Corsair Voyager a1600 —

Like a refined-contact macro keyboard.

Scharon Harding
– Would possibly simply 23, 2022 7: 50 pm UTC


Apple ditched capacitive contact strips along the tip of its MacBook Legit decks closing yr, giving Corsair the opportunity to present a a similar input bar. Corsair appears to be like to center of attention on it has figured out a fitting exercise for the produce, incorporating it into its first laptop, which it built with a heavy focal level on streaming.

Corsair made a title for itself in gaming desktops, nonetheless the Corsair Voyager a1600 AMD Advantage Edition supplied Monday marks the first foray for the gaming stamp, also known for PC peripherals and DIY substances, into Corsair-stamp laptops. The switch comes about two years after it obtained boutique PC-maker Foundation.

Lift / Corsair’s Voyager a1600 laptop will originate at $2,700.


In its announcement, Corsair said the 16-journey clamshell is made for the “aspiring grunt creator, avid gamer, or a stout-time streamer.” Thus, it’s geared up with a 1080p resolution webcam with a physical shutter flanked by four microphones with ambient noise cancellation and a colourful “macro bar with center LCD articulate” besides a colourful, programmable refined-contact keyboard.

The bar has 10 keys for programming oft-used aspects of the Elgato Circulation Deck software program, which Corsair also owns through acquisition. One-contact entry to issues like switching scenes, adjusting volume levels, or launching media or a gaming macro would possibly perhaps per chance even be a lifesaver in the stressful world of dwell video, and the laptop even makes the controls usable if the clamshell is shut. Elgato Circulation Deck’s versatility also technique that you can bag a exercise for these buttons exterior of the streaming world, comparable to controlling orderly bulbs, taking a screenshot, opening an app, or controlling Zoom. Appropriate don’t forget which amount secret’s for which characteristic.

Lift / The laptop will weigh 5.29 lbs, Corsair said.


Hard to glide away out is the bar’s racy battery meter. It presents a undeniable learn on battery space; though, with this being an affect-hungry gaming laptop, you are going to doubtlessly obtain it plugged in when doing the rest serious like streaming or gaming.

Corsair’s Voyager a1600 joins the Dell XPS 13 Plus in reviving contact bars atop keyboards, à la Apple. Corsair takes a extra area of interest manner, specializing in the brand new age of livestreamers and gamers initiate to flashy, doubtlessly stylish, expertise and who would possibly perhaps per chance well already produce exercise of issues just like the Elgato Circulation Deck hardware or macro keypads. Corsair is also never always forcing the contact bar on a cherished product.

There is, perhaps, broader enchantment in the Voyager a1600’s built-in wi-fi receiver. It be like having a wi-fi Corsair dongle built into the laptop, that technique up to three peripherals utilizing Corsair’s Slipstream-branded wi-fi USB-A dongle expertise to work with out a dongle. This requires a elevated dedication to the Corsair ecosystem than most obtain nonetheless is mute a original idea I’d love to ogle broadened—in particular if Corsair successfully executes it with out distracting plod or dropped connections.

In every other case, Corsair built the Voyager a1600 like a stable AMD gaming PC with up to an 8-core, 16-thread AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS CPU operating at up to 4.7 GHz, an AMD Radeon RX 6800M graphics card, 32GB of (Corsair stamp) DDR5 RAM, and 2TB of PCIe 4.0 SSD storage. These specs will stamp $3,000, nonetheless the laptop will originate at $2,700.

The left side has two Thunderbolt 3 ports and an audio jack.


The actual side has a USB and USB-C port and an SD card reader.


Corsair’s PC also has a rapidly 16: 10 IPS show hide with 2560×1600 pixels and a 240 Hz refresh price. Corsair did not salvage particular nonetheless claimed the laptop will make exercise of an “developed compact vapor chamber cooling system that evenly spreads heat, reaching lower temperatures with a thinner profile than former cooling ideas.”

The laptop is anticipated to debut this summer season.