Corsair is expanding beyond its desktop equipment scope. The company has worked on its first ever gaming laptop and renders show it looks a lot like the MacBook Pro of some years ago.
What am I talking about? The distinctive feature of a MacBook Pro, pre-2021 era: the touch bar.
A feature that was welcome with mixed feelings, the touch bar remained a MacBook Pro highlight until Apple ditched it completely on its last series of portable computers.
Now, however, Corsair is introducing it again on its Voyager a1600, its first-ever gaming laptop.
Unlike the Apple device, this one doesn’t replace the function row with an interactive bar but adds “ten easy-access customizable S-key shortcut buttons” (as it was described for The Verge) to the physical keyboard.
What’s more, those S-keys should be accessible even with the laptop closed which is definitely an interesting take by Corsair.
It appears they could be used as audio controls or during live streams. What Corsair shared so far are only renders so we’ll know for sure sometime this summer.
The physical keyboard is a Cherry MX low-profile mechanical one with RGB backlighting.
When it comes to performance, you should know the Voyager a1600 has both Ryzen 6000-series processors and AMD Radeon RX 6000 series under the hood. Customers will be able to choose either the Ryzen 7 6800HS or the Ryzen 9 6900HS, as both come with a Radeon 6800M GPU.
Here are the rest of the specs:
- 16-inch, 240Hz display
- up to 64GB of RAM
- two Thunderbolt 3 USB 4.0 ports, one USB Type-C, one USB Type-A
- card reader
- audio jack
- 1080p FHD webcam with possible webcam shutter
Stay tuned! As July approaches, we should know more about the release date and pricing.