Samsung Odyssey 15" Gaming Laptop model: NP800G5H-XS1US

Samsung Odyssey 15

I had a few things to say about this laptop

Watch the video below to hear why you should (or shouldn't) get it for yourself. I recorded this during the September 28th, 2018 live stream. The video below starts right when we started discussing the Samsung Odyssey 15" Gaming Laptop.

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Quick Description

This laptop didn't fare so well critically, reviewers frequently commenting on its price, look and build quality. With that said, it might still be worth your money, especially when you can take advantage of rebates and if you don't plan on carrying your laptop out of the house very often.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this laptop.$30-$150

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $90 on accessories, for a total cost of $2960.

Currently Exclusive to Amazon for $2870

Based on 457 days of observation, the Samsung Odyssey 15" Gaming Laptop usually costs ~$1900 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this laptop is $1070.20.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the Samsung Odyssey 15" Gaming Laptop to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.

Pricing

History

Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Here are a few Canadian retailers who currently sell this product:

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Specs

Here's how the Samsung Odyssey 15" Gaming Laptop ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).

Laptops

Bang for the Buck1.5/5
Versatility for the Price2/5
Price4.5/5
Durability2.5/5
Power4.5/5
General-purpose power3/5
Graphical power4.5/5
Memory5/5
Storage4.5/5
Portability0.5/5
Autonomy1/5
Ease of Maintenance2/5

Portable Laptops

Bang for the Buck1/5
Versatility for the Price2/5
Price4.5/5
Durability1.5/5
Power4.5/5
General-purpose power2.5/5
Graphical power5/5
Memory5/5
Storage4.5/5
Portability0/5
Autonomy1/5
Ease of Maintenance2/5

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck2/5
Versatility for the Price1.5/5
Price4.5/5
Durability2.5/5
Power4.5/5
General-purpose power3/5
Graphical power4.5/5
Memory5/5
Storage4.5/5
Portability1/5
Autonomy1/5
Ease of Maintenance2.5/5

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: Intel Core i7-7700HQ
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
Memory: 16.00 GB
Storage: 1 TB + 128 GB (~1.13 TB)
Screen Size: 15.6"
Screen Resolution: 1920×1080(141.21ppi)
Dimensions: 37.80 × 26.01 × 3.07 cm
Weight: 2.490 kg

The features

  • External Power Brick
  • Fixed storage: 54000 RPM hard drive (slow)
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • DisplayPort
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB 2
  • USB 3
  • USB Type-A
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Backlit
  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • HDMI
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Paired Memory
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • Built-in Number Pad

Repair / Upgrade Options

Score Ease of Maintenance
Battery Replacement2/10A specialist might be able to help you
Memory Upgrade8/10Easy project for an enthusiast
Data Storage2/10A specialist might be able to help you
Graphics Upgrade0/10Can't be repaired or updated

What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 5/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 5/5
    Music Production 5/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 5/5
    Photo Editing 5/5
    Video Editing 4/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 5/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 5/5
    Enthusiast Games 5/5
    Triple-A Video Games 3/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 4/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (1 / 1)

Texts & Numbers (6 / 6)

Drawing and Illustrations (9 / 10)

Audio & Visual medias (4 / 4)

3D and CAD (8 / 8)

Music Production (6 / 9)

Photo Editing (4 / 4)

Video Editing (8 / 10)

Video Games (10 / 12)

Enthusiast Games (71 / 71)

More Enthusiast Games Software

Triple-A Video Games (55 / 57)

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