Computex 2022 | All-AMD Corsair Voyager a1600 gaming laptop announced with a 240 Hz QHD+ screen, ten Stream Deck buttons, MUX switch and more
Even though the lack of Zen 4 information at AMD's Computex 2022 presentation was a tad disappointing, the event was host to some pleasant surprises. Corsair has now entered the gaming laptop market with what AMD calls "the world's first-ever streaming laptop". The Corsair Voyager a1600 is one of the few AMD-only laptops out there and a part of the "AMD Advantage" program. It features ten dedicated buttons that can be mapped to common live-stream functions via the included software from Elgato.
The Corsair Voyager a1600 packs some serious firepower under the hood, such as a top-of-the-line AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS CPU and Radeon RX 6800M GPU. A lower-specced variant with a Ryzen 7 6800HS is also available, but it is configurable with only 16 GB of DDR5 RAM and a 1 TB NVMe SSD, while the Ryzen 9 variant support 32 GB and 2 TB, respectively. A 99Wh battery powers the laptop.
Moving on to the display, the Corsair Voyager a1600 packs a 16-inch QHD+ (2,560 x 1,600) IPS LCD panel with a refresh rate of 240 Hz and supports AMD FreeSync Premium. A dedicated MUX switch allows for a seamless transition between the iGPU and dGPU, both of which, in this instance, happens to be based on the same RDNA2 architecture.
Connectivity options on the Corsair Voyager a1600 include two "Thunderbolt 3-enabled" USB 4.0 ports, one USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C port, one USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A port, and an SD card reader and a 3.5mm combo audio jack, along with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. Up to three compatible Corsair peripherals can connect to the laptop via the company's Slipstream Wireless technology. The included webcam can record content at 1080p 30 FPS.
Given its stature as a gaming laptop, the Corsair Voyager a1600 has a fully-customizable RGB keyboard, complete with per-key profiles via the iCUE software. The actual keys use Cherry MX Ultra-Low Profile mechanical switches. Origin PC will offer further customization options via UV printing or laser etching. Lastly, the Ryzen 7 6800HS variant of the Corsair Voyager a1600 will cost US$2,700, whereas the Ryzen 9 6900HS version will retail at US$3,000. Availability will be revealed at a later date.