and Samsung says it doesn’t affect the lightweight nature of the laptop despite the system’s efficiency.
The Odyssey Z comes with the 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor with six cores (and Hyper-Threading support, which makes for 12 virtual threads), up to 16GB of DDR4 memory, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card with 6GB of video memory. The laptop’s gaming-focused keyboard comes with shortcut keys to record gameplay and Crater Keycaps for increased comfort and precision. Samsung also moved the Touchpad on the device to the side to offer a desktop-like experience. The device has a ‘Silent Mode’ option to reduce the fan noise to as low as 22 decibels and help users focus on non-gaming tasks. Being a full-fledged laptop, the Odyssey Z also comes with an array of ports, including three USB 3.0/2.0 ports, one USB Type-C port, an HDMI port, and a LAN port.
The laptop will go on sale in select markets including Korea and China in April, followed by the US launch in Q3 2018. Samsung has not announced pricing details for the Notebook Odyssey Z yet.