Samsung’s Galaxy Book Odyssey introduces Nvidia’s new RTX 3050 Ti
Samsung is announcing its new Galaxy Book Odyssey gaming laptop today, complete with Nvidia’s unannounced GeForce RTX 3050 Ti and 3050 graphics cards. The 15.6-inch (1080p) gaming laptop starts at $1,399 and will ship with Intel’s 11th Gen Core H i5 or i7 processors, up to 32GB of RAM, and up to 2TB of SSD storage. The big new addition is a choice between Nvidia’s RTX 3050 or RTX 3050 Ti GPU.
Samsung hasn’t provided many details on the RTX 3050 or RTX 3050 Ti, and Nvidia hasn’t even announced the GPU yet, so details are slim. The RTX 3050 Ti name appeared in March on an Asus website that mentioned it would have 4GB of memory. Combined with the numbering scheme and 135-watt charger, this suggests this is more of an entry-level gaming laptop.
This Galaxy Book Odyssey also includes a 720p webcam, a fingerprint reader on the power key, and microSD expandable storage. There are two USB-C ports, three USB 3.2 ports, an HDMI port, and a network port. Samsung says this new gaming laptop also ships with a mysterious “enhanced cooling system,” which will presumably help keep things cool when you’re gaming.
Samsung’s Galaxy Book Odyssey will be available in “mystic black” in August, starting at $1,399. Samsung also announced new Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 lightweight laptops today, complete with OLED screens.