Tuesday, April 3rd 2018

Samsung Launches the Notebook Odyssey Z for an Unparalleled Gaming Experience

Samsung Electronics today announced the Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z, a strikingly thin and light laptop, that has been crafted with state-of-the art engineering and advanced thermal management to ensure a breathtaking gaming experience. It was launched in Beijing, China at Intel's Worldwide Launch Event of the 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor with 6 cores, which comes with the Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z.

Design
The Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z takes an entirely new approach to gaming. Redesigned with revolutionary thermal management hardware, the in-built Z AeroFlow Cooling System consists of three key components: the Dynamic Spread Vapor Chamber, the Z AeroFlow Cooling Design and the Z Blade Blower. They're all built to keep the Odyssey Z cool in the heat of battle, whilst remaining lightweight and portable, so you can take those powerful gaming experiences with you, wherever you need to go.
The custom designed Dynamic Spread Vapor Chamber is an intelligently made airflow, which covers both GPU and CPU from edge to edge for optimal heat management, so you can game at full performance with peace of mind. The Vapor Chamber is aided by Z AeroFlow Cooling Design, to efficiently push the cold air to the hottest parts of the device above and below simultaneously, whilst expelling the warm air out from the vents. Two built-in Z Blade Blowers add sophistication to the Odyssey Z's thermal architecture, ensuring a sweat free gaming session.

Performance
The Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z is here to take your gaming to new levels and deliver the full performance of the built-in hardware. With the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-P graphics card, that punches out at least 10 percent more graphics power over 1060 Max-Q graphics, high resolution visuals are always guaranteed.

Also equipped with an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor with 6 cores and 12 threads, the Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z delivers an exceptional platform for multi-core tasks like high resolution video editing, 3D rendering and more. The device supports the latest DDR4 memory with a bandwidth of 2,400 MHz, so your games are always operating at lighting quick speed.

Gaming Usability
Engineered for hardcore gaming performance, the Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z comes with a refined keyboard with Crater Keycaps delivering enhanced precision and comfort and new and Touchpad design, which is located to the side for a more desktop like feel. Shortcut keys also capture and record your gameplay, as well as giving you a Silent mode option, so you can comprehensively analyze your skills or focus on work with the fan noise able to reach a lowly 22 decibels.

"With the Notebook Odyssey Z, we set out to create a dynamic, user friendly laptop that would take gaming experiences to new heights, from the vibrant display to powerful processing power output," said YoungGyoo Choi, Senior Vice President of the PC Business Team, Mobile Communication Business at Samsung Electronics. "The seamless visuals, combined with an industry leading cooling system will help give our players an upper hand in their gaming experience."

Availability
The device will be available in select countries including Korea and China in April, with US availability in Q3 2018.Specifications
  • PROCESSOR: 8th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor
  • MEMORY: Up to 16GB (DDR4)
  • STORAGE: Up to 1TB SSD (NVMe PCIe)
  • GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics with GDDR5 6 GB Graphic Memory
  • POWER: 54Wh
  • WEIGHT: 2.4kg
  • COLOR: Titan Silver
  • DIMENSION: 375.6 x 255 x 17.9 mm
  • PORTS: USB-C x 1, USB 3.0 X 2, USB 2.0 X 1, HDMI X1, HP/Mic, DC-in
  • DISPLAY: 15.6" | Full HD (1920 x 1080)
  • CAMERA: 720p
  • SPEAKER: 1.5w X 2
  • KEYBOARD: Backlit KBD, Precision Touchpad
  • ADAPTER: 180W Adapter (DC-in)
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11 Comments on Samsung Launches the Notebook Odyssey Z for an Unparalleled Gaming Experience

#1
ShurikN
What in god's name is a Max-P...
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#2
zo0lykas
Max-p = max price for medium range laptop ;))
ShurikN
What in god's name is a Max-P...
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#4
jabbadap
Nah it is just normal model of mobile gtx 1060... On this laptop though, it looks hideous and that Asus zephyrus like keyboard is awful to use(no palm rest).
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ShurikN
jabbadap
Nah it is just normal model of mobile gtx 1060... On this laptop though, it looks hideous and that Asus zephyrus like keyboard is awful to use(no palm rest).
I have a normal mobile 1060. It's just called 1060... Probably some marketing crap from Samsung to make the GPU sound faster.
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#6
geon2k2
I always feel it is a big waste from gaming perspective to put i7 in thermally limited laptops with anything other than the top of the top gpu.
The mobile cpu alone is ~400 usd as per intel ark site, when a mobile i5 also 8th gen can be had with ~150 usd cheaper and offers more or less the same experience.
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#7
texas64
How long will they stay in the US? They bailed out several years ago, and now they are back... Not confident here.
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#8
ShurikN
texas64
How long will they stay in the US? They bailed out several years ago, and now they are back... Not confident here.
I thought they bailed from EU not US.
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#9
erixx
At least the cooling and the keyboard placement fascinate me. Seems better not only for gaming. Resting your palms on a standard laptop is always uncomfortable for me. On the contrary, it let's you type better with the laptop on your knees, in bed, etc, but that is an exception, right?
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#10
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
Chino

i like the mesh / ventilated panel....
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