Samsung has announced its latest Galaxy Book Odyssey laptop during the Galaxy Unpacked event. The laptop houses Intel Tiger Lake CPUs paired with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3050 series discrete GPUs.
The 15inch (1080p) laptop chassis is based on a black color scheme with the Odyssey logo on the top shell in a silver color palette.
Samsung offers the Intel Core i5 and the i7 processors from the Intel Tiger Lake series. Samsung has most probably used the Intel Tiger Lake-H35 SKUs. You have the option to choose the following two variants of the RTX 3050 series: RTX 3050 Max-Q or the higher-end GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Max-Q GPU.
As for storage and memory, both the variants feature 32 GB LPDDR4x RAM and a 1 TB NVMe storage, which can be expanded using the extra M.2 slot provided. The collection of I/O ports provided include: 4 USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-A + Type-C) ports, 1 HDMI port, an RJ45 LAN port, an audio jack, a MicroSD card reader, along with a security slot. Moreover, the laptops also include Bluetooth v5.1, WiFi 6, 802.11 ax 2×2 along with Dolby Atmos audio, 720p Webcam, and a dual-array Mic.
As far as the specifications of the offered graphic cards are concerned, the upcoming RTX 3050 Ti will have 20 SM units that will house 2560 cores. It will also provide a guaranteed clock speed of 1485 MHz and can boost up to 1695 MHz. The GPU cores will be paired with 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM that will run across a 128-bit bus interface. The card also features Dynamic Boost Technology, which can increase the card’s TGP by 15 W when required, so the card has a TGP of 80W which can be increased to 95W.
NVIDIA RTX 3050, on the other hand, will have 16 SM units that will house a total of 2048 CUDA cores. The clock speed is listed at 1500 MHz, but the card’s clock speed can go all the way to 1740 MHz. The 3050 will have 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM running across a 128-bit bus interface. It will operate on the same TGP, 80 W, and can peak up to 95W. The TGP can be configured down to 60W.
The Galaxy Book Odyssey is powered by a 83Wh battery, which gets its juice using the 135W USB Type-C charger.
Samsung announced that the Galaxy Book Odyssey will have a starting price of $1399 US.