Samsung Odyssey and Acer Aspire Nitro 5 are entry gamer laptops that are for sale in Latin America. Launched in 2017, the models bring a variety of data sheet options, including Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, GeForce GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1060 video cards, among others. The models feature a 15.6-inch Full HD display and 1 TB storage.
See more information about gaming computers below and find out which one is best for you. The predecessor of Odyssey Z is for sale at least US $ 1400, while the Acer Nitro can be found starting at US $ 1200.
Screen and design
The two laptops bring 15.6 inches with Full HD resolution . In addition, Samsung’s laptop has support for HDR technology, which improves brightness and promises color fidelity. The resource is normally associated with 4K displays, but it is also present in some Full HD displays. With respect to the design, both have a characteristic appearance of the gamer segment, with openings for better air circulation, robust cabinets made of plastic and some colored elements. On both computers the keyboard is backlit with LEDs. The dimensions are also similar to those of other game-oriented models, aside from portability. The Aspire Nitro weighs 2.7 kg, while the Odyssey has 2.52 kg.
Both the Samsung laptop and the Acer machine are equipped with the Core i7-7700HQ processor, a seventh-generation Intel quad-core for mobile workstations and portable gamers . This model rotates at speeds ranging from 2.8 to 3.8 GHz. Another option is the Intel Core i5-7300HQ, available for cheaper versions. With respect to RAM, the Acer Nitro 5 offers 8 or 16 GB in DDR4, the same situation found in the case of Odyssey.
The notebooks are equipped with Nvidia video cards, such as the GeForce GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti, available for both models, and the GTX 1060, found only among the options of the Samsung Odyssey. GPUs must be sufficient to run recent games in Full HD, with better quality in the more robust versions. The storage, in both situations, is 1 TB in HD.
The Samsung computer adds some resources that make it a more complete proposal in relation to the Acer model. An example is the S-Service platform, an exclusive service of the South Korean manufacturer that offers free technical support remotely, allowing the user to get in touch with qualified brand technicians to perform the diagnosis. For the rest, both bring own tools of the brands to improve the experience during use. The Odyssey, for example, has keyboard shortcuts for screen recording, system status tracking, among others. The Aspire Nitro 5 supports Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony sound technologies, which can be interesting to take advantage of movies, games, among others.
Ports and interfaces
Although the two laptops are satisfied in terms of interface, the Samsung Odyssey has absent the USB-C port, already available in the rival of Acer . On the other hand, both are equipped with conventional USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, in addition to providing headphone output, memory card reader and Ethernet interface for wired network connection. There is also HDMI input for audio and video, in addition to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to connect peripherals and wireless networks.
Prices and versions
The Odyssey, brings Core i5-7300HQ and GeForce GTX 1050 board, and can be found for prices that start at US $ 1400. In the top configuration of the line, with the GTX 1060 and the Intel Core i7-7700HQ chip, the figure rises at US $ 2000. The Aspire Nitro 5, equipped with Core i5-7300HQ, is the cheapest of the two, with prices ranging from US $ 1200. In the most robust alternative, with the Intel Core i7-7700HQ and a Geforce GTX 1050 Ti, the equipment is at US $ 1500.