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Samsung Odyssey Series

Samsung Odyssey 2 NP850XBD-XG1BRProcessor: Intel Coffee Lake i5-9300H, Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
Display: 15.60 inch
Weight: 2.4kg, 2.5kg
Average Score: 76.09% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 11 reviews)
performance: 97%, features: 49%, display: 84%, mobility: 69%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 68%, emissions: 82%

 

Samsung Odyssey NP800G5M-X01US

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

Specifications

Samsung Odyssey NP800G5M-X01USNotebook: Samsung Odyssey NP800G5M-X01US
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 2048 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section

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Average Score: 67.5% - average

Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

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
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
Samsung’s first gaming laptop Odyssey is good but could be much better [Review]
Source: G Style Magazine English
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
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%
50% Samsung Notebook Odyssey (15.6-inch) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
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
Positive: Good price; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2017
[Review] Samsung Odyssey: tentando ser gamer
Source: Gizmodo Brasil Portuegese PT→EN
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 Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% 三星首款游戏本玄龙骑士:这样的白色确实很酷!
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%

 

Samsung Odyssey 2 NP850XBD-XG1BR

Specifications

Samsung Odyssey 2 NP850XBD-XG1BRNotebook: Samsung Odyssey 2 NP850XBD-XG1BR
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i5-9300H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section

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Average Score: 93% - very good

Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

93% REVIEW: Notebook gamer Samsung Odyssey 2 merece sua atenção
Source: Showmetech.com.br Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 100% display: 85% workmanship: 95%
93% REVIEW: Notebook gamer Samsung Odyssey 2 merece sua atenção
Source: Showmetech.com.br Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 100% display: 85% workmanship: 95%
Análise | Samsung Odyssey 2, um notebook gamer com construção premium
Source: Canaltech Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Stylish design; comfortable keyboard; good cooling system; decent hardware. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/08/2020

 

Comment

Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

 

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


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

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.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile: Mid range dedicated graphics card for laptops based on the desktop GTX 1650 and therefore the Turing architecture (TU117 chip in 12nm FFN) without raytracing and Tensor cores. Available with 896 and 1024 shaders.

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


Intel Kaby Lake:

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.

Intel Coffee Lake:

i5-9300H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates four processor cores clocked at 2.4 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


2.4 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.5 kg:


76.09%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Samsung Odyssey 2 NP850XBD-XG1BR
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Stefan Hinum, 2020-03- 5 (Update: 2020-03- 5)