Corsair just announced its first laptop, and it’s very creator-oriented. The 16-inch Voyager AMD Advantage Edition is packed with the latest AMD technologies and features a basic Stream Deck macro bar.
Corsair offers two variants at launch, one powered by a Ryzen 7 6800HS and the other by a Ryzen 9 6900HS processor.
Both versions use a Radeon RX 6800M GPU, both have a pair of Thunderbolt 3 compatible USB 4.0 ports (possibly the first time we’ve seen TB3 on an AMD laptop), a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, one USB 3.2 Port Gen1 Type-A, SDXC 7.0 card reader, 3.5mm combo audio jack, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2.
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Both use the same 16-inch, 2,560 x 1,600 (16:10) IPS display running at 240Hz. You also get Cherry MX ultra-low profile mechanical keys in the keyboard and a 1080p30 webcam with privacy shutter integrated.
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The Ryzen 7 version has 32GB of DDR5 RAM and a 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD, while the Ryzen 9 version has 64GB of DDR5 RAM and a 2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD.
That’s a ton of power on either model for creators of all skill levels.
Let’s talk about Voyager’s Stream Deck bar
We really want to talk about the coolest part of Voyager. It’s that Stream Deck-like macro key bar that lives in the hinge area.
Corsair has placed a ten-key macro bar above the keyboard, which runs on Elgato’s Stream Deck software. This means that it is infinitely customizable. You can assign live streaming commands, system commands, or even in-game actions to these keys.
The advantage of this design is that you can access the macro keys even when the laptop lid is closed.
The Ryzen 7 model has an MSRP of $2,700, while the Ryzen 9 version has an MSRP of $3,000. These could change when Corsair announces a release date. The company said “availability and pricing will be announced at a later date.”
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