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Samsung Odyssey NP800G5M-X01US


Samsung Odyssey NP800G5M-X01US
Samsung Odyssey NP800G5M-X01US (Odyssey Series)
Intel Core i7-7700HQ 4 x 2.8 - 3.8 GHz, Kaby Lake
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile - 2048 MB VRAM, Core: 1354 MHz, Memory: 7008 MHz, GDDR5, 375.63, Optimus
16 GB 
, PC4-19200 DDR4, 1300 MHz, 15-15-15-35, Dual-Channel, 2x SODIMM
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, IPS, ID: BOE0689, Name: NV156FHM-N46, glossy: no
Intel HM175
Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR, 128 GB 
, Secondary: 1 TB Seagate ST1000M035-1RK172 HDD
Conexant @ Intel Skylake PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: SD reader
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit/s), Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.1
height x width x depth (in mm): 23.9 x 378 x 260.1 ( = 0.94 x 14.88 x 10.24 in)
43 Wh, 3780 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: 1.5 W stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Samsung Recovery, Samsung Settings, Samsung Update, WiFi Sharing, 12 Months Warranty
2.5 kg ( = 88.19 oz / 5.51 pounds), Power Supply: 747 g ( = 26.35 oz / 1.65 pounds)



Average Score: 70.53% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 92%, features: 49%, display: 81% mobility: 69%, workmanship: 63%, ergonomy: 68%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Samsung Odyssey NP800G5M-X01US

76.6% Samsung Odyssey NP800G5M (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Not an epic tale. The new Samsung Odyssey could have knocked it out of the park. Instead, it is your average entry-level system with no standout features to separate it from the growing gaming crowd except for its horrendously loud fan noise.
Samsung’s first gaming laptop Odyssey is good but could be much better [Review]
Source: G Style Magazine English version
All flaws considered, I did have a ton of fun with the Odyssey. It is a pretty good gaming laptop. It just could have been a bit better, but knowing Samsung they’ll figure out what they did wrong, correct it and then give us everything we need in the next version. Samsung is great at making devices so they know what they have to do here. I look forward to seeing what’s next.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/21/2017
50% Samsung Notebook Odyssey (15.6-inch) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English version
The Samsung Notebook Odyssey performs as well as other gaming notebooks in its class, but it's overpriced, feels cheap and looks gaudy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 50%

Foreign Reviews

[Review] Samsung Odyssey: tentando ser gamer
Source: Gizmodo Brasil Portuegese PT→EN version
Positive: Good price; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2017
85% 三星首款游戏本玄龙骑士:这样的白色确实很酷!
Source: PC zh-CN→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%


Model: he Samsung Odyssey gaming notebook is Samsung’s foray into the growing gaming notebook market. The first thing one will notice on the Odyssey is its oddly shaped trackpad but don’t let its shape fool you, while the ELAN controlled trackpad performs decently with no compromises, it isn’t stellar compared to its competitors but is quite solid for average use although most self-respecting gamers would usually have a dedicated mouse while gaming. The Odyssey comes with an IPS FHD panel, which at the very least provides a vibrant viewing experience. The backlight brightness of the display averages 250 nits, which is above average for a notebook of this class. Naturally what good is an IPS display if it doesn’t have the horses to drive it. Powering its display is the Nvidia GTX 1050. As this is a mainstream GPU most games from 2016 should be able to run on medium to high settings on a FHD display, which this notebook is equipped with. However, if you’re a gamer who wants more eye candy sadly you should look elsewhere. Although not all is doom and gloom, alongside its mainstream graphics card the Odyssey is powered by Intel’s 7th generation Core i7-7700HQ, which by itself is quite standard on a notebook of this pedigree. Moving to the Odyssey’s chassis, Samsung has made its own original design which accentuates a slick matte surface with rounded edges. Unfortunately, its rigidity can’t compete with its competitors such as MSI or Alienware but for an average user it should suffice.

The only disappointing thing about the Odyssey is its construction which feels cheap, then again its Samsung’s first attempt in the gaming notebook market. Overall the design and build is just above average. In terms of ports the Odyssey comes with standard USB 3.0, HDMI, Gigabit RJ45, and headphone ports. While Thunderbolt 3 is too much to ask for on an entry level gaming notebook having a standard USB type C port would’ve been welcomed. For Wi-Fi, Samsung has opted for a Qualcomm Atheros wireless solution, which delivers a decent transfer rate. While there must be some give and take, for an entry level device the keyboard is quite solid in terms of tactile feedback, one thing to note for late night gamers is the keyboard is also backlit with 3 levels of brightness. This helps with keyboard visibility. The highest setting can be quite distracting, but this shouldn’t be a problem with adjustment. The stereo speakers are not as loud as other similarly classed notebooks, but have a slightly better balance minus bass. As this is a gaming notebook users should not set high expectations when it comes to battery life, on average the Odyssey scores just above 4 hours while Wi-Fi surfing and just shy of 80 minutes on load. The Samsung Odyssey can be recommended if you are just someone looking for a decent gaming notebook.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile: Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 960M. Is manufactured in a 14nm process at Samsung and the technical specifications are very similar to the desktop version.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

i7-7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

Samsung: Samsung Group is the largest South Korean conglomerate and was founded in 1938. Samsung Group employed 489,000 people in 2014 and is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue and market strength. The name Samsung means "Three Stars" in Korean and represents the three sons of the company's founder. The company was founded in 1938 as a grocery store. With its subsidiary Samsung Electronics, founded in 1969, Samsung took up the production of electrotechnical items, focusing on consumer electronics and household appliances at an early stage. Other branches in which the large corporation is active include mechanical engineering, automobiles (Hyundai), insurance, wholesale, real estate and leisure. Samsung manufactures a wide range of electronic products, including smartphones, televisions, home appliances and semiconductors. The company's Galaxy line of smartphones is one of the most popular in the world. Samsung is also a major player in the semiconductor industry, making memory chips and processors for many other electronics manufacturers.

70.53%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2017-05-14 (Update: 2017-05-14)