Corsair, which for decades has been a leader in the PC component market, for the first time in its history released a gaming laptop – this happened at Computex 2022. The new product is called the Voyager a1600, and this is a fairly powerful solution based on AMD solutions – processor from the Ryzen 6000 series, and the AMD Radeon RX accelerator is responsible for the graphics. And although the laptop, no doubt, has impressive performance, its main feature is not at all in power, but in the touch panel, which is located above the keyboard along the entire body.
Corsair noted that this is not a full-fledged touchpad, but something like the touchpad in past generations of MacBook laptops – the user will have ten touch-sensitive customizable S-key buttons that can be used to perform a variety of functions. All of the laptop’s extra keys are powered by the Elgato Stream Deck software, so it’s probably very handy to use them for certain actions during a live broadcast – switch scenes, launch multimedia content, or simply mute the microphone. At the same time, the manufacturer himself notes that the laptop is not necessarily created only for streamers – in Zoom, these buttons will also be very convenient.
Moreover, it should be understood that the user can access these touch keys even when the laptop is closed, plus a battery indicator is located between these keys (right in the centre of the panel). This is a very convenient solution, but, on the other hand, it is interesting how often the touch keys will work while the laptop in sleep mode is transported in a backpack or bag. It will be possible to find out the answer to this question somewhere in July when the company will start delivering the gadget. In addition, the laptop is equipped with a mechanical full-size keyboard on Cherry MX switches with RGB backlighting.
The manufacturer also said that the user, upon purchase, can choose a configuration on the Ryzen 7 6800HS and Ryzen 9 6900HS processors with the Radeon 6800M graphics processor (the laptop simply will not have other options). The configurator also promises up to 64 GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR5 RAM and up to 2 TB of internal storage on a solid-state drive. It will even be possible to order a 2K display with a frequency of 240 Hz, but the manufacturer has not yet announced the cost of the device.