Corsair company is known for accessories for gamers and gaming desktops. Over the past few years, it has acquired Origin PC, Elgato, Scuf Gaming and others. And this is starting to bring new interesting devices to the company’s portfolio. So very soon there will be another player among gaming laptops called Corsair Voyager a1600.
It will be difficult to surprise gamers with just a gaming laptop. Therefore, the manufacturer’s attempt to attract a little extra attention to their new creation materialized in the form of a kind of analogue of the Touch Bar. But with some differences from what we are used to.
In laptops from Apple Touch Bar replaces the top row of keys with a touch panel. Another example of a similar idea is the new Dell XPS 13 Plus, where the F-keys are touch-sensitive and located directly in the topcase panel above the keyboard. Corsair went the other way. Voyager is equipped with an additional panel with ten programmable touch keys, called S-key, and a battery status indicator.
They work primarily with Elgato Stream Deck software, so the initial idea was to help streamers with quick access to image and sound control while broadcasting. But it is also noted that they also support the control of Zoom functions. These are probably not the only ways to use additional buttons, so let’s make the bold assumption that the user is left with the opportunity to use them more flexibly.
Quite an interesting design element s the large cutout in the hinge of the display. It allows you to access the S-key with the laptop cover closed and see the remaining battery power.
Among other things, the Corsair Voyager a1600 has a 16-inch screen with a resolution of 2560 × 1600 pixels and a refresh rate of 240 Hz, 1080p curtain webcam, as well as low-profile mechanical switches Cherry MX (of course, with RGB backlight). You can see the fingerprint scanner separately on the renders.
The laptop is equipped with Ryzen 7 6800HS or Ryzen 9 6900HS processors and Radeon 6800M video chip, can hold up to 64 GB of RAM (Corsair Vengeance DDR5) and up to 2 TB in the drive. There are two Thunderbolt 3 ports for connecting external devices, one USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 and one USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, SDXC 7.0 slot and a combined headphone jack.
There is no exact price at the moment, and the Corsair Voyager is expected to go on sale in July.