The Odyssey is newly brand gaming machine from Samsung. Yeah, even Samsung that has been famous with their business laptop is trying to get into a gaming market. This system is their fully realization what they called as gaming. It features of balanced design and hardware on the inside that ready to bring of great experience on playing games. They put of Intel Core I7 and GTX 1050 for taking care of your personal activities and running games. This specs is pretty much standard for 2018 and you might not have any problem at all at least if you want to stuck with medium and low setting.
The company sets the price for under 1300 dollars and feels competitive in comparable with similar products from Acer and ASUS. I think its worth for us to taste how wonderful a laptop specifically made for gaming from Samsung especially considering the price range. That is what we are going to talk about here. We are going to talk about it further on this article. To make it easier for you to understand, let’s we jump into the article.
Solid Made Plastic Design
The build quality for Odyssey is impressive, but sadly the thing is not happened on its overall design. It just looks so cheaply made especially with plastic material. I think it should be better when they put of better finishing touch to its outer shell. On the lid itself, there is only the company logo that placed at the center that quite bit add of premium touch. Lifting the lid will show you something better here. You soon find a 15.6 inch screen and red backlit RGB keyboard. The keyboard feels great in my opinion and might cover its bad look.
With its heavy and bulky design, they put of lot connectivity on both of right and left sides. There are headphone jack, HDMI, Ethernet jack, and USB 3.0 placed at the left side. On the right side, you soon find a double USB 2.0 ports, SD card slot, and Kensington lock. One thing worth mentioning is the USB ports are not labeled here and you do not really know which one is 2.0 and 3.0 one. You probably know that USB 2.0 appeared in black color while the USB 3.0 appeared in blue one. But that thing is not happened here and might confuse of many people.back to menu ↑
Display and Input Devices
The display is shown of Samsung capability on making of great screen. The 15.6 inch panel in 1080p resolution looks crisp and details. The brightness is quite dim for some reasons and I think they do it intentionally for saving the battery. Using it for indoor activity is not giving any problem, but feels totally different for outdoor activities. Just make sure to put the brightness lot of high when you have planned to go outside. On my test, it produces 77 percent of SRGB color which is not bad at all for this price range. I guess they do of pretty well job for this sector.
As for the input devices, the keyboard and touchpad are just average. The keyboard itself has short travel distant at 1.3 mm and could be shallow for many users. I am able to type for around 100 words per minute, but gives me slightly increased error rate. I get error rate for 4 percent which is 2 percent higher than my standard. The better impression goes to its touchpad. The pad is surrounded by unique LED design and it feels smooth and responsive on navigating through the system. The 2 fingers and multiple gestures work very well and dependable for doing all of stuff without needed for a mouse.
|Samsung Odyssey||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Core I7-7700HQ 2.8 GHZ|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GTX 1050|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 Memory|
|Storage||128GB SSD + 1TB HDD|
The Intel Core I7 7700HQ and NVIDIA GTX 1050 should handle most all of games right now although not all of them can be set into highest setting like Assassin Creed Origin. The game runs fine at medium setting it does not look that bad. We lose some details on texture quality, lighting and particle effect, but it plays very well from the beginning until the end. I even played the DLC level and it’s completely fine. Older games like Overwatch, Minecraft, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Rocket League would give better result here. All of them are playable at highest setting with up to 30 FPS for Tomb Raider and up to 60 FPS for the rest of them.
Playing games for nonstop will give me battery usage for 4 hours and 15 minutes. The battery life is not bad and still beat of Strix and Legion at the same price range. We probably will always connect it to our charger, so this issue is not entire big problem here. This could be good consideration for taking it, if only you never expect high expectation from it.back to menu ↑
The Odyssey is appeared to be typical of normal gaming laptop we have seen so far from ASUS, Lenovo, or Acer. There is just nothing surprising to find here. Everything does not look bad, but we really hope something different here. I still recommend you to take it as your gaming device especially when you do not have one and searching for the affordable choice. Samsung’s big branding name might also be the reason for taking it back home. The choice is yours and everything is on you on deciding it. I just hope you soon find what you are looking for. At last, thank you for reading the article and please leave any comment for further assistance.