PC hardware and accessory maker Corsair started making its own gaming desktop PCs a few years back, and now the company is getting into the laptop space. The new Corsair Voyager a1600 AMD Advantage Edition is a premium, powerful notebook with support for up to an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor and AMD Radeon RX 6800M mobile graphics.
It’s also got one feature you won’t find on any other notebook: a touch bar above the keyboard that gives you ten user-customizable shortcut keys that you can control using Elgato’s Stream Deck software.
While the touch bar, like the Stream Deck, is ostensibly designed to give you a set of easy access buttons for use while live streaming, you can also use the software to basically assign any shortcuts you’d like to those keys for use in any software. I could see it coming in handy while editing audio or video, for example.
The laptop also features a keyboard featuring Cherry MX ultra-low profile key switches and per-key RGB backlighting, a built-in wireless receiver with support for connecting up to three Corsair Slipstream wireless peripherals at a time, and a set of ports that includes:
- 2 x USB 4.0 (with Thunderbolt 3 functionality)
- 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
- 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
- 1 x SDXC 7.0 card reader
- 1 x 3.5mm audio
The notebook has a 16 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel, 240 Hz display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, support for up to 64GB of DDR5 memory (with two SODIMM slots) and up to 2TB of PCIe 4.0 NVMe storage (with an M.2 slot).
Other features include a 1080p webcam, support for WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.2, and a 99 Wh battery. The laptop measures 356 x 286.7 x 19.9mm (14″ x 11.3″ x 0.8″) and weighs 2.4kg (5.3 pounds).
Corsair hasn’t announced when the laptop will be available yet, but it won’t be cheap: prices start at $2700 for a model with a Ryzen 7 6800HS processor, 32GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, while a Ryzen 9 6900HS processor, 64GB of RAM and 2TB of storage will set you back $3000.