MacBook Touch Bar keys similar to Corsair’s first laptop

Pirate Voyager A1600 Unlocked

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Apple ditched the capacitive touch strips along the top of the surface of the MacBook Pro last year, giving Corsair the opportunity to offer a similar input strip. Corsair seems to think it’s found an appropriate use of design, incorporating it into its first laptop, which it designed with a heavy focus on streaming.

Corsair has made a name for itself in gaming desktops, but Corsair Voyager a1600 AMD Advantage Edition On Monday he announced the gaming brand’s first foray, also known for PC peripherals and DIY components, into Corsair laptops. The move comes nearly two years after it acquired computer hardware company Origin.

Corsair's Voyager a1600 laptop will start at $2,700.
Zoom / Corsair’s Voyager a1600 laptop will start at $2,700.

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In its announcement, Corsair said the 16-inch shell is made for the “aspiring content creator, avid gamer, or full-time streamer.” Thus, it is equipped with a 1080p webcam with a physical shutter surrounded by four microphones with ambient noise cancellation and a “color macro bar with central LCD screen” as well as a soft-touch programmable color keyboard.

The ribbon contains 10 keys for programming frequently used features in the Elgato Stream Deck, which Corsair also owns by acquisition. One-touch access to things like switching scenes, adjusting volume levels, media playback or game macros can be a lifesaver in the stressful world of live video, and the laptop makes the controls usable if the shell is closed. The versatility of the Elgato Stream Deck also means that you can find use for these buttons outside the world of streaming, such as controlling smart lights, taking a screenshot, opening an app, or controlling Zoom. Just don’t forget the number key that fits which function.

Corsair said the laptop will weigh 5.29 pounds.
Zoom / Corsair said the laptop will weigh 5.29 pounds.

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The tape’s shiny battery gauge is hard to miss. provides a clear reading of the battery status; While it’s a power-hungry gaming laptop, it’s likely to plug in when you’re doing anything serious like streaming or gaming.

Corsair’s Voyager a1600 joins Dell XPS 13 Plus In reviving the touch bars above keyboards, style apple. Corsair takes a more specialized approach, focusing on the new age of live streaming and players who are open to flashy, potentially trendy technology, who might actually benefit from things like Elgato Stream Deck Devices or macro keyboards. Nor does a pirate force a touch bar on a beloved product.

Perhaps there’s a broader appeal in the Voyager a1600’s built-in wireless receiver. It’s like having a Corsair wireless dongle built into your laptop, which means up to three peripherals using Corsair’s trademark Slipstream Wireless USB-A dongle technology to work without a dongle. This requires more commitment to the Corsair ecosystem than most but it’s still a new concept that I’d like to see expanded – especially if Corsair successfully implements it without distraction or disconnection.

Other than that, Corsair built the Voyager a1600 like a solid AMD gaming PC with up to 8 cores and 16 threads AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS CPU running at up to 4.7GHz, AMD Radeon RX 6800M graphics card, 32GB (Corsair Brand) DDR5 RAM and 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD storage. Those specs will cost $3,000, but the laptop will start at $2,700.

The Corsair computer also has a fast 16:10 IPS display with 2560 x 1600 pixels and a 240Hz refresh rate. Corsair did not get specific information but claimed that the laptop will use an “advanced integrated vapor chamber cooling system that spreads heat evenly, achieving lower temperatures with an appearance that is thinner than traditional cooling methods.”

The laptop is expected to debut this summer.

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