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Apr 5, 2018

Samsung Odyssey Z: Lightweight Gaming Laptop with 6-core Intel Core i7, GTX 1060 GPU

Samsung's latest gaming laptop, the Odyssey Z, breaks cover at Intel's worldwide launch event for its 8th-gen Intel Core i7 chipset. The new portable computer comes with the said processor under the hood plus an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-P GPU.

A few days ago, Intel held a worldwide launch event for its latest 8th-gen Intel Core i7 chipset. Apart from the powerful processor, Samsung's newest gaming laptop, dubbed as the Odyssey Z, also got unveiled at the conference. Needless to say, the Samsung Odyssey Z comes with the hexa-core Intel Core i7 (8th-gen) SoC under the hood. It also has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-P GPU with 6 GB of GDDR5 memory, which is 10 percent faster than its predecessor 1060 Max-Q, in-charge of the graphics department. The device packs up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 1 TB of NVMe SSD.

Samsung Odyssey Z

The Samsung Odyssey Z sports a 15.6-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Interestingly, it only measures 375.6 x 255 x 17.9mm and weighs 2.4kg, opposed to other laptops with bulky and heavy bodies. Usually, the cooling solution is what makes a device cumbersome. The South Korean tech company's new portable computer makes use of what they call a "revolutionary thermal management hardware". Named as the Z AeroFlow Cooling System, the technology consists of three components: the Dynamic Spread Vapor Chamber, the Z AeroFlow Cooling Design, and the Z Blade Blower. They are all built to keep the Odyssey Z's temperature low.

The rest of the specs of the Samsung Odyssey Z includes a 54Wh battery coupled with a 180W adapter inside the package. It also has a 1.5W speaker and a refined keyboard with crater keycaps which promises to deliver enhanced precision and comfort. It boasts a new touchpad design, now located on the side where a mouse usually sits on with a desktop computer. There is also a quartet of shortcut keys for capturing and recording your gameplay. Pricing of the Odyssey Z is not available just yet, sadly. The laptop will go on sale in select markets including China and Korea this month, while the customers in the US can grab theirs in the third quarter of the year. There's still no mention of a Philippine launch.