Corsair’s First Gaming Laptop Made The MacBook’s Worst Feature Better – Review Geek



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Corsair, the popular PC accessories manufacturer, has finally announced his first gaming laptop and it has a touch bar. This powerful new gaming machine packs a lot into a sleek package, plus it stole the Macbook’s worst trait and made it better.

When Corsair bought gaming PC maker Origin, we knew it was only a matter of time before it started making its own gaming laptops, and now it does. The new Corsair Voyager a1600 laptop is powered by an AMD Ryzen 6000 series processor, AMD Radeon RX 6800M GPU, and has everything you need for a high-end gaming laptop.

And while this laptop has everything you’d expect from a sleek, powerful, capable gaming machine, the big surprise is the addition of a touch bar.

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Yes, this thing has a touch bar. luckily, unlike Apple, the Corsair Voyager a1600 still has your traditional function keys, plus the touch bar is accessible even when the laptop is closed. The customizable 10-key macro bar has small LCDs, and users can customize all of them to their needs, thanks to Elgato support.

This laptop is essentially a streamer’s best friend as you can add custom shortcuts to the touch bar using Stream Deck software. This way you can easily adjust scenes, video, images, adjust your audio and much more. Those same controls work with video chat apps like Zoom.

The company didn’t call it a Touch Bar, of course, but instead says the laptop comes with ten customizable S-key shortcuts that are easily accessible.

As for the rest of the specs, the a1600 comes with a 16-inch 2,560 x 1,600 display with a 240Hz refresh rate, a 1080p webcam with a privacy shutter, and an LED-backlit Cherry MX mechanical keyboard.

Buyers can choose between two different AMD Ryzen processors and add up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM and 2TB of storage. You also get two Thunderbolt 3 USB 4.0 ports, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, an SD card reader, and a 3.5mm jack. In addition, it includes WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2.

Corsair’s press release suggests a price tag north of $2,700 depending on model, and unfortunately “availability and pricing will be announced at a later date.” Corsair tells news outlets that they can expect practical opportunities in July. In any case, stay tuned for more details.

through Engadget

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