With high-end GPUs being scarce, brands like NVIDIA are making more affordable versions of its RTX 30-series GPUs to address the shortage. For its latest effort, NVIDIA debus the RTX 3050 and 3050Ti with the Samsung Galaxy Book Odyssey.
With a weight of 4.1 pounds and an overall thickness of 17.7mm, the Galaxy Book Odyssey sports a 15.6-inch Full HD TFT display and an 83wHr battery inside it. Charging speeds are much faster than usual, as it uses a 135w USB-C charger.
The headline feature here is its GPU options, where you can choose between a RTX 3050Ti or 3050–both in Max-Q form. There’s little to know about both GPUs so far, save for having 4GB of GDDR5 RAM. It is interesting to see Samsung (and not NVIDIA) to officially announce the RTX 3050 series, so we will have to wait for NVIDIA to shed more details about the new RTX 30-series GPU.
As an entry-level gaming laptop, the Galaxy Book Odyssey does not scrimp on ports, as you get three USB-A 3.2 ports, two USB-C 3.2 ports, HDMI port, Ethernet port, headphone jack, and a MicroSD card reader. Other features include WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1., fingerprint scanner on the power button, 720p webcam, Pro keyboard, and stereo speakers with support for Dolby Atmos.
As for other configuration options, the Galaxy Book Odyssey can have up to 32GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 1TB SSD. Both are expandable, with the latter having a second slot for dual SSD storage. For the processors, you can choose between an Core i5 or i7 processors, both 11th Gen and being the higher-end H series.
Samsung Galaxy Book Odyssey Price
The Galaxy Book Odyssey starts at $1399(~Php 67.9k), though the Korean tech giant has yet to give specific details on the available variants. However, Samsung did said that the Galaxy Book Odyssey will be available starting August.