Streamers, gamers, and creators would love the Corsair Voyager A1600 high-end gaming laptop. Its strong build and the Cherry MX mechanical keyboard make a solid first impression, and the streaming-focused touch macro bar is unique, too. There are more things unique to the Corsair laptop, like the row of 10 buttons at the rear of the keyboard, which looks like function keys but is not quite that. These are not buttons at all. Instead, it’s a strip that’s sensitive to touch and useful for launching apps by integrating with Elgato’s Stream Deck software. It even works as a soundstage and can start a camera call, stream, or anything else you need.
If you find things interesting, keep reading this Voyager review to learn more about the specialty of gaming laptops.
Corsair Voyager A1600- Design
Corsair has infused modernity in the design of the Corsair Voyager laptop that turns out into a visual delight looking every bit special to command a premium price. The Corsair Voyager A1600 price starts at $2,532 and, depending on the specifications and features, can go as high as $3217. Excellent craftsmanship and strength are visible in the aluminum chassis that measures 14×11.3×0.78 inches (WHD) and weighs 5.3 pounds.
The 16-inches screen is bigger than the average laptop with a 15.6-inches screen and has an aspect ratio of 16:10 instead of the standard 16:9. The display resolution of 2,560×1 600 pixels captures fine details that suit the gaming needs. With an incredible refresh rate of 240 Hz, the screen has other surprising elements like an anti-glare surface and AMD FreeSync Premium frame rate smoothing. The picture quality is superb, with 342 nits of peak brightness that covers 99% of the sRGB gamut.
Corsair, known for its expertise in designing keyboards, demonstrates it again in the Corsair Voyager laptop. The Cherry MX mechanical keys are highly tactile, and the sound it emits during use is similar to the subdued clicks and clacks your experience on a desktop mechanical keyboard. You can reassign the keys and control the RGB lighting of individual keys with the help of the iCUE app. You can use the settings that allow disabling of disrupting shortcuts that distract gamers, like the menu popping Windows key, Alt+F4, and Alt + Tab.
The touchpad 6.1 x3.9 inches touchpad is perhaps the biggest in gaming laptops. The battery life is decent too.
The Corsair laptop has two Thunderbolt 4 ports, not usually found in AMD laptops. On the edges of both sides, you will find a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, one Gen 2 port, an SD card reader, and an audio jack. The power adapter port is on the left side.
The base model of the Corsair Voyager A1600 has 1TB storage, 16 GB RAM, and Ryzen 9 6900HS CPU duly supported by Radeon RX 6500M GPU. The specifications could be detrimental for some of the most demanding games. However, in most cases, you can expect a satisfying gaming experience.