The Sage NP5855 Review

April 15, 2023
David Sunnyside

sager np5855 review

A little more than a year after its debut, we’ve spent some time testing the sager np5855 and it remains one of our favorite budget gaming notebooks. It’s a well-made 15.6-inch system with a lot of bang for your buck, and the performance is no slouch.

Best-in-class IPS panel

The NP5855 has a top-of-the-line IPS display. Its LG Philips LP156WF6-SPK3 panel is the newest and best from the maker, and it looks as good as it performs. It features a wide color gamut, a high brightness, and an impressive contrast ratio.

Best-in-class keyboard

The sager np5855's keyboard is the best we've seen on a budget notebook. It uses scissor switches to deliver a smooth and responsive typing experience.

Best-in-class touchpad

The trackpad is a close match to that of the pricier Asus laptops, with a number pad that feels like the right fit for your hand. It has a few clickable buttons to make navigating the keyboard easier than you might expect, but it's also a bit stiff and lacks a number of functionalities such as auto-scroll.

Best-in-class audio jacks and ports

The np5855 has a solid assortment of inputs including four USB 3.0 ports, one USB 3.1 Type-C port, a headphone jack, and a microphone jack. It also comes with a fingerprint reader to help you log into your accounts with less hassle than you might think. The sager np5855's biggest flaw is its weight and size; it weighs 2.5 kg which makes it a little more difficult to lug around than the Samsung Odyssey or Asus GL553. You’ll need to do some light lifting to get it out of its case.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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